The DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms are delighted to announce the signing of Czech veteran forward Ales Padelek for the 2015/16 season.

Padelek is no stranger to the EPIHL having iced for the Slough Jets in the 2013/14 season, before returning to the Czech leagues. Padelek is currently playing for the Sydney Bears in the AIHL alongside former Phantoms netminder Kamil Jarina, before he commences his season with us here in Peterborough.

During his previous term in the EPIHL, Ales played 51 games scoring 32 goals for 48 points in all competitions.

Speaking about the signing, Phantoms head coach Slava Koulikov said: “I was looking for an experienced player to complete my import roster. I needed a player that can solely change the game and lead a team! So I am very pleased that we have signed Paddy this season.Paddy has already had a spell in the UK, when he played for me in Slough two seasons ago. I got to know him very well, He is a true team guy who works hard for the team in all situations, and more importantly he is a nice person”.

Slava Continues “Paddy has great experience including playing for the Czech National Team and Czech Extra League, which is one of the best league in Europe. He has great stats in which ever league or country he plays in. With a great shot and brilliant skating ability, he can score big goals. Overall he is good on the puck and will bring a lot of control to the Power Play unit with his excellent playmaking skills!”

Speaking about coming to the Phantoms, Padelek said: “I spoke to Slava before last season but I was unable to commit at that time. We stayed in touch so that after my season we could speak about the future. I am really happy to become a Phantom and can’t wait for the season to start”

Ales Padelek’s Own & Loan Shirts (Home & Away), are priced at £200 each. Please contact carrie@GoPhantoms.co.uk to find out more of purchase these shirts.

Further signings are due to be announced soon and can be found on www.gophantoms.com, the official Peterborough Phantoms Facebook page, on Twitter – @GoPhantoms or our dedicated YouTube channel OfficialPhanTV.

For sponsorship opportunities, press enquiries and other information for the 2015/16 season contact Carrie@PeterboroughPhantoms.com.