The Dalrod sponsored Peterborough Islanders are excited to announce another signing, this time in the shape of on old face, James Pentecost.
James joins the ranks after a strong start to the season at the London Raiders in NIHL1. James unfortunately had to leave the Raiders, after struggling to balance his work and hockey commitments.
"After having to step down from London, I felt the Islanders was the right move for me to make. I had a great time here last year." The Islanders fixtures are well suited to James' work commitments.
James already has a stellar record with the Islanders; the 27 year old has played 9 seasons for the team, amassing a total of 215 points (2nd in the Islanders all time leaders).
Whilst spending time in Oxford and London in NIHL1, James managed to achieve just under 2 points per game (46 played - 86 points).
James has high ambitions for his return to the Isles saying: "We had high expectations on ourselves last year and unfortunately fell short in the playoffs. By the looks of it, the team this year is even stronger and has even more ambition, so to come back and be a part of that is exciting.I don't expect anything less than three trophies and coming back, my job is going to be to do everything I can to make this team fulfil all the expectation we have."
The Dalrod Islanders were facing the London Racers for the first time this season at Alexandra Palace.
The Islanders missed a few chances in the first few minutes, however it would be the Racers that took the lead after a goal from Stuart Appleby and after just 6 minutes the Islanders found themselves 2 goals behind after Jack Lee picked up a rebound from an initial shot by Daniel Clayton. Making 26 saves in the first period former Islander Steve Nightingale was on top form in goal and the period ended 2-0 in favour of the Racers.
The Racers only managed 3 shots in the second period as the Islanders continued to dominate play and they finally got on the board after the 30 minute mark. Great build up play by Shaun Yardley and a crisp pass from Brad Moore found Clint Herring in the slot who buried it, cutting the deficit to one goal. There were no further goals in the second period however after a tripping penalty for Matt Brown with 15 seconds left of the period would give the islanders a powerplay to start off the third period with.