Islanders Edge Closer To Title With 8-0 Win Over The Warriors

Chelmsford Warriors – 0

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 8

The DALROD Peterborough Islanders, bolstered with guest appearances from James White, Brad Moore, Scott Robson and Tom Stubley, closed in on the NIHL2 S league title last weekend with a trip to Essex to take on 2nd placed Chelmsford Warriors for the last time this season.

The 1st period started with intent as the Islanders took less than 90 seconds to get on the board as Clint Herring hit the twine first finishing off a rebound on the backhand at 1:27, assisted by N Long & Cetvertak. Further progress could have been slowed by a double minor on Jon Brammall, (7:57, Holding & Roughing), however it was Lithuanian Import Deivid Cetvertak that struck next with a neat finish on the rebound after Bavin had his initial shot saved. Islanders ended the period 0-2 up and in control of the game, despite a later boarding minor on Craig Wallis.

Islanders Stay Top With Win Over Warriors

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.

Islanders End Away Trip Against Fiery Mustangs

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.

Islanders 4-0 In Series Against Racers

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 5

London Racers – 2

The DALROD Peterborough Islanders played host to the London Racers on Saturday, the Racers looking to close the gap on 2nd place Chelmsford Warriors while the Islanders looked to continue their 100% league record.

This got off to a good start as Nathan Pollard opened the scoring with a shot into the top corner at 26 seconds assisted by Conor Pollard and James Pentecost. Following a Racers penalty for tripping, Pollard then picked up his second at 8:40, again assisted by C Pollard and Pentecost. A moment later the Islanders picked up the first of their penalties as Craig Wallis picked up a minor for delay of game, this penalty was killed comfortably, as was the following Minor penalty for elbowing, despite the Racers having nearly a full 2 minutes of 5 on 3. Leon Groom was next on the scoresheet at 14:16 assisted by Brad Wright and Joe Wilson. A burst of abuse at the referee earned Racers forward Dave Richards a 10 minute misconduct, and two further power plays, (Appleby 2 for boarding at 15:34 and Osbourne 2 for hooking at 18:57), saw the Islanders comfortably ending the period 3-0 ahead.

Islanders Too Hot For Mustangs

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 10

Invicta Mustangs – 3

The DALROD Peterborough Islanders continued their League campaign facing the Invicta Mustangs. Two of their number, brothers Conor & Nathan Pollard fresh from their appearance for the Phantoms the night before against the Hull Pirates.

The period started off with a shock for the Islanders as the Mustangs opened the scoring at 30 seconds as Jake Luton and Kwame Holt combined to take advantage of a slow start. The game bubbled on with a physical edge that took an unfortunate turn, Jake Samal took a hit hard into the boards while off balance ending his game as he needed assisting off of the ice. While no penalty was called, the nature of the hit set the tone as moments later, Jon Bramhall took a boarding penalty at 2:54. With that penalty killed the back and forth continued until 8:29 when Rob McDonald picked up a delay of game call, however, a minute in, Mustangs player Kyle Terrell picked up a high sticking call at 9:26. A mustangs tripping penalty was also killed, and it was a further high sticking call at 15:05 broke the seal for the Islanders and just 9 seconds into the power play James Pentecost scored from Nathan & Conor Pollard at 15:14. From then on it was business as usual. Goals at 17:49 from Clint Herring, (ass N Pollard & Bramhall), and 19:44 from Conor Pollard, (ass Cetvertak & Stokes), saw the Islanders end the period 3-1 ahead.

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