Milton Keynes Lightning have added yet more talent to their roster for next season by signing Peterborough Phantoms’ much-admired young forward Lewis Hook.
Lewis, who will celebrate his 18th birthday shortly before the new season gets underway, rose up through the youth system in Peterborough.
In the 2010-11 season with the Phantoms U16s he scored 26 goals in 17 games; the following year it was 28 in 11 games with the Phantoms U16s in addition to 34 from 14 games with the U18s.
Lewis made his English Premier League debut with the Phantoms in the 2012-13 season, immediately making an impact with his skill and speed and marking him out around the league as a star of the future.
In 2011 Lewis represented Great Britain at an Ice Hockey Skills Challenge in Finland, which led to his selection for Team GB at the inaugural Youth Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck in January 2012.
He has played 15 competitive games for Great Britain at U18 level and five at U20 level, most recently at the World Junior Championships in Dumfries last year.
He said: “I had some good chats with Nick Poole and some others about MK, and all I got back was positive comments. I really feel that Nick can help me with my game, and I’m sure working with my new team-mates will really help, too.
“I want to thank the Phantoms for everything. I think it’s going to be a good year ahead for me and the Lightning, I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead, meeting the guys and getting on with the season - and hopefully pushing for the league, cup and play-off trophies!”