#19 Peter Gapa
The Building Craftsmen Dumfries ltd sponsored Solway Sharks are delighted to announce the return of last years top points scorer and supporters players of the year, Peter Gapa for the 2019/20 season.
The 26 year old Slovak arrived last season from Hokki in Finland and became a fans favourite in Dumfries with his speed, skill and goal scoring ability. Gapa played 52 games in all competitions last year and scored 53 goals and 35 assists for a total of 88 points showing the offensive talent that he possesses and brought to the Sharks.
Gapa will return for a second season as a Shark and will be looking to continue where he left off and get back amongst the points straight away and we are sure our supporters will be as happy as we are that we have been able to bring Peter back for another year.
Head coach Martin Grubb commented “I am delighted to be able to bring Gaps back for another year. Last season he had a tough start but adapted to a different country and expectation very well and his numbers speak for themselves and I expect even more from him this season as he knows the league, club and town. He is a player who makes a real impact in games with his speed, skill, work rate and of course his point production and he is a great guy who fits very nicely into our dressing room. I’ve spoken to Peter all summer and he really wants to be here and help this team compete and will be an asset to us and a role model for our younger players and I’m delighted that he’s back with us”.
Peter said “I am excited that i will be back for another season playing in a Sharks top. Last season I felt good, and i am coming back because i want to have another good season with Solway with a better end of the season than last year. I am here to try and help the team win trophies and move up the league. We will have a young team and i want to use my experience to help the young guys improve and help the organisation if i can. I’m excited also to meet the guys in the locker room as they are a great group and want to see a lot of fans at the rink during the season. I look forward to seeing you all soon and I’m happy to be a Solway Shark again”.
Peter Gapa will wear his familiar number 19 shirt.