This is a Korean name; the family name is Shin.
Shin So-jung
Born (1990-03-04)March 4, 1990,
Seoul, South Korea
Height
Weight
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Ntl. team Flag of Korea.gif South Korea &
Unification flag of Korea.png
Playing career 2010–2018


Shin So-jung (born March 4, 1990) is a former South Korean professional women's ice hockey goaltender, who played with the South Korea women's national ice hockey team and the Metropolitan Riveters of the NWHL. She was the first Korean to play professional women's hockey in North America.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

CIS[edit | edit source]

Shin played for three seasons with the St. Francis Xavier women's ice hockey program in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. During her seasons with the X-Women, she registered 37 wins, complemented by a 1.46 goals against average, and a save percentage of .944.

In her first season at St. Francis Xavier, she ranked first overall in Atlantic University Sport conference play with a 1.44 goals against average, while her .930 save percentage ranked second.[1]

During the 2014–15 season, Shin led all goaltenders in Canadian Interuniversity Sport play with an .875 winning percentage. In addition, she led all goaltenders in the Atlantic University Sport conference in both save percentage (.949) and goals against average (1.19).[2]

NWHL[edit | edit source]

On July 27, 2016, Shin signed as a free agent with the NWHL’s New York Riveters.[3] She would play 4 games for the Riveters, earning one shutout.

International[edit | edit source]

As a member of the South Korean national women's ice hockey team, Shin has participated in seven IIHF World Championships at the Division II and Division III levels. Over the course of the seven appearances, she has accumulated a goals against average of 1.33 plus a .954 save percentage. In addition, she has participated at two Asian Winter Games, two IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia tournaments, and the qualification round for Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

She was at the 2018 Winter Olympics[4] as part of a unified team of 35 players drawn from both North and South Korea. The team's coach was Sarah Murray and the team was in Group B competing against Switzerland, Japan and Sweden.[5][6]

In June 2018, she announced her retirement from hockey.[7]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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