Game Preview: Melbourne Ice vs Sydney Bears

Game Date: Saturday 3rd August, 2019, 5:00 pm
Teams: Melbourne Ice vs Sydney Bears
Venue: O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

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

The Sydney Bears last played on Sunday 28th July, 2019 in Sydney against the Perth Thunder, with the Sydney Bears losing 3 – 4. Thomas Steven scored 2 goals, and Timothy Newmark scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss. Anthony Kimlin stopped 28 of the 32 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.875 and a goals against average of 4.04.

The Melbourne Ice last played on Sunday 28th July, 2019 in Melbourne against the CBR Brave, with the Melbourne Ice losing 2 – 7. Thomas Stahlhuth scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Kasey Kulczycki scored 1 goal in the loss. Thomas Munro stopped 34 of the 41 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.829 and a goals against average of 7.00.

Melbourne Ice 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Bears
6-14-2-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 11-8-2-0
L-L-L-OTW-L Last Five Games W-W-W-W-L
67 Goals For 89
98 Goals Against 75
16 / 91 (17.58%) Power Play 14 / 82 (17.07%)
10 / 84 (88.1%) Penalty Kill 17 / 100 (83%)

LAST GAME BETWEEN ICE AND BEARS
Saturday 20th July, 2019 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
Sydney Bears 0 3 2 5
Melbourne Ice 1 1 2 4

Scoring Summary:
Melbourne Ice: Thomas Powell 1G 3A for 4pts. Kasey Kulczycki 1G 2A for 3pts. JM Piotrowski 1G 2A for 3pts. Thomas Stahlhuth 1G 1A for 2pts.
Sydney Bears: Thomas Steven 2G 1A for 3pts. Danick Gauthier 2G for 2pts. Jeremy Brücker 1G 1A for 2pts. Tim Newmark 3A for 3pts. Taegan Rippon 2A for 2pts. Ryan Annesley 2A for 2pts. Jake Ratcliffe 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Anthony Kimlin (W) 23 saves on 27 shots (0.852 SV%)
Thomas Munro (L) 29 saves on 34 shots (0.853 SV%)

Melbourne Ice HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Bears
27-19-6-2 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 19-27-2-6
11-4-7-1 Head To Head At O’Brien Icehouse (W-L-OTW-OTL) 4-11-1-7
218 / 186 Goals For / Goals Against 186 / 218
87 / 54 Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Icehouse 54 / 87