Coach Neilson says new goalie takes club forward

Coach Neilson says new goalie takes club forward

GMB Panthers' head coach believes the upcoming signing of Ukrainian international netminder Eduard Zakharchenko will help take the team forward in the quest for domestic honours in season 2017-18. Speaking from Canada he told Panthers Radio (with Xynomix) he has big hopes for the latest recruit. Hear him now, just click on the link on the right. At 21-years-old Zakharchenko is already highly rated and whilst he could be seen as ‘one for the future’, short-term he is also expected to have an impact in the Elite League. He’s six feet one and catches left. With the Kremenchuk club last year he had a goals per game average of less than one-and-a-half and a save per-centage of just under 95 percent. At the recent Division 1A of the World Championships (the level to which GB has just earned promotion) he had a save-percentage of 94.3. Visa paperwork can’t start until next month and will be completed as quickly as possible after the applications can be submitted. Photo Credit: IIHF