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Match Preview: Smith Recycling MKL vs. Bracknell Bees 9th November 7pm

Essential Info - Doors Open 6pm, Warm up 6:20pm, Face Off 7pm. Tickets available here or on 01908 540020. To get you in the mood, check out DJ Bertie's pre-match playlist here.  Don't forget to pick up your 50/50, Ollie's Grid, Shirt off His Back tickets and Chuck a Ducks from the Supporters' Club sellers around the rink and swing by the SC stand to pick up some MK Lightning merchandise (don't forget they take card too!). It's our Remembrance commemorations this Saturday as Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning welcome Bracknell Bees back to Planet Ice for the second time this season.  We will be wearing our special Remembrance shirts, and the Supporters Club are giving you 3 chances to win a Remembrance shirt on the night: Shirt Off His Back - Your first chance is to win Dean Skinns Shirt off his back. The second chance comes in the form of Lewis Clifford's #12 jersey. Tickets are available from the SOHB sellers [...]

2019-11-08T18:54:14+00:00November 8th, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: Smith Recycling MKL 1 – 5 Swindon Wildcats

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers Numerous penalties cost Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning any chance of an upset as they went down 5-1 to National League leaders Swindon Wildcats at Planet Ice on Sunday. The hosts lost the services of two key players - Cale Tanaka and Tomas Kana – within minutes of each other at an important stage of the game when Lightning were trailing 2-1 in the second period. Both were handed ten minute misconduct penalties after being involved in face off violations. Their indiscipline meant MK were short of one or other of their top line forwards for a quarter of the game. And when Wildcats capitalised on the second of those penalties through the always impressive Tomasz Malasinski while MK were two men down at 38mins 30secs, the mountain became too high for the home side to climb. It was not the first time this season that penalty trouble has hit [...]

2019-11-04T14:38:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: Basingstoke Bison 3 – 2 Smith Recycling MKL (After Overtime)

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers Overtime heartbreak ruined Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning’s hopes of taking maximum points at Basingstoke Bison on Saturday buy they left with a well deserved, gutsy point from a venue which a lot of teams leave empty handed. After taking a first period lead Lightning fell behind late on in the session and, after a goalless middle 20 minutes they matched their opponents shot for shot to draw level with just over ten minutes of regulation time left.  But with 1min 49secs of the extra period gone Bison player-coach Ashley Tait supplied Adam Harding for the shot which sealed the points for the fourth in the league side, leaving Lightning with just the one point for their efforts. Both netminders – Brandon Stones for Lightning and Daniel Weller-Evans for Bison – received the man of the match awards in a game in which Ari Närhi tested the home goalie early [...]

2019-11-03T14:10:34+00:00November 3rd, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: Smith Recycling MKL 4 – 6 Leeds Chiefs 27th October

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning suffered their second defeat in as many nights on Sunday as Leeds Chiefs came into Planet Ice Milton Keynes and took a 6-4 victory. Having lost Jordan Lawday to injury following the defeat in Swindon on Saturday night, Lightning were pleased to welcome Harrison Gavan into the team as back up to Brandon Stones. Having missed the game in Swindon, Lewis Christie returned to a Lightning line-up that was still missing Grant McPherson, Harry Ferguson, James Griffin and Russ Cowley. Searching for a good start, Lightning soon found themselves on the back foot. With Tom Carlon in the box for slashing Leeds went ahead on the powerplay, their leading goalscorer Adam Barnes, who scored his first professional goal against Lightning last season whilst playing with the Manchester Storm, put one past Stones assisted by Archer and Meidl less than 2 minutes into the contest. [...]

2019-10-28T10:28:05+00:00October 28th, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: Wildcats 7 – 0 Smith Recycling MKL

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers It was a tough evening for the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lighting as they fell to their heaviest defeat of the season on Saturday night at the Link Centre in Swindon, losing out by a score of 7-0. Lightning came in to the game down 5 of their regulars, with Lewis Christie (personal reasons) joining James Griffin, Russ Cowley and Grant McPherson (Injury) and Harry Ferguson (Suspended) on the sidelines. Christie is expected to re-join the team on Sunday against Leeds Chiefs. Lightning's numbers were bolstered by the return of Tom Carlon, who returned to MKL colours for the first time since the 2016-17 season and Logan Prince who joined on a full time basis from MK Thunder during the week. The Wildcats entered Saturday's contest on the back of 4 straight wins, with an unblemished home record in competitive play this season and, from the outset, it was clear [...]

2019-10-27T11:10:57+00:00October 27th, 2019|

Match Preview: Smith Recycling MKL vs. Leeds Chiefs 27th October 5.15pm

It's our first Sunday game of the season.  Perfect for the start or end of half-term (depending which county you live in!).  Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning welcome Leeds Chiefs back to Planet Ice for our second meeting of the season, MKL having won 8-4 last time out. Essential Info - Doors Open 4:30pm, Warm up 4:35pm, Face Off 5:15pm. Tickets available here or on 01908 540020. To get you in the mood, check out DJ Bertie's pre-match playlist here.  Players will come onto the ice for warmup to the anthemic Come as you are by Nirvana.  Grab a copy of the matchnight magazine 'Let's Talk Lightning' created with 123 Internet group for just £3 and get it signed.  Also don't forget to pick up your 50/50, Ollie's Grid (to win the Rio's warmup jersey) and Shirt off His Back tickets (to win Ari Narhi's shirt and Jordan Stokes dark jersey).  Please remembed to collect your freshly washed Charity Own and Loans after the [...]

2019-10-25T18:06:37+00:00October 25th, 2019|

Signing News: Logan Prince makes the switch from MK Thunder

As we look to further drive the quality and depth of our squad, we are formalising something that has been working well for us across a number of games this season.  We’re therefore chuffed that Logan Prince has agreed to join us as a permanent member of the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning team.  We’re particularly pleased after the fantastic shift that Logan put in during our roadtrip win at Raiders. 22 year old Swindon born Logan has had stints with Swindon, Bristol and MK teams in the past and if you’ve seen him play you’ll already know that he’s a hard working two way forward who puts in the energy in the neutral zone to support our attack. MK Lightning Head Coach Lewis Clifford had this to say: “Having had Logan play for me for the past 2 years I know what he is able to bring to the team, he has as high a work rate as you will find and he [...]

2019-10-25T17:30:46+00:00October 24th, 2019|

Introducing our Remembrance Day Commemorations

Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning together with the Supporters Club are delighted to share with you our plans to commemorate Remembrance Day 2019. On Saturday 9th November for the home game against Bracknell Bees, we will remember those who have fallen, pay our respects and support the Royal British Legion by wearing a special Remembrance jersey. These jerseys will be available through the own and loan scheme and will cost £125 each, and if there is demand we will produce a limited run for purchase as replicas. We have been working with the Royal British Legion this year to gain their support for our fundraising, and we are delighted to announce that all profits from the sale of Remembrance shirt, merchandise and other fundraising activities will be given 100% to the Royal British Legion for their Poppy Day appeal. This is how the Royal British Legion describes itself: “The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces [...]

2019-10-25T17:30:53+00:00October 23rd, 2019|