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...
12th of August 2019

Basingstoke Youngster Evans Back for a Second Season

As exclusively revealed earlier today in the Basingstoke Gazette, Basingstoke born youngster Oscar Evans has re-signed for the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison.

Oscar who shoots left scored 7 points last term for the Bison, whilst icing for the Buffalo he scored 11 points from 15 games and in U18 games last season Oscar contributed 35 points from 14 games.

On re-signing for the Herd Oscar commented, “I’m honoured to be once again playing for the team I’ve supported since I was 4 years old. I’m buzzing to get going again and give it my all every time I get out onto the ice, I can’t wait to play in front of our noisy and passionate fans once again”.

Having recently celebrated his eighteenth birthday 5’9” Oscar is returning to the roster for a second season and coach Tait commented, “It's great that we have been able bring Oscar back. Whilst he showed us what he's capable of last year I think he now has to come back and really start to push already established guys for their ice time. He's been working hard off the ice and I think he's going to have a great year”.

Oscar will wear once again wear the number 47 jersey for the Bison and his dark & home warm up jerseys are now available to ‘Own and Loan’ through our ever popular Own and Loan scheme please send your application to

” Terms and Conditions”:

After 48 hours all applications will be reviewed.
Selection will be based on the following criteria in order;
1. Direct family member of the player (email confirmation from the player will be required as evidence).
2. If last season’s shirt sponsor wants to continue sponsoring the shirt.
3. Random draw made by the organisation from all applications received.