This will be the first game of the year between the Sydney Bears and the CBR Brave. Last season, CBR Brave lead the series 3 wins to 1.
The Sydney Bears last played on Sunday 25th June, 2017 in Sydney against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Sydney Bears winning 5 – 4. Jackson Brewer scored 3 goals and 1 assist, and Tyerell Clare scored 1 goal in the victory. Saxon Air scored the game winning goal at 2.48 of the 3rd period unassisted.
The CBR Brave last played on Sunday 23rd July, 2017 in Adelaide against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the CBR Brave winning 4 – 1. Geordie Wudrick scored 2 goals and 1 assist, and Stephen Blunden scored 1 goal and 2 assists in the victory. Dominic Jalbert scored the game winning goal at 19.13 of the 3rd period, assisted by Stephen Blunden and Wehebe Darge.
2017 SEASON SUMMARY
|L-L-L-W-W||Last Five Games||L-L-W-L-L|
|16 / 91 (17.58%)||Power Play||12 / 105 (11.43%)|
|12 / 119 (89.92%)||Penalty Kill||27 / 121 (77.69%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN CBR AND SYDNEY
Saturday 24th June, 2017 at Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre, Canberra
CBR Brave: Wehebe Darge 2G 3A for 5pts. Geordie Wudrick 2G 2A for 4pts. Jan Safar 1G 3A for 4pts. Brian Bales 1G 1A for 2pts. Tyler Kubara 1G for 1pt. James Byers 1A for 1pt. Kai Miettinen 1A for 1pt. Dominic Jalbert 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Jackson Brewer 1G for 1pt. Saxon Air 1A for 1pt. Tyler Noseworthy 1A for 1pt.
Aleksi Toivonen (W) 21 saves on 22 shots (0.955 SV%)
James Downie (L) 24 saves on 31 shots (0.774 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD (since 2005)
|12-2-0-1||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||2-12-1-0|
|7-1-0-1||Head To Head At Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre (W-L-OTW-OTL)||1-7-1-0|
|88 / 45||Goals For / Goals Against||45 / 88|
|53 / 26||Goals For / Goals Against At Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre||26 / 53|