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Seibu Prince Rabbits

  • Year of foundation: 1972
  • Club status: ceased (club folded for financial difficulties after the 2008-09 season)
 

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Season 2008-2009

Club teams

This club in 2008-2009: Asia League

 
Current rosterseason 2008-2009
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GKazuhito Katayama25.07.1981172 cm76 kgN/A
GNaoya Kikuchi23.08.1975180 cm80 kgright
GShiro Matsumoto03.04.1978177 cm78 kgN/A
DYutaka Kawaguchi05.04.1973173 cm78 kgright
DRyuichi Kawai26.09.1983180 cm90 kgleft
DMasahiro Kawamura02.06.1980180 cm85 kgN/A
DHiroyuki Miura31.12.1973190 cm89 kgright
DFumitaka Miyauchi06.11.1972181 cm84 kgleft
DTomohito Okubo22.09.1976177 cm77 kgleft
DYuya Yamada24.07.1984179 cm85 kgright
DKazuyoshi Yamaguchi17.05.1977187 cm85 kgleft
FKiyoshi Fujita25.06.1972173 cm75 kgright
FBin Ishioka17.01.1984177 cm82 kgleft
FToru Kamino31.07.1979174 cm81 kgright
FYoshikazu Kashino26.06.1983175 cm75 kgN/A
FYosuke Kon21.09.1978180 cm80 kgleft
FShuji Masuko08.07.1978177 cm82 kgright
FDaisuke Obara04.06.1981176 cm82 kgleft
CJoel Prpic25.09.1974200 cm100 kgleft
CRichard Rochefort07.01.1977179 cm86 kgright
FTomoki Sakagami10.04.1985171 cm79 kgN/A
FSho Sato07.09.1983176 cm77 kgleft
FTakahito Suzuki17.08.1975173 cm73 kgright
CGo Tanaka06.10.1983173 cm72 kgleft
FTomohiko Uchiyama13.10.1979170 cm75 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Tatsuki Katayama26.01.1973Assistant Coach
Chris Wakabayashi10.12.1972Head Coach

* no longer in the club

he club was founded as the Kokudo Keikaku Ice Hockey Club in Karuizawa, Nagano in 1972. They won the Japan Ice Hockey League and All Japan Ice Hockey Championship in 1974. Since then, they have won the League 13 times and the All Japan Championship 11 times. They moved to Shinagawa, Tokyo in 1984, then to Yokohama, Kanagawa in 1991. They changed their name to the Kokudo Ice Hockey Club according to the change of their parent company's name. They merged with the Seibu Railways Ice Hockey Club in 2003 and moved to the Suntory Higashi-fushimi Ice Arena (renamed to DyDo Drinco Ice Arena in 2006 when the naming rights contract went to DyDo Drico) in Nishitokyo, Tokyo where Seibu had been based. Their parent company Kokudo ceased to exist in 2006 after a merger with Prince Hotels, Inc. They adopted the new name Seibu Prince Rabbits in 2006. The club also had a women's team called the Seibu Princess Rabbits.
On December 19, 2008, Prince Hotels & Resorts officially announced its intention to fold the team at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season, citing funding difficulties in a harsh economic climate.
Prince Hotels & Resorts negotiated with over twenty companies to find a new owner, however, did not succeed due to the economic situation in Japan, and due to the declining popularity of ice hockey itself. Prince Hotels & Resorts announced the disbanding of the team as of March 31, 2009.

  • from 1972 to 1991: Kokudo Keikaku Ice Hockey Club
  • from 1991 to 2006: Kokudo Ice Hockey Club
  • from 2006 to present: Seibu Prince Rabbits
 

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Seibu Prince Rabbits participates in season 2008-2009: Asia League

 
 
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