Jaroslav Cesky signs for the club on an initial short term but potentially long term basis. The 39 year old, who hails from Prague, has an extensive hockey CV that includes a number of years across the pond in the NCAA III, the Central Hockey League (CHL) and the International Hockey League (IHL). Cesky also spent a year in France before a move to the UK in 2009 where he has remained ever since.
In his time on these shores the Czech import has predominantly iced in the now defunct EPL but also featured prominently in the NIHL South as well as spending a half season in the Elite League. With nearly a decade playing in the UK as a non-EIHA trained skater under his belt, Jaroslav Cesky has appeared for a number of British teams including the Bracknell Bees, Swindon Wildcats, Telford Tigers, Basingstoke Bison, Peterborough Phantoms, Manchester Phoenix, Edinburgh Capitals, Cardiff Devils, Wightlink Raiders and Oxford City Stars. In 241 EPL outings he managed 154 goals and 205 assists for 359 points whilst, in the NIHL South, he has iced 96 times and tallied 172 points courtesy of 63 goals and 109 assists. Now the Invicta Dynamos will become the Cesky’s newest team with the Czech star switching to Kent to fill the import vacancy left by the departing Adam Rehak.
“Jaroslav has been around the game a long time and knows exactly what it takes to be successful with a number of team and personal accolades to his name. His experience will unquestionably be a valuable resource to his younger teammates but also provide us with that extra bit of skill out on the ice that will aid us in attack. Jaroslav initially joins us on a short term basis however this could be extended in the future. Having come up against him as an opponent numerous times I am looking forward to finally working with him and excited about what he will bring to the team over the coming weeks”.