The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms would like to announce their second import of the 2018/19 season, Czech forward, Ales Padelek.

The 38-year-old Czech national, has been with the Phantoms for the past 3 seasons, accumulating over 170 points for the City side. Ales has a wealth of experience, from his time playing at an extremely high standard within the Czech leagues in Europe and here in the UK and Australia.

Slava Koulikov commented on the re-signing of Ales, for the coming season “Last season was a tough year all round, with league changes and a lot of uncertainties of what was expected from those players who were used to only playing EPL hockey.

But come the start of the season, it was our imports that had the hardest task. The two guys had to adapt their roles within the team as well as their playing styles, this was very different from what they were used to, and took time to adapt.

In 2015, Padi joined the Phantoms, he was our franchise player in the EPL and was consistently one of the best players. Padi is an exceptionally experienced, high end, skilful player, with an amazing shot. He and I knows, he can be the difference in big games, and we have all witnessed what he is capable of. I know this season, it will be very different.

I have every faith in him, he is a very committed player and is training hard to make sure he is in great condition for the season. I will be looking for Padi to lead in big games and make everyone around him 10% better. That is what Phantoms needs from all our players to win, and I have faith in all my team!”  

Ales also commented saying “I am really happy to be back in Phantoms colours, I know the team and myself can achieve success.

I am working very hard in the gym, making sure we start well from the first game. The team Slava is putting together, looks great and it’s a real mix of old core players and new energy. I can’t wait to get back on the ice and get started in September”.

The Own & Loan is now available for Ales Padelek’s home and away jersey at £125 each.

This year we are also offering a corporate player sponsorship for businesses which will offer announcements and a social media package for as little as £500. For more information on corporate sponsorship or own & loans please contact info@GoPhantoms.co.uk

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