ICE HOCKEY IN NORTH KOREA?
That's correct. Ice Hockey has been played professionally in North Korea since the 1950s and the country joined the IIHF as a full member in the 1960s. Originally introduced through Soviet workers and soldiers around the time of the Korean War, ice hockey has remained a niche yet still watched and professionally organized sport in North Korea. This photographic exposé looks at the inner workings of North Korean ice hockey, from the locker rooms to the ice, as North Korean players, coaches and officials work together to develop a unique Korean style of hockey left in near isolation for some fifty odd years.