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

    Posted by japanstats 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):


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    Japanese National Teams News

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 February 2日 Saturday

    According to Japanese ice hockey commentator “Kataribe” Jiro-san (Japanese), JIHF has announced the national team selection schedule (information not on JIHF site yet) for the senior national teams that will be competing in this year’s IIHF World Championships. Japan will host the men’s Division I Group B tournament in Sapporo, Hokkaido at the Tsukisamu Arena.

    Preliminary selections of 40 players for the men’s team and 30 players for the women’s team will be announced on 9 February in Kushiro, Hokkaido.

    The men’s roster will be trimmed down to 30 players at the 1 March announcement. (Location TBA.)

    Men’s selection camp with the 30 players will be held starting on 31 March in Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 2 training matches will be scheduled (opponents TBD) and the final roster of 23 players will be announced in Sapporo on 12 April, the day before the start of the tournament.

    Dates and locations above are subject to change, and further details for the women’s team selection process was not announced.

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    JIHF Press Release: Toyo University wins 80th Intercollegiate Games

    Posted by japanstats 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

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