The Dalrod Peterborough are delighted to announce three players to the Islanders for the 2016/17 season.
Brad Moore was a key figure for the Islanders last season showing up in the big games, most notably scoring 4 goals in the cup semi-final victory. In 60 games for the Islanders, Brad has scored 48 goals and 57 assists. He has also got experience in the NIHL1 with the Milton Keynes Thunder playing 32 games scoring 11 goals and 9 assists. And has played 63 games for the Phantoms, posting 3 goals and 5 assists. Brad reads the game very well and has a great shot, Stevie is delighted he is back with the team “Brad returns after leaving the Hull Pirates. Brad played a big part in where we finished last season. He had a great offer during the summer to play for Hull but due to a promotion at work it was going to be difficult to commit to the training. Brad doesn't do anything half-heartedly and was eager to return to the Islanders. Less training/travelling and one game a weekend will be great for Brad to give 100% to work and the Islanders.” Brad is also looking forward to being re-united with the Islanders “I've enjoyed my time in Hull and really learned a lot in that short period of time which has improved my game a lot. I had a promotion with work which meant I couldn't commit to their training schedule. I spoke to Stevie he had no problem in letting re-join the Islanders to enjoy hockey with not as much commitment in terms of training/travel time. I'm excited to be back with a great group of guys that already look very positive with recent results and can't wait to get started.”
On Saturday October 1st, the Islanders travelled down to Oxford for a cup tie vs. Bristol Pitbulls.
This was the Pitbulls first cup game of their campaign as they looked to start positively.
Wearing green in honour of the Avon Arrows the Pitbulls started slowly, allowing the Islanders several early chances on Dibble. This high pressure paid off as Dale Jowett worked hard behind the net, to finally find Clint Herring in the slot for a low and hard one timer.
The momentum began to settle with end to end play and both Dan Lane and John Dibble making saves to keep the score low.
The Islanders finally broke through with a second courtesy of a back door goal from Connor Stokes, set up nicely with a smooth toe drag and pass from Shaun Yardley and Conor Pollard. This line was later to contribute to 3 more goals, in an outstanding performance. End of first: Islanders 2 Pitbulls 0.