Manchester Storm host MK Lightning in Friday’s only game to start off this weekend’s ten matches in the Elite Ice Hockey League.
The Storm’s win over Fife last weekend ended a run of four straight losses, although on home ice Ryan Finnerty’s side have won six of their last seven in all competitions – and took a point in that loss to Belfast. The Lightning haven’t won in five straight since their Challenge Cup win in Coventry, while their last league win came over a month ago when they beat Nottingham. In Manchester, the Storm have won four of their five meetings against the side from Milton Keynes and took a 4-1 win when they met in late September.
“It was certainly a spirited game last time we visited Manchester. I expect the game to have a high level of physicality on their smaller ice surface. Our injuries have been front and centre and obviously a major concern to me. It is always important to try and score first and play well without the puck and as usual we will aim to come home with a win.” – Doug McKay (Head Coach, MK Lightning)
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