Islanders History

The Peterborough Islanders are a British ice hockey team.

The Peterborough Islanders, part of the Peterborough Ice Hockey Club were founded in 1996 by Grant Budd - a player with links to the Falkland Islands, Carl Stripling a former Peterborough Pirate ice hockey player and Julian Penczek the Peterborough Ice Hockey Club chairman. Grant's parents were the original team strip sponsors and the first strip carried the crest of the Falkland Islands and the team motto still remains (from that crest) 'Desire the Right'. The vision was for the club to provide a basis for young ice hockey players to develop and move on to senior leagues, in particular up to the senior team Peterborough Pirates, and for senior players to continue playing at a competitive level.

The team has played in the Southern section of the (predominately amateur) English National League since its inception - albeit it did not compete in the 1999–2000 season.

In 2006 the team colours were changed from white (black for away strip) with a red stars design to white (black for away strip) and red with gold and black trimmings. The logo was also switched from an 'ice rink on an island' design to that of a painted mask.

In 2007–08 they captured the South A Conference title, which was then followed by a victory in the Southern Conference Play-offs.

In 2009-10 the team were relegated from the English National League South Division 1. They will compete in the ENL South Division 2 during the 2010-11 season.

Club Honours

  • Season 2006/07
    • ENIHL Southern Knockout Cup Winner
    • ENIHL National Knockout Cup Runner Up
  • Season 2007/08
    • ENIHL South - Conference A Winners
    • ENIHL Southern League Championship Winners
    • ENIHL Southern Play-Off Championship Winners
    • ENIHL Southern Knockout Cup Winners
    • ENIHL National Knockout Cup Runner Up
    • ENIHL National League Championship Runner Up
    • ENIHL National Play-Off Championship Runner Up


Contact Details


Peterborough Islanders Ice Hockey Club,
Peterborough Arena,
1 Mallard Road, Bretton,

Phone: 01733 260 222

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