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6 Point Sweep as Brave Break Ice
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CBR Celebrate a goal against the Ice. Photo: David Tate.


The CBR Brave have again dominated the Melbourne Ice 4-1 and completed their first home sweep of the Ice in their short history.

Wehebe Darge was quick to give the Brave the ascendency as Jaden Pine-Murphy looked to have saved the initial shot from Darge, only for the puck to squirt through Pine-Murphy’s pads and light the lamp and give the Brave a 1-0 lead with less than 2 minutes played in the game.

From that point on, Pine-Murphy and Matt Hewitt were firmly locked in a goalie battle with both making several incredible saves through the early stages of the first period. The Ice chipped away at the Brave until they finally drew level at 1-1 though Devon Krough. Krough sent a wicked top shelf snipe from the point past Hewitt just 5 seconds into a Kai Miettinen penalty at 5:21 left in the first period.

The score remained locked at 1-1 through the second period with the story of the night remaining the goalie battle between Jaden Pine-Murphy from the Ice and Matt Hewitt of the Brave.

It wasn’t until Channing Bresciani broke the deadlock with just over a minute played in the third period. Bresciani toe dragged around a Melbourne Ice defender to open up a shooting lane and sent a nasty wrist shot past Pine-Murphy to give the Brave a 2-1 lead.

In what is quickly becoming a trend for the Melbourne Ice, the third period went from bad to worse late in the game. Pine-Murphy was again beaten, this time by Tyler Kubara, with 1:36 remaining in the game to give the Brave a 3-1 lead.

CBR are having a strong start to the season. Photo: David Tate.

The finishing touch came after the Ice pulled Pine-Murphy for the extra attacker with 1:15 left in the game, only for Trevor Gerling to tuck in an empty net wrap around goal  to make it 4-1, following a the dump in from Bresciani.

CBR Brave Head Coach Rob Starke was very pleased with the result, saying “It was very tight game for two periods and we found a way to pull away in a third. I guess the great thing about this win is that we got some secondary scoring from the likes of Darge and Tyler Kubara and that was a huge lift for us and got us those three points”.

Starke also spoke to the impact the win heading into the break and the team’s chemistry, saying “It's always great to end on a win going into an All-Star break and I think the boys will enjoy the time off and be positive going in to the break is always a great thing. In terms of chemistry, the guys are gelling and they're all they're all good friends and that's obviously transferring to the ice”.

 

 


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TEAM GP W L D OW OL TP
Brave 26 22 4 0 0 0 66
Bears 25 13 6 0 3 3 48
Thunder 26 11 10 0 3 2 41
Mustangs 26 11 11 0 2 2 39
Northstars 26 9 10 0 4 3 38
Ice Dogs 26 9 12 0 3 2 35
Ice 26 7 13 0 2 4 29
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P Grandmaison (PT) 27 27 36 63
T Gerling (CB) 21 19 39 58
G Wudrick (SID) 25 21 31 52
C Adams (SB) 22 21 28 49
B Breault (PT) 27 16 32 48
W Darge (CB) 23 18 29 47
L Oslanski (PT) 18 13 32 45
C Leveille (CB) 13 19 22 41
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M Hewitt (CB) 23 20 2.08 .922
A Kimlin (SB) 24 16 2.26 .923
A Toivonen (MM) 12 8 2.72 .877
C Skip (SID) 19 10 2.80 .912
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