Thirty Nine Years ……. and Counting !

This Sunday marks the 39th Anniversary of competitive ice hockey in Peterborough. As Phantoms host the Telford Tigers in the NIHL Autumn Cup, so 39 years ago to the day, Pirates were hosting Streatham Bruins in their first ever competitive game in the British Ice Hockey League Division 2. Pirates…

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The NIHL National League 2021/22 Champions will be ……

As if I can work it out ! Anyway, as is tradition, here’s the lowdown and predictions for the season ahead as I see it ……. BASINGSTOKE BISON (5th) Having to start another season unsure as to whether they’ll have a rink to complete it in but Ashley Tait will…


RIP Dennis “Doc” Guttman

Sad to report that another legend of Peterborough ice hockey, Dennis “Doc” Guttman, has passed away this morning after a period of ill health. “Doc” was a Director of the club from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s but also continued as club doctor right up to 2000 and…


Re-United in the Phantoms High Seats !

  The Phantoms fanbase has lost another true legend in recent days after Ray Wells passed away after a long battle with illness, just over six months after losing his wife Audrey. Like his good wife, Ray was never just your average hockey fan and was helping out behind the…


Bananaman – Our Very Own Fanbase Superhero!

The 1980s is often reflected on by Peterborough hockey fans of a certain age as a decade full of characters and it most certainly was. The fledgling sport in the city played host to a mixture of North American college kids and former NHL players, all of whom dominated Sunday…



Back To The Future For Phantoms 2 !

The 2019/2020 season will see a new challenge for Phantoms NIHL2 side as they bring in fresh faces both on and off the ice in a quest to develop the next batch of talented young players for Phantoms flagship side. Having recently prepared and delivered the likes of Nathan Pollard,…


Tears of Despair as Phantoms Lose in Overtime !

Phantoms players were left devastated and, in some cases, in tears after losing their National Championship Play-Off Final tonight by the narrowest of margins as Hull Pirates edged them out in a thrilling head-to-head with an overtime 3on3 winner. Saturday evening’s semi-final had seen Phantoms tested to the full by…


Phantoms 2018/19 – Standing Among Giants ?

With Phantoms achieving a trophy treble last night, already some fans are questioning where this season sits in comparison with the 2008/09 treble winning season but my advice would be not to even try to compare the two but to celebrate both as outstanding achievements. A sporting treble is defined…


Phantoms Take a Step Closer to Coventry !

This was a huge fixture for both sides with Phantoms desperate to at least ice their already hard earned cake with a trip to Coventry and Bison desperate to just grab a cake before the shop closed and it was going to close for both teams by 8:30pm Sunday evening…