Ice hockey-Japan’s ‘Bunnies’ boiled by economic crisis

April 1, 2009

I just love the headline on this one.

Japan’s Seibu Prince Rabbits have disbanded and pulled out of the Asia Ice Hockey League (AIHL) due to financial problems, Japanese media have reported.

I didn’t even know there was a pan-Asian Ice Hockey League but you can understand how the current climate would be bad for business. Seibu’s departure leaves only six teams in the AIHL and none in Tokyo. Three of the remaining clubs are Japanese with two from South Korea, along with the Shanghai-based China Sharks.

Amusing team names are great. What do Rabbits and Sharks have to do with ice?

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