Saturday night saw the DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms host the Bracknell Bee’s at the Peterborough Arena. The game saw Alan Lack make his final home start for the Phantoms, and the fans made the night a memorable one for him, chanting his name throughout the game.
The Phantomsm started the game the stronger of the two teams and were a goal to tthe better with just 4.14 on the clock. A salvo of shots from the Phantoms found Bees Netminder Tom Annetts scrambling around in front of his goal, and it was Will Weldon who latched onto the lost puck to fire the home team into the lead.
The Phantoms were laying siege to the Bees goal, and Annetts inability to hold onto the distant shots was causing scramble after scramble as the Phantoms forwards looked to take advantage. Luke Ferrara, James Ferrara and Marc Levers all went close to increasing the Phantoms lead before the first break.
Phantoms did manage to double their lead early in the middle period. Edgars Bebris broke down the boards and made a pinpoint pass to Luke Ferrara who escaped the 2 D-Men who were marking him to slot the puck under Annetts on 21.57
Phantoms made it 3-0 on 35.11. A rare Bees attack saw them turnover the puck in the Phantoms D-Zone and Alan Lack picked out Marc Levers up on the Bees Blue line. Despite being hooked back, the veteran forward kept his composure and put the puck in the back of the Bees net, before joining it there !
The final period saw the Phantoms take their foot off the gas as they sat back on their 3-0 lead. It was the Phantoms Captain, James Ferrara, who claimed the final goal of the night on 51.40 when his shot from the blue line went straight through Annetts 5-hole to give the homeside a 4-0 lead.
There was still time for more entertainment for the fans when Bees James Galazzi and Phantoms Mason Webster dropping the gloves. The Phantoms youngster showed he can handle himself with an easy victory over the veteran Galazzi.
It was apt the that final attack and shot of the game should come from Alan Lack as the Phantoms faithful were on their feet chanting his name.
Man of the Match went to Tom Annetts for the Bees and Marc Levers for the Phantoms