Warriors End Islanders Streak

Biggest game of the season so far for the Islanders, who went into this game needing at least a point against the Warriors to keep their title hopes alive. It was going to be tough as they were missing key players, Stokes, Wallis, Herring, Long and Turley all missing out for the islanders.

The first period was stronger for the Warriors out shooting the islanders 20-13, and finished the first period with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Oliver Baldock and Brandon Ayliffe.

Second period was a different story, Islanders came out flying searching for their first goal and dominated large parts of the period to put Phillips in the Warriors net under immense pressure but the Warriors man of the match stood tall and made some huge saves. No goals in the 2nd period for either team but the Islanders had a lot of positives to take into the 3rd period.

The Islanders started the 3rd as they finished the 2nd with lots of pressure on the Warriors net, however it was Chelmsford who would strike first in the period, Baldock found some space in the slot and put the puck into the top corner to open up a 3 goal lead. The Islanders were given a lifeline 30 seconds later with a powerplay. However it was the Warriors who would score short handed with Ayliffe finishing off a breakaway. Islanders did the find the net for the first time on the powerplay after James White tipped in a shot from the point. At 4-1 the Islanders knew they needed to get a goal quickly to stay in the game, this eventually was their downfall. Over commitment in the offensive zone led to Warriors striking twice more on odd man rushes through Sylvester and Lay. The Islanders got two quick goals themselves, after a great no look pass from N.Pollard, his brother Conor had no problem with deking Phillips and a well placed shot from the point from Bradley Moore gave them a glimmer of hope. Warriors sealed the game with just over five minutes to go, Sylvester deked Lane and scored the Warriors 7th.

Cup Finals Weekend: Tickets Now On Sale

The 2016 NIHL 2 Cup Finals will be held at Alexandra Palace on the second weekend of April (9th & 10th). London Racers are the hosts for the cup finals weekend this year, you can find tickets for the weekend being sold on their website.

Ticket Prices

Saturday 9th Only (2 Semi-Finals):

  • Adult £10.00
  • Child £5.00
  • Family £22.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Weekend Pass

  • Adult £12.00 (All 3 Matches)
  • Child £6.00
  • Family £30.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children) 

Sunday Only

  • Adult £6.00 (Final Only)
  • Child £3.00
  • Family £15.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Weekend Agenda

Saturday 9th:

  • Game 1: Bristol Pitbulls Vs Chelmsford Warriors @ 17:15
  • Game 2: Swindon Wildcats NIHL Vs Peterborough Islanders @ 20:15

Sunday 10th:

  • Final: Game 1 Winner Vs Game 2 Winner @ 17:15

 

Lane Makes Consecutive Shutouts As Islanders Continue Streak

Slough Jets – 0

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 12

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After much deliberation over whether the game would be rescheduled, the Islanders travelled to Slough on Saturday hoping to extend their streak.

The Slough camp, suffering from injuries and players on holiday, including their starting goaltender, fielded a weaker team than normal.

It looked like it would be a long night for the Jets when, after just 46 seconds, Nathan Pollard fired home the Islanders first courtesy of a beautiful set up from Yardley and C.Pollard. However, Slough’s replacement keeper, Print, did not go down without a fight. Consistent pressure from the Isles seemed sure to net a goal but for the next 9 minutes the game remained just 1-0 as Print pulled off save after save. The Jets caught a break early on when Jon Brammall was called for a check to the head but were unable to capitalise on their opportunity.

Islanders Shut Out The Lions In Their Final Meet

The Islanders went into the game missing Craig Wallis and Brad Moore. However they were boosted by the return of James White who hadn't featured in an Islanders game in 2016 so far.

The match started off with the Islanders on top, but after 5 minutes the talking point of the match happened. After a coming together between James White and Lions player James Joseph, Joseph headbutted White who was clearly not interested in fighting him but Connor Stokes flew in to protect White and landed some punches to Joseph that put him on the deck. Joseph was chucked out for the headbutt and I expect him to be banned for several games, Stokes also received a match penalty for roughing. The rest of the period was relatively quiet until 16:32 when a great pass from Nathan Pollard found Yardley wide open on the back door to shoot in the Islanders opener and the only goal of the period. Tipple in the lions net made an impressive 27 saves in the first period.

Islanders Beat The Racers To Make The Playoffs

The Islanders were looking for their 13th straight win but were up against a very strong and determined side the London Racers.

The Islanders got off to a slow start and after 8 minutes they found themselves chasing the game after two goals from the Racers, firstly Josh Ealey-Newman left on his own on the slot, followed by Andrew Campbell with a wrist shot into the top corner leaving Lane in the Islanders net with no chance. The Islanders halved the deficit before the end of the period with a goal by Connor Stokes after hard work from Moore and Herring getting the puck to the net and went into the period break 2-1 down.

The 2nd period started like the first and the Islanders found themselves on the back foot again. A wrist shot into the top corner from Ealey-Newman restored their two goal cushion and they looked comfortable. However Islanders captain Shaun Yardley had other ideas, He went coast to coast on the powerplay and cooly place the puck past the Racers goalie.

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