Lions lose out on travels

PUBLISHED: 11:19 02 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:19 02 November 2014

The ice hockey season is in full swing at Lee Valley

The ice hockey season is in full swing at Lee Valley


National League: Peterborough 5 Lee Valley 1

Lee Valley Lions were brought back down to earth with defeat at Peterborough.

Buoyed by their win over Invicta a week earlier, Lions fell behind inside four minutes as Bradley Moore put the Islanders ahead on an early powerplay with Grant Bignell serving a slashing penalty.

Shaun Yardley doubled the home side’s lead in the ninth minute and it was 3-0 soon after when Connor Stokes got in on the act.

Lions were outshot 23-6 in the first period – and 66-12 overall on the night – but goalie James Tipple shone between their pipes.

Tempers boiled over just before the midway mark, with Lee Valley’s James Hepburn and Matthew Drake earning double minors for roughing along with Peterborough duo Leon Groom and Dale Jowett.

Soon after Stuart Spence clashed with Yardley, who picked up an additional 10-minute misconduct penalty, but Lions could not make their powerplay count and fell further behind as Nathan Pollard potted Peterborough’s fourth while they were a man short.

Pollard struck again in the final period to make it 5-0, but Lions got themselves on the scoreboard eventually as Drake netted from Mark Robinson’s pass in the 52nd minute.

Lions are back on ice next Saturday (November 8), when they welcome Invicta to Lee Valley.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Saturday, May 23, 2020

England Boxing is set to launch a series of free 30-minute online mental health awareness sessions called ‘Box In Mind Bitesize’.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Alan Martin contacted the sports desk with memories of when Leyton Orient met Arsenal in 1952.

Friday, May 22, 2020

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Government must underwrite a new body to protect clubs in the English Football League from going under in the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Football Association remains committed to completing the final three rounds of the FA Cup if the professional game can safely restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Relegation across all three divisions of the EFL is “integral” to the integrity of the competition, the league’s board has said.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

It was eight years ago this week that West Ham booked their return to the Premier League with a play-off final win over Blackpool at Wembley.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

With sport still shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?


The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

Most read sport


A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser