Planet Ice confirm that “Let’s Play Hockey” will ice the Milton Keynes National pision NIHL team for the 2019/20 season

MILTON KEYNES, 14 MAY 2019: After an eventful day, Planet Ice confirm that they have offered Milton Keynes Ice Hockey Club Limited (MKIHC) the opportunity to manage the Milton Keynes-based National pision NIHL team for the 2019/20 season. Furthermore, the team behind “Let’s Play Hockey” have accepted the offer and are pleased to confirm that Milton Keynes will enter the National pision under their management.

Since announcing this morning that the Elite League had decided not to award them a place for the upcoming season, the MKIHC has moved quickly to finalise a review of the business model required for NIHL. This has been possible thanks to a close working relationship with Planet Ice.

Alongside this, Planet Ice have awarded the Ice Contract to MKIHC who will manage the only NIHL National pision side to play out of Milton Keynes, complementing the current South 1 side – MK Thunder.

MKIHC has watched recent signings with interest and will shortly commence discussions with playing and coaching staff previously secured by MK Lightning for the upcoming season.

Both Planet Ice and the Let’s Play Hockey team remain committed to providing the best possible level of hockey in Milton Keynes and on seeing through the commitment made to support hockey at all levels at the Milton Keynes ice rink.

Anybody who supported the Let’s Play Hockey initiative through the Shareholder or Founder Member schemes or who provided other donations will be contacted shortly. They will be offered the opportunity to continue their support (receiving exactly the same benefits as before, but in the NIHL) or they will have the option for a full, no obligation refund. Both schemes will also be extended for those who have expressed an interest in supporting the NIHL endeavours.

MKIHC and Planet Ice are saddened to learn that a number of players remain disadvantaged by recent developments. In support of these players, details of a fundraising activity will be made available very soon.

Both Let’s Play Hockey and Planet Ice thank the fans for their loyal support and ask that we now concentrate on building an exciting future in a new league and under new management.

Ticket details, including instructions on how to purchase Season Tickets will be made available very soon.

With an exciting season ahead, the Let’s Play Hockey team are also interested in progressing discussions with sponsors. New sponsors are encouraged to express an interest by emailing in the first instance.

Let us unite once more as the Milton Keynes Hockey Family and bring the fun back to the rink.