Countdown on for Carsy

It’s now just a few days until MK Lightning Captain, Adam Carr, finally gets to enjoy the testimonial game he was first granted two years ago to mark a decade of playing for the club (Saturday 11 April, 7pm, the MK Arena).

The current MK Lightning roster will play an All Stars team hand-picked by Captain Carr himself. The guests include a wealth of Lightning favourites from the last decade for fans old and new to cheer again. The shirts to be worn by the All Stars will be auctioned and are available to place early bids on, the auction concluding in the MK Arena bar after the game. Current bids can be viewed on the MKL website at http://www.mk-lightning.com/allstars-shirt-auction-monday-6th-april/

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Limited edition merchandise, approved by Adam, is available to pre-order for collection on the night of the game – with supplies available at the game – photos of the merchandise and details of how to order are on the MKL website at http://www.mk-lightning.com/carsy-testimonial-merchandise-revealed/

Whilst there’ll be no Natty’s Grid or Chuck A Duck, the superb prizes on offer in the raffle on the night will really whet your appetite for a few tickets….

Unique MKL “Murray 77” jersey, autographed by British tennis ace Andy Murray – longtime friend of Lightning #9 Grant McPherson
DVD of Andy Murray winning Wimbledon in 2012, autographed by the man himself
Genuine Ottawa Senators Jersey autographed by NHL star Mika Zibanejad (Monir Kalgoum’s brother)
Team Finland Jersey autographed by NHL Toronto Maple Leafs player Leo Komarov
Team GB Sledge Hockey Jersey autographed by the whole team
…..and many many more!

The Shirt Off His Back prizes on the night will be one each of the testimonial home and away jerseys, each with the names of all players on the back. There will also be the usual 50/50 draw taking place.

Special commemorative programmes will be on sale, co-written by Adam’s brother David (player with Streatham Redskins and writer for Pro Hockey News) and Paul Brookman who provides the excellent MKL match reports.

And there will be a chance for two lucky supporters to take part in the second period entertainment in a Shoot The Puck competition! Adam Carr himself will autograph two of the commemorative programmes. Find Carsy’s signature in your programme and you’ll be on the ice taking part in the proceedings.

Also in the second period will be a game of sledge hockey like no other, with members of the MKL and All Stars teams pitting themselves against none other than the current GB Sledge Hockey team!

Unfortunately Grant McPherson and Michael Knights will be unable to ice on the night, as ‘Knightsy’ is nursing an injury and ‘G’ will be attending Andy Murray’s wedding – congratulations from all of us at MK Lightning to the British #1 and his bride to be!

Tickets are on sale now via all usual MKL Tickets outlets priced £10 adults, £7.50 students/senior citizens and £5 children.