Player Interviews


Chasing Dreams – Phantoms Hockey Juniors in Conversation !

I recently had the real privilege to talk hockey with five youngsters who are working their way through the Phantoms Development Programme and who were quite happy to reveal all about their hockey parents, some crazy superstitions and a real love for James Ferrara and Tom Norton …… and why…


Martins Susters – Mar 2018

So how did you first get into hockey and where were you playing at the time ? “I first started when I was around five years old. My Dad used to play so I looked up to him and he put me on the skates at a very early age….


Rob Carnegie – Feb 2018

Rob Carnegie arrived on the Peterborough hockey scene in September 1982 and, along with John Lawless, was Peterborough hockey’s first “import”. Their first home game saw 300 fans present ….. three months later and they were playing in front of 1,200. They made an impression ! By today’s standards, Rob…


Randy Smith – February 2000

Let’s start on a recent high …… you must be pleased with the recognition Lids has received in gaining his call up to the senior national team. “Yes, I was extremely happy for Neil. This was a well deserved reward for some fine performances as of late. I know Lids…


Phil Wing – November 2001

Pirates director PHIL WING talks frankly and openly to Twisted Sock ! In two frank and revealing discussions, one after the game on Sunday night and one as he headed home along the M6 on Monday night, Pirates director Phil Wing opened the box on Pirates finances to give fans…


Phil David – April 2011

Phil David arrived in Peterborough shortly after the start of the 2007/2008 season – the team had lost three of its opening four fixtures and disharmony appeared rife in the camp. Having barely been in the country half a day, Coach David saw Phantoms fail again in Bracknell and, the…


Pasi Raitanen – February 2002

SUPER netminder Pasi Raitanen has packed his equipment and headed north to join Edinburgh Capitals for the British National league playoffs, but has promised Peterborough fans he’ll be back wearing the number 33 shirt for Pirates next season. It’s no secret that managing director Paul MacMillan and coach Glenn Mulvenna…


Jon Cotton – March 2002

IT’S THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR JON …and captaincy was the icing on the cake ! What a shining example Pirates captain Jon Cotton is to those ambitious, yet sometimes impatient junior players, just setting out on a hockey career. Few players make that gigantic step straight from the minors to…


John Oddy – July 2001

Australia’s finest JOHN ODDY talks to Twisted Sock ! First of all John, welcome back to Pirates. I guess Peterborough must now qualify as your home from home ! “It’s beginning to look that way ! I’m just hoping I’ll be able to catch a bit of sunshine for a few weeks…