Cup Opener Starts With a Win

After winning their opening league game last weekend the Dalrod Islanders were hoping for more of the same in their cup opener against the Lee Valley Lions.

The first period started sluggish for the Islanders and they failed to create many cutting edge chances, although some good saves from the Lee Valley netminder prevented the Islanders from taking the lead on several occasions. It took until the last minute of the period for the Islanders to take the lead, after a smart exchange between Conor Pollard and Shaun Yardley, the puck came to Nathan Pollard on his backhand and he made no mistake putting it into the top corner and sending his team into the period break 1 goal up.

Islanders Start League Campaign With a Win

The Islanders started their league campaign with a difficult match up against the treble winners last year the Chelmsford Warriors.

After a dominant start to the period, the Islanders lit the lamp just after the ten minute mark. A beautiful pass from Shaun Yardley found Leon Groom in acres of space, and Groom fired the puck into the net to get the first Islanders goal of the 16/17 season. The Islanders continued to dominate the period, but were made to pay by the Warriors on the Powerplay late in the period. Ross Brears found Tom Wilson in space and Wilson made no mistake scoring and tying the game at the end of the first Period.

Just over 2 minutes into the second period, and Groom got his second goal of the game, after some neat work from John Brammall and Yardley, Leon sent a slap shot on net and put the Islanders in the lead again. It didn't stop there as the Islanders got their third goal of the game courtesy of Connor Stokes, using his speed to beat the defender and neatly finishing off a breakaway to give the Islanders a two goal lead going into the final period.

Four More Return

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders are delighted to announce 4 returning players for the 16/17 season.

Sam Barlow, Joseph Wilson, Jack Sansby and Callum Medcalf have all agreed to return to the islanders for the forthcoming season.

Barlow played in his 100th game for the Islanders last season and still at the young age of 21 he is one of the Islanders longest serving players. Standing at 6ft 5 he made his Islanders debut on the blue line at the age of 16 and has been a main figure on the Islanders team, he is always willing to put his team mates first and will do anything to help the team. Sam is delighted to continue his journey with the Islanders ‘I'm very excited to sign again for the Peterborough islanders. This is going to be my sixth season with them. Last year was a very good season for us all and hopefully we do better this year.’ Stevie is looking forward to seeing Barlow build on his previous seasons ‘Big in size and is a nightmare for opposition forwards when he uses it to his advantage. This will be his 3rd year with me and I’m hoping to see Barlow step up and be a role player for us this season.’

Two New Faces and a Returnee

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders are happy to announce two new faces and a returnee for the 16/17 season.

Dan Lane has been the Islanders starting goalie for the last two seasons with spells at the London Raiders and the Peterborough Phantoms before that. With a .911% save average line is a key member of the Islanders team and puts in some massive performances to keep the Islanders in the game. Lane has been a product of the Peterborough Junior System first putting the Pads on in 2005, and being rewarded with a prospect contract with the Phantoms in 2011 and has iced in 15 games for the EPL side. Coach Johnson is delighted to see him return ‘On his day can be the best in the league. Won us some big games last year and looking forward to another big year for Dan’ and Dan can’t wait for the season ahead ‘I'm excited to be back with the Islanders again this year. We have a great group of lads who get on and work well with each other, after coming so close to winning something last year I hope we can go one better & bring home some silverware this season.’

Islanders Trials

Do you want to be an Islander next season?

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders will be having open trials at Planet Ice Peterborough Thursday 18th and 25th of August from 7:15 - 8:15. The price of the session will be £10.

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Contact Details


Peterborough Islanders Ice Hockey Club,
Peterborough Arena,
1 Mallard Road, Bretton,

Phone: 01733 260 222

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