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Confirmation of rules of competition for the Elite League, Challenge Cup and PredictorBet Playoffs during the 2018/19 season. Ahead of Monday’s fixture release, the Elite Ice Hockey League has confirmed the rules of competition for the league, Challenge Cup and PredictorBet Playoffs for the coming season. The 11 EIHL teams will once again compete for…

Czech winger Radek Meidl is the latest overseas player to commit to the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning for the 2018-19 season. Meidl, 29, hails from Prostejov in the eastern Czech Republic, where he has played for the majority of his pro career, honing his skills.  He joined the renowned Sparta Praha organisation at age…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the arrival of highly-rated British prospect Cole Shudra for the 2018-19 season – thanks to an arrangement with the Sheffield Steelers. Two-way forward Cole, 19, has signed a two season contract with the Steelers, but will spend the first season as a full time Lightning…

Ahead of our second Elite League season, your Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning has announced the relaunch of our Gold Supporters’ Club Membership to help you get the most from the 2018-19 campaign. Standard membership at £10 per season is also available – but Gold membership  at £10 per month is the ONLY way to…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning continue their signing schedule with the announcement that Canadian netminder Patrick Killeen has signed for the team’s second top flight campaign.   The 28 year old Ontario native featured in the 2008 NHL Draft when he was selected in round six by Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins assigned Patrick to…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning continue their roll call of sponsor agreements with the news that marketing business Your Local Flyer will return as a silver partner for the 2018-19 season.

The Elite Ice Hockey League Board have confirmed there will be an 11-team league structure for the upcoming season. Following a league meeting, the board approved this format with each team facing each other six times in the regular season, playing each other three times at home and three times away. This comes following the…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have added to their British contingent for 2018/19 with the signing of Cardiff-born centreman Owen Griffiths. Owen, 21, is a product of the Cardiff Devils’ youth system, having worked his way up through the ranks there since the age of 14. In the 2013-14 season he spent an increasing…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce that the University of Buckingham will return as  a platinum sponsor of the team in 2018-19.  It will be the institution’s second consecutive term as a key backer to the Elite League ice hockey team. The University of Buckingham is unique. Founded in 1976 by…

The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have announced more pre-season challenge fixtures – with local derby spice –  ahead of the 2018-19 Elite League campaign. Doug McKay’s team will face EIHL Patton Conference rivals the Coventry Blaze at the Skydome Arena on Wednesday 29 August (7.30pm face off). The return leg will take place at…

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