Game Preview: Melbourne Ice vs Newcastle Northstars

Game Date: Saturday 6th July, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Melbourne Ice vs Newcastle Northstars
Venue: O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

This will be the fourth and final game of the year between these two teams. Newcastle Northstars lead the series 3 wins to 0.

The Newcastle Northstars last played on Saturday 29th June, 2019 in Newcastle against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Newcastle Northstars winning 4 – 4. Trey Phillips scored 2 goals and 1 assist, and Robert Malloy scored 1 goal in the victory. Trey Phillips scored the game winning goal at 1:41 of the 4th period, assisted by Sammy Banga and Francis Drolet.

The Melbourne Ice last played on Sunday 30th June, 2019 in Sydney against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Melbourne Ice winning 6 – 4. Kasey Kulczycki scored 2 goals, and JM Piotrowski scored 1 goal and 3 assists in the victory. Thomas Stahlhuth scored the game winning goal at 10:01 of the 3rd period, assisted by JM Piotrowski.

Melbourne Ice 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Newcastle Northstars
5-9-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 12-2-1-0
L-W-W-L-W Last Five Games W-W-L-W-OTW
49 Goals For 75
63 Goals Against 41
11 / 59 (18.64%) Power Play 16 / 59 (27.12%)
7 / 57 (87.72%) Penalty Kill 7 / 56 (87.5%)

Sunday 26th May, 2019 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

Newcastle Northstars 0 2 4 6
Melbourne Ice 0 1 3 4

Scoring Summary:
Melbourne Ice: JM Piotrowski 2G for 2pts. Paul Lazzarotto 1G 1A for 2pts. Kasey Kulczycki 1G for 1pt. Lliam Webster 3A for 3pts. Jesse Schwartz 1A for 1pt. Thomas Powell 1A for 1pt. Jack Carpenter 1A for 1pt.
Newcastle Northstars: Sammy Banga 1G 3A for 4pts. Francis Drolet 1G 2A for 3pts. Tomas Landa 1G 2A for 3pts. Ondrej Smach 1G 1A for 2pts. Hamish Powell 1G for 1pt. Patrick Nadin 1G for 1pt. Robert Malloy 2A for 2pts. Jayden Ryan 1A for 1pt. Patrick Ward 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Charlie Smart (W) 20 saves on 24 shots (0.833 SV%)
Sebastian Andersson (L) 23 saves on 28 shots (0.821 SV%)

Melbourne Ice HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Newcastle Northstars
20-23-7-2 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 23-20-2-7
7-8-8-1 Head To Head At O’Brien Icehouse (W-L-OTW-OTL) 8-7-1-8
195 / 194 Goals For / Goals Against 194 / 195
69 / 61 Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Icehouse 61 / 69