Jordan Spence Named QMJHL Defenseman of the Year

Moncton Wildcats defenseman Jordan Spence was named the QMJHL defenseman of the year after the conclusion of the abbreviated 2019-20 season. A mobile right-handed defenseman with great vision and stickwork, Spence posted 52 points in 60 games for the conference-leading Wildcats this season. Outside of a hard point shot, he has every offensive tool you… Continue reading Jordan Spence Named QMJHL Defenseman of the Year

Jordan Kawaguchi Named a Finalist for Hobby Baker Award

A junior at the University of North Dakota, Jordan Kawaguchi has been named a finalist for the Hobby Baker Award, an annual award given to the best player in NCAA men's hockey. The 22-year-old centre has led his team in scoring for the past two seasons, and this year had 15 goals and 30 assists… Continue reading Jordan Kawaguchi Named a Finalist for Hobby Baker Award

Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays Win WHL Championship

The Shenzhen Vanke Rays won the Russian Women's League Championship, sweeping two-time defending champions Agidel Ufa. The first hockey championship to be won by a Chinese team, the Rays were powered by a combination of international, Chinese heritage, and Chinese players. Centre Alex Carpenter, defender Megan Bozak, and goalie Noora Räty are three of the… Continue reading Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays Win WHL Championship

Nick Robertson Selected For Team USA at World Juniors

Forward Nick Robertson (TOR) was officially named to Team USA for the 2020 World Juniors. The 18-year-old Filipno-American is the youngest player on the team, but will be a key contributor while skating on their top line. A second-round draft pick of the Torotno Maple Leafs, Robterson has teared up the OHL this season with… Continue reading Nick Robertson Selected For Team USA at World Juniors

2019 NHL Draft Recap: Ryan Suzuki, Nick Robertson, and Jordan Spence Drafted

Three players of Asian descent were selected in the 2019 NHL Draft. Centre Ryan Suzuki was drafted in the first round, 28th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 NHL Draft. The younger brother of Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki, Ryan also plays a cerebral, patient, and skilled game. Although there are clear similarities with… Continue reading 2019 NHL Draft Recap: Ryan Suzuki, Nick Robertson, and Jordan Spence Drafted

Nick Suzuki Named Playoffs MVP as Guelph Wins OHL Championship

Nick Suzuki (MTL) capped off one of the most impressive junior seasons in recent memory with 42 points in 24 playoff games as his Guelph Storm won the Ontario Hockey League championship in a tight six-game series against the Ottawa 67's. He’s been huge for our run. He’s been that key guy, that key player… Continue reading Nick Suzuki Named Playoffs MVP as Guelph Wins OHL Championship

Profile: Devin Setoguchi

The story of Setoguchi's career is one of perseverance in the face of unimaginable challenges. A 31-goal-scorer as a 21-year-old, he was out of the NHL just seven years later, battling alcoholism and drug use. A Yonsei (fourth-generation Japanese-Canadian), Setoguchi was born on New Years Day in 1987 in Taber, Alberta and grew up on… Continue reading Profile: Devin Setoguchi

Profile: Yutaka Fukufuji

On January 13th, 2009, Fukufuji relieved Barry Brust to start the third period for the Los Angeles Kings in an eventual 6-5 loss against the St. Louis Blues, becoming the first Japanese national to play in the NHL. Born in Kushiro on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Fukufuji spent his formative years with Kokudo,… Continue reading Profile: Yutaka Fukufuji