And just like that another goalie is gone from the EIHL. You might not have been a fan of the Coventry Blaze or the Guildford Flames, but everyone has at some point been entertained by Brian Stewart.
The Fife Flyers welcomed in the day with a double signing. Bringing back Danick Gauthier and netminder Shane Owen.
It was confirmed this morning that former MK Lightning player Francis Verreault-Paul has signed for Milan in the Alps Hockey League.
In one of the biggest trades on draft day, the Washington Capitals traded backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer and veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik to the Colorado Avalanche.
The Milton Keynes Lightning have been very dedicated to their work in the community, especially since coming up into the Elite League last season. Over this off season they are pushing extra hard to recruit new fans from outside of the Milton Keynes area including trips to Northampton & Bedford in Pucky’s off season tour.
This coming weekend they will be at the Northampton Festival with a stall at the Northampton Saint’s Rugby ground, situated right next to the site where the hot air balloons will be released.
Pucky will be on the Racecourse between 9am and 6pm and available for photos (maybe an autograph or two) and general Pucky cheekiness.
Other dates for your diary for finding MK out and about in your local community are:
- 8th July – Northampton Balloon Festival
- 21st July – John Lewis Family Funday (11am – 5pm)
- 24th July – 24hr Litter Pick with McDonald’s
- 31st July – The Festival of Play official opening (11am)
- 5th August The Henry Allen Trust Family Funday (12-5pm) @ Emerson Valley Sports Pavillion
With KHL, USHL, QMJHL and international experience under his 22 year old belt, new signing Georgs Golovkovs looks like a solid signing for Milton Keynes.