That didn’t take long for joint women’s hockey team to get eliminated:
The joint Korean women’s hockey team was eliminated in the preliminary round at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Monday, following its 8-0 loss to Sweden.
Korea suffered its second straight loss in Group B play, at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung, site of all ice events during the Olympics, two days after falling to Switzerland 8-0. The shots were 50-19 for Sweden.
Korea needed to finish in the top two in Group B to reach the knockout stage. And with the two losses, it won’t get there regardless of the result against Japan in Group B finale on Wednesday, which will also take place at Kwandong.
Sweden, which earlier beat Japan 2-1, and Switzerland have two wins apiece. They’ll clash on Wednesday at Kwandong with the top seed at stake. [Yonhap]
You can read more at the link, but the women’s hockey team was not expected to do much in the Winter Olympics. With that said I have to wonder how much the fact that the North Koreans were added to the the team just a few weeks before the Olympics impacted their play? The team is getting drubbed and has not scored a goal yet.