The Australia national senior team have defeated the Melbourne Mustangs 9-3 in the first of their exhibition games being played at the Medibank Icehouse. At the end of the first period Australia led 1-0 with the only goal of the game coming from Lliam Webster. By the end of the second the Mustangs were on the board with two goals from Patrick O’Kane however Australia had increased their lead to 5-2. Australia then doubled their lead to finish the game 9-3 with the only Mustangs goal coming from Andrew Belic. Australia will now play the Melbourne Ice on 5 April before heading to Serbia to compete in the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament.