Racers Fall Short In 2017 Opener

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 5

London Racers – 2

The DALROD Peterborough Islanders returned to league action after a 6 week Christmas break to face a much improved London Racers side. The scale of this improvement was demonstrated less than 2 minutes into the game as Racers forward Stuart Appleby picked up a pass from Captain Matt Brown to open the scoring at 1:45. After building the pressure, the Islanders struck next with Lithuanian Deivid Cetvertak equalising with the assists going to James Pentecost and Jon Bramhall. With a little under 3 minutes to go, the Islanders ran into penalty trouble as Sam Barlow picked up 2 minutes for interference, the penalty kill went to plan, and to ice the cake, after Connor Stokes and Jon Brammall robbed the Racers of the puck feeding Cetvertak for his second of the night, this time short handed giving the Islanders a 2-1 lead at the end of the first.

Isles Add Two Before Deadline

The DALROD Peterborough Islanders are pleased to announce the signing of Former Phantom, Craig Wallis, who returns to the team after half a season playing for the city's EPL side.

The Isles would also like to welcome Kieran Raynor, a former junior Phantom who spent parts of his junior and senior career in Nottingham, playing for both the Nottingham Lions whilst getting experience with the Elite league's Nottingham Panthers.

Craig, clearly happy to be back with his teammates had this to say; "It's good to be back with the Islanders for the remainder of the season, I love playing in Peterborough. There is just a good atmosphere around the rink including everyone involved in the club. We were so close last year to winning some silverware, that I feel we need to prove that this year is our year.
The guys here are a good bunch and I think we can make a statement if we all stay healthy and pull together."

Islanders Top Cup Group

The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders faced the Lee Valley Lions for the second time this season in their final group game in the cup. Having already won the group the night before after Swindon defeated Bristol, the Islanders were able to rest a couple of players due to injuries and a few others missed out due to other commitments.

After a slow start from the Islanders, Lee Valley capitalized and James Hepburn beat Dan Lane from a distance with a goal that Lane would definitely want back. However the Islanders hit back to equalize with a nice finish from Conor Pollard. The Lions would take a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes with another goal from Hepburn and a shorthanded effort from Chris Fox. Captain Rob McDonald stepped up on the powerplay and sent a shot from the blue line into the top corner to cut the deficit to 1 goal at the end of the first period. The Islanders heavily outshot the Lions 23-7 but netminder James Andrew made some great saves to keep the Lions in the lead.

Scores were level after two minutes of the second period, courtesy of Conor Pollards second goal of the game and the score remained at 3-3 until a shorthanded goal from Brad Moore at 34:39 put the Islanders into the lead for the first time. The second period finished 4-3 in the Islanders favour.

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.

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