Lightning continue to shape defence
The MK Lightning's defence continues to take shape this week with the confirmation that Lewis Christie, 22, will play in the club's colours for two more seasons. In four seasons so far with Lightning, Lewis has put in some rock-solid performances and is as vocal on the ice as he is on the bench.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Lewis's early form with Murrayfield Raccoons earned him an international call-up, representing Team GB at U18 level two years running. He got his first taste of senior hockey with the Elite League's Belfast Giants in 2007 and he signed for Lightning the following year - the season including five appearances for Team GB U20's.
Speaking after re-signing for the team, Lewis said “I’m delighted that I’m going to be a part of Milton Keynes Lightning again. It’s a fantastic team with great players and fans, and I’m looking forward to another competitive season.”
Nick Poole said, “We feel Lewis has become one of the best British defenders in our league. His composure on the puck means it’s easy to forget how young he is – with his potential and his thirst for improving, I really believe he could be playing for the GB senior squad in a few years. He combines great skating ability with aggressive defending to play against other teams’ most attacking players and shows an improvement in his game every season, and we’re thrilled to have secured his services for two more years.”
Sponsorship of Lewis Christie’s home, away and warm-up shirts is now available - get your name seen not just on the player's shirt but also in our matchnight programme and on the Planet Ice digital message board for every home league game during the 2012-13 season - or sponsor a shirt to promote your business! At the end of the season the shirt is yours to keep. For more details email
. Shirt sponsorship is dealt with on a 'first come, first served' basis.