2016-17 ROSTER: Lewis Christie returns to bolster Lightning defence

Experienced British defenceman Lewis Christie will return to boost the Smith Recycling-sponsored MK Lightning defence for 2016-17

The season ahead will be the ninth consecutive campaign with MK for the well-liked, Edinburgh-born defenceman.  With more than 400 games in Lightning colours to his name, Lewis is one of the longest-standing players with the team and he understands exactly what the MKL supporters’ expectations are.

The team spirit and work ethic in the Lightning dressing room was key to Lewis returning, as he explains:  “Last year CHRISTIE sidewe all really pulled together as a team and I feel we had a really strong season.

“This year I really think will be the best one yet.  We’re going to have a great team and I genuinely  believe this is our year to bring home silverware. The fans were amazing yet again, and it’ll be nothing less than they deserve.  I’m really happy to be back for another season!”

Head Coach , Pete Russell, spoke of the decision to retain Lewis, saying, “Every team needs a player like Lewey on it and he is another important piece of the jigsaw for us. He works hard in every situation, on and off the ice. His work ethic is terrific, and sets the tone for others.

“Lewey is a stay at home defenceman who will do what ever it takes to defend his net. He battles hard in the tough areas and plays with huge heart and passion.

“He’s highly respected by all the staff and his teammates. He had a solid year last year, but I know he is even more determined to take his game to an even higher level this year and we will do all we can to help him achieve his goals.
“For me it was a no-brainer to get him tied up and have him back in the line again! I am delighted and excited to work with him again.”
Lewis Christie’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 and 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 9 pm 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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