Articles by Paul


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…


On This Day in 2002 – Pirates Last Stand !

On the 24th February 2002, seventeen years ago this weekend, Peterborough Pirates played their last ever game in a 9-1 British National League victory over Cardiff Devils. The fixture came just three months short of the 20th anniversary of their first appearance on the ice as Pirates in the summer…


Sunday Showdown – Is It Really Make or Break ?

With many fans viewing Sunday’s game with Swindon Wildcats as “must win” and/or “make or break”, lets take a look at the reality based on the possible outcomes. Before doing that, it is important to keep in mind two important factors on which this “reality” is based. First of all,…


Phantoms Celebrate Two Multi-Centurians

This Saturday’s road game at Basingstoke marks not one but two multi-centurians in local lads James Ferrara and James White. Captain James Ferrara will play his 600th game for Phantoms which places him #1 in terms of Phantoms appearances and #2 in all time Peterborough hockey appearances with just Jason…


On This Day 24 Years Ago !

On a Friday night exactly 24 years ago today, Pirates played hosts to a touring Team Canada side coached by future Vancouver, New York, Edmonton NHL coach Tom Renney. A number of top flight NHL stars were not released for the tour but the roster included Glenn Anderson (six time…


On This Day 2 Years Ago !

On January 22nd 2017, Phantoms travelled to Telford for the second leg of the EPL Cup Semi-Final ….. a game that was to become shrouded in controversy ! In the first leg, four days earlier, Phantoms had won 4-2 after coming back from 1-2 down to win with two goals…