WEEKEND REVIEW
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE HERD

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison played out a split weekend with a road loss followed up by a home win on the Sunday night.

Head Coach Doug Sheppard said of the weekend; “Over the last two weekends we’ve played two great games and two less than satisfactory games. We need to build on the positives and get off the roller coaster and get on a good...
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18th of April 2017

Long leads the awards charge

Ciaran Long took home a double delight from the Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison End of Season presentation evening, as the Herd brought down the curtain on the 2016/17 campaign.

Long would be the recipient of two awards on the night - clinching the Supporters' British Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year triumph, after leading the way for the side with 72 points during the season - finding the back of the net on 37 occasions - both of which are senior career highs for the 26-year-old.

Matt Towalski would also be rewarded for his efforts during what turned out to be his final campaign, with the popular 33-year-old being named the Coaches Player of the Year by Doug Sheppard - before announcing his retirement from the sport, having made his senior debut back in the 2000/01 season.

And Rene Jarolin's efforts in front of goal were noticed by the fans, who named the Slovakian their Supporters Player of the season - the 35-year-old registering 62 points during the campaign that once again saw the Bison finish in the top three.

Louise Pengelly-Piper's great efforts off the ice were rewarded by the club as she became the third recipient of the Alan Parrott Outstanding Contribution Award.