The Islanders are delighted to announce the return of Nathan and Conor Pollard for the 16/17 season.
Having come through the Peterborough junior system and spending the last three seasons with the Islanders they are two of the highest regarded forwards in the league. Nathan started his senior career with the Phantoms making his debut in 2009 at the age of 16 and going on to make over 160 appearances in the EPL. In 2013-14 Nathan joined the London Raiders in NIHL1 and made 19 appearances for them before re-joining the Phantoms and Islanders in January 2014. Nathan played 7 games for the Islanders that season posting 11 goals and 10 assists, in 2014-2015 signed on a two-way contract with the Phantoms and Islanders and helped the Islanders to 2nd place in the league with 32 goals and 27 assists in 24 games. Last season was a case of 2nd place finishes in the competitions which Nathan was clearly not happy with “Last season was a great season for us, but we still have unfinished business. The guys formed a great bond and we played some of the best hockey I’ve ever seen the Islanders play, however missing out on all silverware was massively disappointing and I want to go one better this year and get our hands on a trophy or two.”
The Islanders are delighted to announce that Dale Jowett, Clint Herring and Kenny Bavin are returning to the Islanders for the 2016/2017 season.
Dale made his first Islanders appearance in the 2007-08 season and has made over 200 appearances for the Islanders. Apart from a brief gap in 2008-09 when he was signed for the Phantoms as part of the treble winning side, this will be his 9th season with the Islanders. He has amassed 44 Goals and 71 assists so far including 9 Goals and 13 Assists last season and will look to build on that this season. Dale is great defensively and is the go to guy on the Penalty Kill, if you need to win an important faceoff or get something going then he is somebody you would turn to. Stevie is delighted Dale has chosen to re-signed for the coming season “Dale is one of the best role players in the league and does exactly what is asked of him, Dale, Clint and Kenny were crucial as a line to our success last year and scored some important goals and gelled extremely well.” Jowett is eager to build on last year’s efforts “It’s a pleasure to be signing again, we have a great bunch of guys on this team and I look forward to winning something this year.”