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    Icon107 Asia League 2013-2014

    Asia League gets a new team for the coming season. Sang Mu, based in Seoul, they are the team of the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps who also host a Baseball and Soccer team!

    http://www.alhockey.jp/news/2013/07/...130708-02.html (only announced on the Japanese version of the site)

    Also China Dragon have launched their own website. http://www.chinaicehockey.net/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    Also China Dragon have launched their own website. http://www.chinaicehockey.net/
    Not much help for the Chinese, the site is written entirely in Japanese.
    Bringing ice hockey to Northwest China!

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    great news :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trim View Post
    Not much help for the Chinese, the site is written entirely in Japanese.
    That is an odd one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    That is an odd one!
    In the official announcement on the league's site (in Japanese), it is said that the team created the page in Japanese so that the Japanese can better understand what the team is all about. They have had a partnership with the Free Blades for a couple of seasons now, that might be of some help for the Blades fans.

    The Dragon had average attendances hovering around 55 fans in 2012-13... a website would help, but they'll need a whole lot more than that to attract people to their games. Outside of Heilongjiang, almost no one in China cares about hockey it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YZG View Post
    Outside of Heilongjiang, almost no one in China cares about hockey it seems.
    A few in Beijing and Shanghai. Supposedly Shenzhen (across the bridge from Hong Kong) has some players but there's literally one in the centre of the country and that's me.

    The diet here is entirely soup, noodles, and that's about it. No milk, cheese, or beef so I guess they're not strong enough to play.
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    Asia League 2013-2014

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    Well seems, China Dragon has more or less completed their generation change, almost none of the older players left, and most of the team is now made up of U18 and U20 national team players and a few imports including the japanese loans(?) from Freeblades and Miles Beason from a Jr. A league in Canada.

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    How many total imports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    How many total imports?
    For China Dragons?
    They currently have 4 Japanese players and that american/japanese player I mentioned above. Seems to be it for now. I suppose they don't actually count as imports though, at least not the 4 from Freeblades.
    Roster here: http://www.chinaicehockey.net/team/
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    Yeah, Japanese, Korean and Chinese players don't count as imports in the league. The limit was set to 3 this year.

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    latest ranking of the AL:

    RK TEAM GAMES WIN PTS
    1 CRANES 13 10 35
    2 EAGLES 11 9 29
    3 SANGMU 15 8 27
    4 HIGH1 10 6 20
    5 ANYANG HALLA 12 3 14
    6 BLADES 11 2 10
    7 ICEBUCKS 8 1 3
    8 DRAGON 12 0 0

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    I appreciate the league posts alot of photo sets on facebook from each game but some highlights would be much better and easier to follow :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    I appreciate the league posts alot of photo sets on facebook from each game but some highlights would be much better and easier to follow :D
    I could find some clips on youtube...

    Anyang Halla - Sangmu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oPFwgMTqxQ
    Anyang Halla - High 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qk7MTvrS4k
    High 1 - Cranes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Z-GPe48Ag

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    Excellent; thanks for the video links!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murach86 View Post
    I could find some clips on youtube...

    Anyang Halla - Sangmu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oPFwgMTqxQ
    Anyang Halla - High 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qk7MTvrS4k
    High 1 - Cranes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Z-GPe48Ag
    Yes thanks!
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    Does anyone know how or where I can contact a skater or hockey player based in Guangzhou? We will be exhibiting at a trade show at the beginning of March and require a skater. Thanks!

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    Current ALIH Standings

    RK Team Games Win 60min Win OT Win GWS Lose GWS Lose OT Lose 60min GF - GA Points
    1 OJI EAGLES 40 31 2 5 0 0 2 192 - 73 107
    2 DAEMYUNG SANGMU 41 22 3 1 3 1 11 155 - 113 78
    3 NIPPON PAPER CRANES 40 21 2 2 1 0 14 167 - 124 72
    4 HIGH1 ICE HOCKEY TEAM 40 17 1 1 5 3 13 147 - 129 63
    5 ANYANG HALLA ICE HOCKEY CLUB 41 17 1 2 1 4 16 148 - 107 62
    6 TOHOKU FREEBLADES 40 17 1 1 2 2 17 126 - 105 59
    7 NIKKO ICEBUCKS 40 14 0 1 1 0 24 120 - 122 45
    8 CHINA DRAGON 42 0 0 0 0 0 42 58 - 340 0

