Peterborough DALROD Phantoms defenceman Callum Buglass, sponsored by Ultimate Performance Lifestyle, is excited for the new league season to get underway. The 23-year-old Welshman has returned for his second season as a Phantom, and never doubted whether he’d re-sign in Peterborough.
“It was a very easy decision to come back. I enjoyed every minute of last season although it didn’t end the way we wanted. The team has pretty much stayed the same & we all get along so well. Even Conor, Ross & Joe have fitted in seamlessly. After last season I am in such a better place mentally than the couple seasons before that.” Buglass said.
Callum believes the pre-season was beneficial for the team, and him personally, ahead of what is expected to be a hugely competitive season.
“Pre-season was good. It can only benefit us having games with that high level of intensity before we get into the league. In a perfect world we would’ve still liked to win every game but through the losses we learnt a lot & were able to correct a lot of mistakes. Personally, it went well, I think I corrected a lot of little details from game one to game five.” Said Buglass.
“I’m expecting a very close league this year, we are going to see a lot more one goal games & OT and I believe consistency will be huge.” He continued.
The Bracknell Bees are the Phantoms’ first opponents in a home and away double header. Buglass expects the Bees to play in the same way they did last season, but believes the Phantoms are ready for the challenge.
“I’m excited! I think everyone will be going into the first league games of the season. Without a doubt expecting a very physical & tough game but that’s why we all play this sport!” said the Phantoms defenceman.
Sunday marks the Phantoms’ first league game on home ice as the Bees travel to Planet Ice Peterborough for a 5:30pm face off. Callum thinks the fans will have a huge part to play in any success the team have this season.
“I think we have to use our home rink as an advantage as much as we can this year. As I have said in previous interviews, it is a hostile place to come as an away team and if we can pack the building and make it loud it definitely helps us as a home team! I hope they’re all excited for a great season as all us players are!” Callum said.