CANBERRA – Ainars Podzins scored four goals and Chris Leveille found the back of the net two times as the CBR Brave beat the Melbourne Mustangs 8-4 at the Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Podzins’ first goal came at 13:31 of the first period, with Matthew Harvey and Hayden Dawes picking up the assists. Podzins’ second goal, which turned into the game winner, came at 8:43 of the second period, with Chris Leveille and Matthew Harvey picking up the assists. Podzins’ third goal came at 0:37 of the second period, with Channing Bresciani and Kai Miettinen picking up the assists. The fourth goal for Podzins was scored at 12:29 of the third period, with Wehebe Darge and Chris Leveille picking up the assists.
Leveille’s first goal, a short handed goal, came at 1:36 of the first period, with Wehebe Darge and Per Daniel Göransson picking up the assists. Leveille scored his second goal at 0:24 of the first period, with Wehebe Darge and Matthew Harvey picking up the assists.
Wehebe Darge and Matthew Harvey got three assists for three points each.
Brett Ferguson scored his first goal for the Mustangs, a power play goal, at 4:31 of the second period, with Benjamin Davies and Mitchell Humphries picking up the assists. The second goal for Ferguson, a power play goal, was scored at 3:17 of the second period, with Jamie Bourke and Benjamin Davies picking up the assists.
Benjamin Davies scored one goal and two assists for three points.
There were 4 penalties at 14:13 of the 1st period, resulting in 28 minutes of penalties. Bayley Kubara was assessed for cross checking and a misconduct, while Mitchell Humphries got a slashing call and a misconduct.
There were 5 penalties at 4:58 of the 2nd period, resulting in 52 minutes of penalties. Per Daniel Göransson received a tripping penalty, a fighting major and a game misconduct. Nikita Kolesnikovs got Game Misconduct and fighting major penalties.
All told, there were 146 minutes worth of penalties for this game.
Matt Hewitt was the winning goalie for CBR Brave, making 19 saves on 23 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.826. Aleksi Toivonen was the losing goalie for Melbourne Mustangs, making 28 saves on 35 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.800. Toivonen left the game at 18:10 of the third period. It backfired, as Chris McPhail scored an empty net goal at 0:22 of the third period, assisted by Mitch Henning.