Sharpshooter Derlago flies in this weekend
Recent signing Mark Derlago flies into the UK this weekend and will debut for the GMB Panthers In the home games against Krefeld and Braehead next weekend.
He got his passport back from the visa office today and flies tomorrow.
Head coach Corey Neilson said today: "Mark's pumped to be on his way to the Panthers. We've taken extra ice time on Monday for him and he will spend the weekend settling in and acclimatising before hitting the ice next week."
There will be plenty of new faces on the ice this weekend when the first game of the campaign - Panthers v Cardiff in the Aladdin Cup - faces off at 7pm on Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena.
Tickets are reduced for the game and are on sale now.
You will be able to pay on the door but please remember you will need to get there early to allow for security checks and to get to your seats.
The COUNTDOWN is UNDERWAY!