15th of December 2018
Weekend Preview: Phantoms and Streatham in NIHL Action for BisonThis weekend sees the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison continue with NIHL League action on Saturday when we welcome to Basingstoke current league leaders the Peterborough Phantoms and then on Sunday we travel to London to play Streatham.
This will be Phantoms second game of the weekend after Friday night’s Autumn Cup Final second leg versus Sheffield Steeldogs and the Bison will be out to avenge the narrow 2 – 1 defeat encountered when we played the Phantoms at the arena back in October.
Saturdays game starts at 6.30pm with doors opening at 5.30pm.
Tickets are available in advance by calling 01256 355266, at the box office for personal callers or online by clicking here and on the door.
The Bison will once again be without the suspended Liam Morris.
Looking ahead to the weekend games Bison player/coach Ashley Tait said: “Peterborugh lead the table currently and are on a great run of wins as are we at home so Saturday’s game is going to be a cracker that’s for sure. We will be working hard in training this week ready for the Phantoms, we played them here in October and narrowly lost which we will be looking to avenge, our home form has been great and we can’t wait to take to the ice and be roared on by our noisy and passionate fanbase”.
Three to watch for the Phantoms:
Glenn Billing – Forward – 21-year-old Billing was born in Romford and played the majority of his Junior ice hockey in the Romford set up before moving to the Okanagan Hockey Academy based in Swindon. His senior career has seen him ice for the Milton Keynes Lightning and the Swindon Wildcats and he moved to Peterborough at the start of 2017 / 18 season.
Glenn has represented Great Britain at both U18 and U20 level and in the 2016 / 17 World Junior Championship (D1B) he was voted top player on the GB team.
Jordan Marr – Netminder – born in Lochgelly, Scotland, 27-year-old Jordan last season, protected the pipes of Elite league side Fife Flyers, he played 19 games for the Scottish side whom finished top of the Gardiner conference. Previously Jordan spent most of his junior career in Canada and America playing in the Midget AAA, IJHL & NCAA 111 leagues, before returning to the UK to pull on a MK Lightning jersey in 2015.
In the 2016 / 17 Jordan spent part of the season in the EPIHL with the Hull Pirates, before he moved to the Elite League, when he iced for the Edinburgh Capitals. Jordan has represented Scotland at U11, U13, U15 and U17 levels.
James Ferrara – Forward – Club Captain James commences his 10th consecutive year with the Phantoms. Born and bred in Peterborough James played all his Junior hockey in the Phantoms system. He iced for the Nottingham Panthers in the EIHL from the 2006 / 07 season until the 2009 / 10 season where he was part of the winning squad in 2006 / 07 EIHL Playoff Champions and in 2007 / 08 was the EIHL Cup Champion. James has represented Great Britain at U18 and U20 level
Sunday’s game faces off at 6.45pm at the Streatham Ice Rink.