Game Preview: Newcastle Northstars vs Perth Thunder

Game Date: Saturday 4th May, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Newcastle Northstars vs Perth Thunder
Venue: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle

This will be the first game in the series this year between the Perth Thunder and the Newcastle Northstars. Last season, Perth Thunder lead the series 4 wins to 0.

The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 28th April, 2019 in Perth against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Perth Thunder winning 1 – 0 in a shootout. Robert Haselhurst scored the lone goal of the game.

The Newcastle Northstars last played on Sunday 28th April, 2019 in Newcastle against the Melbourne Ice, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 6 – 0. Sammy Banga scored 3 goals, and Dominik Gabaj scored 2 goals and 1 assist in the victory. Sammy Banga scored the game winning goal at 9.37 of the 1st period, assisted by Robert Malloy and Dominik Gabaj.

Newcastle Northstars 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Perth Thunder
2-0-0-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 0-1-1-0
W-OTL-L-W-W Last Five Games W-OTW-W-L-OTW
10 Goals For 0
3 Goals Against 5
1 / 6 (16.67%) Power Play 0 / 6 (0%)
0 / 6 (100%) Penalty Kill 1 / 4 (75%)

Sunday 26th August, 2018 at Perth Ice Arena, Perth

Perth Thunder 0 1 4 5
Newcastle Northstars 2 1 0 3

Scoring Summary:
Newcastle Northstars: Tomas Landa 1G 1A for 2pts. Nicholas Rivait 1G for 1pt. Shane Southwood 1G for 1pt. Robert Haselhurst 2A for 2pts. Mathew Lindsay 1A for 1pt. Liam Manwarring 1A for 1pt.
Perth Thunder: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison 2G 2A for 4pts. Benjamin Breault 2G 1A for 3pts. Jordan Kyros 1G 1A for 2pts. Andrew Cox 2A for 2pts. Landon Oslanski 1A for 1pt. Simon Kudla 1A for 1pt. Jamie Woodman 1A for 1pt. Lynden Lodge 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Peter Di Salvo (W) 59 saves on 62 shots (0.952 SV%)
Dayne Davis (L) 39 saves on 44 shots (0.886 SV%)

Newcastle Northstars HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Perth Thunder
8-11-2-5 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 11-8-5-2
4-4-1-4 Head To Head At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (W-L-OTW-OTL) 4-4-4-1
86 / 97 Goals For / Goals Against 97 / 86
52 / 52 Goals For / Goals Against At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium 52 / 52