MATCH REPORT | SHUTOUT WIN GETS PHANTOMS UP AND RUNNING!

MATCH REPORT | SHUTOUT WIN GETS PHANTOMS UP AND RUNNING!

The Peterborough Phantoms registered their first league win with a shutout victory over the Raiders on Sunday night!

Brad Bowering ended a good week for himself, following up his GB U20’s call up with a goal, as he scored on the wraparound to put the Phantoms ahead in Romford.

Jacob Ranson fired in a power play effort for the Raiders, only to see it washed out for goaltender interference. Phantoms held firm and got to the end of the first with their one goal lead intact.

Ales Padelek doubled the Phantoms’ advantage with a close range backhand effort after Callum Buglass’ initial shot was saved by Ethan James.

The Phantoms’ defence remained resolute and only allowed four shots on Jordan Marr’s goal in the second period, allowing them to go into the second intermission in full control.

The Raiders took the risk and pulled their goalie with over five minutes to play and began to pile the pressure on the Phantoms defence as the game entered the closing stages.

But Padelek put the icing on the cake for the Phantoms in the closing stages with an empty net goal to seal the deal and give the Phantoms their first league win of the season!

And Jordan Marr capped a good night for him and his defence with a couple of late stops to ensure a hard earned shutout for Slava Koulikov’s side.

We’re back in action on Sunday night when the Basingstoke Bison visit Planet Ice Peterborough. Tickets are available HERE or from the Planet Ice Box Office upon arrival at the rink.

Phantoms goals:

14:00 (LR 0-1 PP): #23 Bradley Bowering / #36 Nathan Salem / #71 Corey McEwen (EHG)

27:44 (LR 0-2 PP): #93 Ales Padelek / #45 Callum Buglass / #72 Glenn Billing (EHG)

58:11 (LR 0-3 PP): #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing (ENG)

Raiders man of the match: #95 Jacob Ranson

Phantoms man of the match: #23 Brad Bowering