MELBOURNE – Dylan Anderson’s hat trick and three points to Dillon Lawrence helped the Melbourne Ice defeat the Perth Thunder 5-4 in a shootout at the O’Brien Group Arena on Saturday evening.
Anderson scored his first goal at 3.15 of the second period, with Todd Graham and Dillon Lawrence picking up the assists. Anderson scored his second goal at 1.01 of the second period, with Dillon Lawrence and Marcus Wong picking up the assists. Anderson scored his third goal at 16.43 of the third period, with Todd Graham getting the assist.
Dillon Lawrence got 3 assists for 3 points, and Todd Graham picked up 2 assists to give him 5 points for the season.
Pier Olivier Grandmaison scored 1 goal and got 2 assists for 3 points. Benjamin Breault and Landon Oslanski got 2 assists for 2 points each.
Michael James was the winning goalie for Melbourne Ice, making 28 saves on 32 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.875. Peter Di Salvo was the losing goalie for Perth Thunder, making 16 saves on 20 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.800.