PERTH – Benjamin Breault’s six points – including a hat trick – and Pier-Olivier Grandmaison earned 5 points helped the Perth Thunder beat the Sydney Ice Dogs 8-4 at the Perth Ice Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Breault scored his first goal at 14.04 of the second period, with Landon Oslanski and Jason McMahon picking up the assists. Breault scored his second goal, which turned into the game winner, at 10.30 of the second period, with Pier-Olivier Grandmaison getting the assist. Breault scored his third goal at 19.31 of the third period, with Pier-Olivier Grandmaison and Simon Kudla picking up the assists.
Pier-Olivier Grandmaison scored 1 goal and got 4 assists for 5 points. Grandmaison scored the first Thunder goal at 7.35 of the first period, with Benjamin Breault and Landon Oslanski picking up the assists.
Jason McMahon and Simon Kudla each scored a goal and got 1 assist for 2 points each.
Grant Toulmin scored 2 goals and Geordie Wudrick picked up 2 assists in a losing effort for the Ice Dogs.
Peter Di Salvo was the winning goalie for Perth Thunder, making 30 saves on 34 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.882. Nicholas Mizen was the losing goalie for Sydney Ice Dogs, making 13 saves on 20 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.650. Mizen left the game at the start of the 3rd period. Ignacy Benjamin was the backup goalie for Sydney Ice Dogs, making 11 saves on 12 shots in the third period, for a Save Percentage of 0.917.