The Basingstoke Bison are pleased to announce the signing of former GB and Coventry Blaze forward Russell Cowley for the 2018 / 19 season.

Born in Edmonton, Canada, 34 year old Cowley started his ice hockey career in the Swindon Junior programme before commencing an illustrious senior career in both the BNL & EIHL. Russ played 16 seasons for the Coventry Blaze and...
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17th of December 2016

All You Need To Know: 17/12 v Bracknell

There will be a buzz about the Basingstoke Arena for many reasons tonight, as the Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison look to deliver the perfect early Christmas present to our fanbase with victory against the Bracknell Bees.

Tonight is our famous Teddy Toss Bear night - where supporters are invited to bring soft toys (wrapped in a plastic bag and with a 'CE' label) to the rink, and when the Bison score their first goal, throw them onto the ice - after which they will be collected and given away to local charities.

But here's everything else you need to know about tonight's game.

Doors Open: 5.30pm Face-off: 6.30pm

Ticket prices:
Adults - 15
Concessions - 11
Children - 8
Ticket outlets:
Online: Ticket Office
By Phone: 01256 355 266
In person: In advance or on the night

Away supporters are advised they can purchase tickets in blocks I.

Don't forget, you can now print your tickets off at home in advance, or show them on a smartphone device to gain entry to the rink.

Bar and Papa John's

The rink bar will be open all evening long, with Papa John's producing freshly made pizza's. Don't forget to pick up your pre-order form and have a hot pizza ready and waiting for you during a period break, or at the end of the game.

So don't worry about grabbing food before heading to the game, come along and enjoy a fresh pizza cooked before your own eyes. Also, enter our Papa John's giveaway on Twitter later today for your chance to win a pizza.

Match-Night Programme

The Stampede' returns in its regular format for just 2.50. It includes all your favourite features such as a preview of tonight's game and last weekend's match report. Anthony Russell rounds-up the news from the rest of the EPL, whilst Mark Denholm casts his eye across the hockey world. And this week on the signing table after the game will be Joe Rand and Joe Miller, with posters of the pair inside the programme.

All our usual match night events will take place, including the ever-popular 50/50 draw. Tickets are just 1 from our sellers. Will you be the one to take some extra Christmas cash home tonight?

Supporters can also enter our extra special Christmas 50/50 draw, with tickets costing 2. A bumper cash prize of over 300 is already in the bank, and with two more games worth of sales to be added - it could be a Christmas to remember.

Shirt off the players back returns, where one lucky supporter gets the chance to take home one of the Bison players game-worn jerseys. Tickets cost just 1 and are available to buy from the Booster Club table.

Chuck-a-Puck is also making its glorious return, with a fantastic prize courtesy of our friends at Zizzi's. For just 1, you have the chance to win four main meals and a bottle of house wine - just grab your puck, give it a chuck and see if you will end up closest to the centre of the rink.

Have you forgotten any of those great Christmas gifts? Well, don't panic - as the Basingstoke Bison Booster Club and their merchandise table could be here to save the day.

From mugs of your favourite player, to the latest knitwear, with brand new Bison sweatshirts, baby grows and fleeces coming into stock too - drop by and see what you take be taking away tonight.

We look forward to seeing you at the game!