Nippon Paper wins national title

Kyodo

Hiroo Iizuka scored twice in a 4-1 drubbing of the Seibu Prince Rabbits, helping lead the Nippon Paper Cranes to their second consecutive title victory in the national championships on Monday.

Iizuka found the net twice in the second period and helped execute a power play in the third to extend the lead at Niida Indoor Rink.