The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms sponsored by Smart Solutions are delighted  to confirm Captain James Ferrara has again agreed terms after the league changes.

We caught up with Phantoms Captain James Ferrara on his thoughts on next season “I’m thrilled and excited as ever to have re-negotiated with Slava to continue playing for this great club. Despite numerous changes to the league structures, opposition and everything else, I know the Phantoms will remain as professional and competitive as in recent years, there isn’t anywhere else, even more so now, where I would like to play currently. “

 James Continues “This season is shaping to feature exciting hockey in Bretton, and I have full faith in Slava and the management team to put the best product on the ice. So from my point of view, we will be in a position to win silverware, but also from a fans point of view, the excitement of the hockey will be equally pleasing . This is a big reason why I wanted to stay.”

After 10 full seasons and 5 of those as Captain, the management have awarded James with a testimonial later this year. His commitment to the team is outstanding and a guy that we can entrust on and off the ice.

James also commented on his testimonial “Being offered the opportunity of a testimonial later this year by the management and Slava was a proud moment. It isn’t something most hockey players ever have the chance to do so it will be a great way to celebrate Phantoms hockey with some really god friends and our amazing fans”.

Coach Koulikov spoke to us about James new agreement and his testimonial “Jimmy is a true Captain, who I have a great relationship with, he is a natural leader on and off the ice, who puts his team success first.

Many times in the last three seasons he has had to switch from his role on forward to defence, and not once did he put himself or his points above the team.

For the long and loyal services to Peterborough Organisation Management has decided to reward Jimmy with Testimonial.

Jimmy is a true professional and a great role model for all of our young junior players and I am looking forward to working closely with him again”

James Ferrara’s Home and Away Jerseys are available for Own & Loan at £150 each, please contact carrie@GoPantoms.co.uk