Phantoms pull off a coup as Hull ace signs
PHANTOMS have fired out a clear statement of intent by signing Elite League star Jeff Glowa from Hull Stingrays.
Glowa, 33, has spent the past six seasons with the Yorkshire side during which time he has earned a reputation as a solid two-way forward with an eye for goal.
The Canadian forward comes to Phantoms with an average of more than 20 goals a season at the top level of British hockey and his decision to move to the English Premier League is being seen as a major coup for Phantoms.
Head coach Curtis Cruickshank said: “For weeks I have been doing my homework and making endless calls trying to find a Jeff Glowa-type player until I discovered I could get the man himself.
“I assumed Jeff already had something lined up but I found out he was available and made my move straight away and I think his signature will send out a clear message about our intentions next season.
“He is the perfect player for us. He will score goals, work hard at both ends and be a great leader on and off the ice - a bit like an attacking version of Dwayne Newman. Both players really personify what I want my team to be all about.”
Glowa - who played with Cruickshank at Hull - will also get the chance to link up with another former Stingrays team-mate, James Hutchinson, at the Peterborough Arena.
And having spoken to both men about a move to Bretton, the former Stingrays skipper is in no doubt that signing for Phantoms is the smart move to make.
He said: “I had been at Hull for six years and felt it was time for a new challenge and Phantoms represented the perfect opportunity for me. They are an ambitious club and under Curtis I have no doubt they will be right in the mix when it comes to competing for trophies.
“I obviously know Curtis and James from my time in Hull and having spoken to both of them I am confident the club has the players and organisation to put a win- ning team on the ice. There will be a bit of pressure on me to deliver but I am confident I will get goals as well as helping the team out in other ways too, I just cannot wait to get started.”
Phantoms also unveiled another former Elite League star this week in the form of James Ferrara.
Ferrara is a product of Phantoms’ youth development system but the talented British forward had been with Nottingham Panthers for three-and-a-half years before returning to his home town club midway through last season.
GREAT SIGNING: Jeff Glowa has arrived from Hull Stingrays.