Chris Cooke arrived at the Dynamos in December 2013 looking to continue his development as part of a two-way deal with the EPL’s Guildford Flames and firmly established himself at the SilverBlades Gillingham over the remainder of the campaign. Given the extra ice time, he would then thrive in the NIHL South’s premier competition with the number 95 making 31 appearances for the Mos and tallying 3 goals and 12 assists for a total of 15 points. More importantly his invaluable EPL experience and success as a junior in Guildford saw him bring a new dimension to the team’s rear guard and the impression he made in a Dynamos jersey saw Head Coach Kevin Parrish determined to secure him as a more permanent fixture for 2014/15.
“Chris was a stand-out performer for us last season and you could see that he grew massively in confidence as the year went on. He’s still only 19 so there is even more potential within him and I’m delighted he has opted to join us in Gillingham full time so that we can benefit from that. He is a hardworking blue liner, will throw his body in the way of the puck to keep the goal safe, has a keen eye for a breakout pass and also started finding the target from deep later in the season and I look forward to more of the same when campaign begins again in September”.