A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: MKL 4 – 5 Hull Pirates 21st September

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning came within a whisker of achieving a shock result against Hull Pirates at Planet Ice on Saturday – eventually losing by the odd goal in nine.  Had it not been for a poor start which saw the visitors take a three goal lead in the first nine minutes Lightning may have run out winners in their first National Ice Hockey League outing against last year’s play off winners. Instead they were left on the wrong end of a 5-4 scoreline. It was a fight between Grant McPherson and Pirates’ Jordan Fisher straight after the third opposition goal that seemed to stem the travellers’ goal scoring. Unfortunately McPherson was injured in the clash and took no further part in the game.  By the third period it was Pirates who were on the defensive – Lightning outshooting them 12-7 as they tried desperately to find the goals [...]

2019-09-22T18:11:27+01:00September 22nd, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: Hull Pirates 3 – 2 MKL 15th September

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning had another great pre-season workout last night, this time at Hull Arena where they were pipped in a  3-2 scoreline from which there was much to be optimistic about. Goalie Brandon Stones deservedly picked up the man of the match award for his sterling work in between the pipes – turning away all but a trio of 64 shots on goal.  The hosts were held at bay for more than half the game despite outshooting Lightning 20-5 in the first session – Peter Fabus having an early missed chance before MKL picked up a too many men on the ice penalty at the same time as Lee Haywood was sin binned for tripping, both calls timed at 3min 10secs. Grant McPherson drew a save from Ashley Smith before Bobby Chamberlain fired past the post ahead of both teams being reduced to four skaters again as [...]

2019-09-16T09:05:21+01:00September 16th, 2019|

A2B Airport Transfers Match Report: MKL 2 – 7 Hull Pirates

Match Reports are brought to you in association with A2B Airport Transfers https://a2bairporttransfers.co.uk One of the best ways to get a brand new team ready for a season is to push itself to understand what it needs to improve on and feel the level of intensity it needs to work at to be competitive. This is why we chose to take on last season’s playoff champs Hull Pirates this weekend.  When we caught up with him after the match, Cliff was clear that his to-do list with the team has been massively helped by tonight’s game and he felt energised to be working with our group of players.  With more ice time and training together in the week ahead it’s a great chance to put that plan into action. Last night Pirates took the lead after 3mins 55secs through former Lightning star Bobby Chamberlain who finished the night with 3 goals and 2 assists. Hull’s showed some signs of what time spent can [...]

2019-09-16T09:15:39+01:00September 15th, 2019|

Match Report 8th September: Positives from Game 2

Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning may have gone down to their second narrow loss of the weekend to Sheffield Steeldogs on Sunday but coach Lewis Clifford will have seen plenty of positives from the feisty challenge encounter, writes Paul Brookman. While at least 10 of the Steeldogs team were on last year’s roster MK had just two returnees plus less than handful that had played on the same team together. Last year’s National Ice Hockey League play-off semi-finalists Steeldogs will be buoyed by the 4-3 result at IceSheffield as the new season approaches. Lightning – with Brandon Stones in goal against his former club – got off to a fine start when Brodie Jesson set up Harry Ferguson to score after 2mins 13secs and it didn’t take long before a major altercation which ended up with four Steeldogs and five MK players each handed two minute penalties.  That gave the home side a man advantage from which they levelled the tallies up [...]

2019-09-09T17:59:16+01:00September 9th, 2019|

Match Report 7th September: Lightning narrowly edged out by Steeldogs

Lightning may have dropped down a tier to the National Ice Hockey League but the fans have not deserted them with a record crowd of 2,154 for a pre-season challenge game witnessing a thriller that kept them on the edge of their seats. Encounters between Lightning and Steeldogs when the two sides met in the English Premier League were often close run ones. This game proved no different with the lead changing hands on four occasions before the Yorkshire side seemed to have wrapped things up with two goals in as many minutes to take a 6-4 lead. The opening minutes were a cagey affair with both sides seeking out opportunities but not really producing any decisive moves.  It took a piece of bravado from Callum Robertson to open the scoring as he went solo to beat one Sheffield defender and then fire in from close range on 9mins 43secs.  Within two minutes though the scores were level when Cameron Brownley was [...]

2019-09-08T13:50:15+01:00September 8th, 2019|