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Parrish happy with Kostolny signing

Dynamos coach Kevin Parrish believes Milan Kostolny will prove a good acquisition
Dynamos coach Kevin Parrish believes Milan Kostolny will prove a good acquisition

Invicta Dynamos' head coach Kevin Parrish has secured the signature of Slovak centre Milan Kostolny.

The 191st pick of the Hartford Whalers in the 1995 NHL entry draft played the last two years in the English Premier League for Telford, scoring 104 points in 73 games.

“I’m very happy to have signed Milan,” Parrish said. “To start with we were looking at signing a younger player, but after I saw Milan was available I had to sign him.

“I’ve never seen him play but his CV is impressive, and from the amount of phone calls I’ve had from different clubs and players offering their surprise that he signed for us I know I’ve got a good player.”

The signing of Kostolny leaves just one import slot to fill. Parrish is hopeful of making a signing in the next week and has whittled his list of candidates down to five.

As far as the rest of the Invicta roster is concerned, Parrish has re-signed Martin Ryder, Matt Drake, Pete Carey and Damien Welch and completed his British contingent with the signing of British-trained Canadian Jamie Dancey.

The 21-year-old split his time between Cardiff’s Elite League Devils and National League Dragons last season and Parrish is expecting big things.

He added: “I’m pleased to add Jamie to the roster because he brings some good experience from his time with Cardiff.

“He was happy to come here and will most probably start on our first line with Milan and Elliott (Andrews).”

The new ENIHL season starts on Sunday, September 14 when Invicta take on Milton Keynes Thunder at the Gillingham Ice Bowl.

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