The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms are pleased to announce that Australian born Wehebe Darge, will be joining the team for the 2016/17 season.

The 24 year old forward, last season played in Belgium for the Chief Leuven before returning to Australian to play within the AIHL Adelaide Adrenaline. Over both leagues he totalled 107Pts.

Wehebe also represents his country, and in April attended the 2016 World Championships in Mexico, where he tallied a fantastic 11 goals and 13 assists. The Australian national started his junior career in Adelaide before moving to North America to join the Harrington Harriers College, and spanning a great career outside of Australia, playing for Alaska Avalanche in the NAHL to name but a few.

Head Coach Slava Koulikov commented on Wehebe’s arrival “We are looking forward to Wehebe joining us. In the summer the Phantoms as an organisation decided that we would stay with the original plan of 4 imports. It was always in the plan to evaluate the rest of the league and make additions if required.”

Slava Continues “Wehebe contacted us, wanting to play in the UK, and after looking at his references and some of the show reels available on him, it looks like he will make a difference to our squad.

From the short footage I have seen, Wehebe looks like he has great movement within the scoring areas and has created some great goals. Of course he also has the criteria we look for in our players to continue with the team ethos”.

Wehebe also commented on coming to play for the Phantoms “I’m really excited to be playing in the United Kingdom and joining the Phantoms this season. I look forward to learning from my team and being challenged in the British league, and hope that that the skills I’ve gained from playing in North America, Belgium and Australia will help the Phantoms succeed this season.”

Depending on his paperwork being completed in time will determine if Wehebe will be playing  this weekend.

We hope you all join us in welcoming Wehebe to the country and his new team, The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms.