NHL Features Story of Defector-Turned Hockey Ace

Hwangbo Young Hwangbo Young

Hwangbo Young, a North Korean defector who captained South Korea's national ice hockey team until she retired in 2011, was featured on the National Hockey League's website last week.

The article drew attention to how Hwangbo "remains one of South Korea's hockey ambassadors."

It also detailed the travails she went through to reach the pinnacle of the sport after she defected to China and later settled down in South Korea in 1999.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 07, 2014 12:37 KST