DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 7
Slough Jets - 1
The Islanders made it 10 wins in a row with a victory over the Slough Jets on Saturday.
Slough had been struggling with form coming into the game and were unsurprisingly considered heavy underdogs.
From the drop of the first puck this seemed evident as the Isles controlled the pace of the game. The Jets kept up strong pressure on the puck throughout the period, but picked up a holding penalty early on and allowed the Isles power play a chance to line up. It took just 11 seconds for Nathan Pollard to capitalise on the opportunity and return the Jets to five skaters. This made little difference as, 36 seconds later, Pollard netted his second of the night.
The rest of the period continued with an onslaught of Islanders pressure. Pentecost found Johnston out of position and slotted the puck into the corner for the Isles third goal and his third point of the night. Shaun Yardley and Conor Pollard also picked up two assists a piece for their efforts.
DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 7
Lee Valley Lions – 0
The Islanders moved their win streak to nine on Saturday with a win over the Lee Valley Lions.
The Lions arrived with a short bench, despite their recent signings from a few former Haringey Racers. They came up against a four line strong Islanders clan with several under 18 players stepping up.
Having already beaten the Lions four times in the season and, given their recent form, the Isles were high on confidence; too much confidence. After a tight-angle goal from Nathan Pollard 1:10 into the game, it looked positive, but the first period continued very slowly and the Islanders looked complacent. Frustrations rose and Brad Moore lashed out in the 20th minute, picking up a two minute roughing penalty and 2+2 for cross-checking. A deflated Islanders team returned to the dressing room just 1-0 up and well aware they were making the game difficult for themselves. They would have to start the next period on the penalty kill.