DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 5
Chelmsford Warriors – 4
The Islanders’ second game of the weekend proved to be the toughest league game of the season so far. The side was bolstered with the addition of Ben Russell, with the Phantoms D Man looking to improve his match fitness. It was end to end action from the outset. The first tipping point came after Garry Brown lost his helmet following an open ice hit, giving the Islanders their first power play. Although the Warriors killed it, it allowed the Islanders to build momentum that was rewarded when Shaun Yardley, Assisted by Cetvertak & Stokes, opened the scoring at 10:22. The Warriors struck back during a Leon Groom penalty for clipping, taking 42 seconds to level the scores, Scored Ross Brears with a brilliant solo effort. With less than 5 minutes left in the 1st, an uncalled crosscheck from behind to Connor Stokes led to the Islanders forward receiving 2+2 for roughing for the retaliation effectively putting the Islanders a man down for the remainder of the period. With some strong defending, the score remained 1-1 after 20 minutes.
Invicta Mustangs – 2
DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 6
The Islanders began the weekend with their final trip to Kent of the season where they faced the Mustangs at the Gillingham Ice Bowl.
The game started in an unusual fashion when a long range speculative shot from Jake Luton finding its way under Dan Lane to give the Mustangs an unexpected lead which they held until 90 seconds from the end of the period when Clint Herring evened things up at 18:32 with a shot going in off the pipework, (ass Yardley), followed by Nathan Pollard scoring 35 seconds later finishing off a beautiful tic tac toe play with a smart finish on the backhand, (19:07, Ass C Pollard, Wallis), to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead at the end of the first.