Pents lands in Peterborough

The Dalrod sponsored Peterborough Islanders are excited to announce another signing, this time in the shape of on old face, James Pentecost.
James joins the ranks after a strong start to the season at the London Raiders in NIHL1. James unfortunately had to leave the Raiders, after struggling to balance his work and hockey commitments.
"After having to step down from London, I felt the Islanders was the right move for me to make. I had a great time here last year." The Islanders fixtures are well suited to James' work commitments.

James already has a stellar record with the Islanders; the 27 year old has played 9 seasons for the team, amassing a total of 215 points (2nd in the Islanders all time leaders).
Whilst spending time in Oxford and London in NIHL1, James managed to achieve just under 2 points per game (46 played - 86 points).
James has high ambitions for his return to the Isles saying: "We had high expectations on ourselves last year and unfortunately fell short in the playoffs. By the looks of it, the team this year is even stronger and has even more ambition, so to come back and be a part of that is exciting.I don't expect anything less than three trophies and coming back, my job is going to be to do everything I can to make this team fulfil all the expectation we have."

Close Call For The Isles As They Beat The Racers

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.

Islanders Squad Bolstered By 3

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.”

Isles Continue Good Form

On Saturday October 1st, the Islanders travelled down to Oxford for a cup tie vs. Bristol Pitbulls.

This was the Pitbulls first cup game of their campaign as they looked to start positively.

Wearing green in honour of the Avon Arrows the Pitbulls started slowly, allowing the Islanders several early chances on Dibble. This high pressure paid off as Dale Jowett worked hard behind the net, to finally find Clint Herring in the slot for a low and hard one timer.

The momentum began to settle with end to end play and both Dan Lane and John Dibble making saves to keep the score low.

The Islanders finally broke through with a second courtesy of a back door goal from Connor Stokes, set up nicely with a smooth toe drag and pass from Shaun Yardley and Conor Pollard. This line was later to contribute to 3 more goals, in an outstanding performance. End of first: Islanders 2 Pitbulls 0.

Lane Shuts Out The Warriors

The Dalrod Islanders arrived at the Riverside to face the Chelmsford Warriors for the second time this season hoping to keep their 100% record.

The first period was a perfect period from the Islanders. Soaking up a bit of pressure from the Warriors with Dan Lane making some great saves to keep the scores level, but the Islanders soon found their stride and struck first with a powerplay goal. Patient build up from Shaun Yardley found Nathan pollard wide open on the back door, the Warriors goalie made a great save to keep this shot out but the rebound fell to Conor Pollard who tapped in the first goal of the game. Islanders then extended their lead a few minutes later. Warriors goaltender threw his stick which tripped Conor Pollard up, and Shaun Yardley stepped up to take the penalty shot and calmly scored on the backhand. And less than two minutes later the Islanders got their third goal courtesy of Clint Herring stepping over the blue line and sending a shot over the goalies shoulder into the top corner and give the Islanders a three goal lead at the end of the first period.


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Phone: 01733 260 222

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