HL Anyang overcomes string injury to win sixth straight Asian League ice hockey game

HL Anyang has won six straight games to remain in second place in the Asia League Ice Hockey despite a string of injuries to key players. HL Anyang, led by head coach Baek Ji-sun, won the first two games of their 2023-2024 Asia League Ice Hockey visit against the Yokohama Griz 6-3 and 5-2 on April 4 and 5 at Kose Ice Rink in Shin-Yokohama, Japan.

In both games, Lee Chong-min scored three goals and Ahn Jin-hwi scored two to lead the offense .With the victories, Anyang maintained second place with a 9-3-1 record and 28 points, keeping them within striking distance of leader Red Eagles Hokkaido (10-2-1, 30 points).HL Anyang lost five players to injury, including Kim Won-jun, Nam Hee-doo, Oh In-gyo (defense), Lee Ju-hyung, and Kang Min-wan (forwards).Rookie forward Lee Chong-min scored the game-winning goal at 3:54 of the first period with assists from Lee Young-joon and Lee Don-gu while the team was on the power play (a numerical advantage due to an opposing penalty).

Lee tied the game at 2-2 at 14:41 of the second period, turning the tide in HL Anyang’s favor .HL Anyang took the lead early in the third period with back-to-back goals from Jeon Jeong-woo and Kang Yoon-seok, before Lee Don-gu scored an MTNet goal (scored with the opponent’s goalie out of the way) just before the end to make it 6-3.In game five, it was Ahn Jin-hwi who came through. With the score tied 2-2, he scored on the power play at 14:07 of the second period with assists from Jeon Jung-woo and Song Hyung-chul .Lee Chong-min made it 4-2 at 15:13 of the third period and then scored the game-winning goal for a 5-2 victory .The HL Anyang and 무료슬롯게임 Yokohama Griz will return to Anyang Ice Rink for a two-game series on Nov. 18 and 19.

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