This Week in Peterborough Hockey History

“A sad day in 2000 as club legend Randy Smith played his final game in a Pirates shirt as he headed up his Randini’s Rebels side for a 16-15 victory over the Pirates All-Stars in his testimonial game “

26th March

Probably Pirates biggest defeat of the decade on this day in 1988 when they lost 3-16 at Whitley Bay albeit they did gain revenge on the same day the following year when Pirates beat the Warriors 9-6 at Bretton

Huge, huge, huge night in 2009 when a packed Bretton witnessed one of THE greatest hockey nights with Phantoms beating Guildford Flames 6-3 to win the EPL Cup Final on aggregate, securing the second leg of the Treble

27th March

On this day in 1993, Pirates rested all of their imports but still won a challenge game at Bretton against the USAF Warriors 13-11

28th March

2001 saw Billy Glover’s Testimonial game on this day as Billy’s All-Stars shared twenty goals with a Pirates side

29th March

The worst result on this day was a 1-9 home defeat inflicted by the Streatham Redskins over Pirates in 1986 but the best was a 9-1 win for Phantoms at home to Telford Tigers in 2009 …… after which Phantoms were presented with the League Trophy

30th March

Randy Smith

Randy Smith

A sad day in 2000 as club legend Randy Smith played his final game in a Pirates shirt as he headed up his Randini’s Rebels side for a 16-15 victory over the Pirates All-Stars in his testimonial game

31st March

Club legend Jason Porter scored his first ever senior goal on this night in 1988 as Pirates lost 8-9 in a challenge game at home to Finnish Division Two side Lansinaen Kiekko Laeki

1st April

One of the most infamous nights in Peterborough hockey history occurred on this day in 1984 when a late hit by Pirates guest USAF import John Glynne resulted in a full on Bretton bench clearance with the Nottingham Panthers that is still talked about today !

To end on a lucky omen maybe ….. Phantoms have played two play-off games on this date and won them both, beating Swindon 7-3 in 2007 and Telford Tigers 5-2 in 2017