As new Head Coach Doug McKay continues his work to build next season’s roster, the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning confirm today that young netminder Jordan Hedley and forward Jonathan Boxill will not return to the club for the 2018-19 campaign.
A true product of the Milton Keynes youth hockey system, Jordan Hedley worked his way up through the ranks of junior side the MK Storm, followed by the MK Thunder and finally the Lightning. Hedley, 21, spent the 2015-16 season with Swindon Wildcats, learning from the vastly experienced Stevie Lyle. Then with MKL’s move to the Elite League the following year, he returned and has developed his game further. Jordan also has experience with the Great Britain junior side at both U18 and U20 levels.
The Lightning wish Jordan and long and successful future in the sport.
29 year old forward Jonathan Boxill now has five full seasons of Elite League experience under his belt thanks to two seasons spent with both Nottingham Panthers and Belfast Giants, prior to joining the Lightning last summer.
The club would like to thank Jonathan for his contributions last season – both on the ice, and also off the ice as part of our Schools’ Enterprise Project. Everyone at the Lightning wishes Jonathan every success with the next stage of his ice hockey career, and every happiness as he prepares to marry fiancee Alyssa later this summer.