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2012 Roster

#2 Taro Racanelli

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’9″ / 175 cm Weight 190 lbs / 86 kg
Date of birth February 18, 1996 Hometowm Burnaby, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Rice Favorite Junk food Coca-cola
Favorite Hockey Player Alex Ovechkin Family originally from Wakayama
Favorite Quote Herb Brooks (1937 – 2003) アメリカのホッケープレイヤー、コーチ
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
(偉大な瞬間は大きなチャンスから生れ出る。)

#4 Matthew Hayashi-Mahedy

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 185 lbs / 84 kg
Date of birth November 18, 1995 Hometowm Vancouver, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Tempura Udon Favorite Junk food McDonald’s fries
Favorite Hockey Player PK Subban Family originally from Kyoto & Osaka
Favorite Quote Aristotle (アリストテレス) ギリシャの哲学者
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
(我々は同じことを繰り返し行う。それゆえ「優秀さ」さえ、ただ一度の行いではなく習慣になる。)

#5 Taylor McElwain

Position Defense Shoots Left
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 165 lbs / 75 kg
Date of birth February 26, 1995 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Sushi Favorite Junk food Chocolate
Favorite Hockey Player Evgeni Malkin Family originally from Mie
Favorite Quote None

#6 Connor Kluthe-Tasaka

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 165 lbs / 75 kg
Date of birth January 23. 1997 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Udon Favorite Junk food Double bacon cheeseburger
Favorite Hockey Player Scott Stevens Family originally from Wakayama and Hiroshima
Favorite Quote If a person tries as hard as he can, what else can you ask for.
(最大限の努力をする人には、これ以上何を望むことがあろうか。)

#10 Steven Saito

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’9″ / 175 cm Weight 140 lbs / 64 kg
Date of birth March 14, 1995 Hometowm Surrey, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Rice Favorite Junk food Diary Milk Chocolate, M&M Peanuts
Favorite Hockey Player Jason Krog, Scott Niedermayer Family originally from Shizuoka
Favorite Quote Will Smith (ウィル スミス) アメリカの映画俳優
Don’t let failure go to your heart & don’t let success go to your head.
(失敗してもkokoroに覚え込ませないこと、成功しても頭に覚え込ませないこと。)

#11 Paul Shimbashi

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 185 lbs / 84 kg
Date of birth November 18, 1995 Hometowm Barnwell, Alta
Favorite Japanese Food Kappa Maki Favorite Junk food Spitz (Sunflower seeds)
Favorite Hockey Player Rick Nash Family originally from Kagoshima
Favorite Quote Paul Gallico (1897 – 1976) アメリカの作家、短編小説家、スポーツライター
Hockey is “A fast body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.”
(我々は同じことを繰り返し行う。それゆえ「優秀さ」さえ、ただ一度の行いではなく習慣になる。)

#16 Nicholas Nimi

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’6″ / 168 cm Weight 135 lbs / 61 kg
Date of birth March 16, 1997 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Unagi Sushi, Manju Favorite Junk food Sour Cherry Blasters
Favorite Hockey Player Pavel Datsyuk Family originally from Tokushima
Favorite Quote Winners never quit, quitters never win.
(勝利する者は諦めない、諦める者は勝つことは無い)

#17 Rachel Budden

Position Defense Shoots Left
Height 5’4″ / 163 cm Weight 140 lbs / 64 kg
Date of birth November 20, 1994 Hometowm Vancouver, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Takoyaki Favorite Junk food Popcorn
Favorite Hockey Player Dan Hamhuis Family originally from Wakayama and Hiroshima
Favorite Quote Marianne Williamson (1952 – ) スピリチュアル活動家
Your playing small does not serve the world.
(小さなプレーは世界に通じない。)

#18 Andrew Okuma

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’7″ / 170 cm Weight 155 lbs / 70 kg
Date of birth November 21, 1993 Hometowm Vancouver, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Chicken Katsu Favorite Junk food Chips
Favorite Hockey Player Sidney Crosby Family originally from Okinawa
Favorite Quote Don’t ever sell yourself short… and work hard when no one is looking.
(自分自身を決して安売りするな、— そして誰も見ていないところで努力を惜しむな。)

#21 Ashton Shimbashi

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 170 lbs / 77 kg
Date of birth May 24, 1993 Hometowm Barnwell, Alta
Favorite Japanese Food Okonomiyaki Favorite Junk food Dr. Pepper
Favorite Hockey Player Jerome Iginla Family originally from Kagoshima
Favorite Quote Nothing worth doing ever came easy.
(容易くできることは、する価値が無い。)

#29 Quinn Toyoda

Position Goalie Shoots Left
Height 5’9″ / 175 cm Weight 145 lbs / 66 kg
Date of birth February 18, 1996 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Miso Salmon Favorite Junk food Yam Fries
Favorite Hockey Player Ken Dryden Family originally from Sendai / Wakayama
Favorite Quote Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) ドイツの物理学者
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
(誰もが天才である。しかし仮にあなたが魚を木登りの能力で判断するなら、その魚は自分は愚か者と信じて一生を過ごすだろう。)

#33 Daniel Golden

Position Golie Shoots Left
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 215 lbs / 98 kg
Date of birth June 1, 1995 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Tonkatsu Favorite Junk food White Rabbit Candies
Favorite Hockey Player Cory Schneider Family originally from Wakayama / Tokushima
Favorite Quote Winners never quit, quitters never win.
(勝利する者は諦めない、諦める者は勝つことは無い)

