Asahi players on bench

The Leagues

Burrard and Commercial leagues

When the popular Asahis quit the Terminal League after the 1935 season, the league folded the next year. In 1936 they competed in the senior ‘B’ Commercial League. From 1937 to 1941, the team also played in the Burrard League. The Asahi club topped the leagues often against teams like the Patricias, the Angels, Merritt-Gordon, and the Western Monarchs.


Vancouver Asahi players on the bench, ca. 1940. Courtesy of Pat Adachi. Visible L-R: Ken Kutsukake, Roy Yamamura, Yuki Uno, Herbie Tanaka.