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
The 2018-19 Asia League ice hockey season starts today with a pair of games.
The Nippon Paper Cranes host the Nikko Icebucks @ 17:00 in Kushiro, Japan. The Cranes are 10-5 in season home openers, but have lost the last two including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Icebucks last season.
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
Game 1 - Oct 14
Game 2 - Oct 15
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.