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 has been a part of this club during hugely successful periods as well as some of the leaner years, and he will work with me to push us in the right direction.  Ross has been working hard to get his coaching levels this summer and whilst I don’t think this move was in his long term plan a year ago, circumstances have meant that he is available and ready to start the next phase of his hockey career.”

Ross is equally happy with this development saying: “I’m really excited to accept the role of Assistant Coach for the Milton Keynes Lightning. This club means a lot to me. Coaching is a new challenge but something I’m very much looking forward to. I’m familiar with most of the players on the roster and not only are they talented players, but they are also good characters inside the locker room, which is very important. We have a fantastic group of supporters here in Milton Keynes and I believe we have a Lightning team that will play an entertaining brand of hockey and bring success back to MK.”

We’re delighted that Ross has joined the coaching team and we’re looking forward to seeing him flourish in his new role.  Welcome Ross!