Good luck to MK Storm juniors who are taking part in the annual Hull Conference finals this weekend. The weekend showcases the best junior talent in England and Scotland at various age groups. Milton Keynes Storm has representatives at Under 11 - Callum Burr and Craig Ellis, U13 - Samuel Russell and U17 - Jordan Hedley. MK coaches Lewis Clifford and Paul Gore also taking part. Good luck to all! MK Hockey are all very proud of you.
2012-13 EPL Weekend Round Up
Tuesday, 09 April 2013
A 3-2 semi-final loss to Guildford closes our season after a very emotional weekend in Coventry. The match itself was a great game and one that typified our season. We played some of the best hockey of the year in the second period but failing to capitalize on our chances meant we went into the third with only a slender 2-1 lead. This was eaten up in the first three minutes of the third as Guildford equalized. The remainder of the period was played pretty even with both teams playing hard and creating a few chances. However, with three minutes to go Guildford pounced on a unlucky rebound and slotted home the winner. With netminder pulled for more than a minute we created some great chances but just came up short.
On behalf of everyone at MKL and the entire MK hockey community I would like to wish Head Coach Andy Linton and the GB Sledge team the very best of luck as the begin the qualification process for the Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014. All at MK are very proud of the work Andy has done with both our MK juniors and the GB Sledge program. Good Luck!
Good Luck To Jordan Hedley
Thursday, 28 February 2013
All at MK would like to wish Jordan Hedley the best of luck as he heads off to the final GB U20's camp in Sheffield this week. Jordan is in the squad but is vying for a final place on the traveling roster as an underage nm. All at MK are proud of Jordan and we wish him the best of luck.
GOOD NEWS FOR MK STORM GIRLS
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
MK storm Junior Ice hockey Club Girls Bea Lester and Millie Overton are currently training with the South of England U16 Girls squad. They also play for Bracknell U16 Girls alongside their commitments to their own MK Storm teams, Bea for U14’s and Millie for U16B’s as well as training with MK Falcons Women's team when possible.
Over the next month or so they will play twice for South of England vs. North of England U16s Girls in Sheffield. After these games Bea and Millie have a opportunity of being selected for the U16 Girls School of Excellence in Hull in May and from there a squad is chosen for the England U16 Girls team.
Weekend Round-Up 8th/9th February
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Well it has been a long time coming - finally we have delivered on a four point weekend and more importantly delivered back to back (three in a row if including Guildford away) performances. Our consistency has been a major issue this season and this weekend we were able to string together 6 committed periods of hockey that allowed us to take maximum points from a good Bracknell side.
I can probably say that Saturday night's performance against Peterborough was one of the most disappointing that I have been a part of in the last 10 or so years. It was incredibly frustrating that we came out so flat against a team that used to bring out our best. I know the rivalry probably is not what it used to be but to come out and be that flat against any team let alone Peterborough is unacceptable. We lacked the required energy to break our opponents down and rarely threatened. Defensively we were about as poor as I have seen us all year conceding several odd man rushes rarely winning any 50/50 battles or foot races. We were second best for most of the night. The fact that we were given an opportunity to win the game when Janne converted his penalty shot with 6 minutes to go and failed to do so added to our and the fans frustrations. We got what we deserved.