PHANTOMS STORM TO VICTORY OVER THUNDER IN PRE-SEASON OPENER

PHANTOMS STORM TO VICTORY OVER THUNDER IN PRE-SEASON OPENER

Peterborough Phantoms 16-0 Milton Keynes Thunder

The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms claimed a comfortable win in the opening pre-season match against the Milton Keynes Thunder. Martins Susters scored six goals as the Phantoms began their preparations for the NIHL National League. 

Susters opened the Phantoms account for the season before James Ferrara, Glenn Billing and Ales Padelek added further goals to send the Phantoms into the first period break four goals ahead. 

Susters scored again just over a minute into the second period. Nathan Pollard then notched a short-handed goal with a peach of a wrist shot into the top corner, just a couple of minutes later. 

Billing added his second goal after an assist from Taylor Romeo before Susters completed his hat-trick with 30:02 played. 

Former Nottingham Lions defenceman, Joe Gretton, added Phantoms ninth goal on his debut for the club, with a good finish from the point. 

Susters struck twice more before the end of the second period to make the score 11-0 after 40 minutes. 

Susters completed his double hat-trick early in the third period, before 17-year-old Ross Clarke scored his first goal of the year. 

Glenn Billing then took a pass from Padelek to complete his hat-trick with just over ten minutes remaining. 

N.Pollard notched his second of the night after good work from his brother Conor to gain the zone and play a drop pass to Weldon. Weldon put the puck on the doorstep for N.Pollard and he made no mistake with the finish. 

Phantoms goals:

10:27 (PP 1-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters / #71 Corey McEwen / #40 Petr Stepanek (EHG)

13:31 (PP 2-0 MK): #17 James Ferrara / #72 Glenn Billing / #37 Robbie Ferrara (EHG)

14:18 (PP 3-0 MK): #72 Glenn Billing / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)

16:52 (PP 4-0 MK): #93 Ales Padelek (unassisted) (EHG)

21:17 (PP 5-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters / #40 Petr Stepanek / #71 Corey McEwen (EHG)

23:23 (PP 6-0 MK): #12 Nathan Pollard / #2 Tom Norton (SHG)

27:54 (PP 7-0 MK): #72 Glenn Billing / #73 Taylor Romeo (EHG)

30:02 (PP 8-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters (Hat-Trick) / #37 Robbie Ferrara (EHG)

32:02 (PP 9-0 MK): #35 Joe Gretton / #29 Will Weldon (EHG)

32:49 (PP 10-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters / #40 Petr Stepanek / #23 Brad Bowering (EHG)

37:01 (PP 11-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters / #2 Tom Norton / #40 Petr Stepanek (EHG) 

42:13 (PP 12-0 MK): #77 Martins Susters (Double Hat-Trick) / #40 Petr Stepanek / #45 Callum Buglass (EHG)

43:27 (PP 13-0 MK): #75 Ross Clarke / #96 Jarvis Hunt / #73 Taylor Romeo (DPG)

48:45 (PP 14-0 MK): #72 Glenn Billing (Hat-Trick) / #93 Ales Padelek / #17 James Ferrara (EHG)

55:19 (PP 15-0 MK): #71 Corey McEwen / #2 Tom Norton / #77 Martins Susters (EHG)

58:26 (PP 16-0 MK): #12 Nathan Pollard / #29 Will Weldon / #88 Conor Pollard (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #35 Joe Gretton 

MK Thunder man of the match: #54 Callum Medcalf