The Peterborough Phantoms are absolutely thrilled to announce the return of veteran Czech forward, Ales Padelek, for the 2021/22 season!
Having previously worked with Phantoms’ Head Coach Slava Koulikov in Slough, Padi arrived in Peterborough ahead of the 2015/16 season and notched 35+28 for 63 points in 53 debut season games.
He had an almost identical season the following year in terms of stats and has consistently scored well over a point a game throughout his time at the Club, which is about to extend into his sixth year.
Prior to his arrival in Slough, Padi played his whole career in his native Czech Republic, where he played around 400 times at the top level of Czech hockey.
Padi said the following on his return: “It’s really great to be back with the Phantoms. I can’t wait to be back with the team, see the fans again and finally play some hockey! See you all in September!”
And Slava Koulikov was delighted to see the 41 year old return: “We’re very happy to have Padi back with the team for another year. He brings so much to the table: his stats speak for themselves, but he’s also a leader, he leads by example and I think it will really benefit our young roster to be able to tap into his wealth of knowledge and experience. He’s a real favourite with our fans and we’re glad to have another important part of our roster confirmed for the new season!”
Padi’s Own and Loan jerseys are available now – please email Jordan.Marr@GoPhantoms.co.uk to secure yours!
Or, if you’d like a replica #93 jersey, please email Jordan at the email above, or keep an eye on our social media for when Padi’s shirt becomes available on our online shop.
Season tickets are still available for the upcoming 2021/22 season, click the link below to download your season ticket application form. We can’t wait to welcome you all bank into the rink in the not too distant future!
Welcome back, #93 Ales Padelek!