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Despite the Akita Northern Happinets’ 28-4 record and 11-game winning streak, coach Kazuo Nakamura’s club is tinkering with its chemistry.

After 16 games in an Akita uniform, forward Sylvester Seay has been released. His replacement? Forward Deshawn Stephens, who’s been let go by the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix, The Japan Times learned on Tuesday.

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