Tag: Anyang Halla

Asia League playoff spots up for grabs in final 10 days of regular season

Anyang Halla hockey

 

 

 

Halla goes for record 5th season title

Anyang Halla can set a few team and personal records tonight when they host the Daeymung killer Whales at 7 pm in Anyang, South Korea.

(Watch Live on Anyang Halla YouTube page)

With a win Halla will become the first team with 5 regular season titles as well as set a team record with 34 wins (Sakhalin recorded 34 wins in 2015/16). Park Woo-Sang is still in the hunt for his 100th career goal. Ahn Jin-Hui is a point away from 100 and Mike Radja needs 3 assists for 100.

The first year Daemyung Killer Whales, after sweeping High1 to close out their home schedule, dropped all 6 games in Japan and are likely to finish 8th in the standings. Adam Estoclet and Brett Parnham are 6th and 7th in league scoring.

 

Nikko Icebucks

 

Icebucks look for 2nd consecutive playoff spot

The Nikko Icebucks can lock up the 6th and final playoff spot with a win against te China Dragon tonight in Beijing at 6:30 CST/7:30 JST.

The Dragon have not made the playoffs in their 8 season existence.

Asia League games tonight 12/29

Tonight Mike Radja will make his debut for Anyang Halla, and the team will retire Jung Byung-Chun‘s number 10 vs High1 on a night of  possible  major milestones for High1 and Halla players alike.

High1 sits in seventh place, 8 points out of a playoff spot with 18 games remaining but a huge shootout win in Sakhalin on Monday could be the catalyst needed to get them moving in the right direction.

Halla is 8-2 in it’s last 10 at home and is on 3 game winning streak.

The Halla game can be seen live at Anyang Halla youtube. The game is at 7pm Korea Standard Time (5 AM Eastern for people in Toronto and New York)

Mike Radja, Anyang Halla
Jung Byung- Chun 정병천
200 Goals 199 Mike Swift High1
150 Points 148 Eric Regan Halla
150 Assists 148 Bryan Young High1
100 Assists 98 Lee Don-Ku Halla
100 Goals 99 Park Woo-Sang Halla
100 Points 99 Shin Sang-hoon Halla

 

 

 

The other game today sees the old rivals Oji Eagles and Nippon Paper Cranes in Kobe, Japan 18:30 JST.  This is the final game in the six game regular season series which has seen the Eagles at 5-0. The Eagles are the hottest team over the past 10 games with an 8-2 record but the Cranes are also flying at 7-3.

Tonight’s possible milestones for  Eagles and Cranes

300 Points 297 Shuhei Kuji Eagles
400 Games 399 Sho Sato Eagles

Asia League recent signings

Anyang Halla signs two

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Anyang Halla recently signed university graduates Kim Young-Jun (#76) and Lee Kang-Soo (#81).

Kim is a 22 year-old defenceman from Korea University. The 178 cm rookie has represented Korea twice in international competitions, WJC-18 D2A and WJC-20 D2B. winning gold both times and registering 10 points in 10 games.

 

Forward Lee Kang-Soo played for  Fox Cities High School in Appleton, Wisconsin for two seasons before playing at Yonsei University and playing for the gold medal winning Korea National team at the WJC-20 D2B in 2013/14.

 

 

Tohoku Free Blades acquire Li Hang

Li Hng (Free Blades FB)
Li Hang (Free Blades FB)

Li Hang has come over from the China Dragon as part of an ongoing development agreement between the Free Blades and Dragon. The agreement sends Japanese players to China and vice versa to assist  the Chinese with training and development.