Aito Iguchi: Japanese 11 Year Old Hockey Sensation


It is important for adults and kids to be physically active. It is good for your health. On teams or in individual sports, a person meets new friends and may travel to wonderful places.   Here is an 11-year-old Japanese boy who is fit and has many hockey skills. His name is Alto Iguchi and he caused a sensation in 2015. He travelled to New York with his Japanese team.

It is 2015 and New York city is hosting the second Annual Lighthouse International Hockey Tournament.   This is a youth event that involves teams from China, Japan, Finland, Long Island and New York City.

The final game was between Harbin (China) and the Nikko Jr. Ice Bucks (Japan). The winner was japan who beat China 10-2.

 Let Me Introduce Sensational Japanese player Alto Iguchi who scored 2 goals and assisted in 2 assists.


Japan is not an ice hockey nation. Yet, hockey scouts and the internet have seen Alto Iguchi play. He is fantastic! What did he have to say about his team’s win.


“I know that I’m being looked at, so I want to play accordingly so that I meet the expectations,” Iguchi said through translator Tak Mihara. “I played very well, actually, better than usual. If I had to rate myself, it would be an A-plus.”

Getting Picked


Alto was picked from one hundred (100) players at a hockey camp. He started playing hockey at age 5. He learned the skills by watching National Hockey League games that he streamed from the internet.

Look at for Him in the Future

NHL (National Hockey League) teams
NHL (National Hockey League) teams

Japan has sent players to the USA and they play in National Leagues.Europe has sent many hockey players to the NHL (National Hockey League). I will be happy to see him on my television set. Hopefully, he will play for the Toronto Maple Leafs in Canada.