Japan won all of its games in route to winning Division II, Group A of the 2013 IIHF World U20 Championships which were held from December 3rd to 17th in Brasov, Romania. Representing Japan were three members of the Chuo University Ice Hockey Team: Kazuya Koizumi, Shogo Nakajima and Makuru Furuhashi.
In recognition of their outstanding performances, Makuru was selected as Japan’s best player in the 3rd game against Holland, and Shogo was selected in the 5th game against Lithuania.
As a result of the victory, Japan’s team will be promoted to Division I, Group B at the 2014 IIHF World U20 Championships.
Kazuya Koizumi (1st Year Student in the Faculty of Law)
Shogo Nakajima (1st Year Student in the Faculty of Policy Studies)
Makuru Furuhashi (1st Year Student in the Faculty of Law)
Japan posts undefeated victory
1st Game (December 9th): Japan defeats Hungary 7-2
2nd Game (December 10th): Japan defeats Spain 6-1
3rd Game (December 12th): Japan defeats Holland 8-1
*Makuru Furuhashi selected as Japan’s best player
4th Game (December 13th): Japan defeats Romania 4-1
5th Game (December 15th): Japan defeats Lithuania 6-3
* Shogo Nakajima selected as Japan’s best player