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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23rd of November 2017

Weekend Preview - Just the one game this weekend

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison have a single game weekend which sees them hosting the Bracknell Bees in a National Cup game on Saturday.

The Herd have been through a severe injury crisis at the start of the season and thatís hurt their form in this competition but with still a mathematical chance to qualify and just one game in the weekend itíll be all out intensity as the Bison look to keep alive their recent good form.

Bracknell secured a 5-2 win last time they were in Hampshire and Head Coach Doug Sheppard is aware of the task ahead. He said; ďWe have one game this weekend and itís a local derby. We know we canít underestimate Bracknell even with Bakrlik, Spearing and Thompson out. Theyíve had a few rough results of late so will be looking to come out strong. Theyíll be hungry for a repeat of their last visit here.Ē

ďLast weekend we got Josh Smith back and Stuart Mogg skated the home ice warm upĒ, he continued. ďWeíre expecting Mogg back in the line up this weekend which will greatly help our ĎDí thatís being playing short for a while now. We need a good start and to put in a good 60 minutes for our home fans.Ē

Bisonís only home game of the weekend is Saturday night, 6.30pm at the Basingstoke Arena.

The Herd can also announced that the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss has itís date set now for 2017 with the bears getting aired on December 2nd. Weíll have full details coming shortly across our social media feeds so get following our Twitter and Instagram and like our Facebook if you havenít already.