The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms are delighted to announce the return of defenceman Joe Gretton, for another season!

Gretton originally joined the Phantoms for pre-season ahead of last season, after signing with Phantoms 2. He impressed Slava Koulikov with his versatility and ability to play both as a forward and defenceman, which earned Gretton a permanent two-way contract until the end of last season.

And Joe is pleased to be back in Phantoms colours for another year: “I’m buzzing like a wasp to be back. I loved it last year and I knew if Slava wanted me back, I’d be back. I’d like to thank him for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to get going again. Our fans are unreal and it’s going to be mega when we can get out there again. The team is looking great already and it’ll be great to drive the Notts car to practice and see the boys again. I can’t wait to get cracking down to business!”

Coach Koulikov was pleased with what Gretton brought to the team last season and was extremely complimentary towards his commitment to the club. 

“We brought Joe in for pre-season last year to have a look at him after he signed for Phantoms 2 and I heard a lot of good things about him. Potentially never looked back, after injuries piled up, he can play F and D and was covering injured guys, so we offered him a 2-way contract. He’s a really good guy, fitted in really well in the room and it was like he’d been there for a few years. Having a close dressing room has been a big part of our success. He’ll do anything and everything he can for the team and even when the roster got back to full strength after Christmas, his commitment to the club stayed the same even though he got less ice time. We looked at it after the season finished and I’m pleased to say Joe will be with us for next season! With the versatility he’s got, he’ll be an important guy on our roster next year.” Koulikov said.

Season tickets are still on sale for next season. There are a number of payment options available to cater to the needs of everyone – you can pay in full or spread the cost of your ticket in instalments. Season ticket application forms are available HERE!

Welcome back, Joe Gretton!