Lightning wary of being Starstruck
Smiths Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning will look to return to winning ways as we welcome Dundee
Stars to MK Arena for the first time this season. Lightning come into this weekend on the back of
defeats against Elite League titans Sheffield Steelers and Belfast Giants. The Buckinghamshire side will
seek to revive their formidable home form – losing just 3 times at home all season.
Dundee Stars visit Milton Keynes on the back of a 6 game losing streak. The Scottish side have been
plagued by injuries, but have caused a couple of upsets this season; previously defeating reigning Elite
League and Challenge Cup Champions Cardiff Devils 3-1.
Both sides will be looking to pick up some form going into the festive fixtures. Lightning currently sit
one place outside the playoff spots, a win against Dundee could push them back up to 8th. The Stars
are 11th and will be looking to close the 6 point gap on 10th place Coventry Blaze.
Face Off: Saturday 7:00pm
Venue: MK Arena, Planet Ice Milton Keynes
Live On: LightningTV – https://www.mklightning.tv/
Previous games: Dundee Stars 5 – 1 Milton Keynes Lightning
Tickets: Tickets for Saturday’s fixture are on sale from the Planet Ice Box Office – buy in person, by
phone at 01908 540020 or online – http://mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets/ (Block 8 for away fans).
Pre-Match: Head on down to Giovanni’s Gelatos and gain 30% off any ice-cream with a match ticket or
10% off at the Drafthouse if you fancy a pregame pint!
Injured: Johan Andersson (wrist – long term), Anthony Mastrodicasa and Chris Lawrence.
Players to watch
Denny Kearney will be looking to continue his recent form, the talkative Canadian forward has scored
and assisted in his last two home games for the Lightning. Fan favourite Kyle Essery has also come into
form, scoring 2 goals in his last 3 games – against Sheffield Steelers and Guildford Flames, respectively.
Gabriel Lévesque is Dundee’s top point scorer with 18 points in 21 games and has 4 points in his last 5
for the Stars. Emerson Hyrnyk will be one to watch out for – the Canadian has a total of 70 penalty
minutes so far this season and wracked up 32 of them in a single match.
by Jack Thompson