- This is a Korean name; the family name is Shin.
|Born||March 4, 1990,|
Seoul, South Korea
|5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
|Ntl. team|| South Korea &|
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.
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).
NWHL[edit | edit source]
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 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.
In June 2018, she announced her retirement from hockey.
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- Directorate Award, Best Goaltender: 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II, Group B
- Directorate Award, Best Goaltender: 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II, Group B
- Directorate Award, Best Goaltender: 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II, Group A
- 2015 Atlantic University Sport First-Team All-Star
- St. Francis Xavier women's ice hockey Most Valuable Player (2015)
References[edit | edit source]
- South Korean goalie Sojung Shin honing her skills at St. Francis Xavier. thechronicleherald.ca (2014-12-05). Retrieved on 2016-08-10.
- Shin competing at IIHF World Hockey Championship. St. Francis Xavier Athletics (2016-03-30). Retrieved on 2016-08-10.
- Shin signs with Riveters. NWHL.zone (2016-07-27). Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2016-08-08.
- Athlete Profile: CHOI Yujung - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
- Unified Korean Team - Olympic - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF.
- IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Div II Group B, Best Players Selected By The Directorate. IIHF (n.d.). Retrieved on 2016-08-10.[dead link]
- IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Div II Group B, Best Players Selected By The Directorate. IIHF (n.d.). Retrieved on 2016-08-10.
- IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Div II Group A, Best Players Selected By The Directorate. IIHF (n.d.). Retrieved on 2016-08-15.
- 2014–15 AUS Women's Hockey Awards and All-Stars Announced. Atlantic University Sport (2015-03-04). Retrieved on 2016-08-10.
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