Game Preview: Sydney Bears vs Melbourne Ice

Game Date: Sunday 3rd July, 2022, 5:00 pm
Teams: Sydney Bears vs Melbourne Ice
Venue: Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney

This will be the fourth and final game in the series this year between these two teams. Sydney Bears lead the series 2 wins to 1.

The Melbourne Ice last played on Saturday 2nd July, 2022 in Newcastle against the Newcastle Northstars, with the Melbourne Ice losing 3 – 9. Lachie Cincotta scored 1 goal, and Zach Boyle scored 1 goal in the loss. Michael James stopped 34 of the 43 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.791.

The Sydney Bears last played on Saturday 2nd July, 2022 in Sydney against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Sydney Bears winning 10 – 3. Kenshin Hayashi scored 3 goals and 2 assists, and Alexander Gauthier scored 2 goals and 2 assists in the victory. Hayashi scored the game winning goal at 1.43 of the 1st period, assisted by Jake Ratcliffe and Michael Poirier.

Sydney Bears 2022 SEASON COMPARISON Melbourne Ice
8-4-1-0 W-L-OTW-OTL 2-13-0-0
L-W-W-W-W Last Five Games W-L-L-L-L
69 Goals For 38
60 Goals Against 97
19 / 77 (24.68%) Power Play 4 / 66 (6.06%)
12 / 67 (82.09%) Penalty Kill 22 / 76 (71.05%)

Saturday 25th June, 2022 at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne

Sydney Bears 1 3 2 6
Melbourne Ice 0 3 0 3

Scoring Summary:
Sydney Bears: Jeremy Brücker 2G for 2pts. Tomas Landa 1G 2A for 3pts. Michael Poirier 1G 1A for 2pts. Alexander Wardlaw 1G for 1pt. Brian Funes 1G for 1pt. Jake Ratcliffe 3A for 3pts. Tyerell Clare 2A for 2pts. Alexander Gauthier 1A for 1pt. Timothy Newmark 1A for 1pt. Thomas Moncrieff 1A for 1pt. Robert Haselhurst 1A for 1pt.
Melbourne Ice: Josh Walt 2G for 2pts. Lachie Cincotta 1G for 1pt. Sam Hodic 2A for 2pts. Nathan Cachia 1A for 1pt. Paul Lazzarotto 1A for 1pt. Christian Pansino 1A for 1pt.
Goalie Statistics:
Glen Forbes-White (W) 30 saves on 33 shots (0.909 SV%)
Michael James (L) 60 saves on 66 shots (0.909 SV%)

Sydney Bears HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (since 2005) Melbourne Ice
23-27-4-4 Head to Head (W-L-OTW-OTL) 27-23-4-4
5-2-0-0 Head To Head At Macquarie Ice Rink (W-L-OTW-OTL) 2-5-0-0
216 / 217 Goals For / Goals Against 217 / 216
29 / 13 Goals For / Goals Against At Macquarie Ice Rink 13 / 29