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MK Lightning Head Coach Pete Russell has spoken of his feelings on the day that the club takes its first step into the top tier of the sport in the UK, following a road game against reigning champions the Cardiff Devils.  As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, Sunday’s first home Elite League fixture…

By Paul Brookman French team, Gothiques D’Amiens gave Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning a tough work out in their final pre-season challenge match at MK Arena on Tuesday – the Ligue Magnus outfit edging the battle 4-3. Amiens who finished in mid-table last year in a league generally recognised to be a level above the…

By Paul Brookman On a poignant night Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning marked the end of one era and continued to usher in a new one with an impressive 3-1 success over fellow Elite League new boys, Guildford Flames, at MK Arena on Saturday. The number 18 and number nine shirts of former long serving…

Our pre-season challenge match schedule continues tonight when the Smith Recycling MK Lightning take on an organisation we’re already familiar with, by name at least – fellow EIHL newcomers the Guildford Flames (doors 6pm, face off 7pm). Head Coach Pete Russell moved quickly this week to secure the services of former Nottingham Panthers’ stopper Miika…

Whether you couldn’t make it to our first pre-season friendly against Coventry Blaze last Saturday – or you were there and you just want to re-live what a nail biting game it was – then enjoy the match highlights here courtesy of Lightning TV! NEXT HOME GAME: 7pm Sat 2 Sept – MKL v Guildford…

By Lucy Hamilton This weekend, the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are set for their second consecutive weekend of pre-season challenge games. On Saturday 2nd September, the Lightning will welcome fellow newcomers to the Elite League in the form of the Guildford Flames. Face off is at 7pm. The Flames and the Lightning are no…

By Paul Brookman Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning were edged out by the odd goal in their second pre-season challenge game with Coventry Blaze on Sunday to ensure that honours were even over the weekend. Following Lightning’s 4-3 overtime victory the previous evening this time Blaze won 5-4 in a full-blooded encounter in which there…

By Paul Brookman A new era dawned for Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning as they snatched victory against Coventry Blaze in dramatic fashion with an overtime winner at MK Arena on Saturday. Blaze – and the rest of the Elite League for that matter – were given the clear message that Lightning are not going…

After a break of almost five months, hockey returns to Milton Keynes this Saturday when the nine-times trophy winners the Smith Recycling MK Lightning make their Elite League debut with a home pre-season challenge match against the Coventry Blaze (Sat 26 Aug, 7pm). Lightning left the EPL on a massive high, winning not just the…

There are just SIX WEEKS left until the return of hockey to Milton Keynes – and we can now reveal some very special ticket prices for our pre season programme. With more than half of Head Coach Pete Russell’s exciting new roster confirmed, there are no fewer than FIVE pre season fixtures to whet your…

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