ICE HOCKEY: Shut-out spectacular from Peterborough netminders

Islanders netminder Dan Lane in action.

Islanders netminder Dan Lane in action.

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Janis Auzins was not the only Peterborough netminder keeping opponents at bay last weekend.

While Auzins collected back-to-back clean sheets to help Phantoms to a four-point weekend, Dan Lane celebrated a shut-out of his own for Islanders as they beat a short-bench Lee Valley Lions side 13-0 in the National League Division Two (South) Cup.

Brad Moore opened the scoring for the city team with two Shaun Yardley goals and others from Conor Pollard, Connor Stokes and Kenny Bavin all arriving in the opening session.

Islanders had to kill a host of penalties early in the second period before building their advantage with Jon Brammall striking before both Pollard twins – Conor and Nathan – also found the net.

Bavin’s second of the contest carried Islanders into double figures with almost 24 minutes of hockey still to go.

They helped themselves to a further three goals in the final session with Nathan Pollard striking twice to complete his hat-trick and James Pentecost also finding the net – two of those goals arriving short-handed.

Netminder Lane, who kept out all 14 shots he faced, said: “Although we have been picking up results, we have had a slow start to the season, but we were relentless for the full 60 minutes in this game.

“It was a great team performance and although it wasn’t one of my busiest nights, it was a great feeling to get a shut-out.”

The Islanders are on the road to Chelmsford for their next game on Saturday, October 10.