South Korea claimed the silver medal in men's hockey at the Asian Winter Games on Sunday, following a 10-0 win over China in its final game.
Forward Shin Sang-hoon scored a hat trick and assisted on two goals at Tsukisamu Gymnasium, as South Korea finished the four-nation round robin competition with two wins and a loss.
In the day's second game, Kazakhstan defeated Japan 7-0 to clinch the gold medal with a perfect 3-0 record. Japan, with one win and two losses, took the bronze.
Against China, Shin scored both of South Korea's two first-period goals, while four different players chipped in a goal apiece in the second.
Shin completed his hat trick with a power-play goal at 1:41 in the third period and set up Shin Hyung-yun's goal midway through the period. Forwards Park Jin-kyu and Kim Ki-sung netted the final two goals for South Korea.
South Korea outshot China 66-14 and scored three power-play goals on six chances.
Shin Sang-hoon, the top-line winger, saw less ice time than usual, as head coach Jim Paek mostly deployed his third and fourth lines at even strength. Checking-line forwards also spent plenty of time on power plays against the heavy underdog China. (Yonhap)
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