The Invicta Dynamos Ice Hockey Club is one of Kent's most consistent and successful sporting organisations. Founded in 1997, and replacing the Medway Bears at the Gillingham Ice Bowl, the club has won numerous pieces of silverware and various awards since its creation.In 1997 the Invicta Dynamos competed in the English Division 1 (ED1) and, following a successful first season, they scooped the Southern Championship in their inaugural campaign. After a restructure of British ice hockey, the team would then later compete in the English Premier Ice Hockey League (EPIHL) - the second tier of the sport - and their championship and playoff win of 2001/02 remains the greatest honours in the club's growing history.
Despite their success in the EPIHL, the Dynamos would be forced to drop into the English National Ice Hockey League (ENIHL) at the start of the 2003/04 campaign when a major sponsor was no longer in the position to offer their financial support. However, regardless of the setback, the team continued to win honours and their descent only acted as a catalyst for seven years of domination at their new level. Between 2003 and 2010, the Dynamos were victorious in league competition each campaign whilst also scooping other major trophies along the way. In the 2005/06 term, under the guidance of Head Coach Kevin Parrish, the club enjoyed their most successful year to date as they picked up both the ENIHL Southern and National Titles, the Playoff Title and the ENIHL Cup as part of a Grand Slam season. Further success on the national scale then came again in 2008/09 as the Dynamos picked up the National Championship for just the second time – this time courtesy of a penalty shoot out at the expense of the Sheffield Spartans on neutral ground in Coventry.
Today the club continue to compete in the now rebranded and increasingly competitive National Ice Hockey League (NIHL). The Dynamos remain the only NIHL team in Kent and enjoy a fierce rivalry with nearby Essex duo the Romford Raiders and the Chelmsford Chieftains whilst the Streatham Redskins, currently located in Brixton, are the team’s nearest league opponents.