Three Long Serving Players Return

The Dalrod Phantoms NIHL 2 are happy to announce three returnees for the 17/18 season.

Dale Jowett is entering his 11th season with the team, playing in 214 games with a points total of 57 Goals and 89 Assists(5th on the Islanders all time list) and 604 PIMS. Dale is known for his ability at both ends of the ice, a player who works tirelessly for the team and is not afraid to stand up for his team mates. Missing the second half of last season due to injury Dale can't wait to get back to playing again this season. 'Obviously I was gutted to miss out on the second half of last season and miss the treble. The boys worked so hard for it, coming so close the past few seasons it was great for us to be able to do the business last season. I'm excited to be back playing some stronger teams and seeing how much we can push them' Dale is a player that you can rely on in any situation, and is great on the penalty kill. Stevie is looking forward to getting the best out of him this season. 'Dale is one of the best two way forwards in the team, he reads the game well and makes the right choices in the right areas of the ice, I'm delighted he's coming back.'

Veteran Trio Back For Another Year

The Dalrod Phantoms NIHL 2 are delighted to announce their next 3 signings. Forwards Clint Herring and Kenny Bavin and Utility player Shaun Yardley have agreed to return to for the 17/18 season.
Last season’s Player of the year Clint Herring will be entering his 8th season in Peterborough colours, and is a true leader on the team, it was a Career year for him last season, posting 27 goals and 15 assists in 26 games, including a hat trick in the 5-2 cup semi-final win. Clint is a nightmare for opposition defenders, he is a big lad who is difficult to knock off the puck, and is always getting in the right positions in front of the net to create scoring chances. Coming back this season was a no-brainer for Clint ‘After such a successful season it was an easy decision to return. As a team the bond we have is like no other and I can't wait to get started. It's going to be a tough season with the new teams in the league but I am confident we can rise to the Challenge’ always willing to stand up for his team-mates when needed, Herring is 3rd on the Islanders all time penalty minutes list, and 5th overall on the all-time goals list, scoring 88 goals in 147 games. Coach Johnson is very happy to have him back next season ‘Clint fully deserved his player of the season award last year, he stood tall in the big games and led by example scoring important goals, he gets the job done every night and puts 100% into every game’

First Two Back on The Blue Line

The Dalrod Peterborough Phantoms 2 are delighted to announce the next two signings for the 17/18 season. Again another pair of returnees with highly rated defensemen Craig Wallis and Rob McDonald pulling on the Phantoms jersey next season.

This will be Craig’s 3rd season in Peterborough Colours, he has represented both the Phantoms and the Islanders despite being a product of the Nottingham junior system. Craig possesses great skating ability and offensive talent to add to his great defensive play and is extremely versatile. This was demonstrated in the playoffs and cup final last season where he played as a forward and chipped in with some important points. In 18 games for the Islanders last season he posted 7 goals and 11 assists. Well-travelled last season, playing for 4 different teams, pulling on Manchester Phoenix, Peterborough Phantoms and Sutton Sting jerseys, before joining the Islanders permanently in January. And as a permanent member of the Phantoms NIHL 2 this season, he is hoping for more success following last season ‘I'm happy to be back in Peterborough for another season, hopefully to win some more silverware with the team. It will be an interesting league this year with lots of different teams to play, which should make it more competitive. I can't wait to get back onto the ice with the lads and hopefully have a good year.’ Regarded as one of the best in the league Stevie was delighted that Craig is returning ‘ “Milky” is a very smart hockey player, he reads the play well and simplifies the game. We know he is one of the best defensemen in the league and we are looking forward to getting the best out of him again this season.’

Stokes & Lane Commit to 2017-18 Season

The Dalrod Peterborough Phantoms 2 are delighted to announce the next two signings for the 17/18 season. Again another pair of returnees in the form of a prolific and speedy forward Connor Stokes and stand out goaltender Dan Lane.

Stokes is a product of the Peterborough and Chelmsford Junior systems, but has spent the majority of his senior career (albeit a small stint back at Chelmsford) in Peterborough, split between the Islanders and Phantoms. Connor even at the age of 24, brings experience and a certain aggressive style to the team. He has tallied up 72 goals and 58 assists in 98 games for the Islanders giving him a total of 130 points; 5th in the teams all time points list. Stokes has a wicked shot and bags of speed, creating issues for defensemen and goaltenders all over the league. Upon his return, Coach Stevie Johnson has this to say about Stokes," Stokesy gives his all for the team every game, and can be a real game changer on his day. I’m looking forward to another good season from him this season.”

Pollards Return For Another Season

The Dalrod Peterborough Phantoms 2 are happy to announce their next two returnees for the 17/18 season Conor Pollard is a product of the Peterborough Junior systems, and apart from spells at Wightlink and Milton Keynes, has been playing his senior hockey in Peterborough. In 105 games for the Islanders, Conor has posted an impressive 81 goals and 109 assists, which puts him 4th on the Islanders all time points list. Conor has great stickhandling and passing ability, making him a nightmare for other teams to deal with, and Stevie is delighted to have him back ‘Conor is a crucial part of this team, I think he could be playing at a higher level so obviously we’re delighted to have him back this season, as he is someone you can always depend on.’ Conor scored a goal in his only game for the EPL Phantoms last season and was the top scorer for the Islanders in the cup competition that the Islanders eventually won. He was recognised by his teammates at the end of season awards, receiving the Players player of the year trophy. He is looking forward to seeing what we can achieve next season. ‘Last year was a remarkable year for us winning all three trophies and the team chemistry is the strongest I have ever seen it, I’m looking forward to playing some stronger teams in a bigger league and showing everyone what we’re capable of.’

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