The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to continue their 2018-19 signing announcements with the news that British forward Adam Harding has put pen to paper on a deal. 

New Head Coach/General Manager Doug McKay has secured the 25 year old Welshman’s services, which will see the player transfer from Dundee Stars.

Cardiff-born Harding began his hockey career with the Devils’ U16 side, subsequently going on to sign for the EIHL Devils at the age of 18. Prior to that he played in development leagues in North America for three seasons and still cites his ultimate dream as being able to play there again.

Adam also brings with him the experience gained playing at EIHL level with Manchester Storm and Dundee Stars as well as at GB U18 and U20 levels.


Lightning’s newest arrival said how much he looks forward to pulling on an MK jersey:

”I’m extremely happy to be joining the MK Lightning. After a long chat with coach Doug it seemed like a pretty simple choice, and the right move. I really look forward to the up and coming season and to being a part of the Lightning in their second season in this league. I’ve always loved coming to MK to play and their fans are great!”

Coach McKay said,

“Adam will bring a strong work ethic and experience to our program – we’re all delighted to have him on board and looking forward to seeing him in action.”

Adam Harding’s warm up, home and away jerseys are now available on our Own and Loan Scheme which sees your name on the back of his jersey for the season.  The match-worn jersey is then presented to you by the player at the end of the 2018-19 season, a unique memento of your favourite player’s performances in the Elite League!  For full details and to apply, email

For an unusual but cost-effective way to promote your business, join the Lightning as Adam Harding’s corporate sponsor. This package includes your business logo on the player’s jersey and announced at the start of every game he plays, as well as every time he scores a goal or assist during a match.  Contact our Commercial Manager Sarah Jane Smyth for information by emailing