Category: Tohoku Freeblades

Asia League 2016-17 Playoffs: Round 2 Preview

Anyang Halla  vs Tohoku Free Blades 

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Anyang Halla will host the Tohoku Free Blades for the third time in the playoffs. Previously, the Blades swept Halla in the finals in Anyang in the 2015 finals. Halla then countered by sweeping the Blades in the semifinals last season on the way to their fourth Asia League title.

Regular season statistical review:

Home Score Away
Halla 2-1 Free Blades
Halla 3-1 Free Blades
Halla 5-6 SO Free Blades
Free Blades 1-5 Halla
Free Blades 2-5 Halla
Free Blades 0-1 Halla

Halla Blades H2H PDF

GP G A P +/- PIM PG PA PPP SHG SHA SHP GW S S%
KIM,Ki Sung Home 3 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 11.1
Away 3 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
Total 6 2 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 11.8
KWAK,Hyung Ki Home 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Away 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
KIM,Won Jun Home 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Away 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 0 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
KIM,Won Jung Home 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Away 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 4 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
SUNG,Woo Je Home 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Away 3 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 1 4 5 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3
KIM,Yoon Hwan Home 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Away 3 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 6 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
PILAR, Karel Home 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3
Away
KIM,Sang Wook Home 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
Away 3 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 20
Total 6 1 4 5 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 7.7
RADJA,Mike Home
Away 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 14.3
KIM,Hyun Soo Home 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Away
RADUNSKE,Brock Home 3 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
Away
AHN,Jin Hui Home 3 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
Away 3 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 25
Total 6 2 1 3 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 14.3
REGAN,Eric Home 3 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 9.1
Away 3 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 9.1
Total 6 2 3 5 3 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 22 9.1
PARK,Woo Sang Home
Away 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PLANTE,Alex Home 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
Away 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 6 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 9.1
SHIN,Sang Hoon Home 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0
Away
LEE,Don Ku(A) Home 3 1 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 25
Away 3 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0
Total 6 1 2 3 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 12.5
MUN,Kuk Hwan Home 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Away 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60
Total 6 3 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 50
CHO,Min Ho Home 3 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Away 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 0 6 6 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
TESTWUIDE,Mike Home 3 2 2 4 4 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 50
Away 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Total 6 3 2 5 5 12 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 11 27.3
AHN,Jung Hyun Home 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7
Away 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7
SHIN,Sang Woo Home 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Away 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 11.1
Total 5 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 9.1
TEAM Home 10 19 29 35 44 3 6 9 0 0 0 2 92 10.9
Away 11 18 29 39 24 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 83 12
Total 21 37 58 74 68 4 8 12 1 1 1 5 175 21.1
BLADES GP G A P +/- PIM PG PA PPP SHG SHA SHP GW S S%
JARRETT,Cole Home 3 0 1 1 -6 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Away 3 0 3 3 -2 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 6 0 4 4 -8 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0
KIKUCHI,Shuji Home 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Away 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MOTONO,Michitaka Home 3 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 6 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
TANAKA,Go Home 3 0 1 1 -5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
Away 3 2 3 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 12 16.7
Total 6 2 4 6 -4 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 19 10.5
IWATSUKI,Shogo Home 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Away 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Total 4 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50
HAYATA,Seiya Home 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Away 3 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 6 0 1 1 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
YAMAMOTO,Kazuki Home 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 6 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
TANAKA,Ryo Home 3 0 1 1 -4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 1 -7 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 0
SATOH,Hikaru Home 3 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
YAMASHITA,Takuro Home 3 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 -7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
YAMADA,Junya Home 3 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Away 3 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 12 8.3
Total 6 1 3 4 -2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 17 5.9
KAWAI,Takuma Home 3 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Away 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3
Total 6 1 1 2 -3 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 11 9.1
LI, Hang Home 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Away
POPE,Matt Home 3 1 0 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
Away 3 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 8.3
Total 6 2 3 5 -3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 9.1
SHINOHARA,Kota Home 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Away 3 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 6 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
KUMAGAI,Goshi Home 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Away 3 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 6 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
SHINOHARA,Yuhei Home 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Away
STEPHENSON,Logan Home 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Away 3 1 0 1 -2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 7.1
Total 6 1 0 1 -3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 3.7
KIKUCHI,Kyohei Home 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Away 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
HIRANO,Yushiro Home 3 2 0 2 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 12.5
Away
 TEAM Home 3 5 7 -34 28 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 97 3.1
Away 7 14 21 -16 42 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 99 7.1
Total 10 19 23 -50 70 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 196 5.1
TOTAL PPG PP PP% PK PKC PK%
Halla 4 20 20 23 27 85.2
Blades 4 27 14.8 16 20 80
HOME
Halla 3 11 27.3 13 16 81.3
Blades 1 11 9.1 8 9 88.9
AWAY
Halla 1 9 11.1 10 11 90.9
Blades 3 16 18.8 8 11 72.3

Icebucks and Free Blades advance to 2nd Round of Asia League Playoffs

Nikko Icebucks upset 3rd Place Oji Eagles to Advance to Semifinals

Icebucks win series 2-0
Nikko Icebucks 4-3 OT
Nikko Icebucks 6-5

 

 

The Eagles had won 5 of 6 regular season games with 4 of 6 one goal games, but the underdog Bucks got scoring from every line and went 4 for 10 on the power play. Makuru Furuhashi, who finished second in league rookie scoring, led all scorers with 4 points including the OT winner in game one.

The Eagles clawed back in both games and took the Bucks to the brink; which is their Achilles’ heel when they get into run and gun games. Luckily for the men in orange, they were tops in the league with 7 extra-time victories and will go against PSC Sakhalin in the second round best of five series.

 

Tohoku Free Blades cut Nippon Paper Cranes post season short

Blades win series 2-0
Tohoku Free Blades 4-2 Nippon Paper Cranes
Tohoku Free Blades 6-5 OT Nippon Paper Cranes

The two teams split the regular season 3-3, and the series was also razor thin.  Yet, the Blades came out on top and will face Anyang Halla.

Cole Jarrett, the league-leading scoring defenseman during the regular season and rookie Hirano Yushiro each recorded five points for the Blades.

Jeff LoVecchio led the Cranes with 4 points followed by Ben Walter with 3.