Ice Hockey: Match off after ice melts!

PUBLISHED: 08:44 27 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:39 28 May 2010

PETERBOROUGH Phantoms trip to Swindon Wildcats on Saturday ended in farce as melting ice in the middle of the rink forced the postponement of the game. A large crowd finally left the rink disappointed after the game was officially called-off almost two h

PETERBOROUGH Phantoms' trip to Swindon Wildcats on Saturday ended in farce as melting ice in the middle of the rink forced the postponement of the game.

A large crowd finally left the rink disappointed after the game was officially called-off almost two hours after the scheduled face-off time.

The weekend didn't get any better for the Phantoms when they lost 6-3 at home to Slough Jets on Sunday.

It was a disappointing performance from the Phantoms, given their encouraging form of late, and former Peterborough netminder Stephen Wall proved to be the main thorn in their side.

His saves kept the Phantoms out while at the other end, the Jets took their chances with ease.

It was the Jets who broke the deadlock but after Martin Kivon's strike had levelled the scores, it was all Jets.

The visitors dominated the scoring from then on and together with Wall's saves, Slough were 5-1 up approaching the end of the second period.

Stefan Rusnak hit a goal in each of the final two periods but Jets scored again to make the final score 6-3.

# THE Phantoms have announced that Slovakian Martin Kivon has returned home due to a personal family matter.

A club statement explained that: "He has returned to Slovakia with the full backing and best wishes of the Phantoms.

"It is hoped Martin will be back for this weekend but the club believes that family values come above the sport.

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