The Dalrod Peterborough are delighted to announce three players to the Islanders for the 2016/17 season.
Brad Moore was a key figure for the Islanders last season showing up in the big games, most notably scoring 4 goals in the cup semi-final victory. In 60 games for the Islanders, Brad has scored 48 goals and 57 assists. He has also got experience in the NIHL1 with the Milton Keynes Thunder playing 32 games scoring 11 goals and 9 assists. And has played 63 games for the Phantoms, posting 3 goals and 5 assists. Brad reads the game very well and has a great shot, Stevie is delighted he is back with the team “Brad returns after leaving the Hull Pirates. Brad played a big part in where we finished last season. He had a great offer during the summer to play for Hull but due to a promotion at work it was going to be difficult to commit to the training. Brad doesn't do anything half-heartedly and was eager to return to the Islanders. Less training/travelling and one game a weekend will be great for Brad to give 100% to work and the Islanders.” Brad is also looking forward to being re-united with the Islanders “I've enjoyed my time in Hull and really learned a lot in that short period of time which has improved my game a lot. I had a promotion with work which meant I couldn't commit to their training schedule. I spoke to Stevie he had no problem in letting re-join the Islanders to enjoy hockey with not as much commitment in terms of training/travel time. I'm excited to be back with a great group of guys that already look very positive with recent results and can't wait to get started.”
Deivid Cetvertak is a new face for the Islanders and joins us from Altrincham Aces where he posted 16 points in 11 games. ‘Dave’ has represented Lithuania Under 18’s and Under 20’s national team for the last 5 years, in 25 games for his country he has posted an impressive 7 goals and 7 assists. In 2013/2014 he also took the honour of most points and most assists in the World Junior Championships Under 18s Division 2A as well as a gold medal. Even though he has only just turned 20 he has played in the top leagues in Lithuania and Latvia posting just under a point per game. Dave is looking forward to plenty of success with the Islanders this season. "I’m very happy to be joining the islanders this season, they have a very good team and their chances of winning something this year look very likely. Hopefully I can help contribute to the success of the Islanders and I look forward to making lots of friends and playing for a great team." When Deivid approached Stevie about joining the Islanders he was welcomed with open arms “Islanders would like to welcome Deivid to the team, Dave has been relocated with work and came to us for a skate, He will play as many games as he can with work coming first. Dave has great vision and will be a great asset, he adds further depth to the squad and means we can rotate 4 lines. “
Nathan Long is the final new face for the Islanders. He started his junior career with Peterborough but signed for Chelmsford when he was 14 and in 47 games for the Chelmsford Warriors in NIHL2 he posted 19 points, an impressive return from a defenseman. Nathan has good vision and passes the puck well along with a good shot, he will be very useful for the Islanders on the powerplay. Last season he played for the Milton Keynes Thunder in NIHL1 with 3 goals in his first season at that league and he re-signed with the Thunder for the 2016-17 season. However Nathan wanted more ice time and more time playing on the penalty kill and powerplay. With the chance to play in these situations with the Islanders and train with the EPL phantoms it was a no brainer for him. Stevie is delighted to have a defenseman of his calibre wanting to join the islanders for the rest of the season “Islanders would like to welcome Nathan. Longer comes from MK thunder and will be a great asset for us. Longer will be working hard and without any doubt if his attitude and effort is there. We will get him up to speed to make the transition to the Phantoms” Longer is also looking forward to the season ahead "
After having 4 successful seasons at Chelmsford and a year playing ENL1 and training with the Milton Keynes lightning the opportunity came to come to Peterborough and play for the Islanders and maintain training EPL with the Phantoms. I am looking forward to a successful season with the Islanders as they are a great bunch of lads on and off the ice and hopefully we can bring some silverware to peterborough this season.