The Dalrod Peterborough Phantoms NIHL 2 are delighted to announce their first signings of the season.
Returning for his 12th season in Peterborough, is James Pentecost. After last season’s success James was eager to stay with the team for the 17/18 season. Last season he picked up his 125th assist (plus 12 more) to make him the All-time Assist leader for the Islanders in their final season. A massive achievement for a real playmaker, James has a great hockey brain and is always setting up chances for his team mates. On returning to the team James said ‘I'm happy to be coming back to Peterborough. Last season was such a successful one, we reached new heights together as a team and I'm excited to do it all over again. I'm ready for a really strong season personally and do my bit to win everything we can again. Playing with these guys again was a no brainer, the team chemistry is the best I've ever had’ Coach Stevie Johnson is also delighted to have James back for the 17/18 season ‘He is a natural play maker who opens up opportunities for his team mates. He should thrive this season against better teams’ In 187 Games, he has posted 96 goals and 137 assists and will be hoping to add to these impressive totals this season.
Chelmsford Warriors – 0
DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 8
The DALROD Peterborough Islanders, bolstered with guest appearances from James White, Brad Moore, Scott Robson and Tom Stubley, closed in on the NIHL2 S league title last weekend with a trip to Essex to take on 2nd placed Chelmsford Warriors for the last time this season.
The 1st period started with intent as the Islanders took less than 90 seconds to get on the board as Clint Herring hit the twine first finishing off a rebound on the backhand at 1:27, assisted by N Long & Cetvertak. Further progress could have been slowed by a double minor on Jon Brammall, (7:57, Holding & Roughing), however it was Lithuanian Import Deivid Cetvertak that struck next with a neat finish on the rebound after Bavin had his initial shot saved. Islanders ended the period 0-2 up and in control of the game, despite a later boarding minor on Craig Wallis.