#39 Tanoshi Mizushima

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’8” / 173 cm Weight 165 lbs / 75 kg
Date of birth January 25. 1995 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Rice Favorite Junk food Snickers
Favorite Hockey Player Jonathan Toews, Gino Odjick Family originally from Chiba Ichikawa
Favorite Quote Everything is possible if you believe in yourself.
(自分自身を信じれば、何事も可能だ。)

#44 Wesley Matsuda

Position Defense Shoots Right
Height 5’10” / 178 cm Weight 190 lbs /86 kg
Date of birth May 1, 1996 Hometowm Kamloops,, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Vegetable & Prawn Tempura Favorite Junk food Pizza
Favorite Hockey Player PK Subban Family originally from Wakayama, Fukuoka
Favorite Quote Michael Jordan (1963 – ) 元バスケットボール選手、実業家
Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
(才能はゲームに勝たせてくれる、しかしチームワークと思考力はチャンピョンシップに勝たせてくれる。)

#51 Trevor Okino

Position Forward Shoots Left
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 185 lbs / 84 kg
Date of birth February 13, 1995 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Teriyaki beef & rice Favorite Junk food Chocolate
Favorite Hockey Player Duncan Keith Family originally from Hiroshima
Favorite Quote Clint Eastwood (1930 – ) アメリカの映画俳優、監督
I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.
(私は何事も程よい加減でいようとしたが、うまくいかなかった。)

#60 Will Nomura

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’7″ / 170 cm Weight 140 lbs / 64 kg
Date of birth April 7, 1996/td>

Hometowm Surrey, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Tempura Favorite Junk food Ice Cream
Favorite Hockey Player Sidney Crosby Family originally from Wakayama
Favorite Quote When we realize how little we are to the universe, we realize how important we are to each other.
(我々は宇宙ではちっぽけな存在だと気づいたとき、我々はお互いになくてはならない存在だと気付く。)

#71 Makoto Oliver

Position Forward Shoots Left
Height 5’8″ / 173 cm Weight 165 lbs / 75 kg
Date of birth October 25, 1994 Hometowm Vancouver, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Beef Udon Favorite Junk food Instant noodles
Favorite Hockey Player Marcus Johansson Family originally from Fukuoka
Favorite Quote Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) アイルランド出身の詩人、作家
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
(自分らしくあれ、他人の役は全て取られているのだから。)

#74 Ryan Kidd

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’8″ / 173 cm Weight 145lbs / 66kg
Date of birth May 26, 1994 Hometowm Richmond, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Salmon Onigiri Favorite Junk food McDonalds
Favorite Hockey Player Zach Parise Family originally from Hikone, Shiga
Favorite Quote Wayne Gretzky (1961 – ) カナダ出身のホッケープレイヤー、監督
A good player plays where the puck is, a great player plays where the puck is going to be.
(優れた選手はパックのある所でプレーする、より優れた選手はパックの向かう所でプレーする。)

#77 Gen Bryshun

Position Defense Shoots Left
Height 5’8″ / 173 cm Weight 180 lbs / 82 kg
Date of birth May 8, 1996 Hometowm Kelowna,, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Inarizushi Favorite Junk food Maynards Gummies
Favorite Hockey Player Drew Doughty Family originally from Okazaki City, Aichi
Favorite Quote The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
(失敗しない一番確かなやり方は、成功するように固く誓うことだ。)

#91 Carter Hikichi

Position Forward Shoots Left
Height 5’7″ / 170 cm Weight 145 lbs / 66 kg
Date of birth July 10, 1996 Hometowm Kelowna, BC
Favorite Japanese Food Teriyaki Chicken, Yakisoba Favorite Junk food Pizza
Favorite Hockey Player Sidney Crosby Family originally from Fukushima & Wakayama
Favorite Quote Wayne Gretzky (1961 – ) カナダ出身のホッケープレイヤー、監督
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
(打たないショットは100%ミスショットになる。)

#93 Justin Wong

Position Forward Shoots Right
Height 5’11” / 180 cm Weight 160 lbs / 73 kg
Date of birth September 3, 1993 Hometowm Coquitlam, B.C.
Favorite Japanese Food Sushi Favorite Junk food Fast Food
Favorite Hockey Player Sidney Crosby Family originally from Hiroshima & Kagoshima
Favorite Quote Sydney Crosby (1987 – ) カナダ出身のホッケープレイヤー
“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”
(偉大な瞬間は大きなチャンスから生れ出る。)

#97 Christian Dale

Position Forward Shoots Left
Height 5’8.5″ / 174cm Weight 130 lbs / 59 kg
Date of birth December 30, 1997 Hometowm North Delta, B.C.
Favorite Japanese Food Sushi Favorite Junk food McDonald’s fries
Favorite Hockey Player Ryan Nugent Hopkins Family originally from Yamanashi & Toyama
Favorite Quote You only live once.
(人生は一度きりだ。)

Coaching Staff & General Manager


Joe Racanelli
Assistant Coach
Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Hitomi Nakajima
Head Coach
Hometown: Kushiro, Japan

Mike Saito
General Manager
Hometown: Surrey, BC