Phantoms captain, James Ferrara, will be hoping to realise a career ambition tonight as he leads his team into the final of the Autumn Cup at Bretton, face-off 7:30pm.
“Winning the play-offs in front of so many people was the highlight of my career to date but to win silverware in our own rink is something I have dreamed about. It would be absolutely amazing for me if it happens.”.
“The guys have fought so hard in the first half of this season and we go into the game with lots of belief and momentum after a good run of results lately. We’ve also shown character and resilience – in the first leg in Sheffield and in Milton Keynes last Saturday in the league – to dig out results in games where we haven’t been at our best.”
Captain James is under no illusion, however, as to the task Phantoms have before them ……. “we weren’t at our best in the first leg in Sheffield and we were pleased to come out of there level after being 2-0 down going into the third period. We came up with two big goals in a short space of time and they have really set the tie up for the second leg. Steeldogs executed their gameplan really well and credit where it’s due to them for the way they frustrated us and I’m sure they will look to do that again”.
An anticipated full-house and a big game atmosphere is something James is looking forward to …… “the atmosphere on Sunday night was incredible – by far the best I’ve known in recent years – and I’m sure a lot of people went to work on Monday morning with sore throats. The fans were right behind us from the moment the puck was dropped and stuck with us all the way to the overtime winner. It was great to be able to get the result for them and we will aim to do the same tonight when our fans will, hopefully, turn out in big numbers again ……. the more people we have behind us, the better it will be for us on what could be a famous night for Peterborough hockey.”
Thanks to the Peterborough Telegraph for this interview.
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