Phantoms fans give Lack a fond farewell

Alan Lack (holding son Archie) says farewell to Peterborough Phantoms. Photo: Alan Storer.
Alan Lack (holding son Archie) says farewell to Peterborough Phantoms. Photo: Alan Storer.
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Outgoing star Alan Lack admitted a spine-tingling farewell from the Peterborough Phantoms fans left him speechless last night (January 3).

The popular forward helped secure a 4-0 victory over English Premier League bottom side Bracknell in his final home appearance of a short but sweet stint in the city club’s colours.

Summer recruit Lack is leaving due to a change of work circumstances and family commitments away from the sport.

He was given a terrific send-off by the Planet Ice faithful as chants of ‘Lacky’ rang round the arena ahead of face-off, throughout the last minute of play and following the final buzzer. Lack then completed a post-match lap of honour along with baby son Archie.

Lack said: “It isn’t really possible to put it into words. I’ve never seen or heard anything like it before and probably never will again.

“The supporters here made it clear in the past that they never really liked me as an opposition player, but I leave now being called a fans’ favourite.

“It blew me away and they have been amazing to me throughout my time at Peterborough.

“They get behind the team all night every night, no matter what the score is in a game.”

Contrary to previous information released by Phantoms, the 22 year-old will now play in their trip to top-of-the-table Telford tonight (Sunday).

But he was pleased to contribute two assists during his final outing on home ice as Bracknell were seen off.

Lack, who is expected to continue playing at a lower level with the London Raiders club, added: “It was a great way to go out with a good win in my last home outing.

“I was trying my hardest to get a goal, but the main thing was the two points for the team and I’m happy enough with two assists.”