The DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms announce tonight the release of defenseman Edgars Apelis.

Phantoms have called time on the 24 year old Latvian’s contract for the remainder of 2014/15 season. During his time with the Phantoms, Apelis has played 29 games, scored 5 goals and 9 assists..

Head coach, Slava Koulikov spoke of Apelis’s release “As we enter the last phase of the season, we start to evaluate and look at the team from top to bottom. We felt a change in direction will make the team stronger.

“We wish Edgars the best of luck with his future, and thank him for his contributions to the Phantoms.”

The organisation hopes to be in a position to announce a replacement in the coming week.