The atmosphere at the Icehouse could not have been better. It front of a crowd of 900, the Melbourne Ice sailed to victory in one of the more intense games of the season.
The Ice Bears were the ones to get on the board first as Jan Koubek netted a powerplay goal followed by another quick one to grab a lead against the hometown team. Chris Frank had other ideas though as he cut the lead in half with .06 seconds to go in the first period.
Frank tallied another in the second along with Jason Baclig and Michael Schlamp to put them in the lead. It was in the third period though where things got rough. 67 minutes in penalties were handed out to both sides but the Melbourne Ice capitalized on being the last penalized team. All in all, the Ice came away winners with a final score of 7-3.
Melbourne’s next game is July 20th when they travel to Canberra to take on the Knights. Check out some of the highlights from this past game below.