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Fresh from winning World Championship Division 1B Gold with Team GB, MK Lightning Coach Pete Russell has announced a new signing to join MK Lightning this August. Coach Russell successfully managed Elite newcomers and play-off winners MK Lightning, whilst also leading the Division 1B British team to success in Belfast.

START YOUR WEEKEND WITH LIGHTNING: Book now for Friday night’s clash with Basingstoke Bison 7.30pm 3rd February – call 01908 540020 or mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the signing of British defenceman James Neil from the Manchester Phoenix. James, 27, grew up in the hockey city of Nottingham and…

The Smith Recycling MK Lightning have moved to strengthen their roster and are delighted to announce the signing of Finnish forward Antti Hölli. Antti, 29, moves to Milton Keynes after a short spell playing in Slovakia this season but has extensive experience in the European game and has represented his country at U17 level.i He…

Highly regarded Slovenian forward Blaz Emersic is to return to the MK Lightning for a sixth consecutive season. The announcement concludes a busy summer in the transfer market for the club. Blaz was appointed as one of the Lightning’s assistant coaches last season, a role which will continue in 2016-17. Speaking about his decision to…

The Milton Keynes Lightning can confirm that Finnish defenceman Martti Järventie will not return to the club for the 2016-17 season. Martti, 40, signed for the Lightning last November making his home debut against the Sheffield Steeldogs and contested 24 games in the club’s colours. Head Coach, Pete Russell, wished the player well, saying: “Martti is…

Already a proven goalscorer both in the EPL and abroad, Czech forward Milan Baranyk will contest the 2016-17 season with MK Lightning. Getting to know his new team-mates in the Lightning dressing room will be helped by the fact that Milan is a former team mate of both Craig Scott and Mikolaj Luposki and a…

The Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to confirm the addition of forward Mikolaj Lopuski from GKS Tychy in the highest tier of Polish ice hockey. The 30 year old is also a long-standing member of the Polish international team. Gdansk-born Mikolaj has been with Tychy since 2012 season and in all but one year averaged…

Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to have secured the services of Czech forward Frantisek Bakrlik for the 2016-17 season. ‘Frankie’ has a reputation as a proven goalscorer who refuses to be intimidated in his pursuit of points.  Since his arrival in Milton Keynes last November he made his mark with his uncompromising style of play…

After a decade of service, Milton Keynes Lightning forward Grant McPherson has announced his retirement from playing.  But supporters of the Smith Recycling-sponsored club have not seen the last of the much-loved Scot – the 2016-17 season will see him take on a coaching role alongside Head Coach, Pete Russell. Grant, 29, contested 533 fixtures in…

Experienced British defenceman Lewis Christie will return to boost the Smith Recycling-sponsored MK Lightning defence for 2016-17 The season ahead will be the ninth consecutive campaign with MK for the well-liked, Edinburgh-born defenceman.  With more than 400 games in Lightning colours to his name, Lewis is one of the longest-standing players with the team and…

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