Manchester Storm have confirmed Player/Coach Omar Pacha has agreed a second season with the Elite League club.
Pacha has navigated a difficult first year with the Storm, but hopes are high they can build on the foundations that have been laid down during the current campaign.
Storm General Manager, Neil Russell, commented: “We’re all delighted that Omar is returning to the Storm next season.
“Omar will be heading into his third year as a Player/Coach and we felt it was important to maintain the continuity moving into our second season.
“He has fully bought in to everything we are trying to achieve here with the Storm, and that buy-in is reflective in how popular he is with the Storm fan base.
“Omar is also well known for his work ethic and recruitment, and with a full summer this time to do it, I am certain he will put together a team that will excite all Storm fans, and further build on what we have done here already.
“I’m delighted to have him back with the Storm next season.”
Pacha added: “I’m extremely excited to be back in Manchester for a second season. It was a challenging first season for everyone involved in the club to get all the structures in place.
“I think that now the foundations have been laid, we can focus on building a really competitive team for next season.
“I will work tirelessly throughout the off-season to ensure we have a really exciting team that Storm fans will be proud of.
“To see what has been achieved here this season has been unreal and I know that moving forward everything on and off the ice will only continue to flourish.
“I would like to thank Mark Johnson and Mike Petrouis (owners) and Neil Russell (GM) for signing me back and believing in my vision for the club.”