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    Nagano Cup 2010

    Posted by japanstats on 2010 January 15日 Friday

    The international tournament that’s been abandoned since 2007 is back.

    Nagano Cup 2010!

    Feb 11(Thu/Hol) 13:00 Japan v Slovenia; 16:00 Denmark v Kazakhstan
    Feb 12 (Fri)16:00 Slovenia v Denmark;  19:00 Japan v Kazakhstan
    Feb 13 (Sat) 13:00 Kazakhstan v Slovenia; 16:00 Japan v Denmark

    All games at Nagano Big Hat, tickets are 2000 yen.

    http://www.cnplayguide.com/evt/evtdtl.aspx?kcd=39009

    Unfortunately, the exhibition game announced to be on Feb 9 in Higashifushimi, Tokyo has been cancelled.

    Posted in 02_English, hockey, information, International, Japan, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

    CCCP

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 December 10日 Thursday

    CCCP Big Red Machine

    華の80年代ソビエト・ホッケー

    Posted in 01_日本語, 02_English, hockey, International | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

    ウェイン・グレツキーinモスクワ

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 November 29日 Sunday

    1982年にグレツキー一家がモスクワのトレチャク一家を訪れた時のレア映像。

     

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, International, NHL | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    2010オリンピック・ユニフォーム

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 October 31日 Saturday

    もちろん、バンクーバー五輪のアイスホッケー各国代表のジャージの事ですよ。このブログの事ですから。

    ベラルーシ

    Jerseysbelarus2

    カナダ

    Jerseyscanada

    中国

    Jerseyschina2

    チェコ

    Jerseysczech3

    Jerseysczech2

    フィンランド

    Jerseysfinland2

    Jerseysfinland3

    ドイツ

    Jerseysgermany2

    germanywhite

    ロシア

    Jerseysrussia3

    Jerseysrussia2

    スロバキア

    Jerseysslovakia

    スウェーデン

    Jerseyssweden3

    Jerseyssweden2

    アメリカ

    JerseysUSA2

    ラトビア

    TeamLatviaIIHF2008SwiftReplicaJerse

    IOCのスポーツ連盟ロゴ使用禁止令が下りてしまったので、ほとんどの国はレトロ調なデザインになってますね。皆が皆レトロだから、逆に新鮮味が無くなってしまった。まあ、逆に言えば変に頑張りすぎてるデザインも無いんだけど。レトロユニ好きなんだけどなー。

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, information, International, olympics | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

    China Dragon?

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 August 31日 Monday

    It’s almost certain that the San Jose Sharks have pulled out of their venture in China with the China Sharks, the only Chinese entry in the Asia Legue. First, in a recent IIHF article, it was announced that China has hired Belarussian Andrei Kovalev to coach both the national team and the Chinese Asia League team (doesn’t say Sharks).

    China hired former Belarusian national player Andrei Kovalev as its new head coach. He signed a contract through April 2010.

    The 43-year-old has plenty of international experience as a player. Kovalev played in eight World Championships and two Olympics with Belarus. He also won U20 gold with the Soviets. He played for Dynamo Minsk and Dynamo Moscow in the Russian and Soviet league before a two-year stint in North America in the AHL and other minor leagues, and 13 years in Germany. He ended his playing career in 2007 with Yunost Minsk.

    After retiring, he worked with Yunost before becoming the assistant coach of HK Vitebsk.

    Kovalev will be assisted by Chinese coaches and he will also be the head coach of the Chinese team in the Asian League. The club is located in a new 8,000-seat arena in Shanghai and it’s the strongest club team in the country.

    Then in the Blades-Bucks preseason games over the weekend, apparently people were given pamphlets for the upcoming Asia League season with a team named “China Dragon”.

    Removal of Sharks personnel (especially coach) from the Chinese team, and the addition of Kovalev definitely indicates a change in direction away from the Sharks, but with the China team’s opening game quickly approaching on 24 September, they’ll have to get their act together in a hurry. And it looks like yet another year where top level Chinese hockey is changing directions with no clear long term plan.

    Posted in 02_English, Asia League Ice Hockey, hockey, information, International, opinion | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments »

    アメリカ代表のジャージ

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 August 21日 Friday

    カナダに続きアメリカ代表の新ユニフォームも発表されてみたいです。これはこれでレトロな感じで良いんじゃないでしょうか。

    TeamUSA

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, information, International, olympics | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    久慈選手の第一印象

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 14日 Tuesday

    Shuhei Kuji is really impressing with his speed. Kuji, who plays for Wasata University in Japan and for the Japanese National Team, was invited to Mini-Camp by Islanders GM Garth Snow.

    NYアイランダーズのプロスペクト・キャンプ2日目のレポートで、GMのガース・スノーに招待された久慈選手のスピードがアイランダーズに強い印象を与えているようです。

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, information, International, Japan, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    NYアイランダーズのキャンプでの久慈選手

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 13日 Monday

    早稲田大学のキャプテンで、数少ない日本代表の大学生の久慈修平選手が、現在NHLのニューヨーク・アイランダーズのプロスペクト・キャンプ(NHL経験者のプロスペクト、ドラフト指名選手と、招待選手←久慈選手はここ)に参加しています。現地からの情報は入ってきていませんが、写真は一枚出てきました。キャンプでは#54を付けています(招待選手は大きい番号なんでしょう)、そしてこの場面ではアイランダーズが今年のドラフトで全体12位指名したディフェンスのCalvin de Haan選手と1対1ドリル(?)をやっています。結果はどうであれ、有意義なキャンプになるでしょう。誰かインタビューしてくれないかな?

    さすがです、Breakawayが現地からの報告をしています。早速今年のドラフト1位ジョン・タバレスを相手にした紅白戦のコメント付レポートも。

    久慈コメント
    「最初のチャンスに決められなかったのが悔しいです。そんなにコンタクトの強さは感じませんでしたが、ベイリー(昨季のドラフト1位)と組んだ時、判断の速さが違うと痛感しました。練習ではリンクサイズ(※NHLは国際規格より小さい)は気にならなかったのですが、試合だと相手のプレッシャーの速さもあり、狭く感じました。」

    kuji_islanders

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, information, International, Japan, opinion, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    Shuhei Kuji stats

    Posted by japanstats 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 japanstats 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).

    kuji

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

    h21s_best6

    Posted in 02_English, hockey, information, International, Japan, NHL, opinion, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »