Match Preview – Sheffield Steeldogs 7th September

Opponents: Sheffield Steeldogs Date: Saturday September 7th Key timings: Doors Open 18:00.  Warm-up 18:20.  Face-off 19:00  The long wait is over and it’s all systems go for the new look Milton Keynes Lightning team – and management – as they get the 2019-2020 season under way with a pre-season challenge game against Sheffield Steeldogs on Saturday (September 7) at Planet Ice. But while there are many new faces in the Lightning line-up it’s a case of déjà vu for some – not least Head Coach Lewis Clifford and his assistant, Ross Bowers, while Milton Keynes-born Leigh Jamieson is, at 34 years old, one of the veterans of the team. Ben Russell and Ross Green have previously seen service with Lightning while James Griffin and Harry Ferguson are the only returnees from the team that has stepped down from the Elite League to the second tier of British hockey, the newly formed National Ice Hockey League. Also joining the roster for the weekend is 21 [...]