Game Date: Saturday 12th May, 2018
Teams: Perth Thunder vs Sydney Ice Dogs
Venue: Perth Ice Arena, Perth
This will be the first game of the year between the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Perth Thunder. Last season, Perth Thunder lead the series 3 wins to 1.
The Sydney Ice Dogs last played on Sunday 6th May, 2018 in Newcastle against the Newcastle Northstars, with the Sydney Ice Dogs losing 3 – 4 in a shootout. Geordie Wudrick scored 1 goal, and Jonatan Ruth scored 1 goal in the loss. Curtis Skip stopped 38 of the 41 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.927 and a goals against average of 3.00.
The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 6th May, 2018 in Perth against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Perth Thunder winning 4 – 2. Benjamin Breault scored 2 goals, and Jonathon Bremner scored 1 goal in the victory. Jordan Kyros scored the game winning goal at 10.19 of the 3rd period, assisted by David Kudla.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|W-OTL-L-L-W||Last Five Games||OTW-L-W-W-OTL|
|4 / 19 (21.05%)||Power Play||5 / 19 (26.32%)|
|7 / 23 (69.57%)||Penalty Kill||6 / 27 (77.78%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN THUNDER AND ICE DOGS
Saturday 1st July, 2017 at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney
|Sydney Ice Dogs||1||2||2||5|
Perth Thunder: Per Daniel Göransson 2G 1A for 3pts. Benjamin Breault 1G 1A for 2pts. Jessyko Bernard 2A for 2pts. Robert Haselhurst 1A for 1pt. Christian Ouellet 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Ice Dogs: Grant Toulmin 3G 1A for 4pts. Stephen Johnston 1G 2A for 3pts. David Dunwoodie 1G for 1pt. Rory Rawlyk 3A for 3pts. Ellesse Carini 1A for 1pt. Todd Stephenson 1A for 1pt.
Damien Ketlo (W) 25 saves on 28 shots (0.893 SV%)
Peter Di Salvo (L) 21 saves on 26 shots (0.808 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|13-9-0-0||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||9-13-0-0|
|7-4-0-0||Head To Head At Perth Ice Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL)||4-7-0-0|
|85 / 61||Goals For / Goals Against||61 / 85|
|44 / 29||Goals For / Goals Against At Perth Ice Arena||29 / 44|