If you haven’t yet booked your tickets for the EPL play-off finals weekend, don’t worry – there’s still time! Just see Mary on the Supporters Club Stand.
Taking place at the Skydome Arena in Coventry, it’s a unique, not-to-be-missed chance to combine the excitement and passion of the season finale, featuring four of the league’s top teams, with a chance to meet and socialise with other MK Lightning supporters – and fans of other EPL teams.
It has been confirmed that, following the administration of the Arena Group, Mr. Mike Petrouis, previous owner of the Planet Ice brand, has been appointed to run the Planet Ice venues, safeguarding the jobs of the 400+ staff and ensuring the continuation of the businesses. Mike Petrouis has confirmed that the current Planet Ice senior management team, headed by Group Managing Director John Neville, will continue to operate the businesses as usual.
Lightning thank supporters for table topping turn out
Thursday, 19 January 2012
When the MK Lightning called on supporters to pack out the Thunderdome for their table-topping clash with Guildford Flames last weekend, they probably would never have imagined the sheer wall of noise that would greet them as they skated out for the face-off. Over 1,500 supporters packed into the Planet Ice Arena on Saturday evening to see Lightning attempt to wrest the league top spot from Paul Dixon’s side.
Supporters of Milton Keynes Lightning can add another two important dates to their diaries, with the news that the scheduling of the club's EPL Cup semi finals against the Sheffield Steeldogs has been confirmed.
Nick Poole's team will travel to Sheffield for the first leg on Wednesday 8 February, with a face-off time of 7.30pm. Then the Thunderdome - which has proved a fortress for Lightning with some impressive attendances in recent weeks - will play host to Andre Payette's Steeldogs for the decisive second leg on Thursday 16 February, with the puck dropping at 7.30pm.
Nick Poole said he hoped Lightning supporters would back the team if they could for the important midweek home fixture. "We absolutely understand that sometimes midweek fixtures aren't easy to make the time for, but we'd love to see as many fans as possible at the home leg of the semi-finals - it's always fantastic playing in front of a big, noisy crowd - it really does give us that extra edge. And if any supporters can make it to the away leg then we'd love to have their support there, too.
"We're in a really strong league position now and have had some great results recently, so obviously we're hoping to continue that run in the Cup competition. The EPL cup is the one title that's eluded the Lightning over the years and we want to put that right!"
Discounted advance tickets will be available from the Planet Ice Arena in Milton Keynes during public skating sessions from Monday 13 February until the close of business on Wednesday 15 February. Doors open at the Arena at 6.30pm on matchnight, with both teams on the ice warming up from 6.45pm. Discounted advance tickets will be available from the Planet Ice Arena in Milton Keynes during public skating sessions from Monday 13 February until the close of business on Wednesday 15 February. Doors open at the Arena at 6.30pm on matchnight, with both teams on the ice warming up from 6.45pm.
Lightning out to become trend setters!
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Milton Keynes Lightning welcome Sheffield Steeldogs to the Thunderdome this Saturday aiming to set a winning trend against the Yorkshire team, at the start of three meetings in four weeks for the two sides. The draw for the English Premier League Cup semi finals means Lightning will face Steeldogs twice in February in a two-leg aggregate score decider.
Title hopefuls Milton Keynes Lightning take on current league leaders Guildford Flames at the Thunderdome this Saturday in a massive fixture, where they’ll be going all out for a victory that would see them take the top spot in the table. Lightning netminder Alex Mettam says the team will aiming to recreate the performance which saw them beat Paul Dixon’s Flames 6-2 at the Spectrum on New Year’s Day, and helped them defeat both Telford Tigers and Bracknell Bees last weekend.
DON'T FORGET - GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORK OUT, IT’S QUIZ TIME!
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
They say that fish is good for the brain, and everyone enjoys giving their brain a work-out with a good quiz – so come and have the best of both at the next MK Lightning Supporters’ Club Quiz Night on Wednesday 1st February, in the bar at Planet Ice Arena in Milton Keynes – home of our very own MK Lightning.
LIGHTNING GET A 21ST CENTURY WORKOUT AT DAVID LLOYD
Wednesday, 04 January 2012
Whilst the players of the Milton Keynes Lightning ice hockey club know the importance of keeping fit, even they as sportsmen would occasionally admit it's a struggle to stay motivated - especially in the dark, cold winter months when playing computer games can be more appealing than, for example, going out cycling. But thanks to one of Lightning's partners, the David Lloyd Fitness Centre in Milton Keynes, the players now enjoy the best of both thanks to the newly-arrived Trixter exercise bikes.
Poole: We’ll tame the Tigers and keep silverware push on track
Tuesday, 03 January 2012
Milton Keynes Lightning welcome Telford Tigers to the Thunderdome this Saturday with player-coach Nick Poole optimistic about his side’s chances of victory over Tom Watkins’ strugglers, and keeping Lightning’s silverware aspirations on target (Saturday 7 January, Planet Ice Arena, 7.00pm face off).
For the first time ever, Lightning supporters now have the chance to snap up a half-season ticket that will save you money over matchnight ticket prices AND lets you secure your seat (or spot at the plexi!) for the rest of the season.
The half-season ticket starts with our home game against Telford Tigers on Saturday 7th January, and takes in every home game up to and including the mouthwatering final home against Slough Jets on Saturday 31st March – not only that, but your seat at the imminent EPL Cup semi-final is also guaranteed.
General manager Vito Rausa said, “Supporters have asked for this, and we’re happy to oblige! You see in the news every day that the economic situation isn’t getting any better, so we’re happy to be able to offer supporters a half-season ticket that gives fans the chance to save money.
“Things are going very well for us this season – we’re in a very strong league position with everything to play for, and having qualified for the Cup semi final gives us an extra chance for silverware. We’ve had some fantastic attendances this season, so not only will a half-season ticket make sure you get the seat or viewing spot you want for the remaining games, but you won’t have to stand in queues at the ticket office on matchnights. We know a lot of supporters have suggested half-season tickets in the past, so we hope people will take advantage of the benefits they provide”.
Adult half-season tickets cost £140, or £90 for concessions and £50 for children. Secure yours now by completing the application form on our website www.mk-lightning.com, email us at
, or call us on 07792 110661.
TONGHTS FACE OFF TIME 30.12.11
Friday, 30 December 2011
There has been some confusion over the face off time for tonights (30/12/11) game against Manchester Phoenix, FACE OFF IS AT 7.00PM