A short benched Lee Valley side icing just 11 skaters and 2 netminders would always have a tough time against the DALROD Peterborough Islanders who are, it’s fair to say, on a roll at the moment. The first period started out even enough until Brad Moore picked up the puck during a shaft change to go coast to coast for the Islanders 1st on a powerplay less than 5 minutes into the game. Just over aminute later, former Flyers captain Kenny Bavin picked up the first of his pair after work from Clint Herring and Callum Worthington-Evans. The first continued as a goal fest with Conor Pollard, Shaun Yardley, (twice), Connor Stokes all got on the score sheet. One interesting penalty, (unfortunately called on the Islanders), saw Jon Braammall called for spraying the goalie, (Goalie interference), for the first time this season. This didn’t prevent the Islanders leading 6-0 at the end of the first.
For the second period started with the Islanders on the Penalty kill with Billy Porter sitting 2 for holding right at the end of the first, and a delay of game call made against the Islanders at the beginning of the 2nd saw the Islanders killing a 5 on 3 surge from the Lions.
The Mustangs arrival to Peterborough was delayed by traffic and the start of the game was pushed back by about an hour. This delay seemed to affect both teams and meant a slightly slower passage of play at the beginning of the game.
The Islanders had the upper hand in the first few minutes but were unable to capitalise until the 10th minute, when a beautifully threaded pass by Brad Moore found Pentecost's tape and a clean finish lit the light for the Islanders powerplay. Unfortunately this was short-lived as the Islanders found themselves once again frequenting the penalty box. Battling hard through penalties, including 3 minutes of 5-on-3, was little consolation, as seconds after they returned to full strength Invicta slipped one past some tired Islander legs. The first period ended 1-1.