Game Date: Saturday 9th June, 2018
Teams: Newcastle Northstars vs Melbourne Mustangs
Venue: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
This will be the third game of the year between these two teams. Newcastle Northstars lead the series 2 wins to 0.
The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Sunday 27th May, 2018 in Sydney against the Sydney Bears, with the Melbourne Mustangs losing 3 – 6. Benjamin Davies scored 2 goals, and Brendan McDowell scored 1 goal in the loss. Petri Pitkänen stopped 23 of the 28 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.821 and a goals against average of 5.26.
The Newcastle Northstars last played on Saturday 26th May, 2018 in Newcastle against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 6 – 5 in a shootout. Liam Manwarring scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Robert Haselhurst scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Dayne Davis stopped 17 of the 22 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.773 and a goals against average of 5.00.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|W-W-OTL-W-OTW||Last Five Games||W-L-OTL-OTL-L|
|8 / 45 (17.78%)||Power Play||7 / 43 (16.28%)|
|6 / 39 (84.62%)||Penalty Kill||8 / 32 (75%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN NORTHSTARS AND MUSTANGS
Saturday 26th May, 2018 at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
Newcastle Northstars: Robert Haselhurst 1G 1A for 2pts. Liam Manwarring 1G 1A for 2pts. Richard Tesarik 1G 1A for 2pts. Tim Stanger 1G for 1pt. Nicholas Rivait 1G for 1pt. Zane Jones 2A for 2pts. Patrick Nadin 2A for 2pts. Joseph Harcharik 1A for 1pt. Shane Southwood 1A for 1pt.
Melbourne Mustangs: Benjamin Davies 2G 1A for 3pts. Brett Ferguson 2G for 2pts. Matt Stringer 1G for 1pt. Nikita Kolesnikovs 2A for 2pts. Vadim Virjassov 1A for 1pt. Michael McDowell 1A for 1pt. Paul Lazzarotto 1A for 1pt.
Dayne Davis (W) 17 saves on 22 shots (0.773 SV%)
Petri Pitkänen (L) 37 saves on 42 shots (0.881 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|14-11-1-2||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||11-14-2-1|
|8-4-1-1||Head To Head At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (W-L-OTW-OTL)||4-8-1-1|
|121 / 99||Goals For / Goals Against||99 / 121|
|71 / 49||Goals For / Goals Against At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium||49 / 71|