He’s always there for the team, and he is the Player’s Player of the Year. Please welcome back Hallden Barnes-Garner to AIB MK Lightning

MK local Halds grew up in the MK Storm junior system, then spent some time in Slough and Eastern Europe.  He then returned to MK to play for Thunder, before stepping up into Lightning for the 2019/20 season.  Halds had his most productive season in terms of points in 2021/22, bagging 4 goals and 8 assists in 43 games, and a crucial 3 goals and 4 assists in the playoff run to Coventry.

Halds is delighted to be back in the MKL lineup, and had this to say: “I’m delighted to be re signing for Lightning again this year and hungry as ever. The end to last year was a tough pill to swallow but adds that extra motivation being so close to wanting it even more this year. After speaking to Tim I am really excited for this year and ready to learn a lot from a guy with such experience. The team is shaping up nicely and I hope we can give these great fans some silverware this year as they deserve it.”

AIB MKL’s Tim Wallace described the role that he sees Halds playing this year, commenting:  “Halds is a smart player who brings some key elements to our team that are needed to have success. He’s a smart player who I know will execute the systems as I saw first hand playing alongside him in the post-season earlier this year. He has some physicality in his game who will win most of his puck battles. Halds is a presence in the locker room, driving that unity, and bringing everyone together. I’m really pleased that he’s with us and he will have a big role to play for us.”.

Please welcome back – Hallden Barnes-Garner.  He will wear the number 14 shirt.  Hallden’s Own and Loan is now available. Please email dave@b2promodesign.com for more details.

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

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

See your AIB MKL Team Roster here