Sunday, July 10, 2011


Brockport's capatin of the past two season -- Justin Noble -- has signed with the Invicta Dynamos of the United Kingdom for the 2011/2012 season.

Here's the official report from the Dynamos...

The Invicta Dynamos will start the 2011/12 season with two newly signed non-EIHA trained forwards following the news that Head Coach Kevin Parrish has secured the services of 23 year old Canadian winger Justin Noble. Noble, born in Georgetown, Ontario, is the fifteenth player to make the team roster ahead of the new campaign joining recently announced fellow countryman Ryan Ellis, former Wightlink Raiders’ duo Richard Bentham and Robbie Brown, Guildford hotshot Joe Bliss and ten of last term’s line-up.

Justin Noble first caught the eye as a 16 year old in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) as a promising youngster icing for his home team, the Georgetown Raiders, in 2004/05. After spending the first half of the year with Georgetown the forward then switched to the Thornhill Thunderbirds before moving into the Mid-Western Junior Hockey League (MWJHL) the following term. Here Noble featured 93 times for the Guelph Dominators, notched 40 goals and tallied 44 assists for a total of 84 points. In 2007/08 the skater then began a four year enrolment at The College at Brockport and his hockey career continued as he featured for the university’s team in the NCAA III for the duration of his course. Following his debut campaign he scooped the ‘Most Improved Player’ Award, after picking up four points in 17 outings as he looked to establish himself in the team, and he then went on to become an increasingly valuable asset for Brockport year on year. In 2008/09 six goals and nine assists gave him a tally of 15 points from 24 fixtures before his committed displays earned him the ‘C’ of captain from 2009/10 onwards. Leading from the front Noble managed 19 points in his first year in charge before, last season, tallying another 16 in 25 games. On his graduation at the end of 2010/11 the forward then received a special Coach’s Award in recognition of his efforts in the green and white of Brockport and now the skater is looking to explore new horizons as he brings his game across the pond and into the ENIHL South with the Invicta Dynamos.

Speaking on his impending trip across the Atlantic latest signing Justin Noble revealed that he was relishing the prospect of testing himself in a new environment and that he was eagerly anticipating the first puck drop in early September. Noble said, “After hearing about the setup in Gillingham, with both the management and the passionate supporters, it was an easy decision for me to sign for the Dynamos. The team looks to have the potential to challenge this season and I am very excited to be a part of it and just can’t wait for it all to get underway”. Noble then added that he would be doing all he could to help bring silverware back to Kent when he said, “Having spoken with Kevin Parrish the goal this year is to once again be up at the top challenging for honours and I am looking forward to doing my part for the club and hopefully making that a reality”.

Meanwhile Justin Nobles’ latest Head Coach described his most recent recruit as the perfect fit for his new look side and suggested his acquisition was already raring to get started. Speaking on Noble Kevin Parrish said, “Justin’s game is exactly suited to what I’m looking for at the Dynamos this season. He is an up-and-down two way player that puts in the hard graft but he also has the talent to cause teams major problems at this level”. The coach then suggested that Noble would be as valuable an asset off the ice as he would be on it when he added, “Justin is straight out of college hockey where he has been leading from the front as captain for the past two seasons and his character and leadership qualities will undoubtedly help in the changing room. He has done well in the NCAA III and I am very excited about working with him over the 2011/12 campaign”.

5ft 11in Justin Noble will wear shirt number 14 for the Dynamos when the new campaign gets underway and the left hander is one of two new non-EIHA trained skaters at the club as Head Coach Kevin Parrish begins to apply the finishing touches to his roster.

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