11th of May 2018
Some Sad GoodbyesIt is with sadness that the Basingstoke Bison announce the departures of Club Captain Aaron Connolly and defenceman Dan Scott.
Commenting on his departure Aaron said; “I would like to start by saying what an honour it has been to pull the Bison colours on for the last 5 years. Those of you who know me will know that leaving the Bison has not been an easy decision to make. However, after spending the last few years living away from friends and family my girlfriend Gemma and I decided to buy a house closer to home. Unfortunately, due to this and my work commitments the commute to Basingstoke would not have been possible.
“I leave this wonderful club with the most amazing memories that will last a life time. I can’t begin to thank all the fans for everything they have done to support me and make my time in Basingstoke so enjoyable. Of course, my time with the Bison would not have been the same without the boys I had the pleasure to play alongside, Shep and the team staff. The friendships I have made along this journey I will always be grateful for.
“I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and hockey career, I hope our paths
all cross again soon.
It’s been a hell of a ride !!”
The Bison would like to thank both Aaron and Dan for their contribution to the club and we wish them well in their future endeavours.
Clearly the past week has been eventful for the club with the unexpected departure of Doug Sheppard and discussions are ongoing with several potential replacements, as soon as we are able to provide an update we will.
We can also allay people’s fears and confirm that the playing budget for the forthcoming season has not been slashed and will be the same as last season.
We will also be looking to announce season ticket information for the 2018 / 19 season once the annual league meeting has taken place on the 20th May.