Milton Keynes Lightning The Official Web Site – Milton Keynes Lightning

MATCHNIGHT LIVE! Lightning v Panthers 7pm

Your Smith Recycling MK Lightning have one of their sternest tests so far this season when our opposition are Champions Hockey League hopefuls the Nottingham Panthers (face off 7pm).

Lightning faced the Panthers only one week ago at the Motorpoint Arena and at one stage were deservedly 3-1 ahead of their hosts. But the Panthers roared back and the game ended 4-3 to the hosts after an extra period. Read tonight’s match preview here: MKL v Nottingham Panthers

WIN! Tonight you could take home £750 or more if you scoop the jackpot in our 50-50 draw – tickets start at just £1 each or buy 3 for £2, 10 for £5 or 25 for £10. A ticket in the shirt raffle could win you the shirt off Miika Wiikman’s back – and the charity auction for departing netminder Shemy Odrobny’s game worn Challenge Cup jersey ends in the second period break, place your bid at the merchandise stand!

AUTOGRAPHS: Signing 15 minutes after the final buzzer will be Ludwig Karlsson and Matt Nickerson – meet them outside the Lightning locker room under block 7.

TICKETS: Tickets are available until face off: phone 01908 540020, online at mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets or simply call in at the MK Arena any time during the day. (Away supporters: please buy in block 10). Buy in advance and show your ticket at Giovanni’s Gelato in central Milton Keynes shopping centre at any time on match day for a whopping 30% off!

TIMINGS: Doors will open at 6.00pm, the teams will be on the ice for warm up at approx 6.20pm and the game starts at 7.00pm. We ask all supporters to arrive with plenty of time to go through the turnstiles, locate and take your seat before the game starts. If you arrive once the game is in progress you will not be allowed to take your seat until a break in play, so as not to interrupt the view for fans already seated.

LIVE STREAMING: If you can’t make it to see the game live, our webcast will be running, in association with our technical partners Oakhill Voice – sign up at http://mklightning.tv

CHALLENGE CUP JERSEY AUCTION: As we announced recently, we’re extending the auction to get your hands on a game-worn jersey for as long as we remain in the competition – and we are through to the quarter final stage with home advantage in that round! Place your bids at the merchandise stand by block 14 until 5 minutes before the end of the second period break tonight.

NEW ISSUE OF LIGHTNING STRIKE: Issue 3 of the MKL monthly magazine is available for the first time tonight just £3 – tonight’s game sheet also available at the merchandise stand for you to complete tonight’s match stats. Full of exclusive content including player interviews that you will NOT find anywhere else!

WIN! There’ll be all the usual fun with a shirt raffle, the Funky Duckling Chuck A Duck, Dubbsie’s Dabble and the 50-50 draw – all profits from all these activities go direct to the club to help meet ongoing running costs. 50-50 tickets are £1 each, 3 for £2, 10 for £5 or a full book of 25 tickets for £10.

SECURITY: We ask all supporters to avoid bringing bags if at all possible. If you can’t avoid bringing a bag, please make it as compact as possible and allow extra time to go through our checking area before you access the Arena.

Food or drink purchased outside the Arena cannot be taken in with you.

FOOD AND DRINK: A wide range of food & drinks are available from the ground floor Fuel & Hydration Station (rink side and reception side), the first floor Tag Taylor Bar as well as concessions and vending machines around the ice pad. You can also order Papa John Pizzas cooked to order, to be ready for collection in one of the period breaks or even to take home after the game!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography is permitted but images may not be used for commercial purposes and you must ensure the flash is off at all times. Tag us in your photos on social media, we’d love to see them!

PARKING & TRANSPORT: Click here for a map of where the Planet Ice MK Arena is located in Milton Keynes.

There are literally thousands of free spaces within a few minutes’ walk of the Arena; please check signage where you park for prices and restrictions. If parking near Argos and Toys R Us, adjacent to the Arena, some bays are marked specifically as for customers of those stores, again please look for signs. The MK Arena is literally a 2 minute walk from MK central rail station. Buses from all around Milton Keynes call at the bus interchange, just outside MK central rail station.

MERCHANDISE: Lightning merchandise will be available at the MKL Supporters’ Club stand at rink-side including the new home, away and warm up jerseys. Gold members of the Supporters Club will get a 15% discount, standard members 10%.

CASH MACHINES: ATMs are available at Morrison’s Supermarket adjacent to the MK Arena, at MK central rail station (2 mins walk), at Santander House opposite the station, just across Grafton Gate (5 mins walk) and plentiful at Milton Keynes shopping centre (10-15 mins walk).

Our matchnight stewards will be all around the Arena before and during the game – approach any of them if you have any questions and they’ll be happy to help.