Stokes & Mac Are Back

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders are happy to announce the return of Connor Stokes and Robert McDonald

Stokes started his junior career in Chelmsford, but joined the junior Phantoms at the age of 11, he made his EPL debut at the age of 17, scoring 2 goals in his first 3 shifts! He went on to play 26 games for the Phantoms that season. After posting an impressive 32 goals and 28 assists in his last junior season Stokes attracted the attention of the Chelmsford Chieftains and joined for the 2011-2012 season, however he re-joined the Islanders part way through the season and played 14 games posting 7 goals and 8 assists. The following season was a great one from Stokes, with 15 goals and 9 assists, ‘Stokesy’ was rewarded with an assistant captains role the following season and scored 10 points in 15 games. The past two seasons Connor has been on a two way contract splitting his time between the Phantoms and Islanders, appearing in 50 games for the Phantoms gaining 2 assists. In his 40 games for the Islanders he has posted an impressive return of 38 goals and 35 assists. Known for his speed and with over 100 appearances for the Islanders, Stevie is delighted to have Connor back this season “Big year for Stokesy this year as he will again be playing Phantoms when he can. One of the fastest players in the league and can score goals. He scored some big goals for us last year and the Islanders will be looking for him to be a main player again this season." Stokes also commented on his return, “I had a lot of fun playing hockey last season, so when we lost in the finals of the cup and playoffs it didn't sit to well with me considering the season we had was one of the best in previous years. I'm looking forward to what this season has to offer, with the main bulk of the guys coming back I would like to see ourselves in the running for some silverware again.“

Islanders Face Champions In Season Opener

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders open their league campaign against defending champions Chelmsford Warriors on Saturday 10th September, they then begin their cup campaign against the Lee Valley Lions at home on the following Saturday (17th).

Islanders cup group this season consists of the Bristol Pitbull, Swindon Wildcats and Lee Valley Lions. Each team play once home and away and the top two teams will qualify for the cup finals weekend in Cardiff on April 8th/9th.

The league campaign finishes for the Islanders on 1st of April away from home against the Slough Jets.

Pollards Commit To 16/17 Season

The Islanders are delighted to announce the return of Nathan and Conor Pollard for the 16/17 season.

Having come through the Peterborough junior system and spending the last three seasons with the Islanders they are two of the highest regarded forwards in the league. Nathan started his senior career with the Phantoms making his debut in 2009 at the age of 16 and going on to make over 160 appearances in the EPL. In 2013-14 Nathan joined the London Raiders in NIHL1 and made 19 appearances for them before re-joining the Phantoms and Islanders in January 2014. Nathan played 7 games for the Islanders that season posting 11 goals and 10 assists, in 2014-2015 signed on a two-way contract with the Phantoms and Islanders and helped the Islanders to 2nd place in the league with 32 goals and 27 assists in 24 games. Last season was a case of 2nd place finishes in the competitions which Nathan was clearly not happy with “Last season was a great season for us, but we still have unfinished business. The guys formed a great bond and we played some of the best hockey I’ve ever seen the Islanders play, however missing out on all silverware was massively disappointing and I want to go one better this year and get our hands on a trophy or two.”

Islanders Trio Return

The Islanders are delighted to announce that Dale Jowett, Clint Herring and Kenny Bavin are returning to the Islanders for the 2016/2017 season.

Dale made his first Islanders appearance in the 2007-08 season and has made over 200 appearances for the Islanders. Apart from a brief gap in 2008-09 when he was signed for the Phantoms as part of the treble winning side, this will be his 9th season with the Islanders. He has amassed 44 Goals and 71 assists so far including 9 Goals and 13 Assists last season and will look to build on that this season. Dale is great defensively and is the go to guy on the Penalty Kill, if you need to win an important faceoff or get something going then he is somebody you would turn to. Stevie is delighted Dale has chosen to re-signed for the coming season “Dale is one of the best role players in the league and does exactly what is asked of him, Dale, Clint and Kenny were crucial as a line to our success last year and scored some important goals and gelled extremely well.” Jowett is eager to build on last year’s efforts “It’s a pleasure to be signing again, we have a great bunch of guys on this team and I look forward to winning something this year.”

Coaching Staff Announced For 16/17 Season

The Peterborough Dalrod Islanders are delighted to announce their coaching team for the 2016/17 season.

Stevie Johnson will be returning for his 3rd season with the Islanders and will be joined again by assistant coach Steve Wren. Shaun Yardley has also joined the Coaching team whilst continuing to play.

Coach Johnson is already looking forward to the season “It’s my 20th Year coaching in Peterborough and it is also the Islanders 20th Year. I am really forward to giving it another go and winning some silverware this season. The amount of effort Dave and Jo Lane put into the Islanders is amazing and I want to help them build on the success we have already had. We were so close to silverware last year being runners up in the League and Cup and losing on penalty shots in the semi-finals of the Playoffs and it would be great to go one better this season.” Johnson also added “We had 3 players progress to the next step of their careers in the EPL which is ultimately the Islanders goal, Islanders have a great bunch of guys and I am looking forward to another rollercoaster season.”

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