High1 Ice Hockey Club originally entered the Asia League as the Kangwon Land in 2005-06. The team was named after its parent company that specializes in resorts, casinos and golf courses.
The team had intended to start in 2004-2005 but withdrew its application because they weren’t ready. “After that, they managed to hire import players to meet the League requirements, then applied anew for entry to the Asia League 2005-2006.”
The inaugural team consisted of players who had played for Dongwon or Hyundai, disbanded teams from the defunct Korean League. Other players came from the military after completing their conscription service. The team was also permitted to use up to five import players and used four.
To prepare for its first campaign, the team held training camp in Canada from July 29 to September 20, 2005 and played about 10 practice games with local teams.
Kangwon Land had a dismal first season, finishing seventh in the nine team league. The next season saw a complete turn of fortune for the team as they stormed through the second season and finished fourth and earned a trip to the playoffs.
After two seasons as Kangwon Land, the team was renamed High1 after another brand owned by the parent company.
Since becoming High1, the team has qualified for the playoffs five of it’s eleven seasons going deep as the semi-finals on three occasions.
In 2014-15 High1 set a record of 22 wins in 48 games and appeared to be headed in a positive direction but has followed up with progressively worse seasons including last place in 2017-18
The club has always played a fast, physical game. The offence has, for the most part, relied on import players from North America.
The team has continued to gain new fans every year as they play more home games diverted from Chuncheon to the Goyang Spart (Sport + Art) Complex Arena.
High1 never disappoints. Win or lose, they are a fun and entertaining team that plays a full sixty minutes and then some.
- Asia League Ice Hockey
- 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
- Goyang Rink/고양어울림누리빙상장
High1 roster 2016-17
|55||Kim Hyeok 김혁||30||1987-04-27||D||185||90|
|10||Kim Hyung-Joon 김형준||30||1987-04-27||RW||173||70|
|35||Shin Hyung-Yun 신형윤||27||1990-08-29||F||182||80|
|41||Park Kye-Hoon 박계훈||24||1992-02-09||G||186||82|
|40||Mikko Kukkonen 미코 코코넨||28||1988-01-19||D||183||85|
|72||Bae Byung-Jun 배병준||22||1995-03-22||D||180||74|
|17||Ban Han-Soo 반한수||22||1993-11-25||F||180||75|
|5||Bryan Young 브라이언 영||29||1986-08-06||D||186||86|
|52||Chang Jun-Il 장준일||32||1985-06-14||D||182||85|
|63||Tyler Brickler 타일러 브리클러||25||1991-01-27||F||183||84|
|11||Lee Yu-Won 이유원||31||1984-09-26||LW||175||77|
|14||Suh Shin-Il 서신일||31||1985-04-21||RW||177||79|
|16||Kwon Tae-An 권태안||32||1985-02-18||LW||175||83|
|19||Choi Jung-Sik 최정식||34||1983-08-12||F||181||76|
|20||Hong Hyun-Mok 홍현목||30||1986-04-27||D||180||77|
|22||Park Jong-Soo 박종수||25||1991-02-22||F||178||80|
|14||Michael Swift 마이클 스위프트||30||1987-03-26||C/LW||175||79|
|29||Kim Ji-Min 김지민||24||1992-01-29||F||183||85|
|32||Cho Hyeon-Kuk 조현국||24||1992-04-01||F||171||68|
|30||Bae Jung-Woo 배장우||24||1992-03-25||G||176||76|
|50||Park Sung-Je 박성제||29||1988-08-03||G||175||77|
|71||Ha Jae-Jun 하재준||23||1993-10-05||F||176||75|
|74||Ahn Hyun-Min 안현민||30||1986-09-27||RW||176||74|
|51||Han Geon-Hee 한건희||25||1992-07-14||D||183||80|
|96||Yu Shin-Chul 유신철||23||1994-01-20||F||180||78|
|96||Kim Dong-Hwan 김동환||33||1984-02-14||D||176||84|