Game Date: Saturday 16th June, 2018
Teams: Sydney Bears vs Newcastle Northstars
Venue: Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney
This will be the first game in the series this year between the Newcastle Northstars and the Sydney Bears. Last season, Newcastle Northstars lead the series 3 wins to 1.
The Newcastle Northstars last played on Sunday 10th June, 2018 in Newcastle against the Perth Thunder, with the Newcastle Northstars losing 2 – 8. Zane Jones scored 1 goal, and Shane Southwood scored 1 goal in the loss. Charlie Smart stopped 14 of the 18 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.778 and a goals against average of -8.14.
The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 9th June, 2018 in Sydney against the Perth Thunder, with the Sydney Bears losing 3 – 4 in a shootout. Graeme Strukoff scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Charles Adams scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss. Anthony Kimlin stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.917 and a goals against average of 3.00.
2018 SEASON COMPARISON
|OTW-W-OTL-W-OTL||Last Five Games||OTL-W-OTW-W-L|
|5 / 28 (17.86%)||Power Play||9 / 51 (17.65%)|
|7 / 39 (82.05%)||Penalty Kill||6 / 49 (87.76%)|
LAST GAME BETWEEN BEARS AND NORTHSTARS
Sunday 30th July, 2017 at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
Sydney Bears: Jackson Brewer 2G 1A for 3pts. Jeremy Brücker 1G 1A for 2pts. Patrick Ward 1G for 1pt. Tyler Noseworthy 1A for 1pt. Brent Vandenberg 1A for 1pt. Jeremy Vasquez 1A for 1pt. Brian Funes 1A for 1pt.
Newcastle Northstars: Zane Jones 3G for 3pts. Joseph Harcharik 2G 1A for 3pts. Steven Kuhn 1G 5A for 6pts. Kale Kerbashian 1G 1A for 2pts. Hayden Sheard 1A for 1pt. Matt Wetini 1A for 1pt.
Charlie Smart (W) 20 saves on 24 shots (0.833 SV%)
Anthony Kimlin (L) 38 saves on 45 shots (0.844 SV%)
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005)
|21-26-2-4||Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL)||26-21-4-2|
|1-1-0-0||Head To Head At Macquarie Ice Rink (W-L-OTW-OTL)||1-1-0-0|
|183 / 203||Goals For / Goals Against||203 / 183|
|11 / 9||Goals For / Goals Against At Macquarie Ice Rink||9 / 11|