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    High1 2009-10

    Posted by simon c on 2009 August 17日 Monday

    High1 has announced their new additions to the team for the 2009-10 season. The team has kept one import in Alex Kim (15G+21A=36P, 13th in the league) but has made a wholesale change on the rest of their import lineup.

    Returning to the team after a season in Europe is Tim Smith, he rocked the league with his brother Bud for 2 seasons from 2006-08 (63GP 106P). Joining Tim as the new imports are veteran centre Trevor Gallant and young defenceman Jeremy Van Hoof.

    The team is also undergoing a major uphaul with many veterans leaving the team and 5 Korean rookies entering the fray. Also joining the club are stranded Seibu Prince Rabbits defenceman Yuya Yamada (25GP 3A) and rookie forward Hiroki Ueno (24GP 16+14=30 at Waseda University) who had signed on to play for Seibu but had the misfortune of the team folding before he ever wore their sweater.

    It’ll be intersting to see how this new, younger version of High1 will fare in the upcoming season, though with top dog Seibu gone, the team should see its fortunes improve from the 5th place finish (13-4-19) and first round elimination from the playoffs it suffered this season.

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    Shuhei Kuji stats

    Posted by simon c on 2009 July 11日 Saturday

    Born 27 April 1987, he’s 172cm and 67kg.

    http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/187/IHM1870JPN_33_1_0.pdf

    28GP 31G+9A=40P and 10PIM in the latest 2008-09 college hockey season in the Kanto League division 1 (highest level of college hockey in Japan).
    http://www.geocities.jp/waseda_skate/stats0809.html

    Stats from 2007-08 are missing, but in 2006-07 he put up a very impressive 13GP 12+17=29 as a rookie freshman.
    http://www.geocities.jp/waseda_skate/stats0607.html

    He’s currently in his final year of university as a 4th year student and the 2009-10 season will be his last one with Waseda University.

    He also played in the latest world championships on the senior men’s team with a respectable 2+1=3P in 5GP despite not being used prominently (probably).
    http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/187/IHM1870JPN_83_5_0.pdf

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    Shuhei Kuji at Islanders Prospects Camp

    Posted by simon c on 2009 July 9日 Thursday

    Waseda University captain and Japanese national team player Shuhei Kuji has been invited to the New York Islanders Prospects Camp. This is a big deal, as players with NHL experience such as Josh Bailey and top draft picks like John Tavares (can’t get any more top prospect than this) will also be participating. No doubt this will provide valuable experience for Kuji to play against superior competition and hopefully make some strides in his game, and maybe even get drafted in the future (though the chances of this is very slim).

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    Incidentally, Kuji was the only non-Toyo University player selected on to the 2009 Kanto University Championship All Star Team earlier in the year.

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    2009 Kanto University Championship

    Posted by simon c on 2009 May 2日 Saturday

    The 2009 Kanto University Ice Hockey Championships (aka 58th Chichibunomiya Cup) concluded on 29 April with the bronze medal game and the finals held at Dydo Drinco Ice Arena in Higashifushimi, Tokyo.

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    The Rabbits no more at Higashifushimi. But the White Bears junior teams are prominent, and that’s kind of fitting since the Seibu Railway team that occupied Higashifushimi before their merger with Kokudo was the White Bears.

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    This championship is a knockout tournament with placement games.

    The first game was the third place match between Hosei University and Meiji University.

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    Meiji looking funky in their throwback-ish uniform. The game was no contest though, as Hosei took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission, then never looked back on their way to a comfortable 5-2 victory.

    And the feature game of the day was the finals between Waseda University and Toyo University, powerhouse Japanese university teams.

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    Waseda players start to warm up on the ice while Meiji and Hosei players were still on their way off. There was no Zamboni between the previous game and the next game’s practice, as the schedule was pretty tightly packed. The Zamboni came on after the pre-game practice though.

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    Waseda’s #21 Shuhei Kuji who was heads and shoulders above the other players on the ice, as he singlehandedly scored Waseda’s first goal by dancing through the Toyo defence from the blue line before cleanly beating the goalie to score unassisted. Kuji has already played and has scored for the senior national team, and it shows, he’s got quick hands and feet. Hopefully his growth as a player won’t be stunted in the near future.

    Waseda looks like Harvard (no surprise as a self-professed Japanese Ivy) and Toyo’s looking NY Rangers. The standing room only crowd was much larger than at most Asia League games.

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    Kuji also scored Waseda’s only other goal in the game, but as teams Toyo was far superior and the game ended 6-2 for Toyo with an empty netter.

