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    Posts Tagged ‘khavarovsk’

    高橋一馬がハバロフスクに

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 August 19日 Wednesday

    どういう伝手では知らないか、昨シーズンまでECHLにいた高橋一馬選手が、今ハバロフスクのKHLアムールの下部チームの練習に参加しています!さすが常に良く考えてる高橋選手、行動力が凄いですね。

    という事で、彼のブログからいくつか抜擢:

    以前、アジアリーグにも加盟していましたハバロフスクの”ゴールデンアムール”ですが、現在はオーナーが変わり、KHLというリーグへ参戦しています。そこのファームチームへの練習参加のためにこちらに来ています。さすがにKHLに所属するトップチームへの参加は厳しかったです。

    http://kaz78.com/article/125490977.html

    さて、こちらでの生活サイクルは
    9:15~10:30 氷上
    10:50~11:50 陸トレ
    17:00~18:30 氷上
    という感じです。

    日本でもかなりバタバタした生活をしていましたが、こちらではやれることが限られているので練習に忙しいもののホッケーに集中して生活することができています。

    まだまだ、数日しか体感していないロシアホッケーだし、1チームしか知りませんが、簡単な北米との違いの印象としては、

    アメリカ・カナダ=『点数を入れるために、勝つために練習をする、常にサバイバル』
    ロシア=『アイスホッケーがうまくなるために練習をする、アイスホッケーを通して生活・物事の考え方を教育』

    http://kaz78.com/article/125636736.html

    ロシア語の『バーニョ』はサウナ!!
    リンクの片隅にサウナ室があり、みんなキツキツに入りながら、文字通り裸の付き合い。
    サウナに入って一週間の疲れを労わりました。

    サウナ入らない人には分からないと思うんですが、サウナでは頭って結構熱くなって大変なんですよ。
    その防止のために、なんとここではあのロシア製の帽子が登場!!
    こんな熱い中でこの防寒帽子なんて、はじめギャグかと思っていると何人もかぶりながら入ってきて、しまいには自分もかぶるはめに。

    こんな熱い中でこの暑苦しい防止かよ、しかも裸にこの帽子って!!

    と思いながらかぶったら、意外に快適。しかも、
    お前もロシア人の仲間入り!!
    みたいな雰囲気になり、大うけ!!
    ちょっと距離感が縮まったかな??
    裸にロシア帽子で今日のスキンシップは妙な光景だったでしょう。

    ついでに、サウナでロシア語講座開催されましたが、のぼせてほとんど頭に入ってなかったです。
    ロシア語は本当難しいです。
    はっきり言ってまったくしゃべれないし、聞き取れませんからね。
    大変ですよ。

    http://kaz78.com/article/125773106.html

    さて、ロシア語がさっぱりちんぷんかんぷんな私ですが、ここでは日本語がほぼ完璧な、日本語通訳を仕事としているワロージャさんという方のおうちにホームスティさせていただき、生活しています。
    まさに、スーパーひとし君なのです。
    ですので、練習のメニューは少し早めに行ってコーチの聞き、生活面でも言葉のストレスがほぼないくらいにサポートしてもらい生活しています。食事やロシアの文化の話などもたくさん情報もらっています。

    欲を言えば、氷上でも通訳してもらえれば完璧ですが、そこまで甘えられないです。

    選手では、数人英語を話せる選手もいるので、英語を聞くと安心してそちらに頼ってしまいがちになりますが、自分自身でも、覚えられるだけロシア語を理解して生活できるようにして行かないと・・・・・。

    http://kaz78.com/article/125904372.html

    なんか、凄い充実してるみたいですね。常にチャレンジ精神旺盛の高橋選手には頭が下がります。今季のチーム探しが順調に行っている事を祈っています。もしかして今年はロシアリーグ(KHLは無理だろうけど)?

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    Hungarian hockey

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 May 2日 Friday

    A good article by Bill Meltzer, as always, in the NHL.com’s Across the Pond series, on the victorious Hungarian team at the World Championships Division I B in Sapporo last month, and their triumphant hero’s return to their homeland where they were greeted by 1000 fans! Wow, this just shows how Hungarians are really getting into hockey, I can’t imagine the same thing happening in Japan had Japan won the promotion up to the top division elsewhere and returned home.

