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.
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."