Game Preview: Melbourne Mustangs vs Sydney Bears

Game Date: Sunday 26th June, 2022, 2:00 pm
Teams: Melbourne Mustangs vs Sydney Bears
Venue: O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

This will be the third game in the series this year between these two teams. The series is tied at 1 win apiece.

The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 25th June, 2022 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Sydney Bears winning 6 – 3. Jeremy Brücker scored 2 goals, and Tomas Landa scored 1 goal and 2 assists in the victory.  Landa scored the game winning goal at 0:03 of the 2nd period, assisted by Michael Poirier and Jake Ratcliffe.

The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Friday 17th June, 2022 in Melbourne against the Melbourne Ice, with the Melbourne Mustangs winning 4 – 0. Scott Timmins scored 1 goal and 1 assist, and Vadim Virjassov scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Andrew Belic scored the game winning goal at 12:30 of the 1st period, assisted by Mike McDowell and Adrian Nash.

Melbourne Mustangs 2022 SEASON COMPARISON Sydney Bears
4-5-0-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 6-4-1-0
L-W-L-L-W Last Five Games W-W-L-W-W
41 Goals For 55
39 Goals Against 54
7 / 38 (18.42%) Power Play 14 / 66 (21.21%)
7 / 45 (84.44%) Penalty Kill 12 / 59 (79.66%)

Saturday 21st May, 2022 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

Sydney Bears 4 2 1 7
Melbourne Mustangs 2 2 0 4

Scoring Summary:
Melbourne Mustangs: Jesse Thompson 1G 1A for 2pts. Vadim Virjassov 1G 1A for 2pts. Sean Jones 1G 1A for 2pts. Gavin Birchler 1G for 1pt. Jordan Warren 2A for 2pts. Stephen Belic 2A for 2pts. Evan khroustalev 1A for 1pt.
Sydney Bears: Alexander Gauthier 2G 2A for 4pts. Kenshin Hayashi 1G 2A for 3pts. Alexander Wardlaw 1G 1A for 2pts. Brian Funes 1G for 1pt. Tyerell Clare 1G for 1pt. Ellesse Carini 1G for 1pt. Tomas Landa 3A for 3pts. Noah Moncrieff 2A for 2pts. Thomas Moncrieff 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Glen Forbes-White (W) 32 saves on 36 shots (0.889 SV%)
Sebastian Woodlands (L) 28 saves on 35 shots (0.800 SV%)

Melbourne Mustangs HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Sydney Bears
18-15-2-1 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 15-18-1-2
10-6-1-1 Head To Head At O’Brien Icehouse (W-L-OTW-OTL) 6-10-1-1
146 / 129 Goals For / Goals Against 129 / 146
67 / 53 Goals For / Goals Against At O’Brien Icehouse 53 / 67