Tag: Asia League hockey 2016-17

PSC Sakhalin sweeps China Dragon and moves into first place in the Asia League

In the only Asia League action of the past week, PSC Sakhalin took all three games against the Dragon in Qiqihar.

Game 1 saw Roman Alekseev and Daniil Metliuk each bag 2 goals and add 2 assists. Andrei Golyshev and Ruslan Bernikov also scored 2 a piece in the 11-3 routing. The Dragon needed to use both goalkeepers to get through the game.

Game 2 was a little more defensive but Sakhalin prevailed as Ruslan Bernikov, Alexey Tkachuk and Alexei Eremin had 3 points each. Denis Korovaev earned his 10th win of the year while Michio Hashimoto took his 24th loss.

Game 3 A run and gun game with eight special teams goals. Scott Barney figured in on every Dragon goal and led all players with a goal and four assists. Kevin Quick added a goal and three assists or China as well.

Sergejs Pecura scored a hat trick and added an assist and Kirill Voronin notched four helpers to led Sakhalin players.

Han Pengfie took the loss and Andrei Stelmakh the win.

 

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Blades break Bucks’ Streak

Tohoku Free Blades move into Second Place

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The Tohoku Free Blades received a 38 save shutout performance from Hata Michikazu to end the Nikko Icebucks four game run. Hata’s second shutout of the year and eight of his career ended a two game losing streak and pushed them into second place, one point behind Anyang Halla.

The first period was scoreless as Ono Kohei stopped 10 shots and Hata 13.

Ryo Tanaka playing in his 250th game scored a 5 on 3 power play goal just over five minutes into the second assisted by Matt  Pope and Cole Jarrett to kick things off.

Rookie, Yushiro Hirano gave the Blades another goal, his 10th, mid-frame with help from Junya Yamada and Goshi Kumagai. The goal ties him with Makuru Furuhashi of the Bucks for rookie goal leader.

Early in the third Goshi scored his 4th at 41:56 and Matt Pope capped the night off with his 24th to reclaim the league goal scoring lead.

Notes: Both teams were missing key players tonight as Nikko’s David Bonk missed his third game in a row with a presumed injury. Tohoku defenseman Logan Stephenson sat out his first of three games as a result of suspension from the previous game. He’s eligible to return for the Blades on January 7th.

The two teams will participate in the  84th All-Japan Ice Hockey Championship from December 16-18 and return to league action December 24th.

 

 

Whales kill losing streak, Bucks and Blades battle, High1 win in OT

The Daemyung Killer Whales ended an 11 game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the Oji Eagles.

Nikko Icebucks beat Tohoku Free Blades 3-2 in OT, teams rack up 92 PIM

The Nikko Icebucks got two goals from Mark Derlago in what was a low shooting penalty filled game.

 

The Blades started the scoring with a power play goal from Ryo Tanaka (12) 1:07 into the game after Ryuichi Kawai was sent off for hooking. Yuhei Shinohara picked up his first point on the play in just his second game of the season after missing the first 29 due to injury. But within two minutes the Icebucks replied on Mark Derlago’s 17th with assists from rookie Makuru Furuhashi and Kazuma Iwamoto.

The second period fell into a bunch of sin bin sitting as the teams racked up 15 penalties and managed 13 shots and 1 goal. Rookie Yushiro Hirano took a pass from Matt Pope to score his 9th of the year. For Pope, the assist makes him the first player to reach 50 points on the season.

During the third period score chances were even fewer than the second, but Derlago popped his 18th past Itoh to send the game to OT where he assisted on Kevin Mitchell’s power play marker (7) for the win.

Notes: 4th consecutive win for Bucks. Rookie Makuru Furuhashi had two points which gives him 20 points which is second among rookies. Logan Stephenson received 34 PIM including a 20 minute game misconduct and could be suspended.

 

High1 3 China Dragon 2 in OT

Kim Hyeok GWG and assist

High1 concluded their 3 game road trip to China by driving 49 shots at Michio Hashimoto. Tyler Brickler’s 8th goal on a power play in the first started the ball rolling, but Bin Ishioka’s 17th tied it shortly after.

Mike Swift’s 14th and 199th of his career put High1 in front 15:07 into the 2nd and it remained that way until Katsuma Kondo tied it with the extra attacker with 2:19 on the clock in the third period.

Defensmen Kim Hyoek’s 5th won the game at 61:26.

China Dragon 1st win at home: Killer Whales drop 10th straight

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(Image China Dragon FB)

China Dragon

 

 

The China Dragon got their first regulation win at home with a 10-2 thrashing of High1 in Shanghai Thursday night.  The win ended an 8 game slide by the Dragon as well as set a new team record for goals in game. The previous record of 9 goals scored occurred 10/2/2014 against Sangmu.

Bin Ishioka lead the way with a hat trick and an assist and Michio Hashimoto his second win of the season.

 

Oji Eagles 6 Daemyung Killer Whales 0

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(Image Daemyung Killer Whales FB)

The Oji Eagles moved into third place while sending the Killer Whales to their tenth consecutive loss. Six players scored for Oji and Haga Yosuke lead all scorers with a goal and 3 assists. Narisawa Yuta record his 49th career win and 9th career shutout by turning away 29 shots. Tyler Weiman suffered his 17th loss of the season.

The teams play again Saturday and Sunday  at Seonhak International Ice Rink 선학국제빙상경기장 in Incheon, Korea. Both games are 5:00 pm starts.