Game Preview: Perth Thunder vs Sydney Bears

Game Date: Sunday 26th May, 2019, 4:30 pm
Teams: Perth Thunder vs Sydney Bears
Venue: Perth Ice Arena, Perth

GAME PREVIEW
This will be the first game of the year between the Sydney Bears and the Perth Thunder. Last season, Sydney Bears lead the series 3 wins to 1.

The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 25th May, 2019 in Adelaide against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Sydney Bears winning 4 – 3 in overtime. Ryan Annesley scored 2 goals and 1 assist, and William Lamoureux scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Ryan Annesley scored the game winning goal at 1:29 of the 4th period, assisted by Jake Ratcliffe.

The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 12th May, 2019 in Perth against the CBR Brave, with the Perth Thunder losing 1 – 5. Louick Marcotte scored 1 goal, and Jordan Kyros scored 1 assist in the loss. Nico Viksten stopped 46 of the 51 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.902 and a goals against average of 5.00.

Perth Thunder 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Bears
1-4-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 4-2-1-0
OTW-L-W-L-L Last Five Games L-W-W-W-OTW
10 Goals For 28
23 Goals Against 22
3 / 28 (10.71%) Power Play 4 / 29 (13.79%)
6 / 26 (76.92%) Penalty Kill 4 / 38 (89.47%)

LAST GAME BETWEEN THUNDER AND BEARS
Sunday 5th August, 2018 at Perth Ice Arena, Perth

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
Perth Thunder 2 0 2 4
Sydney Bears 1 3 2 6

Scoring Summary:
Perth Thunder: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison 1G 1A for 2pts. Andrew Cox 1G 1A for 2pts. Benjamin Breault 1G 1A for 2pts. Pascal Gemperli 1G for 1pt. Jonathon Bremner 2A for 2pts. David Kudla 1A for 1pt. Jordan Kyros 1A for 1pt. Simon Kudla 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Charles Adams 4G 1A for 5pts. Ryan Lough 1G 3A for 4pts. Ryan Annesley 1G 3A for 4pts. Graeme Strukoff 3A for 3pts. Michael Schlamp 1A for 1pt. Tyerell Clare 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Anthony Kimlin (W) 27 saves on 31 shots (0.871 SV%)
Peter Di Salvo (L) 43 saves on 48 shots (0.896 SV%)

Perth Thunder HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Bears
12-7-2-5 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 7-12-5-2
4-4-1-4 Head To Head At Perth Ice Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL) 4-4-4-1
85 / 79 Goals For / Goals Against 79 / 85
38 / 39 Goals For / Goals Against At Perth Ice Arena 39 / 38