Smith Recycling MKL v. Raiders Sunday 26th January Match Preview

Sunday 26th January 2019, Face off 5:15pm, Doors Open 4:30pm Tickets available here Playlist here It's a rare Sunday game at the MK Arena for the Smith Recyling Milton Keynes Lightning this weekend, as we take on Raiders following our trip to Leeds@Coventry on Saturday evening.  The earlier time makes it a great opportunity to bring along younger children so we hope to see you all there.  Afterwards, there's the usual free skating (skate hire £3) and you'll be joined on the ice by the Lightning players who will give you a few skating tips and be there for your selfies and signings.  Should be fun. Lightning will be facing Romford based Raiders as our opponents for the second time in eight days – the final meeting between the two teams in the regular season.  We will be keen for swift revenge after last Sunday’s 6-4 loss at the Sapphire Centre and thus square the series against the Essex team who have proved [...]

2020-01-24T17:28:39+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Smith Recycling MKL v. Swindon 18th January Match Preview

Saturday 18th January 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm Tickets available here Playlist here Supporter's Club 50/50: The 50/50 draw is a cash prize raffle and your chance to win half the pot of the money taken. Last weeks winner took home £554. Tickets are £1 each, 3 for £2 or 10 for £5 and can be bought from the sellers in the blue tabards outside and around the rink. Shirt Off His Back: This week's shirt off his back is #13 Cale Tanaka’s. Fresh from his GB exploits, we also have a signed Sam Russell warm up jersey up for grabs. Tickets are also £1 each, 3 for £2 or 10 for £5 and can be bought from the sellers in the pink tabards outside and around the rink. Ollie's Grid: This week the grid is your chance to win the game worn dark jersey of Tom Carlon that’s been worn by him in many league games this season (and yes it [...]

2020-01-17T18:29:14+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Smith Recycling MKL v. Sheffield 11th January Match Preview

Saturday 11th January 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm Tickets available here Supporters club have a great range of activity including 50/50, Shirt of His Back, Ollie's Grid, Chuck a Duck and merchandise. Match preview Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have a real chance to put daylight between themselves and Sheffield Steeldogs when the two sides meet in back to back encounters this weekend. The battle begins at Planet Ice on Saturday when Steeldogs visit the city for the penultimate time in the regular season. In-form Lightning and the steel city outfit go into the game level on points at 33 each but with MK a place ahead of their rivals due to the slightly better head-to-head results record. Steeldogs won the first two games of the season against Lewis Clifford’s men 6-4 and 5-0 but the past three matches have seen Lightning run out winners by 3-1, 5-2 and 4-3 margins. If MK can maintain the form that has earned the side [...]

2020-01-10T17:59:37+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Smith Recycling MKL v. Hull 4th January Match Preview

Saturday 4th January 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm Tickets available here Supporters club have a great range of activity including 50/50, Shirt of His Back, Ollie's Grid, Chuck a Duck and merchandise. Match preview Hull Pirates make a return to Planet Ice on Saturday with Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning eager to make up ground on the National Ice Hockey League’s fifth placed team. MKL are on a sparkling run of form having taken 19 points from a possible 22, and convincingly turned over Peterborough on New Years Day following a strong win at league leaders Telford a few days earlier.  Confidence and momentum is strong in the MK camp right now which is great to see.  Confirmed as missing for the game is Sam Russell who is away on international duty with Great Britain.  Any other injuries are short term so could return for this weekend. Lightning are three points behind Pirates and so cannot overtake them on Saturday but another [...]

2020-01-03T18:28:59+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Smith Recycling MKL v. Peterborough 28th December Match Preview

Saturday 28th December 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm Tickets available here Supporters club have a great range of activity including 50/50, Shirt of His Back, Ollie's Grid, Chuck a Duck and merchandise. Match preview Old foes do battle at Planet Ice for the second time this season when Peterborough Phantoms visit on Saturday to provide hockey fans with a break from the home-based Christmas festivities. Phantoms are the last team to beat Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning in the city. Since that 4-2 result on November 23 the Cambridgeshire outfit have had a mixed run of form, winning four and losing four of their encounters since the back end of November. Last weekend Slava Koulikov’s men handed out a 5-1 defeat to Bracknell Bees on Saturday but couldn’t repeat that kind of result the following night when they travelled to Romford and went down 6-2 to Raiders. Meanwhile Lightning kept up their winning run with back to back victories against Basingstoke Bison [...]

