MELBOURNE – A hat trick to Daniel Berno and two goals to Francis Drolet helped the Newcastle Northstars beat the Melbourne Mustangs 7-4 at the O’Brien Icehouse on Sunday afternoon.
Berno’s first goal came at 4:31 of the first period, with Beau Taylor and Francis Drolet picking up the assists. Berno scored his second goal, a power play goal that became the game winner, at 9:43 of the third period, with Robert Malloy and Ethan Hawes picking up the assists. The third goal for Berno was scored at 1:11 of the third period, with Beau Taylor and John Kennedy picking up the assists.
Drolet’s first goal came at 10:16 of the second period unassisted. Drolet’s second goal came at 7:55 of the second period, with Ethan Hawes and Beau Taylor picking up the assists.
Drolet also scored two assists for four points.
Beau Taylor scored one goal and three assists for four points.
Ethan Hawes got two assists for two points.
Scott Timmins scored one goal and three assists for four points for the Mustangs, while Ty Wishart got two assists for two points.
Charles Smart was the winning goalie for Newcastle Northstars, making 48 saves on 52 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.923. Sebastian Woodlands was the losing goalie for Melbourne Mustangs, making 16 saves on 23 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.696. Michael Breedveld was the backup goalie for Melbourne Mustangs, making 9 saves on 9 shots, for a Save Percentage of 1.000. Breedveld joined the game at of the 0th period.