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.