The South Korean Olympic Games will start soon. It will feature the top eight teams in the female ice hockey, together with the host. The top five teams of the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Ranking (USA, Canada, Finland, Russia and Sweden) qualified automatically. Other national teams had to go through qualification tournaments, in order to reach two remaining places. Of course, the Koreans got an automatic spot as hosts.
Unfortunately, many teams have failed to qualify for this prestigious event, despite many efforts and sweat.
DiRTY DANCE IN DNB ARENA
In mid-December of last year, a pre-Olympic tournament of group F was held in DNB Arena in Stavanger (Norway). Teams from Hungary, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Norway joined.
As the best team, Norway made it into the next round, while others remained grieving about a missed chance.