Okayama University


The Women’s Ice Hockey Club Placed Second in the 1st Japan Female Collegiate Tournament

November 28, 2013

The Okayama University Women’s Ice Hockey Club participated in the “1st Japan Female Collegiate Ice Hockey Tournament”, held in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture on 22-24 November, and placed second.

Ice hockey involves a team of six playing on the ice, using hockey sticks to attempt to get the puck (equivalent of a ball in ball games) into the opposing team’s goal. 12 teams from across the country took part in the tournament, competing for victory. The Okayama University Women’s Ice Hockey Club is formed of students who were all beginners at ice hockey upon entering university. They train 2-3 times a week in shared sessions with a team of working adults, and they have received complete training in everything from the basics through to combination plays during a match. The captain of the Club, Moeko Oda (Faculty of Finance, 3rd year) commented “We place a strong emphasis on clear communication, and shouted to each other often even during the tournament. We hope to achieve even greater success and win next year.”