Game Preview: Perth Thunder vs Sydney Bears


Game Date: Sunday 1st September, 2019, 3:30 pm
Teams: Perth Thunder vs Sydney Bears
Venue: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle

This will be the fifth game of the year between the Sydney Bears and the Perth Thunder. Perth Thunder lead the series 3 wins to 1.

The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 24th August, 2019 in Sydney against the Adelaide Adrenaline, with the Sydney Bears winning 8 – 3. Christopher Moquin scored 3 goals and 1 assist, and Adam Dauda scored 3 goals in the victory. Adam Dauda scored the game winning goal at 2:27 of the 2nd period unassisted.

The Bears won their way into the Grand Final by defeating the CBR Brave 6 – 4.  Danick Gauther scored two goals and Ryan Annesley scored three points in the victory.

The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 25th August, 2019 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Perth Thunder winning 7 – 3. Andrew Cox scored 2 goals, and Louick Marcotte scored 1 goal and 2 assists in the victory. Andrew Cox scored the game winning goal at 2:17 of the 2nd period, assisted by Nico Viksten.

The Thunder earned their Grand Final spot by beating the Newcastle Northstars 3-2.  Benjamin Breault scored two goals and Shaun Tobin scored a goal in the victory.

Perth Thunder 2019 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Bears
16-10-1-1 W-L-OTW-OTL 15-11-2-0
L-W-W-W-W Last Five Games L-L-W-W-W
115 Goals For 119
102 Goals Against 102
23 / 108 (21.3%) Power Play 20 / 102 (19.61%)
29 / 135 (78.52%) Penalty Kill 25 / 130 (80.77%)

Saturday 17th August, 2019 at Perth Ice Arena, Perth

Sydney Bears 0 0 1 1
Perth Thunder 1 1 3 5

Scoring Summary:
Perth Thunder: Louick Marcotte 2G 1A for 3pts. Shaun Tobin 1G for 1pt. Lynden Lodge 1G for 1pt. Andrew Cox 1G for 1pt. Benjamin Breault 2A for 2pts. Keven Veilleux 2A for 2pts. Kieren Webster 1A for 1pt. Jamie Woodman 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Jake Ratcliffe 1G for 1pt. Danick Gauthier 1A for 1pt. Tyerell Clare 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Nico Viksten (W) 30 saves on 31 shots (0.968 SV%)
Anthony Kimlin (L) 25 saves on 30 shots (0.833 SV%)


Date Venue Result
May 26th Perth Ice Arena Thunder 5-4
June 22nd Macquarie Ice Rink Bears 5-4 (OT)
July 28th Macquarie Ice Rink Thunder 4-3
August 17th Perth Ice Arena Thunder 5-1
Perth Thunder
SCORING STATISTICS 2019 Season Sydney Bears
Louick Marcotte / Keven Veilleux – 22 Goals Scored Danick Gauthier – 22
Louick Marcotte – 62 Points Scored Danick Gauthier – 53
Keven Veilleux – 112 PIMS Tyerell Clare – 95
Perth Thunder HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Bears
15-7-2-6 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 7-15-6-2
0-0-0-0 Head To Head At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (W-L-OTW-OTL) 0-0-0-0
103 / 91 Goals For / Goals Against 91 / 103
/ Goals For / Goals Against At Hunter Ice Skating Stadium /