Game Date: Sunday 13th May, 2018
Teams: Melbourne Mustangs 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 Mustangs. Last season, the series was tied last season at 2 wins apiece.
The Newcastle Northstars last played on Saturday 12th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 5 – 4. Joseph Harcharik scored 3 goals, and Nick Rivait scored 1 goal and 2 assists in the victory. Robert Haselhurst scored the game winning goal at 0.01 of the 3rd period, assisted by Richard Tesarik and Patrick Ward.
The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Friday 11th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Melbourne Mustangs winning 5 – 3. Brett Ferguson scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Benjamin Davies scored 1 goal in the victory. Bradley Apps scored the game winning goal at 9.11 of the 3rd period, assisted by Jackson McCoy.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|L-W-W-L-W||Last Five Games||OTL-L-L-OTW-W|
|5 / 24 (20.83%)||Power Play||6 / 32 (18.75%)|
|6 / 18 (66.67%)||Penalty Kill||6 / 25 (76%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN MUSTANGS AND NORTHSTARS
Sunday 13th August, 2017 at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
Melbourne Mustangs: Maxime Langelier-Parent 3G 1A for 4pts. Anton Kokkonen 1G 2A for 3pts. Jamie Bourke 1G 1A for 2pts. Vadim Virjassov 1G for 1pt. Mitchell Humphries 2A for 2pts. Jackson McCoy 1A for 1pt. Sean Jones 1A for 1pt.
Newcastle Northstars: Zane Jones 1G for 1pt. Steven Kuhn 1A for 1pt.
James Kruger (W) 29 saves on 30 shots (0.967 SV%)
Charlie Smart (L) 19 saves on 23 shots (0.826 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|13-11-2-0||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||11-13-0-2|
|7-5-1-0||Head To Head At O’Brien Group Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL)||5-7-0-1|
|99 / 104||Goals For / Goals Against||104 / 99|
|49 / 44||Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Group Arena||44 / 49|