Game Preview: Sydney Ice Dogs vs Melbourne Mustangs

NOTE: This game has been cancelled due to travel issues. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.


Game Date: Saturday 8th June, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Sydney Ice Dogs vs Melbourne Mustangs
Venue: Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney

This will be the second game of the year between the Melbourne Mustangs and the Sydney Ice Dogs. Sydney Ice Dogs lead the series 1 win to 0.

The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Sunday 2nd June, 2019 in Melbourne against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Melbourne Mustangs winning 10 – 2. Vadim Virjassov scored 3 goals, and Christian Isackson scored 1 goal and 3 assists in the victory. Brendan McDowell scored the game winning goal at 8:34 of the 2nd period, assisted by Jaxson Lane and Jamie Bourke.

The Sydney Ice Dogs last played on Saturday 1st June, 2019 in Sydney against the Sydney Bears, with the Sydney Ice Dogs losing 3 – 6. Matt Monaghan scored 1 goal, and Tim Crowder scored 1 goal in the loss. Nicholas Novysedlak stopped 29 of the 35 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.829 and a goals against average of 6.00.

Sydney Ice Dogs 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Melbourne Mustangs
3-5-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 5-2-0-3
OTW-W-L-L-L Last Five Games L-W-L-OTL-W
37 Goals For 42
40 Goals Against 25
12 / 53 (22.64%) Power Play 6 / 43 (13.95%)
9 / 40 (77.5%) Penalty Kill 8 / 45 (82.22%)

Saturday 11th May, 2019 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 1 1 4
Melbourne Mustangs 1 1 1 0 3

Scoring Summary:
Sydney Ice Dogs: Tim Crowder 1G 2A for 3pts. Dylan Manierka-Quaile 1G 1A for 2pts. Tomas Manco 1G for 1pt. Paul Crowder 2A for 2pts. Ellesse Carini 1A for 1pt.
Melbourne Mustangs: Parker Thomas 2G for 2pts. Sean Jones 1G for 1pt. Vadim Virjassov 2A for 2pts. Troy Robertson 1A for 1pt. Jamie Bourke 1A for 1pt. Michael McMahon 1A for 1pt. Maxime Langelier-Parent 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Garrett Bartus (W) 42 saves on 45 shots (0.933 SV%)
Jaden Pine-Murphy (L) 14 saves on 17 shots (0.824 SV%)

Sydney Ice Dogs HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Melbourne Mustangs
15-13-2-1 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 13-15-1-2
2-2-0-0 Head To Head At Macquarie Ice Rink (W-L-OTW-OTL) 2-2-0-0
112 / 124 Goals For / Goals Against 124 / 112
13 / 9 Goals For / Goals Against At Macquarie Ice Rink 9 / 13