Saturday 11th January 2019, Face off 7pm, Doors Open 6pm
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Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have a real chance to put daylight between themselves and Sheffield Steeldogs when the two sides meet in back to back encounters this weekend.
The battle begins at Planet Ice on Saturday when Steeldogs visit the city for the penultimate time in the regular season. In-form Lightning and the steel city outfit go into the game level on points at 33 each but with MK a place ahead of their rivals due to the slightly better head-to-head results record.
Steeldogs won the first two games of the season against Lewis Clifford’s men 6-4 and 5-0 but the past three matches have seen Lightning run out winners by 3-1, 5-2 and 4-3 margins. If MK can maintain the form that has earned the side 23 out of a possible 26 points and win both games then they will open a valuable four point gap and – dependent on other results – possibly move another place up the National Ice Hockey League.
Since MK’s December pair of victories they have picked up maximum points on six occasions while Steeldogs’ record has been inconsistent with four wins and three losses. The victories include a 4-2 result against Basingstoke Bison last weekend so MK cannot afford to be complacent against Ben Morgan’s men.
There is little doubt that Sheffield have sorely missed the presence of two forwards Cameron Brownley and Kieron Brown. Both were absent in the last match-ups with MK and neither figured in Sunday’s Bison game. Brown is still ranked fourth in Steeldogs’ scoring chart having amassed 33 points from 18 games.
The list is headed by Czech Vladimir Luka who has 21 goals and 18 assists for 39 points while Morgan is second with 35 points – not bad for a defenceman, although 32 of those are from assists.
By comparison MK’s Robin Kovar has scored 42 points this season divided between his former club, Bracknell Bees and his present employers. Tomas Kana (15 goals+24 assists=39), Cale Tanaka (13+22=35), Leigh Jamieson (8+26=34) and Liam Stewart (23+9=32) are the other leading scorers. Stewart’s points are from 18 games while the remainder are from 29 games or more.
The past two home Lightning games have attracted big crowds so you want to be part of the action on Saturday and have the best choice of seat then book it as soon as possible on 01908 540020 or online here. Face off is at 7pm.