The Dalrod Islanders were facing the London Racers for the first time this season at Alexandra Palace.
The Islanders missed a few chances in the first few minutes, however it would be the Racers that took the lead after a goal from Stuart Appleby and after just 6 minutes the Islanders found themselves 2 goals behind after Jack Lee picked up a rebound from an initial shot by Daniel Clayton. Making 26 saves in the first period former Islander Steve Nightingale was on top form in goal and the period ended 2-0 in favour of the Racers.
The Racers only managed 3 shots in the second period as the Islanders continued to dominate play and they finally got on the board after the 30 minute mark. Great build up play by Shaun Yardley and a crisp pass from Brad Moore found Clint Herring in the slot who buried it, cutting the deficit to one goal. There were no further goals in the second period however after a tripping penalty for Matt Brown with 15 seconds left of the period would give the islanders a powerplay to start off the third period with.
The Dalrod Peterborough are delighted to announce three players to the Islanders for the 2016/17 season.
Brad Moore was a key figure for the Islanders last season showing up in the big games, most notably scoring 4 goals in the cup semi-final victory. In 60 games for the Islanders, Brad has scored 48 goals and 57 assists. He has also got experience in the NIHL1 with the Milton Keynes Thunder playing 32 games scoring 11 goals and 9 assists. And has played 63 games for the Phantoms, posting 3 goals and 5 assists. Brad reads the game very well and has a great shot, Stevie is delighted he is back with the team “Brad returns after leaving the Hull Pirates. Brad played a big part in where we finished last season. He had a great offer during the summer to play for Hull but due to a promotion at work it was going to be difficult to commit to the training. Brad doesn't do anything half-heartedly and was eager to return to the Islanders. Less training/travelling and one game a weekend will be great for Brad to give 100% to work and the Islanders.” Brad is also looking forward to being re-united with the Islanders “I've enjoyed my time in Hull and really learned a lot in that short period of time which has improved my game a lot. I had a promotion with work which meant I couldn't commit to their training schedule. I spoke to Stevie he had no problem in letting re-join the Islanders to enjoy hockey with not as much commitment in terms of training/travel time. I'm excited to be back with a great group of guys that already look very positive with recent results and can't wait to get started.”