    But the more interesting part of the article for me is the inset box.

    Over the course of the last decade, Alba Volan Szekesfehervar has become the most dominant club team in Hungary’s domestic league, OB1. This season, Alba Volan won its sixth consecutive Hungarian championship and eighth title in the last 10 years.More significantly, the 2007-08 season marked the first time Alba Volan competed in Austria’s Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. The Austrian circuit, which also includes Slovenian clubs Olimpia Ljubljana and Acroni Jesenice, is a significant step up in competition from OB1.

    As expected, the Hungarian team finished in last place in the Erste Bank Liga by a large margin. The club lost 35 of its 42 games. Alba Volan by far had the league’s weakest offensive attack and allowed the most goals in the league. Even the ninth-place Graz 99ers finished the campaign with 30 more goals scored, five fewer goals allowed, and 17 more wins (10 in regulation, five in overtime and two in shootouts).

    Meanwhile, during the OB1 regular season, Alba Volan iced a club of developmental players. The team finished sixth in the seven-club league, but the key players on Alba Volan’s Erste Bank Liga roster returned for the playoffs.

    The Hungarian finals saw Alba Volan defeat Romanian club HC Miercurea Ciuc in four straight games. The decisive 6-0 victory in Szekesfehervar was played in front of a capacity crowd of 3,500 fans.

    So, Alba Volan simultaneously contributed to making the Hungarian national side stronger with their participation in the much tougher Austrian EBHL, and came home and defeated a Romanian side that reached the Hungarian championship, but in turn the Romanian team’s participation in the Hungarian league is making their national side stronger as well.

    Japan is in on one end of a similar deal with the Asia League, as it has bring up the level of play of the Korean clubs and national team (the Chinese are more questionable). But Japan is not the beneficiary of anything similar on the receiving end as Japanese clubs are not participating in any leagues that are tougher than the Asian League. Is there a regional Siberian league? If so, what is it’s level of play?

    Maybe Japan can send in a club to that league if the federation’s really serious about moving up to the top division (doubtful, what with the lack of effort put into Sapporo). Even scheduling regular training matches against Khavarovsk and Vladivostok would help you’d think, but regular league matches would really help.

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    Japan vs Amur Khavarovsk

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    Game details of the Japanese national team’s 2 warm up matches against Amur Khavarovsk (this team sent its 3rd team Golden Amur into the Asia League a few seasons ago, and has been playing practices matches against various Japanese teams in the years since then, hopefully they’ll make a return to the Asia League in the near future. The continued relationship with Japanese hockey is promising.)

    ———–

    Game 1 (Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan) 1 April 2008

    Japan 4(3-3、1-1、0-0)4 Amur

    Goals
    1P
    01:48 JPN 1-0 (G)Obara (A)Tanaka (A)Okubo (PPG)
    04:08 AMU 1-1 (G)36 (A)21 (PPG)
    04:31 JPN 2-1 (G)Suzuki (A)Sato (A)Mitani
    08:22 AMU 2-2 (G)9 (A)5 (A)2
    16:06 AMU 3-2 (G)10 (A)37 (A)5 (PPG+2)
    19:37 JPN 3-3 (G)Yamashita (A)Okubo (A)Obara (PPG)

    2P
    04:29 JPN 4-3 (G)Suzuki
    13:48 AMU 4-4 (G)35 (A)77 (A)10 (PPG)

    Shoot Out
    Japan 1(○-×、×-×、×-×)0 Amur
    1:Tanaka ○
    2:Kuji ×
    3:Obara×

    Lines
    1st Kuji 〜 Kon 〜 Takeshi Saito 〜 Jun Tonosaki 〜 Osawa
    2nd Sato 〜 Mitani 〜 Suzuki 〜 Keller 〜 Haga
    3rd Kei Tonosaki 〜 Obara 〜 Domeki 〜 Miyauchi 〜 Yamashita
    4th Kamino 〜 Go Tanaka 〜 Ogawa / Iimura 〜 Okubo 〜 Kawai

    GK Kikuchi 4 GA (60:00)

    Game MVP
    Yamashita (Oji)

