The Trane Basingstoke Bison are saddened to have learned of the passing of Gavin Tait, father of our Head Coach Ashley Tait.

Gavin was well known in the hockey world having followed both Ashley’s and his brother Warren’s careers.

All of us at the Bison send our sincere condolences to Ashley, Warren, his sister Joanne and all the family and their...
28th of June 2019

Phantoms in Pre-Season for the Bison

At tonight’s Season Ticket event the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison announced the date of the home opener with our now annual and customary Pre-season game against the Peterborough Phantoms.

Last season the Phantoms won the second playing of the Billy Glover Memorial Cup, Billy was a very popular member of the Planet Ice staff who was well known throughout the country for his contribution and love of ice hockey who tragically passed away in early 2017.

With both teams having the won the trophy once this year’s winner will gain great bragging rights as we both commence our first season in the newly formed NIHL National division.

Saturday 7th September, face off at 6.30pm will be the first chance for Bison fans to see Coach Tait’s 2019 / 20 roster with the return leg being played in Peterborough the next evening (Sunday 8th September) with a face off time of 5.30pm

Coach Tait commented, “The season will upon us now before we know it, playing our rivals from Peterborough will show us all exactly where we are as we start our first campaign in the National division. Billy was a stalwart of the British ice hockey known by all the players who visited Peterborough and it’s a fitting way to once again start our season”.