Asia League schedule 9/25
14:00 Oji Eagles vs High1
The Daemyung Killer Whales return home to Seonhak rink after a six game road trip that saw them pick up their first win, albeit a overtime win, against High1. Still it’s a positive step for the young team.
For the Whales to find more success, they need to generate more scoring and need more guys to find the back of the net. As of now Daeymung has 13 goals in 9 games. 9 of those goals have come from Parnham 4 and Estoclet 5.
Until they can bury the biscuit more frequently, the defense needs to give the goalies some relief as Killer Whale goalies are facing 43.8 shots a night compared to the team shooting 22.8 shots a night.
The Tohoku Free Blades have only played a pair of games so far which they split with the Cranes a 5-1 win and 3-1 loss.
The Blades are an experienced team that find scoring from the forwards as well as the blue line. If the Whales want to play a feisty, chippy game they’ll be in for a lesson as the Blades are masters of the grinding game in the Asia League.
Game time: 19:00 KST/JST
Watch live : http://onthesports.co.kr/
Halla looks to get out the brooms tonight when they host Sakhalin at 19:00 KST. In a physical, close scoring series the top teams have grinded through 120 minutes and the third game should see more of the same
Tonight is the rubber match. Both teams have come away with one win each. A series of nice goals and very busy goalies. Who will come out on top tonight?
*Korea and Japan have the same time zone.
Well the weekend is here and there are three games on Saturday and Sunday.
On the Sports will have a video replay of the complete game at https://www.youtube.com/user/hc365 tonight.
The first game sees red and black play red and black as the Daemyung Killer Whales seek their first win of the season when they travel to Goyang, Korea to play High1. It could be a high scoring game as both teams are known for allowing high shot totals. (Daemyung avg 46.3 shots against this season, High1 37.7 2015/16).
Mike Swift begins his march to 200 career goals for High1. Currently he sits at 185 and averages 37 a season.
Goalie Park Sung-Je, if he starts today will become the 11th goalie to play 150 games in the Asia League.
The first game of the season for both teams.
A full Free Blades roster enter the season with new faces in Matt Pope at C/ W to score and cause havoc. Goalie Shun Hitomi out of Kasai University and representing Japan at the world championships has found a home in the crease.
Hirano Yushiroh returns from a season in the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms where he scored 46 points in 54 games including 24 goals. The 183 cm 91 kg Hirano is a force to be reckoned with and will be watched with anticipation to see if he can dominate in the Asia League and earn another shot in North America.
20 year old Hayata Seiya returns from five years in Canada to show what he’s got on the blue line.
Meanwhile the Cranes have five new faces. Three rookies (D) Koizumi Kazunari and (F) Nakajima Shogo from 2015-16 university champions Chuo University and (F) Otsu Kosuke from Meiji University Two new import players, Canadian center Ben Walter and American defenseman Casey Borer, come from European leagues are expected to play key roles for the team.
Sakhalin has finished runner up to Halla the last two seasons so every point in this series is crucial.