KLEJNA RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON

Slovakian overseas player Michal Klejna returns for a second season in the Herd uniform as exclusively revealed earlier today in the Basingstoke Gazette.

Klejna completes the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison overseas roster for the 2019 / 20 season and will once again ice alongside Richard Bordowski as our two overseas players.

31 year old, 6’1” tall Michal...
Basingstoke Bison - EPL Champions
10th of December 2018

GAME REPORT: Invicta Dynamos v's Bison Sunday 9th December

Final Score: Invicta Dynamos 1 Trane Basingstoke Bison 5

Ref: Pickett
Lino’s: Edwards & Sitch-Cunningham

MoM Invicta: Morgan
MoM Bison: Petts

Dynamos Stats: Best 1+0, English 0+1, Strawson 0+1.

Nets: Morris 63/5 (92.06 %)

Bison Stats: Klejna 2+1, Tait 1+2, Bordowski 1+0, Ralph 1+0, Petts 0+2, Cooke 0+1, Jones 0+1, King 0+1, Sampford 0+1.

Nets: Mettam 23/1 (95.65%)

PIMs: Invicta 4 Bison 2

Bison got off to an absolute flyer in Kent on Sunday, scoring after just 36 secs when Michal Klejna poked home the puck at the back post, after a move involving Man of the Match Paul Petts & Adam Jones. A couple of minutes later and Bison doubled their lead, when Richard Bordowski finished emphatically, after a good feed by Alex Sampford., timed at 4.17.

Bison were definitely on a mission, creating numerous chances. Invicta netminder Conor Morris would be very busy indeed, facing a whopping 25 shots in the first period.

Matt Foord took the first of only 3 penalties called all evening on both teams, when he earned himself a Tripping call at 16.36. The Bison PP took to the ice and again created a few chances, but Morris and his defence killed the penalty and that was pretty much it for the first period action.

The scoreline reading 2-0 to the visitors at the break.

The second period started much like the first, with Bison scoring early, Michal Klejna adding another goal (his 4th of the weekend), with assists going to Ashley Tait & Chris Cooke, timed at 23.19. Just over 5 minutes later and Bison would score again. Ashley Tait got a tip on a shot from the point by Jay King and Klejna racked up another assist. Goal timed at 28.59.

Bison then took their only penalty of the evening, when a bad line change was penalised at 32.28. Invicta hadn't created lots of chances, but it only took them 7 secs of the extra man, to make it count. Callum Best beating Alex Mettam, with assists going to Aaron Strawson & Lewis English.

Brandon Miles was penalised after a clumsy hit in the corner on Josh Kelly. He followed it up by throwing a punch at Kelly whilst he was on the floor, so earning a minor Roughing call, at 37.30. Bison would get a couple of opportunities, but Dynamos PK killed off the penalty again.

At the end of the 2nd period, Bison led 4-1 and looked comfortable for maximum points. Yet again, Morris had faced a barrage of shots. This time it was only 21, but that was 46 over two periods, showing just how dominant the visitors were.

The 3rd period wasn't that eventful as the previous two, with Bison only creating 17 shots on goal, totalling 63 shots in total. Credit must go to Conor Morris in the Invicta net. Without him, it could've been a whole lot worse, but he kept the scoreline very reasonable, with numerous saves.

The only goal of the period was scored at 50.41, when ex-Dynamo player Tommy Ralph scored, when his well-placed shot from the point went through a crowd of players and in off the post, assists going to Ashley Tait & Paul Petts.

Ref Tim Pickett let the game flow all evening and only called what he really had to. The time ran down on the period and the final buzzer went.

Bison had secured another 4-point weekend, much to the joy of the travelling Bison fans were in good numbers (& great voice) due to a coach being organised by the Booster Club, and with other results going our way, they have moved even closer to the 3 teams above.