2019-12-28T08:20:44+00:00December 27th, 2019|

Christmas Special! MKL v. Basingstoke 21st December Match Preview

Saturday 21st December 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm DJ Bertie's Playlist Tickets Supporters club have a great range of activity including 50/50, Shirt of His Back, Ollie's Grid, Chuck a Duck and merchandise for last-minute Christmas gifts!  We have some brand new Team Photo posters for sale too, so check them out. Match preview Basingstoke Bison make their first visit of the season to Planet Ice to face one of the in-form teams in the National Ice Hockey League, Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning. Lightning’s form over the past six games is only matched by league leaders Telford Tigers. Both have won five out of their last six encounters – Telford’s only loss was to…Lightning! By way of contrast Bison’s results have stuttered in recent weeks – last weekend they went down twice to bottom placed side, Leeds Chiefs home and away. Both games were played at Basingstoke because Leeds are still awaiting the opening of their new Elland Road rink. Bison [...]

2019-12-20T17:23:45+00:00December 20th, 2019|

Let the Bears see the Air: Smith Recycling MKL vs. Sheffield 14th December 7pm

Essential Info Faceoff: 7pm Saturday Doors Open: 6pm Tickets: bit.ly/AirtheBear or 01908 540020 Match Preview Sheffield Steeldogs make their second league visit to Planet Ice on Saturday with Smith Milton Keynes Lightning anxious to get back on the winning track.  There are no serious injury doubts for Lightning who expect to ice a full strength side except for Brandon Stones who continues his recovery.  It's sure to be a great evening as MKL will continue the annual tradition of Air the Bear, which sees teddies being thrown onto the ice on the scoring of the first Lightning goal.  More details here! Lightning’s three match winning run was ended at Hull Pirates on Sunday with the hosts sealing a 5-3 victory with two third period goals. Steeldogs arrive in Milton Keynes on the back of their own three match winning streak – albeit all of them by a single goal margin. The Yorkshire club’s first league game in the city came in early October [...]

2019-12-12T19:31:50+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Tigers in town; Smith Recycling MKL vs. Telford 7th December 7pm

Tickets selling fast!  Get them online here or on 01908 540020.  Brand new Let's Talk Lightning is on sale too either at the game or online for the digital copy here Telford Tigers are welcomed to Planet Ice for the second time this season as Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning look to build on their double victories last weekend. Last time Tigers visited Milton Keynes in mid-October they ran out 5-2 winners against a Lightning side already suffering from early season injuries. Since then most of the injured have returned to the fray and head coach, Lewis Clifford, has strengthened the side with free scoring Liam Stewart and latest recruit Robin Kovar among the new recruits. Stewart and Kovar, in particular, began to show some promising signs of a decent partnership during last weekend’s 8-7 penalty shot win over Hull Pirates and 4-2 win against Leeds Chiefs. UK-New Zealand passport holder Stewart has already faced Tigers once for MK, scoring the second goal [...]

2019-12-06T16:46:39+00:00December 6th, 2019|

Kovar’s debut: Smith Recycling MKL vs. Hull 30th November 7pm

Tickets selling fast!  Get them online here or on 01908 540020.  Please allow extra time on Saturday evening as there may be queues at the box office for those buying their Season Ticket seat for Sunday. Don't forget, this weekend is your last chance to order replica shirts for guaranteed delivery for Christmas.  Get them here! Hull Pirates make their second visit of the league campaign to Planet Ice on Saturday when Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are due to give new signing Robin Kovar his debut.  Kovar has replaced Ari Närhi as Lightning seek to increase their scoring rate and put some wins together. The last time Hull visited MK they just about saw off a late rally by Lightning to hang on for a 5-4 win in the first league fixture of the season. At the half way mark Pirates were 5-2 to the good but Tomas Kana cut the gap with a goal after 30 mins 33secs and Cale Tanaka [...]

2019-11-29T18:52:31+00:00November 29th, 2019|

Updated: Leeds Chiefs game on 1st December

Updated: 12.15pm on 26th November We have been informed in the last 24 hours that, due to ongoing construction at the Leeds rink, Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning's game against them will be played at Planet Ice Milton Keynes on 1st December at 17:15.  The details are being developed, but here's what we know so far: Tickets are now on sale from PLANET ICE MILTON KEYNES  at: https://iceaccount.co.uk/ice-events/milton-keynes/home .  All Gate receipts go to Leeds Chiefs. It will be a Home game for Leeds, and an Away game for MKL Season Tickets will not count towards this game, and MKL will not be selling the tickets for the game, nor receiving the gate receipts Season Ticket spaces will be reserved for the game until 90 mins before (a bit like for our first challenge game of the year) and Season Ticket holders will be able to buy their place for Adults £10, Concessions £7, Child £5, Family (2+2) £27.  Season Ticket holders can only [...]

2019-11-26T12:06:37+00:00November 24th, 2019|