The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms are delighted to announce the next inductee to the Phantoms Hall of Honour is, Stephen Wall.
The Treble winning goalie will be following, Jesse Hammill, Craig Britton and Billy Glover on the wall, when we induct him as a hero and legend of Phantoms time on Saturday 17th February against MK Thunder.
The game was chosen against MK, as Stephen also spent his latter years before retiring, with the local rivals MK Lightning after his departure from Peterborough in 2011.
Wally, as he is known, was a favourite throughout the league, making many friend up and down the country with players and fans of the game. The cheeky chappy from North Shields, started his senior career back in his home county, playing for Whitley Warriors, Newcastle Riverkings and Newcastle Vipers, before heading down south to the Phantoms in 2003. After a couple of seasons Wally spread his career over to Bracknell Bees and the Slough Jets before returning back to Peterborough in 2007, where he remained until his final departure from the Phantoms in 2011.
The iconic goalie whom everyone remembers sitting on his net like a garden gnome, is a much deserved recipient of this award.
Stephen spoke to us about his induction, saying “When I was asked, I was in absolute shock. I couldn’t stop smiling, it means so much to me. Thank you Dave and Jo and the Phantoms, for giving me this opportunity I really am blown away”.
He continues “I spent most of my career at Peterborough, and the best season by far, was of course the treble year in 2009! So many memories were made.”
Please lets show our appreciation to Stephen Wall for his contribution to Phantoms hockey, in applauding him onto the ice on Saturday 17th February.
Picture credit -Alan Storer