Game Date: Saturday 26th May, 2018
Teams: Newcastle Northstars vs Melbourne Mustangs
Venue: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
This will be the second game in the series this year between these two teams. Newcastle Northstars lead the series 1 win to 0.
The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Saturday 19th May, 2018 in Melbourne against the Sydney Bears, with the Melbourne Mustangs losing 2 – 3 in a shootout. Troy Robertson scored 1 goal, and Patrick O’Kane scored 1 goal in the loss. Petri Pitkänen stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.938.
The Newcastle Northstars last played on Sunday 20th May, 2018 in Adelaide against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 4 – 2. Zane Jones scored 2 goals and 1 assist, and Nicholas Rivait scored 1 goal in the victory. Zane Jones scored the game winning goal at 14.20 of the 2nd period, assisted by Sam Lawson and Robert Malloy.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|OTW-W-W-OTL-W||Last Five Games||W-L-W-L-OTL|
|8 / 43 (18.6%)||Power Play||5 / 34 (14.71%)|
|6 / 36 (83.33%)||Penalty Kill||7 / 26 (73.08%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN NORTHSTARS AND MUSTANGS
Sunday 13th May, 2018 at O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
Newcastle Northstars: Nicholas Rivait 1G 2A for 3pts. Hamish Powell 1G for 1pt. Robert Haselhurst 1G for 1pt. Sam Lawson 1G for 1pt. Mathew Lindsay 1A for 1pt. Hayden Sheard 1A for 1pt. Richard Tesarik 1A for 1pt. Tomas Landa 1A for 1pt. Joseph Harcharik 1A for 1pt. Patrick Ward 1A for 1pt.
Melbourne Mustangs: Benjamin Davies 1G 1A for 2pts. Patrick O’Kane 1G 1A for 2pts. Brendan McDowell 1G for 1pt. Andrew Erzen 1A for 1pt. Matt Stringer 1A for 1pt. Mitchell Humphries 1A for 1pt.
Dayne Davis (W) 32 saves on 35 shots (0.914 SV%)
Petri Pitkänen (L) 37 saves on 41 shots (0.902 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|14-11-0-2||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||11-14-2-0|
|8-4-0-1||Head To Head At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (W-L-OTW-OTL)||4-8-1-0|
|116 / 94||Goals For / Goals Against||94 / 116|
|66 / 44||Goals For / Goals Against At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium||44 / 66|