Team Japan Roster
NAGANO Ice Hockey 98 Schedule & Result
Preliminary A round: Italy, Kazahstan, Austria, Slovakia (Feb.7-10)
Preliminary B round : Japan, Germany, France, Belarus (Feb.7-10)
Consolation Games(9th-14th):Japan, Germany, France,Italy, Austria, Slovakia (Feb.12)
Final round C: U.S.A, Sweden, Canada, Belarus(Feb.13-16)
Final round D: Finland, Czecho, Russia, Kazahstan(Feb.13-16)
If a play-off game is tied at the end of 3 regular periods, a sudden victory overtime period shall be played according to the IIHF Regulations, with a duration of 20 minutes in the final gold medal game and 10 minutes in the other play-off games. If a play-off game is still tied at the end of a sudden victory overtime period, then the game-winning shots shall take place immediately, following the IIHF Regulations, to determine the winner of the match.
The top 5 teams from the 1997 IIHF Women's World Championship (Canada, USA, Finland, China, and Sweden), held in Canada from March 31 to April 6, 1997, along with the team from the organizing country will compete in the Women's Tournament.