Phan­toms pull off a coup as Hull ace signs

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds - by JAMES WEST­GATE

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.

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