'So proud': Parents' views on joint Korea hockey team evolve

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Heo Saeng-gum, left, and her husband Kim Woo Il, right, react during an interview before entering the Kwandong

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Kim Woo Il, right, walks with his wife Heo Saeng-gum, left, and their son Kim Se Hyung, center, as arrive at t

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Heo Saeng-gum, center, mother of South Korean player Kim Selin, reacts while sitting with her son Kim Se Hyung

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Woo Hee-jun, mother of South Korean player Han Dohee, arrives at the Kwandong Hockey Center to watch her daugh

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Woo Hee-jun, mother of South Korean player Han Dohee, talks to The Associated Press while arriving at the Kwan

In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Woo Hee-jun, center, mother of South Korean player Han Dohee, watches the Koreas play a women's hockey game ag

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Parents of players for the Koreas' joint women's hockey team say they're very proud of their daughters for making history in inter-Korean relations.

The parents of two South Korean players at the hockey team say they initially opposed the team's formation. They worried it would deprive their daughters of playing time.

But they're changing their minds after the team emerged as one of the hottest newsmakers at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Team Korea suffered two consecutive 8-0 defeats against Switzerland and Sweden in the preliminary round matches. International media cared more about the historic significance of the team rather than scores.

Woo hee-jun, mother of substitute goalie Han Dohee, says she's "so proud" of her daughter even though Han didn't appear in either of the games.