Game Preview: Newcastle Northstars vs Sydney Bears

Game Date: Saturday 27th July, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Newcastle Northstars vs Sydney Bears
Venue: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle

GAME PREVIEW
This will be the fourth and final game in the series this year between the Sydney Bears and the Newcastle Northstars. Newcastle Northstars lead the series 3 wins to 0.

The Sydney Bears last played on Sunday 21st July, 2019 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Mustangs, with the Sydney Bears winning 8 – 4. Adam Dauda scored 3 goals, and Danick Gauthier scored 2 goals and 2 assists in the victory. Michael Haynes scored the game winning goal at 2:28 of the 2nd period, assisted by Alexander Wardlaw.

The Newcastle Northstars last played on Friday 26th July, 2019 in Sydney against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Newcastle Northstars losing 4 – 7. Francis Drolet scored 2 goals, and Luke Simpson scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss. Charles Smart stopped 20 of the 27 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.741 and a goals against average of 7.00.

Newcastle Northstars 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Bears
14-6-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 10-7-2-0
W-W-L-L-L Last Five Games W-L-W-W-W
93 Goals For 81
61 Goals Against 71
19 / 91 (20.88%) Power Play 14 / 78 (17.95%)
12 / 81 (85.19%) Penalty Kill 17 / 95 (82.11%)

LAST GAME BETWEEN NORTHSTARS AND BEARS
Friday 12th July, 2019 at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
Newcastle Northstars 1 1 1 3
Sydney Bears 0 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:
Newcastle Northstars: Francis Drolet 1G for 1pt. Robert Malloy 1G for 1pt. Sammy Banga 1G for 1pt. Trey Phillips 2A for 2pts. Luke Simpson 1A for 1pt. Patrick Nadin 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Jake Ratcliffe 1G for 1pt. Thomas Steven 1A for 1pt. Danick Gauthier 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Dayne Davis (W) 25 saves on 26 shots (0.962 SV%)
Anthony Kimlin (L) 35 saves on 38 shots (0.921 SV%)

Newcastle Northstars HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Bears
34-20-1-5 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 20-34-5-1
22-7-2-2 Head To Head At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (W-L-OTW-OTL) 7-22-2-2
229 / 201 Goals For / Goals Against 201 / 229
138 / 88 Goals For / Goals Against At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium 88 / 138