Let the Battles Commence !

Tonight’s thumping defeat at Bracknell has announced not one but two important messages for Phantoms and their supporters. Firstly, the run-in to the league title has started and, secondly, teams are queuing to take a piece out of us as title favourites ! Phantoms have just fifteen games remaining and…


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…


South Cup Semi-Final Dates Confirmed

Phantoms will be playing their two leg NIHL South Cup Semi-Finals against Bracknell Bees on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd February ….. when we were scheduled to play Bracknell in the league anyway ! The first leg will be in Bracknell on the Saturday, face-off 6pm, with the second…


Big Points At Stake Over Christmas Period !

The Christmas period sees the NIHL South move into the second half of the season with the “big four” sitting, as expected, in the top four places. With the table still tough to make sense of due to the different numbers of games played, here’s how it would look if…


Captain James Seeks Career Highlight !

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…


Cup Final Countdown – Make it a Plus One !

On Friday, Phantoms make their first tilt at serious NIHL silverware when they take on the Sheffield Steeldogs in the final of the Autumn Cup. So what’s it about ? What’s it worth ? Where’s it at ? What should we expect ? What do we need to do ?…


Former Players Give Ken Cross His Mobility Back !

A fantastic gesture today saw former Pirates and Phantoms players club together to replace the stolen mobility scooter of legendary fan Ken Cross with a new machine, appropriately badged up with logos from both teams as well as his familiar #1 fan tag ! The players surprised Ken at his…


“Phantoms are Tougher than Last Season !”

Phantoms go into tonight’s Autumn Cup semi-final showdown with Swindon coach Aaron Nell proclaiming that this season’s Phantoms are tougher to beat than last season’s team. Phantoms take a single goal advantage into tonight’s second leg which faces off at 7:30pm. Coach Nell was full of praise for Phantoms ahead of…


Sunday Lowdown – Phantoms v Bees

Fixture Sunday:  Phantoms v Bracknell Bees – Face-Off 5:30pm Competition ? NIHL1 South and NIHL Cup Qualifying What’s at Stake ? Phantoms will be testing themselves against the current NIHL1 South leaders as well as keeping up their race to make the semi-finals of the NIHL Cup where they sit…


Pirates Legendary Import Comes Home !

Phantoms home fixture with Basingstoke on Sunday 4th November will be a very special night not only because of the potentially top drawer fixture, not only because of a special night to say thank you to super-fan Ken Cross for all he has done for Peterborough hockey but also because…