Asia League Hockey news round up 9/29

Asia League Hockey news round up 9/29


Halla 3 Eagles 2

Hashimoto Ryo 橋本 僚 opened the scoring with his 1st for the Eagles with help from Obara Daisuke 小原 大輔 and Domeki Masato 百目木 政人 midway through the first period.

However, the lead lasted mere minutes as Kim Ki-Sung 김기성 scored his league leading 12th goal on a 5 on 3 power play assisted by his brother,  Kim Sang-Wook 김상욱 who recorded his career 250th point on the play.

The game stayed deadlocked until Kim Ki-Sung, Kim Sang-Wook and Mike Testwuide teamed up mid-2nd for Ki-Sung’s 13th at 31:56.

Alex Plante scored his 4th at 34:17 on a 5 on 4. Assisting on the play  were Kim Ki-Sung and Kim Won-Jun 김원준 with his second assist of the game.

The Eagles applied pressure late in the third as Matt Murley scored his 4th with the assistance of closed out the scoring Haga Yosuke 芳賀 陽介 and Ryan Caldwell.

Matt Dalton 맷 달튼 made 32 saves for his 12th win while Onoda Takuto 小野田 拓人 made 37 stops for his second loss of the year.


Cranes 4 High1 2

Ben Walter scores for Cranes (Image source Nippon Paper Cranes Facebook)
Ben Walter scores for Cranes
(Image source Nippon Paper Cranes Facebook)


The Cranes swarmed High1 in the first with a 16-4 shot advantage but didn’t score until the last two minutes when Jeff LoVecchio ジェフ・ラベッキオ picked of a D to D pass and went in alone, going five hole for his 5th on rookie goalie Park Kye-Hoon 박계훈.

The second period was a more balanced period as the teams traded 10 shots each, but High1 fired two in under a minute.


Yu Shin-Chul 유신철 scored his first career goal with help from Tyler Brickler 타일러 브리클러 and Lee Yu-Won 이유원. 54 seconds later Kwon Tae-An 권태안 buried a rebound for his 3rd.

The Cranes opened the third quickly. Shigeno Shunsuke 重野 駿佑 scored his 1st 1:35 into the third.

The period saw a revolving door on the penalty box as High1 had four power plays and Nippon had two. Ben Walter ベン ウォルター of the Cranes scored the only man advantage goal at 50:37 and Nishiwaki Masahito 西脇 雅仁 finished it off 59 seconds after with his 4th.

High1 goalie Park Kye-Hoon played well in loss stopping 37 of 41 shots.

INOUE MITSUAKI 井上 光明 appeared his 225 career game in a 19 save performance for the win.

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