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The Smith Recycling-sponsored Milton Keynes Lightning can confirm that defenceman Ross Green will begin the 2016-17 season playing with the NIHL Milton Keynes Thunder, whilst continuing to train with the Lightning. Ross, 24, suffered a double fracture of the lower leg in a training accident just over a year ago.  “Pete and I decided that…

Milton Keynes ice hockey stalwart, Leigh Jamieson, will be back with the Smith Recycling-backed Lightning next season, it’s confirmed today.  The 2016-17 season will be the experienced player’s eighth in MKL colours and his thirteenth in senior hockey in the town. As well as EPL and EIHL experience, Leigh, 30, also brings to MKL the…

The Smith Recycling-sponsored Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to confirm the acquisition of more young British talent in the form of 6′ 2″, 18 year old defenceman, Sam Jones. Sam was born in Birmingham but after moving to Canada he learned his skills thanks to extensive experience with the respected Okanagan Hockey Academy and also…

The Smith Recycling-sponsored Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the re-signing of three extremely talented young British prospects for 2016-17 in the form of Great Britain Junior Internationals defencemen Ed Knaggs 17, forwards Luc Johnson 18 and Glenn Billing 18. Pete Russell, MKL Head Coach commented today ,”I am delighted to have Luc, Glenn…

The Smith Recycling-backed Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the return of Lewis Hook on a two-year contract. At just 19 years of age, Lewis is already hot property in the British game.  He is a product of the Peterborough youth system, his talents coming to wider attention during his first two EPL seasons,…

The Smith Recycling-sponsored Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the signing of Polish national team netminder, Przemyslaw Odrobny from Morzine Avoriaz in the top French ice hockey league. Standing at 6’ 4” tall (1.92m) Przemyslaw represented Poland in Div 1A for all five round robin games of the recent World Championships, with a save…

Lightning defensive stalwart Michael Farn will return to the club for his eighth consecutive season in 2016-17. Known to his team-mates and supporters alike as “Farny”, the Durham born player joined MKL in 2009 and has played over 300 games in Lightning colours. He began his career in his native north-east with the Billingham Bears,…

The Milton Keynes Lightning can confirm that netminder Jordan Marr will not return to the team for the 2016-17 season. Jordan, 24, signed for MKL last summer and has secured a deal with another team for next season. Head Coach Pete Russell wished the player well, saying: “Jordan’s a great lad – I want to…

As the process of forming next season’s roster continues, the Milton Keynes Lightning have announced that Jack Watkins, Dean Skinns and Markku Tahtinen will all be leaving the club. Head Coach Pete Russell commented, “It’s never an easy decision to make but Dean, Jack and Markku all leave Milton Keynes with our thanks for the…

At last Friday’s MK Lightning End of Season Awards, the party atmosphere got underway with the news that Jordan Cownie will return to the club next season.   Jordan, 20, joined the Lightning in 2013 after impressing in his EPL debut season with local rivals Peterborough Phantoms.  Two more impressive seasons, in MKL colours – coupled…

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