PRHC have two teams competing at the under-20s level this year. A young team some under-17s some first year under-20s they are the white team then there is the blue team consisting of only five players and two goalkeepers but experienced at this level and all playing Premier League hockey for the past year or so.
And their first game of the season was against each other. The whites played well against the older team but not the bigger in height the whites although younger appeared taller and bigger than the older blue team. The blues won the game 9-0. The whites played well and showed a lot of potential, but were no match for the blue team's skill and speed.
The Blues' second game of the day was against ECU. Peterborough dominated throughout taking a lead of 8-0 but it was ECU that scored the last two goals of the game a direct converted by Diogo Motta and a shot from the same player from distance which looked like it was going wide until Josh put his stick on it and deflected it into his own net.
Final Score: 8-2
The whites next game was against the same ECU side and the young Peterborough side fancied their chances after seeing ECU lose their opening two games although against two strong teams in the Blues and Letchworth. Peterborough would go in at the break 2-1 up and hopes were high for a first win at this level. But within a few minutes of the restart ECU scored two goals to take the lead 3-2. The Whites however never gave up. They battled till the end and scored three unanswered goals to win the game by a score of 5-3.
Last game of the day was the game everybody had been anticipating Peterborough Blue Vs Letchworth two of the fancied teams for the title this year the game was very competitive with Letchworth taking an early lead before being cancelled out by Tom Hilliams first of the season. But Letchworth struck back to take the lead again to lead at the break 2-1 (I think).
The second half was a tense affair Letchworth were looking like they were going to hold on for the points but a foul on Josh Aaltonen in the final minutes of the game resulted in a penalty for Peterborough. Josh took the penalty himself only to see his effort saved by Louie Allen in the Letchworth goal but the referee at the other end deemed that the Letchworth players had moved too quickly off the line and ordered a re-take.
The Letchworth bench was incensed and after a few angry exchanges the referees calmed the situation down. This time Josh made no mistake hitting a hard shot into the back of the net and rescuing point for the Blues.
Final score 2-2