Nostalgia

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…

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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…


On This Day 23 Years Ago !

On the 14th January 1996, Pirates hosted the Bracknell Bees at Bretton on a night that was to go down in ice hockey folklore across the world ! The game was only minutes old when the visiting Bees looked for a big stretch pass breakaway that Pirates netminder, 31 year…


Nothing Else Matters

In 2010, a DVD was released to commemorate and celebrate the fantastic efforts in 1993 that saw a partly destroyed Bretton ice rink rebuilt not by professional builders but by fans, players and club officials ….. all of whom were determined that, against huge odds, they were going to save…


The Battle of Bretton – Twentieth Anniversary !

On 6th September 1998, Troy Walkington’s exciting new Pirates side played hosts to Kingston Hawks in a home Benson & Hedges Cup game. It was a game that is still remembered today by those who were there ! The Hawks were managed by Keith Milhench, backed up by assistant coach…


This Week in Peterborough Hockey History

A frantically busy week during the Pirates era with challenge games a plenty but Phantoms did start their 2016/17 campaign on 27th August 2016, their earliest season starter to date as they drew 3-3 at Bretton against the visiting Sheffield Steeldogs. Three dates from this week that are worthy of…



This Week in Peterborough Hockey History

24th April A huge night on this date in 1983 ….. or at least us fans believed it was. After a great debut season, Pirates played host to the legendary Streatham Redskins complete with players like Gary Stefan and Gary Brine who were considered legends to us fledgling hockey fans….


Golden Hour: Night Of The Kat (1984)

Solihull Barons 6  Peterborough Pirates 13 Sunday 23rd December 1984 PIRATES TEAM Ian Cade, Shannon Hope (I), Richard Swift, John Walker, Steve Rattle, Alan Walker, Tony Hunter, John Lawless (I), John Hunter, Arthur Smallman, Kevin Hunter, Kenny MacDonald, Kenny McKie, Alcide Jutras (I), Mike Andrews, John Tague, Ellwyn Dawkins [coach:…