IMPORTANT figures have agreed to remain with the Deeside Dragons for the forthcoming season.

Defenceman Cade King will be back with the Dragons for a second season.

King signed up for Deeside from Blackburn Hawks and he immediately became a big hit on and off the ice.

Over the course of his first campaign with the club, he managed to record 11 points in 32 games and King also weighed in with two goals.

He was one of the winners of the Man of Steel award, having appeared in every game for the Dragons during the season.

King told the club’s website: “I’m really happy to be back with the Dragons this coming season.

“It was one of my favourite years as a senior, so when Mike (Clancy) approached me to come back, it was a really easy decision for me to say yes.

“Thank you to everyone who is a part of the club from my team-mates to everyone behind the scenes and, most importantly, the fans who made my transition to joining the team so easy and enjoyable by being so welcoming.”

Jared Dickinson has re-signed for the 2024-25 season.

The new campaign will be Dickinson’s third with the club and he has certainly continued to go from strength to strength with the Dragons.

Last season, he managed to record an impressive 14 goals and 18 assists in 25 games, finishing sixth in the team in scoring despite spending part of the season on defence.

Versatile Dickinson said: “It was an easy decision for me when asked by coach Clancy to remain with the Dragons.

“Both myself and my family are thrilled to be a part of the team for what will be my third consecutive season at the club.

“The management, backroom staff and the fans have made us all feel extremely welcome, and the support provided has been incredible both on and off the ice.

“I am looking forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully many new ones in September for what promises to be another entertaining campaign.

“ I would also like to highlight the success of the junior system in developing the skillset of our junior Dragons, as we begin to enjoy the fruits of their labour with some of their emerging talent securing a spot on the first team.”

Forward Alex Parry is gearing up for what he hopes will be a lucky 13th season with the team.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Steve Parry, who played a pioneering role during the Dragons’ inaugural season 50 years ago, Alex continues to uphold the Parry legacy with pride and dedication.

Parry junior began his senior career in the 2009-10 season and has been a steadfast presence in Deeside, playing for the team in all but one of his active seasons.

Last season, he impressively secured 14 goals and 23 assists, totalling 37 points and ranking fifth in team scoring.

Parry admitted: “I’m happy to be back at the Den for another year! We had a great season last season, but there is always room for improvement.

“I’m eager to hit the ice with the lads and gear up for the new challenges of the upcoming season.”