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…


Former Players Rally Around Ken Cross

Since the Ken Cross article last week, former players from both the Pirates and Phantoms eras have responded without hesitation to bring hockey back into Ken’s life. Leading the line have been former Phantoms players who have not only visited Ken in numbers but have arranged to take him out…


Saturday Lowdown – Phantoms v Raiders

Fixture Saturday:  Phantoms v Romford Raiders – Face-Off 7:00pm Competition ? NIHL1 South What’s at Stake ? Phantoms looking to maintain their record of being the only NIHL1 South team to be unbeaten in regulation time. Raiders trying to rediscover form after a poor run of results. Current Form ?…


Sunday Lowdown – Phantoms v Invicta

Fixture Sunday:  Phantoms v Invicta Dynamos – Face-Off 5:30pm Competition ? NIHL1 South + NIHL Cup Qualifying What’s at Stake ? The fixture once again doubles up as a league fixture and a qualifying game in the NIHL Cup where Phantoms are currently two wins from two. Current Form ?…


Our Forgotten Hero – Ken Cross

As familiar faces go, Ken Cross was as much a part of Peterborough ice hockey for over twenty years as Charlie Chaplin selling his 50/50 tickets was and as Audrey Wells selling her SOYB tickets was (and still is !) and, indeed, as any character around our rink ever was….


(c) Rick Webb Photographic

Sunday Lowdown – Phantoms v Streatham

Fixture Sunday:  Phantoms v Streatham – Face-Off 5:30pm Competition ? NIHL1 South + NIHL Cup Qualifying What’s at Stake ? Along with the other Autumn Cup sides Swindon and Basingstoke, Phantoms are lagging behind the pack in terms of league action with the top sides already having 6/7/8 games under…