2016-17 ROSTER: Defenceman Farn back for straight eight

Lightning defensive stalwart Michael Farn will return to the club for his eighth consecutive season in 2016-17.

Known to his team-mates and supporters alike as “Farny”, the Durham born player joined MKL in 2009 and has played over 300 games in Lightning colours.

He began his career in his native north-east with the Billingham Bears, Michael’s form saw him selected for international action at both U18 and U20 levels for Great Britain.  He was one of the U18 roster that won gold medals in the 2005-06 World Junior Championships to win Division 2B.FARN side

“It’s always a pleasure to sign back and wear the MKL shirt,” said Michael Farn. “This town has become my home now and I love playing for this club.

“It was devastating falling short in the play-off final – and it doesn’t half make it a long summer. But it will make us hungrier not to have that feeling again and to come back stronger to win a trophy in our last year in the EPL.  I’m already looking forward to the start of the season and to bringing home some silverware for the best fans in the league.”

Head Coach Pete Russell commented, “Farny had a strong season last year and I really enjoyed working with him. He has good skating ability, a good skill set and comes to play every night. He plays in all situations and is very coachable.

“He was again a big part of the Lightning last season, which he has been for many years. Michael is a big part of the atmosphere in the locker room and has a real passion for hockey and for Milton Keynes.  He’s a leader; he is very vocal and a great guy to have in the room.

“I’m delighted Farny has agreed to return for another season and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”

Michael Farn’s jerseys are immediately available for sponsorship at £200 each for light or dark jerseys and £125 for warm up.  The name of the sponsor will be displayed on the back of each jersey, included on our website FARN v Pirates 20151024and match programme and announced at the start of every game where it is worn – then it’s presented to its owner at the end of the season.  Jersey sponsorships are a unique gift for a loved one, a treat for yourself or a fantastic way publicise your business to around 2,000 loyal supporters at every home game, as well as 27 away games from as far afield as Hull and Basingstoke.  To sponsor, email dave@b2promodesign.com.

Season tickets are now available for the 2016-17 season – secure your favourite seat for another action packed season at the best possible price, with an Early Bird discount for tickets booked before Friday 10 June!   Supporters booking before 10 June can take advantage of our instalment scheme to spread the cost.

For full details and application form see mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets or pick up a form at the MK Arena box office.

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