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.