The DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms are pleased to announce the signing of netminders Dan Lane and Adam Long for the 2015/2016 season.
Dan split his time last season, between the Phantoms and their affiliated team The Peterborough Islanders. Dan was a key part of one of the Islanders most successful seasons in many years, which saw them challenging for not only the NIHL South Cup but also promotion to NIHL1. Dan has been apart of the Phantoms organisation for a number of seasons, backing up Janis Auzins in the EPL, and taking position between the pipes in the starting role in 5 of the Phantoms EPL Challenge cup games.
Adam Long returns to the Peterborough organisation after 4 years in Chelmsford. Last season Adam guested for both the NIHL1 Chelmsford Chieftains and the Peterborough Phantoms, while maintaining a regular starting position with the Islanders league rivals, the NIHL2 Chelmsford Warriors.
Speaking about bringing the duo in, Phantoms head coach Slava Koulikov said: “With Phantoms and Islanders working together to form a strong bridge for the talent and prospects of Peterborough’s future, it is imperative that both coaches aid and guide these players to the best of their capacities. I am looking forward to working with Dan and Adam next season.”
Islanders Head Coach Stevie Johnson, commented on the collaboration saying “It’s really good that we can sign Dan and Adam alongside the Phantoms. The boys will get the chance to train 4 times a week and use all the perks as a pro hockey players.
“Both players have worked hard through the junior ranks and deserve this opportunity. Dan was outstanding last season and was a game winner in many games whilst Adam had a great year in Chelmsford with the Warriors, helping them to a good league and play off place.”
Stevie continued “This season, with the Phantoms & Islanders signing Dan and Adam it shows that we are finally getting the working partnership between the two teams. The boys will get the chance to train 4 times a week and use all the perks as a pro hockey player. This season the islanders will be helping out the phantoms as much as we can with players and helping the young players with the progression from junior to EPL hockey.”
On signing for another season with the Phantoms, Dan Lane had this to say: “I’m looking forward to next season, playing with the Islanders and stepping up to the Phantoms when needed.
Dan Continues “Working with Janis again will be great, and hopefully we can have another good season and build on last year’s success.”
Speaking about signing with the Phantoms, Adam told us: “I am very excited in having the opportunity to play for the Peterborough Phantoms and am looking forward to the forthcoming season. It’s always a great opportunity to come back to the club where I first started and would like to thank Slava for giving me this opportunity. Last year I learnt a lot on and off the ice from the guys and I am looking forward to learning more this season. I’ve been working hard to improve myself as a player and I am hoping I can contribute to another successful season like last year.”
Dan Lane & Adam Long’s Own & Loan Shirts (Home & Away), are available priced at £100 each. Please contact Carrie@GoPhantoms.co.uk
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@GoPhantoms.co.uk