Phantoms have today announced their three netminders for the 2018/2019 campaign with Euan King and Dan Lane both returning but they will be joined, as first reported on here, by Jordan Marr.
26 year old Jordan, whose brother has just completed an impressive season at Swindon, was a product of the Fife Flyers development system before spending seven seasons developing his skills in North American junior leagues. He returned to British hockey in 2015 to play EPL hockey with Milton Keynes and Hull and EIHL hockey with Edinburgh and hometown Fife.
Jordan commented, “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season with the Phantoms. I’ve played against and know a lot of the past team and I know how tough a team they can be to play against, especially in Peterborough. Alongside that they have a vastly experienced coach in Slava, who has been successfully domestically and internationally, and someone who I’m ecstatic to play under.
“Personally, I’m looking forward to playing on a team where we have the expectation to be successful every weekend and challenging for every piece of silverware available. I’m a competitor, I want to win and I want to use my experience I picked up from the Elite League this past season to help this Phantoms team be successful.”
The returning Euan King, who had an impressive 2017/2018 campaign, was also pleased to be returning, “I’m happy to be coming back to the Phantoms for another season. I loved coming back last season and I’m excited to get going again this year working alongside Jordan. I think we’ll have the best goalie tandem in the league and I am sure we will push each other in training to be at the top of our game.”
Coach Koulikov was delighted at completing his netminding line-up, “Jordan was one of my main targets last season and I’m really happy he is finally to become a Phantom! He has extensive experience from playing in Elite & EPL Leagues and I believe we have picked up our new Franchise Player and one of the best British goalies in the Country. Jordan’s work ethic is second to none, he will be our hardest worker on the ice and will make every player in our team 10% better! Jordan is a true professional and competitor and without a doubt will gave us a chance to win each and every night!
Kinger, became a popular member of our dressing room after joining us half way through the season and I’m also really happy he wanted to stay with us this season. Our back-up spot is an important role, as we need a team guy in that position who buys in to being a support mechanism for our starter. I believe Kinger and Jordan will create healthy competition and push each other throughout next season.”
Dan Lane will once again be starting netminder for Phantoms NIHL2 team and has the experience both at EPL and NIHL level to step in should there be the need.