    China Dragon is on a 42 game losing streak, all in regulation time.
    The team's last victory was during the 2009/10 season....
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    As far as I understand Sangmu is an army club? Do they get exempt from military service while playing there? I know there are some players who had to still go to army that have switched from Anyang to that club. That would explain their good results and the small downfall of Anyang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    As far as I understand Sangmu is an army club? Do they get exempt from military service while playing there? I know there are some players who had to still go to army that have switched from Anyang to that club. That would explain their good results and the small downfall of Anyang.
    See posts #2 and #4 in this thread: http://www.internationalhockey.net/f...rise-in-hockey for the development of the Daemyung Sangmu (Military) Ice Hockey team
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    See posts #2 and #4 in this thread: http://www.internationalhockey.net/f...rise-in-hockey for the development of the Daemyung Sangmu (Military) Ice Hockey team
    Yeah I wrote the question and then noticed the other posts. Thanks for in depth research on their hockey program. That's something that interests me a lot.
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    Final Standings

    RkClubGPWOTWOTLLGS:GAPTS
    1 Oji Eagles 42 32 7 0 3 194:74 110
    2 Daemyung Sangmu 42 22 4 4 12 156:115 78
    3 Nippon Paper Cranes 42 22 4 1 15 168:126 75
    4 High1 IHT 42 18 2 9 13 152:134 67
    5 Tohoku Freeblades 42 18 3 4 17 134:110 64
    6 Anyang Halla IHC 42 17 4 5 16 152:110 64
    7 Nikko Icebucks 42 14 1 2 25 125:130 46
    8 China Dragon 42 0 0 0 42 58:340 0

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    8.3.14 - Semi-finals; Game 1

    Oji Eagles - High1 IHT 8:1 (0:1, 3:0, 5:0)
    0:1 - 19.09 Dong-Hwan Song (Kawai, Swift) PP1
    1:1 - 20.52 Aaron Keller (Ogawa, Lampe)
    2:1 - 25.46 Masato Domeki (Ogawa, Sato)
    3:1 - 39.54 Mike Kompon (Domeki, Sato)
    4:1 - 41.07 Eric Lampe (Saito, Keller) PP1
    5:1 - 47.53 Shuhei Kuji (Domeki, Kemp) PP1
    6:1 - 54.12 Masafumi Ogawa (Sato, Domeki)
    7:1 - 54.40 Hiromichi Terao (Takada, Mitamura)
    8:1 - 59.41 Mike Kompon(2) (Saito, Lampe) PP1
    PIM: 5x2 - 4x2+1x5x20 SOG: 37-22 Att: 1187
    *Oji leads series 1-0

    Daemyung Sangmu - Nippon Paper Cranes 1:2 (0:0, 0:0, 1:2)
    0:1 - 43.32 Eric Regan (Miller, Radja) PP1
    1:1 - 45.39 Min-Ho Cho (Oh, Kim)
    1:2 - 51.11 Masahito Nishiwaki (Shigeno, Haruta)
    PIM: 2x2 - 0x2 SOG: 24-32 Att: 793
    *Nippon leads series 1-0

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    Yes!
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    9.3.14 - Semi-finals; Game 2

    Oji Eagles - High1 IHT 6:3 (3:0, 2:2, 1:1)
    1:0 - 09.45 Kazumasa Sasaki (Domeki, Hashimoto)
    2:0 - 12.15 Seiji Takahashi (Ogawa, Mitamura)
    3:0 - 15.30 Seiji Takahashi(2) (Kompon, Ogawa)
    4:0 - 28.07 Sho Sato (Mitamura, Ogawa)
    5:0 - 29.31 Mike Kompon (Keller, Takahashi)
    5:1 - 29.42 Bin Ishioka (Kwon, Min)
    5:2 - 31.47 David Brine (H-J.Kim, Yum)
    6:2 - 50.22 Aaron Keller (Kuji, Lampe)
    6:3 - 50.39 Tae-An Kwon (C-J.Kim, D-H.Kim)
    PIM: 8x2+1x5x20 - 7x2 SOG: 38-35 Att: 1275
    *Oji leads series 2-0

    Daemyung Sangmu - Nippon Paper Cranes 1:4 (0:1, 0:1, 1:2)
    0:1 - 19.56 Naoya Kubo (Ito, Shin)
    0:2 - 27.52 Shinya Yanadori (Miller, Regan) PP1
    1:2 - 44.20 Hyon-Ho Oh (Kim, Jung) PP1
    1:3 - 51.10 Mike Radja (Miller, Yanadori)
    1:4 - 59.23 Shinya Yanadori(2) (Miller) SH1
    PIM: 4x2 - 6x2 SOG: 25-32 Att: 665
    *Nippon leads series 2-0

