20th of April 2017
The Future: A StatementThe Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison would like to clarify our position following the statements and reports that have emerged over the last few days from other clubs currently plying their trade in the EPIHL.
As has been reported - all clubs in the EPIHL received an email from Ken Taggart, chairman of the EIHA, on Sunday evening - advising us on the future for the second tier of British Ice Hockey with an advisement to apply for a position in the NIHL whilst discussions continue.
Since Sunday evening robust conversations have been entered into with all stakeholders in order to fully understand what this means for the Bison moving forwards.
We can now confirm that an application will be made to the EIHA for the Bison to enter NIHL South 1 and that the Bison will be active participants in the section meeting on 7th May, and will be looking at all opportunities and working alongside all stakeholders in order to discuss and agree how we can further develop the sport, bring talented youngsters onto the rosters and ensure that the Herd play at the highest, sustainable level possible within the current league structures.
We thank the fans for their patience and once firm details are in place, we will update our fanbase accordingly.
Supporters who owned and loaned jerseys during the 2016/17 season are reminded that they will be able to collect their jerseys from the rink bar on Friday night - between 7.15pm and 8.00pm.