    ———–

    Game 2 (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) 3 April 2008

    Japan 2(0-0、1-1、1-0)1 Amur

    Goals
    2P
    0:46 JPN 1-0 (G)Obara (A1)Iimura (A2)Keller (PPG+2)
    1:52 AMU 1-1 (G) 9 (A1)24
    3P
    3:28 JPN 2-1 (G)Obara (A1)Takeshi Saito (A2)Osawa (PPG)

    SOG
    Japan 24-19 Amur

    Penalties
    Japan 8-9 Amur

    Shoot Out Exhibition
    Japan 1(○-×、×-○、×-×)1 Amur
    1:Takeshi Saito
    2:Kamino
    3:Domeki

    Lines
    1st Kamino 〜 Go Tanaka 〜 Ogawa 〜 Kawai 〜 Yanadori
    2nd Domeki 〜 Kon 〜 Takeshi Saito 〜 Jun Tonosaki 〜 Osawa
    3rd Kei Tonosaki 〜 Okuyama 〜 Uchiyama 〜 Keller 〜 Haga
    4th Sato 〜 Obara / Iimura 〜 Kuji 〜 Okubo 〜 Yamashita

    GK Haruna (Oji)  GA 1 (60:00)

    Game MVP
    Obara (SEIBU)

    It turns out all 3 university players, Haga, Kuji, and Yanadori
    got a look in the 2 test matches against Amur, turns out I didn’t look
    carefully enough on my blog post earlier (doh!) They look to be promising
    young players.

    Obara is hot, and Haruna continued to look strong in goal, after winning 9 straight AL playoff games (only allowing more than 2 goals once) leading Oji to the championship and will probably be Japan’s main goalie in the tournament as Fukufuji (who became the first Japanese NHLer last season) is tied up in the ECHL playoffs with the Bakersfield Condors during IHWC.

    I have no clue what calibre of players Amur brought over for these games because names were not given in the game reports (what?) But probably they’re probably similar to the Golden Amur players (young player and over the hill veterans that participated in the AL a few seasons ago for Amur’s 3rd team).

    Japanese national team currently has 30 players in camp, and the roster will get pared down to its proper roster for the IIHF World Championship in Sapporo which starts on the 13th.

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    IHWC Div I 2008: Japan NT preparations

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 5日 Saturday

    The Japanese national team has been preparing to host the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I tournament at Sapporo in the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. The games will run 13 – 19 April against Ukraine, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, and Croatia.Since the end of the Asia League season, the national team has been in training in Hokkaido and has recently played 2 practice matches against Amur of Khavarovsk (an RSL team, but no idea what kind of roster the team brought over, as the box scores only indicate uniform numbers and no names).

    Game 1 ended in a 4-4 tie. All goals were scored by the 34th minute in a flurry of a first half. One of the two remaining university players, standout defenseman Haga was used in the 2nd pairing with Aaron Keller. And High1 defenseman Okubo was used in the 4th pairing, but successfully quarterbacked the power play and assisted on 2 PPGs. Kikuchi (Seibu) allowed 4 goals, though the number of shots was not recorded.

    Japan eked out a 2-1 win in game 2 against an Amur squad that was fresher after a day of rest. Obara (Seibu) scored both goals on the power play this game, and combined with his 2 PP points (1G + 1A) in game 1 and has been playing great. Haruna (Oji) continued his hot play from the AL playoffs where he reeled off 9 straight victories (only allowing more than 2 goals in a single game), as he only let in 1 of the 19 shots he faced. Haruna has the hot hand and the original Japanese NHLer Fukufuji will be tied up in the ECHL playoffs with the Bakersfield Condors, so the Oji veteran should be the starting goalie in the upcoming tournament. AL’s top scorer in recent seasons Nishiwaki who is playing with the Dayton Bombers this season, and if his team loses in the first round of the playoffs (a best of 3 play in series), then he’ll be able to squeak into Sapporo for the start of the tournament.

    JIHL/ALIH and Japanese national team veteran Ryan Kiyoshi Fujita, who always plays way above his size, was nowhere to be seen over the Amur games although he’s listed on the long list of players in training camp. It’s unknown whether he was dropped because of injury, fitness, or team plans. 

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