PERTH – Patrick O’Kane found the back of the net 2 times and Brett Ferguson earned 3 points as the Melbourne Mustangs won over the Perth Thunder 6-2 at the Perth Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon.
O’Kane scored his first goal at 9.58 of the first period, with Jamie Bourke and Brett Ferguson picking up the assists. O’Kane scored his second goal at 0.30 of the third period, with Brett Ferguson and Michael McMahon picking up the assists.
Brett Ferguson scored 1 goal and got 2 assists for 3 points, Jamie Bourke got 3 assists for 3 points and Brendan McDowell scored 1 goalsand got 1 assist for 2 points
Pier Olivier Grandmaison scored two goals for the Thunder. His first goal at 5.45 of the second period, with Landon Oslanski and Benjamin Breault picking up the assists. Grandmaison’s second goal was scored at 8.44 of the third period, with James Woodman getting the assist.
Petri Pitkänen was the winning goalie for Melbourne Mustangs, making 37 saves on 39 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.949. Peter Di Salvo was the losing goalie for Perth Thunder, making 36 saves on 41 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.878. Di Salvo left the net at 19.35 of the 3rd period to push of an extra attacker. It backfired, as Patrick O’Kane scored an empty net goal at 0.30 of the 3rd period, assisted by Brett Ferguson and Michael McMahon.