At 22 years of age Hull born Bobby Chamberlain has already made over a hundred appearances at the top tier of British hockey, a further hundred in the EPL and featured on the international stage for Great Britain at under 18s and under 20s level.
His hockey journey began at home in Kingston before a year across the pond featuring in the Ontario East Minor Hockey League (OEMHL) at AAA standard in 2010/11. On his return to the UK he was snapped up by the Hull Stingrays where he then dressed 51 times in his debut Elite League campaign before another term the other side of the Atlantic in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) the season after.
In 2013/14 Chamberlain returned to Hull and dressed for a further 48 Elite League fixtures before switching to the Manchester Phoenix of the EPL the following year. Here he made his mark with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points whilst also tallying 54 minutes of penalties in 46 league outings. Having found his feet in the division he enjoyed an even better return in 2015/16 – this time notching 43 points for the Milton Keynes Lightning having found twine on 18 occasions and played a role in 25 more during 53 fixtures. Cementing his reputation as a forward not shy of adopting the physical side of the game the agitator also clocked up 96 minutes of penalties.
By 2016/17 Chamberlain had become a firm favourite with the Lightning faithful and he was swiftly re-signed in the summer and awarded the ‘A’ of alternate captain. He would feature 27 times in that role and scored 15 goals whilst adding 11 assists for 26 points before a serious injury halted his campaign. A disagreement with his club then saw him part ways with Milton Keynes setting up a switch to the NIHL South Division 1 and the Invicta Dynamos this off-season.
“Bobby Chamberlain is a big, big signing for us and I’m delighted he has agreed to join the Dynamos for 2017/18. He moves to Kent bringing with him experience in the EPL and Elite League and arrives with a reputation of a powerful forward who finds the net, creates chances and makes his presence felt. He was hugely popular in Milton Keynes for his all-round displays and his willingness to drop the gloves to defend his teammates and I’ve no doubt the fans will take an instant liking to him in Gillingham”.