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|DFC Milton Keynes Thunder|
|League||English National Ice Hockey League|
|Conference||South Division One|
Milton Keynes Thunder
|Arena|| Planet Ice Milton Keynes |
|City||Milton Keynes, United Kingdom|
|Team Colours||White, Black & Gold|
|Head coach||Paul Gore|
The DFC Milton Keynes Thunder are an ice hockey team from Milton Keynes, England and are the second team in the city behind Milton Keynes Lightning. They currently play in the English National Ice Hockey League (ENIHL) South Division One league. The team is committed to youth development with practically all players coming from the Milton Keynes junior ice hockey system.
Current staff Edit
Milton Keynes Thunder staff
| Executive Operations
|Number||Player||Catches||Place of Birth|
|1||Mark Woolf||L||London, England|
|##||Chris Chaplen||L||Luton, England|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Place of Birth|
|3||Paul Gore||R||Luton, England|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Place of Birth|
|12||Lewis Clifford||R||Bletchley, England|
|97||Dan Chaplen||R||Luton, England|
|##||Jacob Heron||R||Milton Keynes, England|
Thunder have only had three non-EIHA (overseas) players since the team's inception. Slovakian defenceman Ivan Turan become the first import in team history after wishing to remain in the Milton Keynes area following his release the previous season from EPL affiliate MK Lightning. Donations from fans enabled Thunder to pay the costly ITC card needed in order to sign Turan and he made his debut at the beginning of the 2006/2007 sseason. Also signed in 2006/2007 was local Canadian Todd Bakergeorge who had spent previous seasons playing with local recreational side MK Jesters. For the 2007/2008 season Bakergeorge was replaced by Pavol Hudak, who like Turan is of Slovakian origin. Turan and Hudak both departed the club during the summer of 2008, being replaced by sloviakan defenceman Kristian Simo who signed from ENL rivals Peterborough Islanders and Michal Lauko
At the end of the 2005–06 season the club's original jersey's were auctioned off to fund new designs for the 2006–07 season. The jersey features yellow letters and numbers on the rear with the word "thunder" printed across the bottom, with yellow numbers on both sleeves with a small thunder logo shoulder patch. Traditionally the white jersey is worn for home games, the black jersey for road games, however there have been occasions when this jersey has been worn for home fixtures due to colour clashes with visiting teams. For the 2008/9 season the team will sport new uniforms, with the designs similar to previous years with a new secondary colour of sky blue.
Last 5 seasons, league stats only
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Records as of May 19 2008.
|2003-04||16||9||5||2||20||62||42||3rd, ENL South||1st Round|
|2004-05||18||7||7||4||18||51||66||5th, ENL South||Did not qualify|
|2005-06||20||8||8||4||20||84||74||6th, ENL South||Did not qualify|
|2006-07||22||5||13||4||14||79||99||9th, ENL South||Did not qualify|
|2007-08||16||9||5||2||20||67||50||4th, ENL South A||Did not qualify|
- Paul Gore, 2002-2004
- Michael Knights, 2004-2007
- James Roberts, 2007/2008
- Jamie Randall, 2008-present
| Head Coaches
These are the end of season scorering leaders for the past 4 seasons, including league, cup & playoff games. Previous season scoring records are unknown.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; G/G = Goals per game; A/G = Assists per game; * = current Thunder player
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