Game Preview: Melbourne Mustangs vs Sydney Ice Dogs

Game Date: Saturday 11th May, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Melbourne Mustangs vs Sydney Ice Dogs
Venue: O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

This will be the first game in the series this year between these two teams. Last season, the series was tied last season at 2 wins apiece.

The Sydney Ice Dogs last played on Sunday 5th May, 2019 in Sydney against the Perth Thunder, with the Sydney Ice Dogs losing 3 – 5. Dylan Manierka-Quaile scored two goals and an assist, and Paul Crowder scored one goal and one assist in the loss. Garrett Bartus stopped 23 of the 27 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.852 and a goals against average of 4.15.

The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Friday 10th May, 2019 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Melbourne Mustangs winning 4 – 3. Michael McMahon scored 1 goal and 2 assists, and Parker Thomas scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Parker Thomas scored the game winning goal at 4.41 of the 3rd period, assisted by Michael McMahon and Matt Anderson.

Melbourne Mustangs 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Ice Dogs
3-0-0-1 W-L-OTW-OTL 2-2-0-0
W-W-W-OTL-W Last Five Games L-L-W-W-L
15 Goals For 17
5 Goals Against 15
3 / 12 (25%) Power Play 5 / 24 (20.83%)
3 / 18 (83.33%) Penalty Kill 4 / 17 (76.47%)

Sunday 26th August, 2018 at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney

Sydney Ice Dogs 0 0 2 2
Melbourne Mustangs 1 0 2 3

Scoring Summary:
Melbourne Mustangs: Benjamin Davies 1G for 1pt. Vadim Virjassov 1G for 1pt. Brett Ferguson 1G for 1pt. Patrick O’Kane 2A for 2pts. Jamie Bourke 1A for 1pt. Michael McMahon 1A for 1pt. Matthew Anderson 1A for 1pt. Nikita Kolesnikovs 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Ice Dogs: Grant Toulmin 1G 1A for 2pts. Todd Stephenson 1G for 1pt. Bryan Kolodziejczyk 2A for 2pts. Tomas Manco 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Aleksi Toivonen (W) 21 saves on 23 shots (0.913 SV%)
Curtis Skip (L) 44 saves on 47 shots (0.936 SV%)

Melbourne Mustangs HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Ice Dogs
15-13-1-1 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 13-15-1-1
8-6-1-0 Head To Head At O’Brien Icehouse (W-L-OTW-OTL) 6-8-0-1
133 / 97 Goals For / Goals Against 97 / 133
73 / 52 Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Icehouse 52 / 73