High1 come up sevens against the Dragon.

On 12/8 in Beijing, High1 completed their regular season series sweep of the China Dragon with a 7-2 win.  The Dragon had an early power play 1:31 after the opening faceoff but couldn’t convert. Just over two minutes after the penalty expired, Kwon Tae-An scored his 11th of the year and 6th in 6 games for High1. (Note: Kwon didn’t score a goal on 12/6 but had an assist giving him 6 G 2 A for 8 points in six games). High1 failed to capitalize on their first power play as well.

Hashimoto Michio made his league leading 33 start for the Dragon and stopped 10 of 11 shots in the first, while Park Sung-Je made his 24th start for High1 and stopped all 11 shots he faced.

2nd period

High1 carried over a power play from the first, and before the puck dropped to start the second, were gifted a second power play when Kashino Yoshikazu received two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct giving the Gang from Goyang a 5 on 3 power play.  A minute later defenseman Bryan Young scored his 5th of the year followed by Mike Swift’s 19th 30 seconds after to put High1 up 3-0. They continued on a roll when rookie Oh Se-Ahn notched his first of the year, giving High1 3 goals in under six minutes to start the second period.

The Dragon had 4 power play chances in the second but couldn’t beat Park. However, a few seconds after the second power play expired, Suzuki Masahito got his second goal of the season.

Not to be outdone, Mike Swift scored again to round out the second period. By getting his 20th, Swift becomes only the second player to start his Asia League career with five 20 goal seasons. The other, Kuji Shuhei is currently playing for Eisbären Berlin of the DEL in Germany.

The Dragon outshot High1 13-8 in the second.

3rd period

High1 opened the scoring again. This time rookie Tyler Brickler potted his 5th at 44:09 from the two Dong-Hwans, Kim and Song who played spotters to High1 snipers all night. Song had 3 helpers and Kim added 4 on the night. KimJi-Min collected his 2nd of the season less than two minutes later to give High1 a 7-1 lead.

Shortly thereafter High1 incurred two quick penalities to give the Dragon a 5 on 3 chance which Kondo Katsumasa took advantage of by scoring his 6th of the year.

The Dragon outshot High1 35-27 and in every game but one this season.

High1 went 2 for 4 on the powerplay in the game, 4 for 12 in 3 games, and 8 for 22 in the series.

The Dragon were 1 for 7 in the game, 4 for 18 at home and  8 for 36 in the  season series.

Mike Swift was a scoring machine with 7 goals and 3 assists in the 3 Beijing games and 10 goals and 7 assists in all 6 games between the teams this season. He currently has an eight-game scoring streak against China (13 goals 12 assists 25 points) dating back to last season.

Dragon defensmen  Matti Naatanen had 3 goals and 4 aassists while Evan Stoflet had 6 assists against High1 in the season series. Injured center Brett Parnham had 2 goals and 3 assists in the three away games for China.

 

 

 

Date Time Day Location Home 1P 2P 3P Final
12/8 16:30 Tue Beijing,

China

Dragon

High1

0

1

 1

4

 1

2

2

7

12/6 15:00 Sun Beijing,

China

Dragon

High1

0

1

1

3

 2

1

 3

5

12/5 15:00 Sat Beijing,

China

Dragon

High1

 1

1

0

3

2

0

 3

4

9/6 15:00 Sun Goyang,

South Korea

High1

Dragon

1

0

 2

3

1

0

 4

3

9/5 15:00 Sat Goyang,

South Korea

High1

Dragon

3

0

4

1

 3

1

10

2

9/3 19:00 Thur Goyang,

South Korea

High1

Dragon

1

0

2

1

1

0

 4

1

 

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