MK Lightning reveal 2018 19 fixtures list

The news supporters have been waiting for is finally out, with the announcement of the Smith Recycling MK Lightning’s 2018-19 fixture list.

Our second Elite League season will open with a mouth-watering double header against five-time EIHL Champions the Sheffield Steelers. Head Coach Doug McKay’s men will host Paul Thompson’s side at the Planet Ice MK Arena at 5.30pm on Sunday 9 September, having travelled to South Yorkshire 24 hours earlier.

Supporters who enjoyed last season’s trips to Northern Ireland don’t have to wait long for the next opportunity – Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October sees a double header in Belfast. When the team return to Milton Keynes on Sunday 7 October it’s for another unmissable clash – against five-time playoff champions, Nottingham Panthers.

October sees blockbuster after blockbuster, with home match-ups against Panthers, Cardiff Devils and Belfast Giants all scheduled.  The Giants face Lightning in back-to-back action in Milton Keynes on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October.

GB Head Coach Pete Russell will be on the opposition bench for the first time on 14 November when Glasgow Clan make the long trip south to Buckinghamshire – a game that none of the Lightning faithful will want to miss!

Fans can blow away the post-Christmas cobwebs with a Boxing Day match-up against old foes the Guildford Flames.  The first fixture of 2019 sees a derby day fixture against local rivals the Coventry Blaze.

The league season concludes at the Planet Ice MK Arena with two unmissable games – against Manchester Storm on Friday 29 March then against Sheffield Steelers on Sunday 31st.

Saturday home fixtures will face off at 7.00pm, Sunday home fixtures at a family-friendly 5.15pm and midweek match-ups at 7.30pm.  The Arena doors will open one hour before the puck drops.

The ONLY was to guarantee your favourite seat for home games at the Planet Ice MK Arena – for the best price – is with a season ticket.  Pick up an application form in person at the Arena box office during opening hours, or download one from our website at mk-lightning.co.uk.

Smith Recycling MK Lightning Fixtures 2018-19

Wed 29 Aug Coventry Blaze (A) (Challenge)

Sat 1 Sept GUILDFORD FLAMES (H) (Challenge)
Sun 2 Sept Guildford Flames (A) (Challenge)
Wed 5 Sept COVENTRY BLAZE (H) (Challenge)
Sat 8 Sept Sheffield Steelers (A)
Sun 9 Sept SHEFFIELD STEELERS (H)
Sat 15 Sept COVENTRY BLAZE (H) (Cup)
Sun 16 Sept Cardiff Devils (A) (Cup)
Sat 22 Sept GUILDFORD FLAMES (H) (Cup)
Sun 23 Sept Coventry Blaze (A)
Sat 29 Sept Manchester Storm (A)
Sun 30 Sept DUNDEE STARS (H)

Fri 5 Oct Belfast Giants (A)
Sat 6 Oct Belfast Giants (A)
Sun 7 Oct NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS (H)
Sun 14 Oct CARDIFF DEVILS (H) (Cup)
Fri 19 Oct BELFAST GIANTS (H)
Sat 20 Oct BELFAST GIANTS (H)
Sun 21 Oct Coventry Blaze (A) SUN (Cup)
Fri 26 Oct Dundee Stars (A)
Sat 27 Oct Glasgow Clan (A)
Sun 28 Oct Fife Flyers (A)

Sat 3 Nov GUILDFORD FLAMES (H)
Sun 4 Nov Guildford Flames (A) (Cup)
Fri 9 Nov Manchester Storm (A)
Sat 10 Nov CARDIFF DEVILS (H)
Wed 14 Nov GLASGOW CLAN (H)
Sat 17 Nov Glasgow Clan (A)
Sun 18 Nov COVENTRY BLAZE (H)
Sat 24 Nov NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS (H)
Sun 25 Nov Cardiff Devils (A)
Wed 28 Nov Nottingham Panthers (A)

Sat 1 Dec MANCHESTER STORM (H)
Sat 8 Dec Dundee Stars (A)
Sun 9 Dec FIFE FLYERS (H)
Sat 15 Dec DUNDEE STARS (H)
Thur 20 Dec CARDIFF DEVILS (H)
Sat 22 Dec Nottingham Panthers (A)
Sun 23 Dec Coventry Blaze (A)
Wed 26 Dec GUILDFORD FLAMES (H)
Thur 27 Dec Guildford Flames (A)
Fri 28 Dec Belfast Giants (A)

Wed 2 Jan Fife Flyers (A)
Thur 3 Jan Dundee Stars (A)
Sat 5 Jan COVENTRY BLAZE (H)
Sun 6 Jan Guildford Flames (A)
Sat 12 Jan FIFE FLYERS (H)
Sun 13 Jan Glasgow Clan (A)
Sat 19 Jan SHEFFIELD STEELERS (H)
Sun 20 Jan Sheffield Steelers (A)
Thur 24 Jan GLASGOW CLAN (H)
Sun 27 Jan BELFAST GIANTS (H)

Sat 2 Feb Nottingham Panthers (A)
Sun 3 Feb GLASGOW CLAN (H)
Sat 9 Feb DUNDEE STARS (H)
Sat 16 Feb Cardiff Devils (A)
Sun 17 Feb CARDIFF DEVILS (H)
Wed 20 Feb Guildford Flames (A)
Sat 23 Feb MANCHESTER STORM (H)

Fri 1 Mar Fife Flyers (A)
Sat 2 Mar NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS (H)
Sat 9 Mar COVENTRY BLAZE (H)
Sun 10 Mar Coventry Blaze (A)
Sat 16 Mar FIFE FLYERS (H)
Sun 17 Mar Manchester Storm (A)
Fri 22 Mar GUILDFORD FLAMES (H)
Sat 23 Mar Sheffield Steelers (A)
Fri 29 Mar MANCHESTER STORM (H)
Sat 30 Mar Cardiff Devils (A)
Sun 31 Mar SHEFFIELD STEELERS (H)

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