• The Associated Press

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Tomohiko Uchiyama scored late in the third period Saturday as Kokudo edged Russian team Golden Amur in the inaugural game of ice hockey’s newly formed Asia League.

The defending Japan Ice Hockey League champions jumped out to a 3-1 lead at Higashifushimi Arena before the Russians tied the game in the third period on goals by Mikhail Zlobin and Nikolay Grigorov.

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