Game Preview: Perth Thunder vs Melbourne Ice

Game Date: Saturday 8th June, 2019, 4:30 pm
Teams: Perth Thunder vs Melbourne Ice
Venue: Perth Ice Arena, Perth

This will be the first game of the year between the Melbourne Ice and the Perth Thunder. Last season, Perth Thunder lead the series 3 wins to 1.

The Melbourne Ice last played on Saturday 1st June, 2019 in Melbourne against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Melbourne Ice winning 4 – 2. Matt Armstrong scored 1 goal and 2 assists, and Todd Graham scored 1 goal in the victory. Todd Graham scored the game winning goal at 15.45 of the 3rd period, assisted by Thomas Powell and Matt Armstrong.

The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 2nd June, 2019 in Canberra against the CBR Brave, with the Perth Thunder losing 2 – 6. Kieren Webster scored 1 goal, and Tomek Sak scored 1 goal in the loss. Nico Viksten stopped 34 of the 40 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.850 and a goals against average of 6.00.

Perth Thunder 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Melbourne Ice
2-6-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 2-7-1-0
L-L-W-L-L Last Five Games L-L-L-OTW-W
17 Goals For 31
40 Goals Against 45
3 / 34 (8.82%) Power Play 9 / 43 (20.93%)
9 / 41 (78.05%) Penalty Kill 4 / 41 (90.24%)

Sunday 19th August, 2018 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

Melbourne Ice 2 0 1 3
Perth Thunder 1 3 2 6

Scoring Summary:
Perth Thunder: Pier Olivier Grandmaison 2G 1A for 3pts. Landon Oslanski 1G 3A for 4pts. Jordan Kyros 1G 1A for 2pts. Andrew Cox 1G 1A for 2pts. Tomek Sak 2A for 2pts. James Woodman 1G for 1pt. Lynden Lodge 1A for 1pt. Jonathon Bremner 1A for 1pt. Alastair Punler 1A for 1pt. Benjamin Breault 1A for 1pt.
Melbourne Ice: Matt Armstrong 1G 1A for 2pts. Marcus Wong 1G for 1pt. Nate Fleming 1G for 1pt. Thomas Powell 2A for 2pts. Lliam Webster 1A for 1pt. Jeremy Chai 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Peter Di Salvo (W) 30 saves on 33 shots (0.909 SV%)
Jaden Pine-Murphy (L) 24 saves on 30 shots (0.800 SV%)

Perth Thunder HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Melbourne Ice
7-12-5-4 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 12-7-4-5
2-7-3-2 Head To Head At Perth Ice Arena (W-L-OTW-OTL) 7-2-2-3
89 / 110 Goals For / Goals Against 110 / 89
37 / 57 Goals For / Goals Against At Perth Ice Arena 57 / 37