Ticketing Update – New Prices!

Here's some ticketing information as we move into the Season proper: VIP This is a great way to watch the match.  You get access to the VIP SkyBar (no queues, great service, great view), allocated seating next to the VIP bar, and delicious hot food served in the first period break, all in the care of our fabulous host.  Sounds good?  It's just £30 for Adults, £25 for Concessions.  You can book now for any game for the rest of the season.  Buy 10 or more for 10% discount, 20 or more for a 15% discount and 30 or more for a 20% discount.  Book here  Group Tickets If you want to bring your friends, work colleagues, sports team, whatever really, you can gain some great discounts for booking 10 or more tickets for a match.  For any combination of Adults, Concessions and Children you get 10% off for 10 or more, 15% off for 20 or more or 20% off for 30 or [...]

2019-09-18T18:39:13+01:00September 18th, 2019|

Ross Bowers is our Assistant Coach

Experienced MK Player Ross Bowers to begin the next stage of his hockey career as Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning Assistant Coach He's well known to MK Hockey fans as a player.  Now Ross Bowers is taking the next step in his hockey career, joining Lewis Clifford on the bench as our Assistant Coach.Cliff explains his thinking: "I knew coming into this job that I would need some support with coaching but it had to be the right fit, someone I know I can work with day to day, someone who has opinions that may differ from mine occasionally but with the same desired outcome.  Most importantly they need to be someone who I know is just as driven as I am to help this club succeed on and off the ice.""Not only is Ross one of my close friends, he is also one of, if not THE player with the most senior appearances in a Milton Keynes shirt to his name, he [...]

2019-08-28T21:45:52+01:00August 29th, 2019|

Popular Streaming Service Returns for National League

Ice Hockey fans from all over the Country can continue to catch their favourite home town teams on away trips to Milton Keynes this coming season as Lightning TV returns to stream home games live. Lightning TV, which celebrates it’s 10th birthday in November, proved immensely popular over the last two seasons as games could be viewed on a pay per view basis via the fantastic Infinity21 platform. Infinity21 will once again be providing the platform for the Live Stream and that will be complemented once more with a high speed data link provided by Oakhill Voice Solutions who step up this season to be the major broadcast Partner to Lightning TV. The partnership with the University of Buckingham also continues with the majority of the Lightning TV Crew working with the service whilst enhancing their media exposure and experience as part of their studies at the popular University. Chris Dickens returns as the Commentator on games nights and there will be the occasional [...]

2019-08-23T19:09:33+01:00August 23rd, 2019|

All In Black return to keep MKL safe for another year as Platinum Partner

Keeping us all safe and under control, and providing a top quality visible presence, we are thrilled that All In Black will once again be partnering with us to provide event safety and security services and to be the sponsors of our match pucks. We are delighted to confirm that they will be a Platinum Partner of MKL for the upcoming season. All in Black have been in the security industry for over 20 years and their Head Office is based in Milton Keynes. They provide fully trained SIA Licensed guards for Corporate, Events, Bars/Clubs, Close Protection Operatives, Mobile Patrols, and Site Security. All In Black offers a range of guarding solutions to suit either long or short term projects anywhere in the UK and its success is due to its commitment to adjusting to the changing world we live in today and ensuring that all staff at All In Black have ongoing training to meet the demands they face. The management of All [...]

2019-08-19T16:14:40+01:00August 8th, 2019|

MK Diagnostics to continue their support for MK Lightning for the season ahead

We are delighted to announce that friendly local garage MK Diagnostics will be continuing their support for MK Lightning for the upcoming season. MK Diagnostics is built on the core values of traditional customer service, reliable workmanship and a transparent approach to automotive excellence at highly affordable prices. As an independent garage, they can provide very cost-effective car repairs in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas at a fraction of comparative main dealer prices. By remaining independent, they are able to offer our customers a superior level of automotive excellence at prices to suit all budgets. Claire Eason-Bassett, CEO of Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club said “We are thrilled that MK Diagnostics are continuing their support for MK Lightning in the upcoming season. Support for the local community and MK businesses is a key part of our ‘Hockey Family’ ethos. To have Andy and the MK Diagnostics team on board is gives us real pleasure and I’m really looking forward to seeing him around the [...]