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    Congratulations Toyo University, the 2009 Kanto champions!

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    2009 All Japan Championship details

    Posted by simon c on 2009 April 8日 Wednesday

    Not all of them but here they are. 

    Thu 12 Feb. Round 3
    Tomakomai-Komazawa U 7 – 1 Vanguards (Higashifushimi)
    Kansai U 3 – 0 Toyota Hokkaido Centuries (Higashifushimi)
    Waseda U 3 – 1 Hachinohe Kodai1 High School (Shin-Yokohama)
    Meiji U 6 – 1 Tomakomai City Hall (Shin-Yokohama)

    Fri 13 Feb. Quarterfinals
    Seibu Prince Rabbits 7 – 0 Tomakomai-Komazawa U (Higashifushimi)
    Kansai U 0 – 2 HC Nikko Ice Bucks (Higashifushimi)
    Oji Eagles 6 – 2 Waseda U (Shin-Yokohama)
    Meiji U 2 – 4 Nippon Paper Cranes (Shin-Yokohama)

    Sat 14 Feb. Semifinals
    Seibu Prince Rabbits 5 – 4 HC Nikko Ice Bucks (Higashifushimi)
    Oji Eagles 2 – 4 Nippon Paper Cranes (Higashifushimi)

    Sun 15 Feb. Finals/Bronze game
    Bronze: HC Nikko Ice Bucks 2 – 5 Oji Eagles (Higashifushimi)
    Finals: Seibu Prince Rabbits 6 (1-0, 2-4, 3-1) 5 Nippon Paper Cranes (Higashifushimi)

    Scoring:

    Seibu 18:02 Ishioka
    Cranes 27:45 Haratake
    Seibu 30:33 Tanaka
    Seibu 30:43 Prpic
    Cranes 30:59 M. Ito
    Cranes 32:42 Nishiwaki
    Cranes 38:37 Iimura
    Cranes 45:49 Mitani
    Seibu 47:46 Suzuki
    Seibu 52:03 Obara
    Seibu 57:09 Prpic
    —————-

    Tournament MVP: Go Tanaka F (Seibu)

    This year, all quarterfinalists who got to play the Asia League teams were university teams. On the way to the quarters, the uni teams beat a couple of senior amateur teams (Toyota and Tomakomai City Hall) and a high school team from Hachinohe! The high school team beat a Hokkaido senior amateur squad Tadano to get to the quarters, though the high schoolers were seeded above a couple of senior amateur teams. It all concluded with an exciting high scoring final that saw the teams trading leads, and Joel Prpic cashing in with the championship winner with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation.

    Here’s the full results (the JIHF tournament page) in Japanese:
    http://www.jihf.or.jp/jihf/data/schedule.php?id=160

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    Waseda-Korea University scores

    Posted by simon c on 2009 April 4日 Saturday

    Scores from the Waseda U – Korea U matches held at Higashifushimi, Tokyo on 20-21 March.

    20 March 2009

    Waseda U 1 (0-0,1-2,0-2) 4 Korea U
      21:10 Waseda Yamashita (Kaneko) EQ
      22:53 Korea #15 Kim (#10 Kim) +1
      36:32 Korea #10 Kim (#14 An) EQ
      48:31 Korea #24 Lee (#35 Shin) EQ
      50:14 Korea #15 Kim (#16 Yoon) EQ

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    21 March 2009

    Waseda U 5 (1-0,2-1,1-0,GWS 1-0) 1 Korea U
      *Since the aggregate score from the 2 games was tied, a Shootout (GWS) was used to decide the series winner.
      09:40 Waseda Matsuura EQ
      20:26 Waseda Nagata (Aoki) EQ
      24:32 Waseda Kuji EQ
      27:46 Korea #8 Chu (#18 Han) -1
      44:07 Waseda Kuji (Nakai) EQ
      60:00 Waseda Terao GWS

    Waseda University Hockey Club, Korea U scores page.

    The teams seem evenly matched (though I have no idea what kind of rosters were used) so this should be a good annual series with each university playing host every other year.

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    JPN-KOR Intercollegiate Hockey

    Posted by simon c on 2009 March 21日 Saturday

    Japanese and Korean Ivy schools Waseda University and Korea University have started their annual friendly ice hockey matches with the games on 20-21 March 2009 in Higashifushimi, Tokyo. The series will be hosted by each university on alternate years. The two schools already have annual competitions in various sports such as football (soccer) and basketball.

    Similarly, rival schools Keio University of Japan and Yonsei University of Korea have also began holding annual ice hockey games between them which started with Keio’s visit to Korea in mid-February this year.

