Invicta Dynamos

Invicta Dynamos are the senior, semi-professional, ice hockey team based in Gillingham in Kent. The season runs from September to April. They usually play their home games on a Sunday at 17:15. They share their home with the Invicta Mustangs whose colours are blue, white, grey and red.

Invicta Dynamos
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CityGillingham, Kent
LeagueNational Ice Hockey League
DivisionDivision One South
Founded1997
Home arenaPlanet Ice, Gillingham
Capacity: 1,200
ColoursWhite, Blue & Red
     
Owner(s)Kevin & Sarah Parrish
Head coachAnthony Leone (Player-Coach)
WebsiteInvicta Dynamos

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1997 replacing the Medway Bears as the senior team based at the Ice Bowl. The club originally competed in the EPIHL until the 2003/4 season when the club dropped down to the ENIHL due to a lack of sponsorship. Invicta is one of the larger clubs at this level and has enjoyed a period of sustained success including winning the ENIHL Grand Slam in 2005/6. The most successful season in the Dynamos history came in the 2001/02 season when they were the champions of the EPIHL, winning the league and playoffs and losing the cup final to local rivals the Romford Raiders.

The club's fiercest rivalry has traditionally been with the Raiders IHC and to a slightly lesser extent the Chelmsford Chieftains, with the Dynamos competing in the same league as the two Essex clubs for its first six seasons. However more recently a healthy rivalry has developed with Streatham IHC due to the geographical proximity of the two clubs.

Club roster 2022-23Edit

(*) Denotes a Non-British Trained player (Import)

Netminders
No. Nat. Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
30   Owen Rider (2003-07-30) 30 July 2003 (age 19) England 2018 from Invicta U18 22/23
31   Harvey Bryden 2004 (age 18) England 2022 from Invicta U18 22/23
42    Tyler de la Bertouche L (2005-11-15) 15 November 2005 (age 16) London, England 2022 from Peterborough Phantoms Two-Way
Defencemen
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
2   Gregor McAllan (2003-01-31) 31 January 2003 (age 19) England 2019 from Invicta Mustangs 22/23
16   Brandon Chard 2006 (age 16) England 2022 from Invicta U18 22/23
40   Joe Stephenson (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 24) Farnborough, England 2022 from Guildford Phoenix 22/23
46   Matthew Bell (2004-06-11) 11 June 2004 (age 18) England 2022 from Invicta Mustangs Two-Way
49   Billy Woods (2001-06-20) 20 June 2001 (age 21) England 2021 from Invicta U18 22/23
54   Taylor Chard 2004 (age 18) England 2021 from Invicta U18 22/23
61   Arran Strawson R (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 35) Sheffield, England 2012 from Wightlink Raiders 22/23
87   Harrison Lillis R (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 28) Chatham, England 2014-15 from Streatham Redskins 22/23
Forwards
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
3   Ruskin Hughes R (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 25) London, England 2022 from Sheffield Scimitars 22/23
17   Stanislav Lašček* L (1986-01-17) 17 January 1986 (age 36) Martin, Slovakia 2022 from Chelmsford Chieftains 22/23
20   Thomas Davis R (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 32) Chelmsford, England 2019 from Oxford City Stars 22/23
22   Edward Stedman (2003-12-03) 3 December 2003 (age 18) Gillingham, England 2022 from Invicta Mustangs Two-Way
71   Tom Long R (1984-12-15) 15 December 1984 (age 37) Colchester, England 2022 22/23
77   Richard Harris (1996-05-29) 29 May 1996 (age 26) England 2022 from Invicta Mustangs 22/23
79   Tom Soar R (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 29) Nottingham, England 2022 from Solihull Barons 22/23
81   Louis Colvin L (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 23) England 2022 22/23
88   Juraj Húska* R (1982-02-06) 6 February 1982 (age 40) Zvolen, Slovakia 2019 from Raiders IHC 22/23
Team Staff
No. Nat. Name Acquired Role Place of birth Joined From
  Karl Lennon 2022/23 Head Coach Chatham, England
77   Richard Harris 2022/23 Conditioning Coach England
  Kevin Parrish 2019/20 Owner Guildford, England

2021/22 OutgoingEdit

Outgoing
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Leaving For
9   Brandon Webster (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 22) Basildon, England Chelmsford Chieftains, NIHL 1
11   Henry Aiken L (1995-09-27) 27 September 1995 (age 26) Winchester, England Streatham IHC, NIHL 1
12   Karl Lennon R (1983-07-29) 29 July 1983 (age 39) Chatham, England Retired
14   Tom Ralph R (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 28) Hull, England Bristol Pitbulls, NIHL National
16   Luke Thirkettle (1999-06-09) 9 June 1999 (age 23) England Invicta Mustangs, NIHL 2
22   Mason Webster R (1994-08-06) 6 August 1994 (age 28) Basildon, England Chelmsford Chieftains, NIHL 1
29   Anthony Leone L (1983-01-17) 17 January 1983 (age 39) London, England Retired
51   Ashley Jackson L (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 35) Tunbridge Wells, England Raiders IHC, NIHL National


Top 5 All-time points scorers [1]Edit

As of 07/07/19
Name Games Goals Assists Points
Andy Smith 426 528 511 1039
Elliott Andrews 370 263 342 605
Callum Fowler 270 239 356 595
A.J. Smith 276 138 234 372
Matthew Beveridge 140 150 182 332

Club Honours [2]Edit

1997-98Edit

English Division 1 Southern Champions

2001-02Edit

EPIHL Champions
EPIHL Playoff Champions

2002-03Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL Southern Playoff Champions

2003-04Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL Southern Playoff Champions
Kent & Essex Cup Champions

2004-05Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions

2005-06Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL National Champions
ENIHL Playoff Champions
ENIHL Cup Champions

2006-07Edit

ENIHL Southern (Conference B) Champions

2007-08Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL National Champions

2009-10Edit

ENIHL Southern Champions

2014-15Edit

NIHL Southern Cup Champions

Other Ice Hockey teams based in GillinghamEdit

  • Invicta Dynamics (Ladies)
  • Invicta Mustangs (Second senior team)
  • Invicta Colts (Under 18's)
  • Invicta Junior Dynamos (Under 16's)
  • Invicta Dynamites (Under 14's)
  • Invicta Devils (Under 12's)
  • Invicta Imps (Under 10's)
  • Invicta Knights (Recreational)
  • Medway Madness (Recreational)
  • Medway Eagles (Beginner Recreational)
  • Medway Marauders (Recreational)
  • Kent Knights (University)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Time Stats". invictadynamos.co.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Club Honours". Invictadynamos.co.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

External linksEdit