• The Associated Press


Chris Yule and Ryan Fujita both scored midway through the third period Sunday to lead Kokudo to a 5-2 win over the Nippon Paper Cranes in the inaugural Asia League ice hockey championship.

Playing before 1,816 spectators at Tokyo’s Higashifushimi Arena, Kokudo took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Kazuyoshi Yamaguchi in the second period.

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