Game Date: Sunday 20th May, 2018
Teams: Melbourne Ice vs Sydney Bears
Venue: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
This will be the first game of the year between the Sydney Bears and the Melbourne Ice. Last season, Melbourne Ice lead the series 4 wins to 0.
The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 19th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Sydney Bears winning 3 – 2 in a shootout. Michael Burns scored 1 goal, and Etienne Du Toit scored 1 goal in the victory. Anthony Kimlin stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.933 and a goals against average of 2.00.
The Melbourne Ice last played on Saturday 12th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Newcastle Northstars, with the Melbourne Ice losing 4 – 5. Dylan Anderson scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Dillon Lawrence scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss. Michael James stopped 18 of the 23 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.783 and a goals against average of 5.00.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|OTW-W-OTW-L-L||Last Five Games||L-L-W-L-OTW|
|4 / 24 (16.67%)||Power Play||2 / 16 (12.5%)|
|1 / 23 (95.65%)||Penalty Kill||4 / 22 (81.82%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN ICE AND BEARS
Saturday 22nd July, 2017 at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney
Melbourne Ice: Niklas Dalhberg 2G for 2pts. Viktor Gibbs Sjödin 1G 2A for 3pts. Kristoffer Backman 1G 1A for 2pts. Matt Armstrong 2A for 2pts. Todd Graham 1A for 1pt. Marcus Wong 1A for 1pt. Paul Baranzelli 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Tyler Noseworthy 2G for 2pts. Tomas Landa 1G 1A for 2pts. Michael Schlamp 1A for 1pt. Patrick Ward 1A for 1pt. Nicholas Rivait 1A for 1pt.
Dayne Davis (W) 28 saves on 31 shots (0.903 SV%)
James Downie (L) 28 saves on 32 shots (0.875 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|26-13-6-2||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||13-26-2-6|
|10-2-7-1||Head To Head At O’Brien Group Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL)||2-10-1-7|
|203 / 156||Goals For / Goals Against||156 / 203|
|79 / 45||Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Group Arena||45 / 79|