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    I didn't expevt Sangmu to be so useful in the league. I thought they might just struggle along like China do. Nice to see anyway. I hope the league gets some nice exposure with South Korea hosting the Olympics.
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    Impressive how they're coping with just 11-12 skaters per game as well Sangmu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    I didn't expevt Sangmu to be so useful in the league. I thought they might just struggle along like China do. Nice to see anyway. I hope the league gets some nice exposure with South Korea hosting the Olympics.
    Not surprising looking at their roster which consists of top players from other Korean teams of previous years since playing for Sangmu (army club) counts as military service. Bunch of these guys are national team players with the boyfriend of Kim Yuna as a team member as well :D. I don't think this adds any exposure to the league as the sport is still a fringe sport there, but it's nice to have a competitive team in Seoul. It's a shame that this has drained Halla so much though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    Not surprising looking at their roster which consists of top players from other Korean teams of previous years since playing for Sangmu (army club) counts as military service. Bunch of these guys are national team players with the boyfriend of Kim Yuna as a team member as well :D. I don't think this adds any exposure to the league as the sport is still a fringe sport there, but it's nice to have a competitive team in Seoul. It's a shame that this has drained Halla so much though.
    Random about Kim Yuna haha! This is why I didn't expect them to do so well. A bunch of guys on Military service who now have to play together. Didn't think it would 'click' well enough as an ordinary team, I was wrong however!

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    11.3.14 - Semi-finals; Game 3

    Oji Eagles - High1 IHT 9:2 (3:1, 4:1, 2:0)
    1:0 - 10.35 Shuhei Kuji (Sato, Domeki) PP1
    2:0 - 14.36 Takafumi Yamashita (Kemp, Takahashi)
    3:0 - 17.26 Eric Lame SH1
    3:1 - 18.41 David Brine (Song, Swift) PP1
    4:1 - 22.00 Sho Sato (Kuji, Kemp) PP1
    4:2 - 24.28 Kwon-Ki Min (Kon, Ishioka)
    5:2 - 24.46 Masato Domeki (Ogawa, Sato)
    6:2 - 26.13 Thomas Kemp (Yamashita, Kompon)
    7:2 - 26.55 Shuhei Kuji(2) (Keller, Lampe)
    8:2 - 49.15 Shuhei Kuji(3) (Domeki, Yamashita)
    9:2 - 59.53 Kota Takada (Hashimoto, Mitamura)
    PIM: 7x2 - 4x2 SOG: 44-28 Att: 1084
    *Oji wins series 3-0

    Daemyung Sangmu - Nippon Paper Cranes 1:5 (0:1, 0:1, 1:3)
    0:1 - 10.15 Masahito Nishiwaki (Ito, Osawa) PP1
    0:2 - 28.05 Kenta Takagi (Radja, Yanadori) PP1
    1:2 - 43.55 Hyun-Min Ahn (Lee, K-S.Kim)
    1:3 - 45.21 Hirokazu Haruta (Shigeno, Takagi)
    1:4 - 57.01 Adam Miller (Regan, Radja) PP2
    1:5 - 57.20 Hiroshi Sato (Haruta, Kubo) PP2
    PIM: 10x2+1x4+1x10+1x5x20 - 10x2+1x4 SOG: 28-20 Att: 743
    *Nippon wins series 3-0

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    Wow, 11 days off before the final, seems like a really long time. I know it would of made more sense if the Semis went on longer but they could of moved the finals closer.

    Also, I dont know if I like the leagues format, a 3-2 format when the higher seed needs to win on the road to close a series doesnt really reward them. A 1-2-2 format would be better in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    Random about Kim Yuna haha! This is why I didn't expect them to do so well. A bunch of guys on Military service who now have to play together. Didn't think it would 'click' well enough as an ordinary team, I was wrong however!

    There is also a Starcraft 2 gaming team for the AirForce http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/Air_Force_ACE
    I'm going there is summer so better to know this and that about the place :D But I suppose that's what any team is like. You just get a bunch of guys and put a team together. And it's not like they are just some guys in the army who are forced to play hockey. They are pros that are forced to go into army and playing for a team like this actually saves their careers as I recall that Park WooSang said that he'd have to quit hockey for his military service.

    In any case I'm kinda disappointed about the all Japan finals as I would prefer to have a team from Korea to battle it out against team from Japan. But if they both lose 3-0 what can you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    I'm going there is summer so better to know this and that about the place :D But I suppose that's what any team is like. You just get a bunch of guys and put a team together. And it's not like they are just some guys in the army who are forced to play hockey. They are pros that are forced to go into army and playing for a team like this actually saves their careers as I recall that Park WooSang said that he'd have to quit hockey for his military service.

