The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning have announced that British forward Harry Ferguson has been registered by the Rightmove Milton Keynes Thunder, and will make a guest appearance for the club tomorrow night.
Since joining the Lightning from long-time rivals the Peterborough Phantoms, Ferguson has largely featured as a spare forward, though his ice time has increased recently due to injuries and illness.
With the Thunder being allowed to register Ferguson for tomorrow night's home game against the London Raiders, the Scottish forward should earn some valuable minutes before returning to the Lightning line-up against the Belfast Giants the following evening.
Ferguson should excel for the Thunder, having registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in just six regular season games with the Phantoms - earning two assists in his 30 Elite League appearances with the Lightning this season.
The 'guest' appearance by Ferguson will help the Thunder, coached by former Lightning assistant coach Lewis Clifford, with the team still searching for more players to fill out their roster for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
It is a positive sign to see the two Milton Keynes clubs working together in this fashion, with Clifford having deputised as the Lightning's head coach earlier this season before Doug McKay's arrival and after his subsequent departure.
While there is no formal affiliation between the two clubs, having both the Lightning and the Thunder working together can only be beneficial for hockey in Milton Keynes and should be seen as a positive by the fans.
MK Thunder get things underway at 7:30pm tomorrow night at Planet Ice MK Arena, while MK Lightning get their clash with the Giants underway at 5:15pm the following night.
⚫️🔴TEAM NEWS🔴⚫️ We would like to thank Graham Moody and Tim Wallace of @MKLightning for allowing us to register @harryferguson4 who will join us for tomorrow’s game whilst the rest of the MKL team enjoy a well deserved night off. pic.twitter.com/AvCfUZs3CV— MK Thunder IHC (@WeAreMKThunder) January 25, 2019