2019-08-12T15:03:04+01:00August 8th, 2019|

David Down to be MKL’s Sports Therapy partner for the season

Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club is pleased to announce that David Down & Associates will be continuing their support of MK Lightning for the 2019/20 season as our sports therapy partner. David Down (BSc Hons) is a fully qualified and insured practicing Sports Therapist based in Milton Keynes and is an active member of the Society of Sports Therapists. He specialises in using the principles of sport and exercise to make sure that clients are training and competing in a safe and efficient manner. David will apply effective sports therapy and strength and conditioning techniques to improve the entire fitness and sports performance of MKL this year. David’s clinic is based just 5 minutes from the centre of MK at Wolverton Leisure Centre, making it conveniently accessible when needed. On site he also has access to the gym, rehabilitation facilities and the swimming pool. MK Lightning Head Coach Lewis Clifford talked about the importance of sports therapy in the team’s development this year saying: [...]

2019-08-12T15:03:10+01:00August 8th, 2019|

Acute Ambulance and Medical Services to provide medical and emergency support as a Platinum Partner to MK Lightning for the season ahead

Helping keep our players safe and providing emergency support to the team, Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Acute Ambulance and Medical Services (AAMS) will be continuing their support of MK Lightning for the 2019/20 season. AAMS was established in 2006 and has grown to become the largest independent ambulance service in Buckinghamshire, supporting NHS Ambulance Trusts in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Hampshire & Northamptonshire. They are also a leading supplier of ambulance services across the UK and provide ambulance services, event cover, training courses as well as maintaining their fleet of vehicles. They are fully registered with various regulatory bodies including the Care Quality Commission which demonstrates AAMS’ ongoing commitment to meeting the highest standards of care to patients. Two significant elements of the AAMS business are their Training and Event support services. AAMS training courses cover: First Aid at Work; Paediatric training for childminders and carers who need to comply with SURESTART, OFSTED AND NCMA; and AED training which can [...]

2019-08-12T15:03:16+01:00August 8th, 2019|

BOBcat Digital to provide large format printing support to MKL

We are pleased to announce a new partner to MKL. Building on the huge success of our Zeus branding designed by our very own James Griffin we have arranged two very visible Zeus installations around Planet Ice which will be produced by BOBcat Digital. Look out for them on your first visit for the new season! Claire Eason-Bassett, CEO of Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club said “We love Zeus and the power he’s bringing to the club, so it’s great that we will all have a chance to see him a bit more at Planet Ice. BOBcat Digital has produced two amazing vinyl versions of Zeus which give him a very visible presence to arena visitors and MKL fans. BOBcat Digital brings high quality production skills to large format and vinyl printing which is just what we needed and it’s great to have them on board.” Louise Owen, Partner at BOBcat Digital told us some more about them: “We are a manufacturer of large [...]

2019-08-12T15:03:22+01:00August 8th, 2019|

Skilful Finnish forward Ari Närhi is our Second Import

Completing the import lineup for Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning for 2019/20 is 27 year old Ari Närhi from Finland.   Ari joins us from Riemu and has spent his entire career playing in the Finnish leagues, averaging a point per game in his time in the Suomi-sarja. Cliff told us about how he chose Ari for the team: “It took me a long time to find the right player to be our second import, I had quite a specific set of criteria to hit, and I am convinced Ari will meet them. Ari has been playing in the Suomi-sarja for a few years and found the back of the net regularly in what is a very good league. As a bit of an unknown to UK fans, Cliff put his contribution and playing style into context: “His stats stack up well against other Finnish players who have played in the same league who have played in this country before. Ari is predominantly a Centreman [...]

2019-08-12T15:03:27+01:00August 7th, 2019|

Woodfines Solicitors to support MKL and help connect local businesses

MILTON KEYNES, 01 August 2019: Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Woodfines Solicitors have become a partner for MKL and will be both supporting the team and helping connect local MK businesses by becoming the official sponsor of the MKL Business Club. Woodfines is a firm of solicitors based in Bedford, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes and provides legal services for both commercial businesses and individuals. They are active members of both the business and broader community, and have a reputation for delivering great service for their clients across the board. They will become the official sponsor of the MKL Business Club which is a regular and successful networking event which has been established for a number of years, allowing local business people to meet like-minded professionals, discuss business and of course, the Milton Keynes Lightning Ice Hockey Team. Guest speakers from local businesses are invited to speak at each meeting, as well as appearances from the MKL coaching and [...]

2019-08-02T15:34:18+01:00August 2nd, 2019|