The Peterborough Phantoms are delighted to announce that Morgan Clarke-Pizzo has joined the club on a two-way with the Nottingham Panthers!
Morgan, son of GB Hockey great and former Phantom, David, was born in Peterborough and began his hockey career in the Phantoms junior set up.
In 2014/15, he moved on to continue his development in Nottingham, before heading to North America where he represented the Ontario Hockey Academy in Canada. He then headed into America with the Syracuse Junior Stars, before spending a year with the Utica Junior Comets.
The former GB U20 International most recently played for the Panthers in their cup winning exploits in the Elite Series in 2020/21. His performances in the Elite Series earned him a place with the Panthers for this year, where he will skate each day and play when time allows, but he will play most of his hockey in Peterborough for the next year.
Morgan said the following on signing in Peterborough: “I’m really excited to get things started with Peterborough since it’s my hometown. I grew up and played here as a junior. I’m also looking forward to working with Slava and the team to achieve our goals this season!”
And this is what Slava had to say on the signing: ” I know Morgan from GB20’s, he’s a fast hockey player, he’ll add speed to our team which is always a bonus. We already have some wheels in the team so it’s nice to be able to add more to that. He’ll be on a 2-way with Nottingham and coming out of juniors, his goals are to play at the highest level he can. That suits us really well because when you have someone who is determined, they want to learn and we’re hoping to be the final piece in the puzzle alongside Panthers for him to become an Elite player and of course it also benefits us because if he reaches the levels he wants to reach, he’ll be doing that as part of our roster for a year. We’re looking forward to work with him!”
He also said the following on the continued building of his roster: “For now, the British roster is complete. With Brexit, there is a different procedure of bringing imports from Europe. We’re going through the application process for a sponsorship licence with the view to hopefully adding a second import depending on how the process goes. If and when we have any more information on this process, we will of course let our fans know.”
If you’d like to own and loan one of Morgan’s jerseys, pleased email Jordan.Marr@GoPhantoms.co.uk to reserve yours!
Alternatively, #13 Clarke-Pizzo jerseys will shortly be available from our online store. Keep an eye on our social media channels for info on when these are available!
Season tickets are still available for the upcoming 2021/22 season, click the link below to download your season ticket application form!
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And finally, welcome to Phantoms, #13 Morgan Clarke-Pizzo!