Coach Johnson Comments on the season

"Well done boys! It has been an eventful first season for the DALROD islanders. We started off as a bunch of players who might turn up for training and turn up 15mins before warm up for games. We now have a TEAM and making the play offs was never even thought of at the start of the year. We aimed to be competitive and put lots of effort in to the games so we didn’t get beat week in week out. The main goal for Dave & Jo was to put players in the frame to be call up to Phantoms if needed through injury’s. Lane, Stokes, Moore, Pollards ,Ferrara and White have all done this."

"Enjoy the extra few weeks together and enjoy the play offs you guys deserve it"

Islanders beat rivals Chelmsford

.DALROD Peterborough Islanders: 6

Chelmsford Warriors: 4

(Period Scores – 1-1, 3-2, 2-1)

The last meeting between these two teams at the Riverside in Chelmsford saw the Islanders on the wrong side of a humiliating 9-1 defeat. With this in mind, it was a strong, determined Islanders side which hit the ice on Saturday, boosted by the inclusion of Martins Susters, the return of Bradley Moore & James White from duties with the Phantoms, and the call up of Callum Medcalf from the U18s.

The Islanders opened the scoring just before the 10 minute mark as Connor Stokes converted a power play chance following moves from Conor Pollard and Martins Susters. However,  5 minutes later Chelmsford Man of The Match Ollie Baldock equalised on the return power play after James White received 2 minutes for boarding. The Islanders finished the period 2 men down following Leon Groom picking up 2 for interference and Martins Susters picking up 2 for boarding.

Hunter's Efforts See's Isles Win 3-2 at Gillingham

Every team has a bogey team and for some reason Invicta has been ours. 1-0 first period through good work from Connor pollard found James white open to score. A scrappy 2nd resulting in Jack sansby leaving the game through a high stick and a couple of stiches. Connor pollard made it 2-0 end of 2nd the third started of fine but a couple of errors lead to Invicta 2-2. Just over 6 minutes left Invicta had a great chance to take the lead with a 2 on 0 break as the boys new a draw would be a nightmare to qualify for the playoffs. but a good save then quick break so us take the lead from Connor Hunter which was the GWG. A time out and a quick system change closed the game out for a hard fought win and 2 points that we needed.

Pitbulls tie up with short benched Isles

We have had a great cup run and before the start I wouldn't have thought we would make the semi-finals with a game to go. With the injury's phantoms have we have been letting our players play for phantoms while the opportunity is there. We decided to give our others lines more of the ice time because the result wasn't important. no injury's was!!!! Also I gave Steve Wren the chance to run the game for his first senior game, which he done very well. this gave me chance to scout Bristol in case we make the playoffs and have to play them again.

The boys played well and controlled the game with some great goals and Dan making some great saves we took a 4-2 lead. a defensive slip up and a deflection goal 6 secs from the end resulted in a 4-4 tie.

Overall this was a fair result as both teams didn't deserve to lose.

Lions tamed on the Island

After a triumphant win against title NIHL 2 East contenders London Racers the Peterborough DALROD Islanders faced off against lower table rivals Lee Valley Lions.

With a quick start to the period the scoring was opened by Bradley Moore within the first 4 minutes of the period, quickly followed by Shaun Yardley and Connor Stokes. With the lamp being lit several times in the first period the second stanza started off with a bit more bite from the lions starting two fights with Leon Groom and Dale Jowett, unfortunately for the Lions, their roar was found to be much worse than their bite losing both tilts.

Just shortly after Groom and Jowett being sent to the box for fighting, Shaun Yardley took revenge for getting a slash to the head dropping the gloves with another Islander coming out on top, and for his troubles was also awarded a total of 20 minutes in penalties for slashing, fighting and a misconduct, while his opponent only received 4 minutes for fighting.

While short handed for an extended amount of time Nathan Pollard scored a short handed goal at the turn of the 31st minute of the game. giving the Peterborough DALROD Islanders 4 - 0 lead on the score board.

Entering the last period with a 4 goal lead, Stevie Johnson once again gave Dan Lane the rest of the night off, allowing Sam James some ice time, a second goal from soon came from Nathan Pollard taking the score to 5 - 0, however the perfect score was later interrupted with a goal passed Sam James with just under 10 minutes left to go.

Unhappy with the score and earlier incidents in the game Leon Groom was jumped on a face off by Lions Joseph Weare, with little time to get set for the right Groom still managed to end the fight on top before sitting the final few minutes in the penalty box.

The Peterborough DALROD Islanders have a double header this weekend with an away game Saturday 8th November, and Home Sunday 9th November against Chelmsford Warriors in the second of six meetings this season.

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