The Asia League started its fifteenth season with all eight teams in a shortened 28 game schedule due to Korea hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The opening weekend saw a few players hit milestones:
400 points - Masato Domeki, Oji Eagles
10 shutouts - Inoue Mitsuaki 井上 光明
5 shutouts - Itoh Yuto 伊藤 優人
Six Year Asia League Vet signs with Cranes after tenure with Nikko Icebucks
David Bonk of Brandon, Manitoba reunites with his old linemate, Hiroki Uneo. The duo did some serious damage while with the Icebucks. Bonk always fierce competitor, will set up a goal, score a goal or push your nose
Well traveled 33-year-old forward to suit up for his 17th professional team
The Nikko Icebucks have announced the signing of Jesse Niinimaki, who is coming off the most productive season of his career. The 190 cm forward played for Yunost Minsk last season and finished sixth in league scoring with 41
First Japanese-born bench boss in 20 years
After returning from North America to helm the Nikko Icebucks, Yuji Iwamoto will run the Japanese national team.
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The Daemyung Killer Whales changed their logo
According to the team news release, the team changed the "brand identity (BI) to make a new leap for the 2017-2018 season."
"The new emblem adds a three-dimensional effect and color. The big frame is a puck flying toward the goal, and it was designed