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.
Photos by Colin R. Dabbs Photography