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 August 2017

Bison Complete 2017 / 18 Roster

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison are delighted to announce their final signing for this season in Josh Smith.

The hard hitting Great Britain under-20 international forward arrives in Hampshire, from local rivals the Bracknell Bees.

The 19-year-old born in Frimley Green, played 39 times for the Berskhire outfit last season smd returned 12 points split evenly between goals and assists.

The year before, his first as a full time member of the Bees, Smith recorded 16 points, again split evenly between goals and assists.

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard is really pleased with his final signing and said: "Josh is a physicall gritty player, who will add some more energy to our line-up and is only going to improve as a player as he is just 19."

Smith, who joined the Bracknell club when he was six, is looking forward to making his Herd debut and said: "I think the Bison have a strong looking team and I feel we will be challenging for trophies. I am looking forward to be part of this and I will do anything for the team. I am happy to take the body, fight for the puck in the corners and want to chip in with a number of goals."

Supporters will once again have the opportunity to own-and-loan their favourite players jersey in the 2017/18 campaign.

Jerseys will cost just 115 this season - with the option of a light or dark jersey up for grabs.

They are available on a first-come, first-served basis from noon by emailing If you do not receive a reply to your email - then you have been unsuccessful in your attempt.