MELBOURNE – Vadim Virjassov scored a hat trick and four points to Christian Isackson helped the Melbourne Mustangs crushed the Adelaide Adrenaline 10-2 at the O’Brien Icehouse on Sunday afternoon.
Virjassov’s first goal came at 10:33 of the second period, with Christian Isackson and Jordan Owens picking up the assists. Virjassov’s second goal, a short handed goal, came at 8:10 of the third period, with Christian Isackson and Damian Bright picking up the assists. Virjassov’s third goal came at 3:09 of the third period, with Michael McMahon and Christian Isackson picking up the assists.
Brendan McDowell scored at 8:34 of the second period, assisted by Jaxson Lane and Jamie Bourke. McDowell also got one assist for two points.
Christian Isackson scored one goal and three assists for four points. Jordan Owens finished the game with four assists for four points.
Damian Bright and Andrew Erzen scored one goal and one assist for two points each, while Jamie Bourke and Michael McMahon got two assists for two points each.
Ales Kratoska scored for the Adrenaline at 2:04 of the second period, unassisted. Kratoska also got one assist for two points.
All penalties in the game were recorded during the third period. There were 4 penalties at 8:24 of the 3rd period, resulting in 16 minutes of penalties, due to a Tristan Darling penalty for checking from behind, along with a misconduct.
There were 3 penalties at 2:37 of the 3rd period, resulting in 52 minutes of penalties. Lee Lambert and Kyle Neuber got Match penalties, with Neuber getting an additional two minutes for slashing.
Jaden Pine-Murphy was the winning goalie for Melbourne Mustangs, making 14 saves on 16 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.875. Glen Forbes-White was the losing goalie for Adelaide Adrenaline, making 27 saves on 35 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.771. Forbes-White left the game at 16:04 of the third period. Jesse Gordichuk was the backup goalie for Adelaide Adrenaline, giving up two goals in the 3:56 he was in net.