Invicta Dynamos

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Invicta Dynamos
2014–15 Invicta Dynamos season
Current Invicta Dynamos Logo.jpg
City Gillingham, Kent
League NIHL South Division 1
Founded 1997
Home arena Silver Blades Ice Rink, Gillingham
Colours

Home:      White      Red      Blue

Away:      Grey      Red      Blue
Head coach United Kingdom Kevin Parrish
Captain N/A
Affiliates Invicta Mustangs

Invicta Dynamos are the senior 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 have fantastic fans who create a terrific atmosphere. Find them on Facebook and Twitter

History[edit]

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 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 Romford (now London) Raiders 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 the Streatham Redskins due to the geographical proximity of the two clubs. Another rivalry has emerged in recent years with the Wightlink Raiders due to a number of feisty and sometimes controversial encounters between the two teams.

2013/14[edit]

The Dynamos finished third overall in the NIHL South Division 1 during the 2013/14 season, lost to Streatham Redskins in the Southern Cup semi-final, finished 3rd (of 4 teams) in the Southeast Trophy and got to the semi-finals of the NIHL South Division 1 play-offs, before getting knocked out by Wightlink Raiders.

Top 5 All-time points scorers[edit]

As of end 2013/14 season
Name Appearances Goals Assists PIM
Andy Smith 374 483 462 102
Elliott Andrews 370 263 342 255
A.J. Smith 276 138 234 509
Callum Fowler * 138 136 203 293
Matt Beveridge 140 149 182 110

* denotes player confirmed for 2014/15

Club Honours [1][edit]

1997-98[edit]

English Division 1 Southern Champions

2001-02[edit]

EPIHL Champions
EPIHL Playoff Champions

2002-03[edit]

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL Southern Playoff Champions

2003-04[edit]

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

2004-05[edit]

ENIHL Southern Champions

2005-06[edit]

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

2006-07[edit]

ENIHL Southern (Conference B) Champions

2007-08[edit]

ENIHL Southern Champions
ENIHL National Champions

2009-10[edit]

ENIHL Southern Champions

Other Ice Hockey teams based in Gillingham[edit]

  • Invicta Dynamics (Ladies)
  • Invicta Mustangs (B 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 (Beginner Recreational)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Honours". Invictadynamos.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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