As we find our way halfway (roughly) through the 2018-19 season, we sit down and take a look at who are the early contenders for the championship, who's likely to make the playoffs and who could potentially take the wooden spoon home, as well as a few other fun facts.
Cranes fly high over Icebucks
The Nippon Paper Cranes continued their high flying home opening success with a 6-1 thrashing of the Nikko Icebucks. For the Cranes it was their 11th home opening victory in 16 seasons and fourth win in five openers against the Icebucks.
Sniper Hiroki Ueno started the scoring
Halla pick up wins on the road at Daemyung
Only two teams were in action this weekend. It was an all Korean affair as Anyang Halla made the trip not too far up the road to Incheon to faceoff against the Daemyung Killer Whales.
Having not played in the second game in
Eagles make the most of home advantage, Freeblades and Bucks rack up the goals Hachinohe, High1 pick up up their first sweep of the season.
Another weekend where 6 teams were in action, with Halla and Sakhalin sitting out this weekend.
Oji Eagles v Nippon Paper Cranes
The Eagles were home for the
Halla back in the groove, High1 and the Freeblades go tit for tat, Sakhalin maintain form to stay at the top of the table
As some of the teams hit the halfway point in their season, we take a look at the six teams that were in action this weekend.