The Guildford Phoenix travel to Peterborough on Sunday 12th December to take on the Peterborough Phantoms NIHL 2 in the Wilkinson Cup Semi Final 1st Leg.
Phantoms NIHL2 conceded their first regular time defeat last week in league action against Haringey Huskies. Currently sitting 2nd in the NIHLS2 league, qualified through to the Wilkinson Cup Semi-finals against an incredible Guildford Phoenix side, who have won 9 out of their 10 games this season so far.
In between the Guildford pipes, is Ex Chelsea and Arsenal legend goalkeeper, Petr Cech. Petr is a former professional footballer who is still a technical and performance advisor for Chelsea. Described by numerous players, pundits, and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers in history, he is argued, alongside Peter Schmeichel, to be one of the greatest goalkeepers in Premier League history. Ice Hockey has always been a passion, and after hanging up his boots, Petr, decided to put on his skate and pads and join the world of Ice Hockey.
Phantoms NIHL2, are the affiliate team of the Peterborough Phantoms NIHL, working with the top senior side to develop the up-and-coming local talented youngsters of the sport. Phantoms NIHL2 are a mixed team of young and experienced players, with many of the more experienced players having spent time in the professional leagues, and now offering support and guidance to the Ice Hockey stars of the future.
Head Coach Jason Buckman, commented ahead of the semi-finals weekend saying
“This fixture was our first milestone we aimed for, as a team going into the season. It didn’t matter who we faced we knew it would always be a tough fixture.
They certainly don’t come any tougher, Guildford like us have suffered defeat recently and they are still regarded as favourites for the league title. It will be a tough 2 legs and both games will require the guys to work hard against a talented Phoenix team”
Sunday’s face-off against Guildford is at 6.30PM, Doors open at 5.30PM, Planet Ice Peterborough. Adults £5, Children and Phantoms NIHL1 Season ticket holders £3.