Phantoms sign a Lithuanian international

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Peterborough Phantoms have today (January 11) signed Lithuanian forward Donatas Kumeliaskas.

The 27 year-old has played in France, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia and his native Lithuania. He played five matches in last season’s World Championships scoring four goals and contributing four assists to help Lithunia to a bronze medal.

Phantoms cCoach Slava Koulikov said: “I’m very happy to have Donatas join us. He is a highly-rated forward who I watched play at the World Championships with Lithuania. I feel he has a style of play that will enable him to be a stand out player in the English Premier League and be one of the better forwards in this league.

“We were aware of him in the summer, but he was already under contract so it was impossible to bring him in, but we monitored him throughout the season so far and when he became available we made sure we did everything to bring him to

Peterborough.

“He has a right hand shot, very good skating ability, a physical side to his game and is very direct in his style of play. I feel he will fit perfectly into the structure we have built and I am looking foward to working with him as we push towards a strong finish in the league and the play-offs”

Plans are being made for Donatas to fly to the UK to join his new team mates as soon as possible.