The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders open their league campaign against defending champions Chelmsford Warriors on Saturday 10th September, they then begin their cup campaign against the Lee Valley Lions at home on the following Saturday (17th).
Islanders cup group this season consists of the Bristol Pitbull, Swindon Wildcats and Lee Valley Lions. Each team play once home and away and the top two teams will qualify for the cup finals weekend in Cardiff on April 8th/9th.
The league campaign finishes for the Islanders on 1st of April away from home against the Slough Jets.
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.”