Britton’s got talent . . . or he did have!

Craig Britton after being inducted into the Hall of Honour. From the left are Dave Lane (Phantoms owner), Craig Britton, Craigs sons Fin and Seb and Jo Lane (Phantoms owner).
Craig Britton after being inducted into the Hall of Honour. From the left are Dave Lane (Phantoms owner), Craig Britton, Craigs sons Fin and Seb and Jo Lane (Phantoms owner).

Popular defenceman Craig Britton has become the second player to be inducted into the Phantoms’ Hall of Honour.

Local lad Britton played more than 400 games for Peterborough sides – the bulk of those being in Pirates’ colours.

He was also part of the first two seasons of Phantoms’ history – helping them to an honours double in their debut campaign in 2002-03 - and had a stint with Islanders at the end of his career.

Britton, now 40, said: “There are a lot of other names who should be recognised, so I’m delighted to be the second person to be inducted.

“My parents spent a lot of money to help me become an ice hockey player, so it was a proud moment for them too.

“I’m a local lad who enjoyed playing hockey for my hometown clubs, and there are so many memories from down the years.

“There were obviously some hard times, but there were also some great ones. Doing the double with Phantoms in their first season was one of the great things.”

Britton, who also played for Blackburn, Milton Keynes, Romford and Chelmsford, retired in 2008.

He joins Canadian star Jesse Hammill in being recognised in the Hall of Honour, with further players expected to receive the honour in the future.