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."
The Dalrod Peterborough Islanders faced the Lee Valley Lions for the second time this season in their final group game in the cup. Having already won the group the night before after Swindon defeated Bristol, the Islanders were able to rest a couple of players due to injuries and a few others missed out due to other commitments.
After a slow start from the Islanders, Lee Valley capitalized and James Hepburn beat Dan Lane from a distance with a goal that Lane would definitely want back. However the Islanders hit back to equalize with a nice finish from Conor Pollard. The Lions would take a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes with another goal from Hepburn and a shorthanded effort from Chris Fox. Captain Rob McDonald stepped up on the powerplay and sent a shot from the blue line into the top corner to cut the deficit to 1 goal at the end of the first period. The Islanders heavily outshot the Lions 23-7 but netminder James Andrew made some great saves to keep the Lions in the lead.
Scores were level after two minutes of the second period, courtesy of Conor Pollards second goal of the game and the score remained at 3-3 until a shorthanded goal from Brad Moore at 34:39 put the Islanders into the lead for the first time. The second period finished 4-3 in the Islanders favour.