The Aspray Chester Deeside Dragons are very excited to announce the return of defenceman Billy Perks for the upcoming 2023-24 season!
Billy took a brief break from hockey during the COVID-19 pause, not icing for the 2020-21 or the 2021-22 seasons, but he got right back into the swing of things this season as he returned to the only team he’s ever played for. Billy has been a Dragon since playing for the U16 team in 2014-15, made his senior debut in 2016-17, and has been a mainstay at the Den ever since.
Though he only recorded one assist in 26 games this season, Billy’s impact as a defensive defenceman cannot be understated, and though you might not always notice him on the ice, that’s a good thing for the style of game he plays.
“I’m really looking forward to playing this year and I can’t wait to be part of the Dragons again, hopefully we can build on last year and have a better chance of coming first. I think we’ve got a strong group of lads who are determined to win and have a no-quit attitude. Also I can’t wait to be back at the Den playing in front of the fans. Hopefully we can make them happy this season!” Billy Perks
“With each game last season Billy grew in confidence and he deservedly played a great part in out PK towards the end of the season. He is a great skater and not afraid to be physical too. Great to have him back and looking to see him continue to improve.” Assistant Coach Matt Compton