Lightning say farewell to Jordan Cownie

After three successful seasons in the English Premier League – two with the Milton Keynes Lightning – young forward Jordan Cownie will continue his career elsewhere for the 2015-16 season.

Jordan, 19, came to Milton Keynes at the start of the 2013-14 season in a move that excited Lightning fans, such was the promise he showed in his maiden senior year in the EPL. He began his career in his native Scotland before moving to Peterborough in the summer of 2012. In Lightning colours he scored 63 points in 89 league games.

Jordan has also enjoyed success at international level, playing for Team GB U18’s and U20’s. He was GB Player of the Tournament at the World Junior Championships in Estonia last December when he was also an Alternate Captain. He made 15 appearances in total at U20 level, with seven goals and 10 assists. Jordan will ice this coming Friday for the GB Senior Prospects team at a friendly game in Fife.

MKL Head Coach, Nick Poole, wished Jordan well as he moves to continue his career in the Elite League, saying: “On behalf of the players and management we’d like to wish Jordan good luck and thank him for his efforts with us over the last two years. He is undoubtedly a skillful hockey player and we’ll watch his career with interest over the coming years to see if he fulfils his potential”.