Pollard Ends Racers Streak

Conor Pollard picks up a hatrick as the Islanders power play slices through Racers defence.

The first period was steady from both sides with the Islanders having only a few slightly better chances than the Racers. Defensively the Islanders found their feet and shut down nearly all of Haringey's rushes, forcing shots from tough angles or distance.

Down the other end the Isles found the net twice in the period, only to have both goals disallowed for an offside and an unfortunately timed whistle. However the Islanders got a well deserved lead 9 seconds from the period close - Craig Wallis firing in the first of the Islanders power play goals from the point.

The Racers started the second period on the penalty kill and within 30 seconds C.Pollard slotted home his first of the night. This was followed by another power play goal from Pentecost two minutes later, both goals set up from the point by Cleves and Yardley.

Haringey pulled one back in the period when Clayton found the net, but the period was set to end 3-1.

Isles Cup Hopes Diminish

DALROD Peterborough Islanders 5
Chelmsford Warriors 8

The DALROD Peterborough Phantoms game was cancelled on Saturday and allowed the Islanders to utilise some of the two-way registered players. Martin Susters and Scott Robson joined the Isles for the Chelmsford cup game, and with the return of some injured players, the team looked very strong on paper.

The game started fairly evenly and both sides made some confident play early on, but it was Chelmsford who struck first six minutes in. Kenny Bavin tied the game up in his first shift of the game and the pressure mounted for both sides. The Islanders were unlucky not to take the lead 15 minutes in, but were denied by a great save from Sonny Phillips and ended up dropping another goal 3 minutes before the end of the first period.

Islanders Bounce Back in Style

DALROD Peterborough Islanders 16 - 0 Lee Valley Lions

Last weekend the Islanders suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of Chelmsford, however they bounced back well at home this week.

Lee Valley turned up with just nine out skaters and realised they were on for a tough night very early on. Once the Islanders had settled into the game, the goals began to flood in. Clint Herring opened scoring within the first 5 minutes and both Shaun Yardley and James Pentecost found the back of the net less then a minute afterwards.

Tipple (Lee Valley’s goaltender) faced a barrage of Islanders pressure and was broken again twice more in the period. Kenny Bavin added another goal to his league total and Josh Turley scrambled home another following some excellent play from Billy Porter in the corner.

Isles Win Big Against Lions

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.

Islanders Start The League With A Win

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.

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