Game Date: Saturday 19th May, 2018
Teams: Melbourne Mustangs vs Sydney Bears
Venue: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
This will be the first game in the series this year between these two teams. Last season, Melbourne Mustangs lead the series 3 wins to 1.
The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 12th May, 2018 in Sydney against the CBR Brave, with the Sydney Bears losing 1 – 3. Jeremy Vasquez scored 1 goal, and Brian Funes scored 1 assist in the loss. Anthony Kimlin stopped 40 of the 43 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.930 and a goals against average of 3.05.
The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Sunday 13th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Newcastle Northstars, with the Melbourne Mustangs losing 3 – 4. Benjamin Davies scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Patrick O’Kane scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss. Petri Pitkänen stopped 37 of the 41 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.902.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|W-W-L-W-L||Last Five Games||W-L-L-W-L|
|5 / 28 (17.86%)||Power Play||1 / 12 (8.33%)|
|6 / 22 (72.73%)||Penalty Kill||4 / 16 (75%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN MUSTANGS AND BEARS
Saturday 26th August, 2017 at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney
Melbourne Mustangs: Patrick O’Kane 2G for 2pts. Maxime Langelier-Parent 1G 3A for 4pts. Jamie Bourke 1G 2A for 3pts. Sean Jones 1G for 1pt. Anton Kokkonen 2A for 2pts. Corey Stringer 1A for 1pt. Brendan McDowell 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Tomas Landa 2G 2A for 4pts. Nicholas Rivait 2G 1A for 3pts. Jeremy Brücker 1G 1A for 2pts. Richard Tesarik 1G for 1pt. Jackson Brewer 3A for 3pts. Patrick Ward 1A for 1pt. Tyler Noseworthy 1A for 1pt. Tyerell Clare 1A for 1pt.
Anthony Kimlin (W) 34 saves on 39 shots (0.872 SV%)
James Kruger (L) 43 saves on 49 shots (0.878 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|14-10-2-0||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||10-14-0-2|
|8-4-1-0||Head To Head At O’Brien Group Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL)||4-8-0-1|
|106 / 89||Goals For / Goals Against||89 / 106|
|48 / 34||Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Group Arena||34 / 48|