    In any case I'm kinda disappointed about the all Japan finals as I would prefer to have a team from Korea to battle it out against team from Japan. But if they both lose 3-0 what can you do.
    Maybe some rich Korean businessman will transform the league after the Olympics? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    Maybe some rich Korean businessman will transform the league after the Olympics? :D
    Wishful thinking.....but I hope one day you are right....
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    22.3.14 - Finals; Game 1

    Oji Eagles - Nippon Paper Cranes 9:1 (2:0, 5:0, 2:1)
    1:0 - 08.49 Yosuke Haga (Mitamura, Terao)
    2:0 - 17.16 Shuhei Kuji (Saito, Lampe)
    3:0 - 22.40 Kohei Mitamura (Takada, Terao)
    4:0 - 30.33 Eric Lampe (Haga, Saito)
    5:0 - 32.21 Thomas Kemp (Takada, Terao)
    6:0 - 35.23 Masato Domeki (Sato, Ogawa)
    7:0 - 39.37 Aaron Keller (Haga, Saito) PP1
    7:1 - 48.15 Denis Akimoto (Shigeno, Shin)
    8:1 - 48.56 Yuto Ohsawa (Terao, Mitamura)
    9:1 - 49.26 Seiji Takahashi (Kompon, Ogawa)
    PIM: 4x2 - 4x2 SOG: 40-30 Att: 1838
    *Oji leads series 1-0

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    23.3.14 - Finals; Game 2

    Oji Eagles - Nippon Paper Cranes 1:4 (0:1, 0:2, 1:1)
    0:1 - 04.53 Daisuke Obara (Radja, Nishiwaki) PP2
    0:2 - 35.39 Eric Regan (Radja, Yanadori)
    0:3 - 36.56 Masahito Nishiwaki (Obara, Osawa)
    0:4 - 47.17 Mike Radja (Miller, Takagi)
    1:4 - 52.08 Seiji Takahashi (Hashimoto, Ogawa)
    PIM: 5x2 - 6x2 SOG: 36-32 Att: 2005
    *Series tied 1-1

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    Good to see the Cranes bounce back from their humiliating loss in game one. And finally a series that won't be a whitewash!
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    25.3.14 - Finals; Game 3

    Oji Eagles - Nippon Paper Cranes 0:1/OT (0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:1)
    0:1 - 60.35 Kenta Takagi (Regan, Miller)
    PIM: 3x2 - 3x2 SOG: 39-26 Att: 2011
    *Nippon leads series 2-1

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    Well that's a surprising turn of events, Oji has been simply dominant this season, but are now down in the series where it really matters.

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    29.3.14 - Finals; Game 4

    Nippon Paper Cranes - Oji Eagles 4:3 (3:0, 1:3, 0:0)
    1:0 - 03.44 Kenta Takagi (Miller, Regan)
    2:0 - 11.11 Hyung-Yun Shin (Sato)
    3:0 - 14.26 Kenta Takagi (Radja, Regan)
    3:1 - 21.50 Sho Sato (Kuji, Kemp) PP1
    3:2 - 22.17 Kohei Mitamura (Terao, Ogawa)
    4:2 - 31.51 Kenta Takagi(2) (Radja, Miller) PP1
    4:3 - 33.52 Shuhei Kuji (Keller)
    PIM: 4x2 - 4x2 SOG: 23-30 Att: 3120 (sold out)
    *Nippon wins series 3-1

    Nippon Paper Cranes are 2013/2014 Asia League Champions!!!

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    Very surprised Oji didn't win the title after such a dominant regular season. Here's a link to a very interesting article on Sangmu's first season. Besides playing very well in their first Asia League season, they apparently also both won the Korean national championship and the hockey tournament in the Korean winter games.

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...1fe6a1140d93ec

    Recap of the finals:

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...7b39dc5f45cb46

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    So the Asia League posted a photo of a team in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (the Russian island just above Japan) Any news, rumors conspiracies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    So the Asia League posted a photo of a team in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (the Russian island just above Japan) Any news, rumors conspiracies?
    They applied to join the league, the AL sent a delegation on the 13th and 14th to check everything out to see if they are suitable to join the league. They also played two friendly matches against the AL Young Stars and not that I can read Japanese, but it looks like they lost the first match 3:4 and then won 7:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    So the Asia League posted a photo of a team in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (the Russian island just above Japan) Any news, rumors conspiracies?
    where did they post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkovs View Post
    They applied to join the league, the AL sent a delegation on the 13th and 14th to check everything out to see if they are suitable to join the league. They also played two friendly matches against the AL Young Stars and not that I can read Japanese, but it looks like they lost the first match 3:4 and then won 7:1.
    Quote Originally Posted by kerusz View Post
    where did they post it?
    Thank you Starkovs! You know too much :D

    Kerusz, sorry I forgot to say that!, It was on their facebook. A picture of what must be the AL Young Stars with the Russian kids in the Russian arena! They only ever post in Japanese which doesn't help us!
    Dinamo Riga, Manchester Storm

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