23rd of April 2019
Netminding Duo Re-sign for 2019 / 20 SeasonAs exclusively revealed at last weeks End of Season event the Herds first signings for 2019 / 20 are the goaltending duo of Alex Mettam and Dan Weller Evans.
Born in Sheffield, 31-year-old netminder Alex commences his second season with the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison having had a standout year which culminated in Alex being awarded the Players Player of the Year at last week’s event. Alex achieved a .906 % save average during last seasons 38 league game season which was his highest save percentage since 2012 / 13 season when he iced for the Milton Keynes Lightning.
The second re-signing announced at the evening is fan’s favourite Dan Weller Evans who will once make up the second part of Coach Tait’s goaltending duo. 25-year-old Dan is no stranger to the Bison faithful having iced for the herd for the last five seasons.
On his re-signing for the Bison Alex said, “I really enjoyed my hockey last season and I can’t wait to get started come September Dan and I feed off each other and that can only be good the team as we begin our assault for silverware”.
Dan commented, “It’s an absolute honour and privilege to be back with the team for my 6th season with my childhood club, I’m literally living the dream! Off ice Summer training has started and I’m hoping to be back fitter and stronger and ready to have a real good go next season”.
Alex is 5’8”, catches left and weighs 141lbs and Dan is 6’0” weighs 157 lbs and also catches left
On re-signing his goaltending duo Coach Tait said, “Obviously really pleased to have secured both Alex and Dan again for another year. They both work really well together day in day out and both have a team first mentality regardless of who's playing. They both have big roles again this year and to have them signed straight away is a great start for us.
Details on our ever popular Own and Loan scheme will released soon, with last seasons purchasers being given first refusal on all jerseys as per the terms and conditions.