The DALROD Peterborough Phantoms say farewell to three of their British Players for the 2016/17 season.

First to say goodbye to the Phantoms is forward Lloyd Gibson. Gibbo, has made a very difficult decision to take some time away from the ice, due to his ever growing work commitments, making travelling from his home town of Sheffield impossible.

Gibbo commented on his departure – “I’d like to thank all of the staff, fans and especially my teammates for what’s been for me a wonderful experience. It’s not been an easy decision because I would love to be back but ultimately the travelling commitment with work and my home life was impacting my energy levels on the ice. I want to wish Peterborough good luck in the future and thank Slava and the lads for giving me a chance to be a part of a professional and successful organisation”

Slava also commented on Gibbo’s decision to take time out – “It’s with regret we are saying farewell to Lloyd. He gives 110% every time he sets foot on the ice, training or in the game.

“He delivered what we needed and more last season and we thank him for his commitment to the club.”

Slava continued “He will be missed in the locker room, he is a great guy. We all wish him the best of luck with the future”

Also not returning to Bretton Way is dual nationality forward Edgars Bebris, and British defenceman Greg Pick. Both of these players have been with us for multiple season, and part of the great success of last years Play Off winning team.

Head Coach Koulikov also commented on the departure of Eddie and Picker – “Both guys are great in the room and on the ice for different reasons. I want to thank them for their commitment and dedication to the Phantoms and wish them both best wishes for the future”.

Slava continued – “I am disappointed to lose players that have been integral to the squad to other teams in our league. The league has become an inflated marketplace, meaning we knew there would be a few departing players, but have had a couple more than was expected. This year we were looking to make changes, and we are excited and pleased with the progress we are making with the 2016/17 season.”

On behalf of all the players, management and owners we wish Gibbo, Eddie and Picker all the best of luck with the future.

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