    (From Breakaway #016)

    This may be a great trickledown effect of the Asia League with barriers between the hockey playing nations of Asia slowly falling away, let’s hope that further hockey exchanges like this continue between Asian nations for the development of Asian hockey. 

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    2009 All Japan Championship

    Posted by simon c on 2009 February 14日 Saturday

    The 76th edition of the All Japan Ice Hockey Championships are going on right now in Yokohama and Higashifushimi with the latter being the main venue. The quarterfinals featured 4 university teams against the seeded Asia League teams with Kansai U and Meiji U putting up the best results with 2 goal losses.

    You’ll be able to find the results on this page
    http://www.jihf.or.jp/jihf/data/schedule.php?id=160

    Team pages should have some sort of updates as well

    http://www.icebucks.jp/

    http://www.ojipaper.co.jp/hockey/

    http://www.np-g.com/cranes/

    http://www1.princehotels.co.jp/icehockey/


    You can run them through google translate and probably get somewhat of coherent results.
    http://translate.google.co.jp/

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    JIHF Press Release: Seibu wins 2008 All Japan Ice Hockey Championship

    Posted by simon c on 2008 February 13日 Wednesday

    The 75th edition of the All Japan Ice Hockey Championship final tournament was held in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan from 4 – 10 February, 2008.

    In the final, Seibu beat the Nippon Paper Cranes 5-3 to win its first All Japan Championship since 2004 when the team was still called Kokudo.

    Oji Paper won the bronze medal game 4-1 over the Nikko.

     

    Final standings:

    Gold: Seibu Prince Rabbits

    Silver: Nippon Paper Cranes

    Bronze: Oji Ice Hockey Club

    4th: HC Nikko IceBucks

    Tournament MVP: Obara Daisuke (Seibu Prince Rabbits)

     

    (The All Japan Championship is an open tournament, similar to the FA Cup, with regional qualifiers for club teams, university teams, and high school teams. Asia League teams, the elite teams in Japan by far, enter the tournament in the quarterfinals.)

     

    In the quarterfinals, AL teams won all their games, as expected, but Waseda University put up a valiant effort against the Cranes who have not been playing like a defending treble winner (2007 AL Regular Season, Playoffs, and All Japan Championships), Waseda only lost by 1 goal with the final score being 3-2 in favour of the Cranes. Other quarterfinal results were Nikko IceBucks 7 – 2 Toyo University, Oji Paper 10 – 0 Chuo University, Seibu Prince Rabbits 12 – 0 Toyota Centuries (Hokkaido club team).

    http://www.jihf.or.jp/jihf/data/schedule.php?id=127 (Tournament results in Japanese)

    Original article (Japanese):

    http://www.jihf.or.jp/jihf/news/news.php?id=1055

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    JIHF Press Release: Toyo University wins 80th Intercollegiate Games

    Posted by simon c on 2008 January 17日 Thursday

    The ice hockey finals for the 80th Intercollegiate Ice Sports Games was held on 9 January at the Hakucho Arena in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, and Toyo University shut out Meiji University 4-0 behind Haga’s natural hat trick to repeat as champions.

    Toyo University 4 (2-0, 1-0, 1-0) 0 Meiji University

    • Scoring Summary

    05:22 Haga, Assists: Amano, Omachi
    10:57 Haga, Assists: Tsuchizuka, Sasaki
    37:42 Haga, Assists: Kokubo, Sakagami
    44:42 Kokubo, Assists: Sakagami, Haga

    Tournament MVP: Reo Amano (Toyo Univ.)
    Scoring leaders: Hidenao Kokubo (Toyo Univ.), Yuto Ebata (Meiji Univ.), Naoya Kubo (Waseda Univ.)
    Assist leader: Tomonori Sakagami (Toyo Univ.)
    Tournament All-Stars:
    F Hidenao Kokubo (Toyo), Tomonori Sakgami (Toyo), Takeya Kono (Meiji)
    D Yosuke Haga (Toyo), Masahiro Ebina (Toyo)
    G Yuta Narusawa (Toyo)

    [Bronze Medal Game]
    Waseda University 2 (0-1, 2-1, 0-1) 3 Chuo University

    • Scoring Summary

    13:32 Chuo: Asano, Assists: Abe, Seta
    22:45 Waseda: Kubo, Assists: Iwase
    24:11 Waseda: Kubo, Assists: Nakajima, Kuji
    35:05 Chuo: Tani, Assists: Takahashi, Imajo
    51:29 Chuo: Abe, Assists: Seta, Watanabe

    Original JIHF press release
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