Game Date: Saturday 12th May, 2018
Teams: Melbourne Ice vs Newcastle Northstars
Venue: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
This will be the first game in the series this year between the Newcastle Northstars and the Melbourne Ice. Last season, Melbourne Ice lead the series 4 wins to 0.
The Newcastle Northstars last played on Sunday 6th May, 2018 in Newcastle against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 4 – 3 in a shootout. Patrick Nadin scored 2 goals, and Tomas Landa scored 1 goal in the victory. Charlie Smart stopped 23 of the 26 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.885 and a goals against average of 3.00.
The Melbourne Ice last played on Friday 11th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Melbourne Ice losing 3 – 5. Devon Krogh scored 2 goals, and Matt Armstrong scored 1 goal in the loss. Michael James stopped 25 of the 30 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.833 and a goals against average of 5.18.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|W-OTW-W-OTW-L||Last Five Games||L-OTL-L-L-OTW|
|4 / 18 (22.22%)||Power Play||6 / 27 (22.22%)|
|1 / 18 (94.44%)||Penalty Kill||5 / 19 (73.68%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN ICE AND NORTHSTARS
Sunday 20th August, 2017 at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
Melbourne Ice: Sebastian Ottosson 2G for 2pts. Jason Baclig 1G 2A for 3pts. Viktor Gibbs Sjödin 1G 1A for 2pts. Robert Clark 1G for 1pt. Thomas Powell 1G for 1pt. Joseph Hughes 3A for 3pts. Lliam Webster 2A for 2pts. Matt Armstrong 1A for 1pt. Niklas Dalhberg 1A for 1pt. Paul Baranzelli 1A for 1pt. Jeremy Brown 1A for 1pt.
Newcastle Northstars: Mathew Lindsay 1G 3A for 4pts. Zane Jones 1G 1A for 2pts. Steven Kuhn 1G 1A for 2pts. Robert Malloy 1G for 1pt. Joseph Harcharik 2A for 2pts.
Dayne Davis (W) 22 saves on 26 shots (0.846 SV%)
Charlie Smart (L) 25 saves on 31 shots (0.806 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|19-18-7-1||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||18-19-1-7|
|7-6-8-0||Head To Head At O’Brien Group Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL)||6-7-0-8|
|177 / 164||Goals For / Goals Against||164 / 177|
|58 / 47||Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Group Arena||47 / 58|