Tag: Asia League 2016-17 schedule

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.

 

 

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 hockey games 10/16 and Highlights and full games from 10/15

Game Day

14:00 Oji Eagles vs Daemyung Killer Whales

15:00 High1 vs Nikko Icebucks

17:00 KST Anyang Halla vs Tohoku Free Blades

 

10/15

Oji Eagles 4 High1 2 Highlights

 

FULL GAME

 

Anyang Halla 2 Tohoku Free Blades 1

Highlights

 

FULL GAME