TEN ON TUESDAY – MORE PLAYERS CONFIRMED FOR LJ19 TESTIMONIAL
It’s time to reveal the next batch of players who’ll be in Milton Keynes on 20th August to help Lightning legend Leigh Jamieson celebrate his testimonial with a night of unmissable fun and games on the ice!
Jaimo’s older brother Paul also has a long history of playing hockey in the city, having iced for the Kings, Thunder and Lightning – pulling on the Thunder’s colours for over 200 games across nine seasons.
As well as being a time-served Milton Keynes hockey stalwart with Storm, Thunder and Lightning, MK-born Luc has captained both the Great Britain U18 and U20s – winning bronze medals at two successive World Junior Championships. He played more than 100 games wearing Lightning’s colours.
Better known more recently as a fixture in the Phantoms’ defence – where he and Jaimo linked up for the 2017 season – Nottingham-born Tom was a Lightning D-man in the 2011 season, playing for us in the league as well as the Cup and play-offs. Prior to joining the Lightning, Tom played over a hundred games with his hometown team, Nottingham Panthers.
Another former teammate of Jaimo’s from his season with the Phantoms, Will has worn Peterborough’s colours for more than 480 competitive games, as well as representing Great Britain at U18 and U20 levels.
Jaimo played alongside Marc for three seasons with the Elite League’s Belfast Giants, the pair being part of the Giants’ league title-winning roster of 2005-06. In 2007 he moved to Nottingham Panthers, helping the team win the EIHL Cup no fewer than five times and the playoffs three times.
British hockey legend Russell currently wears the C for Lightning, and over a career spanning more than two decades has helped his teams over that time win countless trophies – as well as player accolades for himself. The benefit of his vast experience and success in the game also includes over 60 games at Great Britain senior men’s level, earning one bronze, three silver and a gold medal!
A fan favourite of many longer-standing MKL fans, “Britts” signed for us in 2009 – he stayed for four seasons, helping Lightning to win the League in his first term in MK. Over more than 220 competitive matches for us, playmaker Adam made his mark notching up 156 points.
Sunderland-born Tom learned the game in his native north-east before first signing for the Tigers in 1996 – the first of two stints with the club. He signed at Coventry Blaze in 2000, staying for a decade and linking up with Jaimo there in the 2008 season. By 2010 Tom was back with the Tigers as player-coach and Head Coach four years later.
Matty signed for Lightning in 2007 after five seasons in Slough, and in his last two seasons with us was one of the team’s alternate captains, taking part in over 300 games for us. Long-standing Lightning fans will remember Matt’s gurning (usually with Muzzy Wales) behind whoever was being photographed receiving the Man of the Match beers!
Przemyslaw Odrobny (TBC)
‘Shemy’ is one of those players who needs little or no introduction, such was the impact he made on both the team and supporters! Netminder Shemy joined MKL in 2016 and made an immediate impact, backstopping us to the EPIHL Cup and Playoff trophies, with the best save percentage in the league. Get ready to sing along again to the tune of ‘Seven Nation Army’!
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Leigh Jamison’s testimonial takes place at 6pm on Saturday 20 August at Planet Ice in Milton Keynes, get your tickets now here!
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