Returning to the MK blueline for 2022/23 please welcome back Ben Russell to the AIB MK Lightning squad.  MK born 28 year old defenceman Ben brings a wealth of hockey experience with him from the UK, Canadian and American leagues as well as international appearances at under 18 and under 20 level.  He returns to the MKL lineup after 36 appearances and 5 points in the 2021/22 season.

Ben is pleased to be returning, commenting “I’m really happy to be back in MK for another season. I’m excited to see what we can achieve this year, being so close and falling at the last hurdle in the playoffs was really tough and I know there will be a feeling of unfinished business around the room come September. The group Tim and Joe have put together is exciting and I’m looking forward to getting back together with all the boys and getting to work.”

AIB MKL’s Tim Wallace had this to say about Benny: “When I was building out our defenceman I was keen to make sure we have the right mix of youth and experience.  Benny has played the game for nearly 10 years at this level, and this will be a help with some of the younger guys on the team.  He’s well respected in the room and is good to have around. When Benny is going he brings some physicality that is needed on our back end. I can rely on him do what is needed to help us win hockey games.”

Please welcome back – Ben Russell.  He will wear the number 5 shirt. which is available for Own and Loan now.  Please email for more details.

We have two other ways you can support Ben and the club too!  You can become Ben’s sponsor with your name or company name read out every time he is mentioned.  Get the details here.

Or why not sponsor Ben on the kit grid, with options starting at just £10.

See your AIB MKL Team Roster here