The latest addition to Head Coach Doug McKay’s roster for the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning is promising Canadian forward David Norris. The 25 year old Calgary native will experience his first taste of the British game after several seasons playing in the highly rated US collegiate system, most recently at Arizona State University.

Since concluding his studies for a master’s degree in law, focusing on sports law and business, the 6’ 2” forward has chosen the UK for the next stage of his hockey career and is looking forward to being part of the Lightning in their second year at Elite League level:

“I am extremely excited for this opportunity to play at the next level and develop my hockey game,” he said. “I can’t wait to experience the culture and everything the UK and Milton Keynes has to offer!”

Speaking about his most recent signing, Coach McKay said,

“David is going to be a player that I believe will adapt well to the UK league. He has good size and he’s a good skater. Although unproven at a professional level, he has a great work ethic, attitude and shows great promise in his ability on the ice. “He deserves the opportunity to prove himself on a professional stage and I am excited to see him grow with us.”

David Norris’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 David Norris’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