Monday 24 June 2024

Match Report: Peterborough Phantoms 5 – Mayhem 2 (British Para Ice Hockey League)

Karl Nicholson scored both the Mayhem’s goals away at Peterborough (Photo by @haganovaphoto)

Sunday 23rd June 2024 – BPIHL: Peterborough Phantoms 5 – Mayhem 2

The Mayhem sledge team put in a valiant performance away to league leaders Peterborough Phantoms in their latest British Para Ice Hockey League match but ultimately came away on the wrong end of a 5-2 defeat on Sunday.

Rather like the home game in Widnes three weeks ago, this was actually a closer game than the final scoreline suggests and both teams had plenty of chances to score.  Peterborough, however, were icing the league’s top scorer for the season so far - Gary Farmer – and he certainly made his presence felt.

The home side took the lead in the 5th minute with a goal from Farmer and he then edged the Phantoms further ahead three minutes later. A third Peterborough goal – from Jamie Hutchcraft with just 33 seconds to go in the period – put the score at 3-0 at the first interval.

The Mayhem had the better of the play in the second period and Karl Nicholson narrowed the deficit on 18 minutes. They then pulled another goal back with a second strike from Nicholson late in the period - but it came with just 33 seconds left until the buzzer and the interval interrupted their momentum.

The ubiquitous Farmer scored again on 32 minutes to restore the two goal lead and then added his 4th of the game on 39 minutes.  Deep as they dug, the Mayhem could find no further response to this and the game finished at 5-2 to Peterborough. 

Disappointing as home and away defeats may be, the fact remains that Mayhem are actually the only team to have managed to score against the Phantoms so far this season, so their 3 goal haul over the two meetings is certainly something to be proud of.

The Mayhem remain in 4th place in the league table following the weekend’s games – level on points with 3rd place Sheffield Steelkings, who lost 4-2 away to Cardiff on Saturday.  They are next in action this Sunday 30th June when they take on the Sheffield team in what should be a very close and entertaining encounter.  Face off is at 4.25pm and admission is free for all spectators.

There's a round up of all of the weekend sledge hockey action HERE

And you can see up-to-date league standings, player statistics and match summary sheets for the 2024 sledge hockey season on our unofficial stats website at: