Arran Strawson’s relationship with the Dynamos dates back to the summer of 2012 when Head Coach Kevin Parrish tempted him to Kent from the Wightlink Raiders. Since then the Sheffield born skater has been ever present at the SilverBlades Gillingham in the NIHL South’s top tier lifting the NIHL Southern Cup in 2014/15 and claiming the NIHL Southern Playoff title last season in 2016/17.
In his time with the Mos, Strawson has predominantly iced in defence yet still managed a remarkable 49 goals and 160 assists for a total of 209 points in 252 outings making him the 15th highest points’ scorer in the club’s 20 year history. 38 of those points came last term as the team’s number 61 found twine 9 times and played a role in a further 29 goals to finish the campaign as the side’s highest point scoring defenceman. From September the blue liner will be looking to continue his excellent form with the Dynamos as they line up in what is now British ice hockey’s second tier for 2017/18.
“Anyone who has watched the Dynamos for any amount of time will know that Arran is a big part of the club both on and off the ice. He is by far one of the more experienced players in our line-up and he has more appearances for the Mos than any other player currently on our roster. As a result he has a fantastic relationship with the supporters and is passionate about the team. On the ice Arran is a hard hitting defenceman with a powerful shot, an eye for an assist and will always step in to defend his teammates. Off the ice he is a character in the changing room and a strong voice that encourages his teammates. It is for these reasons that Arran will once again wear the ‘A’ of alternate captain”.