The Asia League Ice Hockey 2016-17 schedule has been announced. All nine teams from last season's campaign are returning.
Daemyung Sangmu has been rechristened Daemyung Killer Whales. The league has not updated their website other than the news story about the schedule but hopefully they have a kick ass logo to go with that name.
China Dragon will continue to drag itself through the bottom of the league standings despite the possibility of the team being folded in deference to China's KHL entry. Dragon will play out of Qiqihar except for six games in Beijing and three in Shanghai.
February will be a quick month around the AL with just five games played between the 2nd and 5th. The 24-day layoff is in place because Sapporo is hosting the 2017 Asian Winter Games which affects the Asia League, naturally.