VENUE & DATE :: Medibank Icehouse, Melbourne Saturday 1st & 2nd of November 2012
LAST TIME :: This is the first meeting for the 2012/2013 season
WHAT’S WHAT :: The games this weekend will prove to give both teams a great perspective on how well they continue to travel into the season.
Round one saw the North Star Sirens come away with full points after winning two games against the Brisbane Goanna’s, while for the Melbourne Ice the first game of the season proved to be more of challenge that saw the points split with the Adelaide Adrenaline.
The second round proved a different story for the Melbourne Ice as they showed their dominance, pulling away with two strong wins on home ice against the Goannas whereas the Sydney Sirens gave it there all but fell short to a strong Adelaide in last weeks double header.
The weekends games, will allow the Sirens the opportunity to bounce back and prove they are a force to be reckoned with, while the Melbourne ice will be determined to hold their number one position, as they will be strong contenders for the premiership this year.
WHO’S HOT :: Displaying great form for the Melbourne Ice this year has been, Rylie Padjen and Frances Mcphail who keep dominating up front each week. However it’s the Ice’s captain Shona Green who finished Round two with a hat-trick performance and cemented her spot as a player to watch out for in Round three as she continues to dominate the league
For the Northern Star sirens, they continue to be a growing side with every match they play. Consistant goals from Sharna Godfrey and Amelia Matheson and a strong defense headed by goalie Sera Dogramaci who currently has a save percentage of .822, they will be a strong team to go up against this week, determined to give it there all.
WE THINK :: As projected in their round two performance, I think Melbourne Ice will once again display a great show in front of their home ground, however North Star Sirens hold a strong defensive line making the fixture one of the most anticipated of the season thus far.
By Jessica Cannizzaro
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