Williams returns to add experience and cover

markwilliams_021119Invicta Dynamos Player-Coach Anthony Leone has completed the signing of veteran defenceman Mark Williams with the blue liner set to provide additional cover when required alongside his vast experience and physicality.

Mark Williams is a name known across British ice hockey with the defenceman’s career spanning back to the 1990s and including vast appearances in the EPL (now NIHL National) and ENL (now NIHL) as well as more recently in the United Arab Emirates. In the UK Williams has featured for the Solihull Blaze, Romford Raiders, Peterborough Phantoms, Chelmsford Chieftains, Guildford Flames and our very own Invicta Dynamos.

After almost a decade in the EPL during which he iced in 285 games, claimed 16 goals and 81 assists for 97 points from the blue line and amassed 1214 minutes of penalties, Williams joined the Dynamos in 2009/10 bringing stability at the back as well as grit and experience. He was a part of a Mos line-up that secured the ENL Southern Title with his influence in the rear guard in and his 6 goals and 21 assists in 26 outings a contributing factor in propelling the team to the top of the league.

Following his time in Gillingham, Williams had a spell in Essex with Chelmsford before making appearances abroad whilst in the United Arab Emirates. Now 43, the veteran is returning to the Dynamos and the NIHL South’s top tier where he will provide cover when required as well as using his vast influence to guide younger players and offering the physicality that has made him a fans’ favourite wherever he has played.

Speaking on his return to the Dynamos Mark Williams said, “I’m already enjoying being back with the club and I’m looking forward to helping where I can. I’m hoping to be a positive influence on the younger guys in the team and assist them with their development. There’s plenty of potential on this roster and I’d like to help Player-Coach Leone in nurturing that. I think we can have a successful season at the Invicta Dynamos in 2019/20”.

Player-Coach Anthony Leone said, “Mark has been training with us recently and he signs now on a part time basis with him providing cover when required. He’ll add valuable experience to our young team and increase our resilience through injuries / bans but also add toughness when needed. He’s a great guy with massive amounts of hockey know-how and I really appreciate him stepping in to help us”.

Mark Williams will wear the number 24 jersey that he famously has made his own throughout his lengthy career. He will make his return as the Invicta Dynamos host the Solent Devils in Gillingham on Sunday 3rd November with faceoff at 5.15pm.

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP

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Warm-up Jersey – For just £125 get your name or logo printed on the back of Mark Williams’ warm-up jersey. Sponsors are also named on our website and in our match day programme and then presented with the jersey to keep at the end of the season.

Game jerseys – For just £175 get your name or logo printed on the back of Mark Williams’ home or away game jerseys (including all replicas). Want both? For just £300 get your name or logo on the back of each of Mark Williams’ game jerseys. Sponsors are also named on our website and in our match day programme, are announced over the loudspeaker during player introductions at every home game, receive a programme advert (business sponsors only), get their logo placed on our official website (business sponsors only) and are presented with their jersey (one shirt) at the end of the season.

Contact Sarah Parrish by email at Sarah@invictadynamos.co.uk for player sponsorship details or enquiries.

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