TALBOT RETURNS FOR 2020 / 21 SEASON

As exclusively revealed this morning in the Basingstoke Gazette, the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison are pleased to announce the return of British forward Sam Talbot for the 2020/21 season.

Having originally signed for the Herd last season on a 2-way contract while playing for the Slough Jets in NIHL 1, Talbot joined the Bison full time in January this year. In...
13th of December 2019

All You Need to Know: 14/12 vs Leeds Chiefs

On Saturday night, the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison welcome the Leeds Chiefs to the first of their two scheduled visits to the Silverdome.

Saturday’s game is the official start to Christmas festivities for the Trane Sponsored Basingstoke Bison as the team will be wearing our Special “Christmas jerseys”, it is also our ever popular “Annual Teddy Bear Toss” and also our first weekend for collections to be taken for the Basingstoke Food Bank.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to know:

Doors Open: 5:30pm
Face-off: 6:30pm

Ticket prices:
Adults - £13.50
Concessions - £10.00 (Senior Citizen & Disabled)
Children - £6.50 (aged 3 – 15 years)
Family - £37.00 (2 adults & 2 children)

Ticket outlets: :
Tickets are available online by clicking here

By Phone: 01256 355 266
In person: In advance or on the night

Don't forget, you can now print your tickets off at home in advance or show them on your smartphone to gain entry to the rink.

Tickets for Sunday's away fixture versus Leeds being played at the Basingstoke Arena are also available to purchase and we can confirm that after Saturday's game the box office will remain open for approximately 30 minutes for supporters to purchase tickets for Sunday's game.

Annual “Air the Bear” Event

Preparation of Your Bears
Before you arrive at the arena please ensure your bears are:

1. New bears only please – (This is to avoid any cases of infection when these wonderful gifts are donated)
2. Have a CE label on them.
3. Wrap them in plastic or cling film so they don’t cause any issues with the ice.

What is Air The Bear?
Air the Bear – also known as the Teddy Bear Toss, is an event where every fan who brings a teddy bear then throws their bear onto the ice following the home sides first goal of the evening.

Basingstoke Food Bank
Based at Sarum Hall, Trinity Methodist Church, Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 8SR.
As a local community based sports organisation, it is imperative that we help local causes, and we invite all our fans over the next 2 weekends to bring donations which will be distributed to people in crisis in the local area over the Christmas period.

If you would like to bring a donation, items can be left be left at the merchandising table.

Please see below a list of suitable non-perishable items that would be gratefully appreciated:

Christmas cake/pudding
Christmas store cupboard items ie. Stuffing mix Variety tins/boxes (chocolates, biscuits, nuts, sweets etc)
Tinned food (including Tomatoes, Spaghetti, Ravioli)
Cereals (hot or cold)
Coffee (small jars)
Tea bags
Fruit Juice (UHT)
Tinned Veg
Tinned Fruit
Long Life UHT milk
Toiletries & small Christmas gifts
Christmas Crackers
Any Christmas foodie treats (snacks, cakes, chocs etc.)

We are unable to accept items that need to be stored in the fridge, fresh fruit and vegetables or items containing alcohol.

Bar and Papa John's:
The rink bar will be open all evening long, with Papa John's will once again be producing freshly made pizzas.

You can order in advance before the game so your delicious piping hot pizza is waiting for you in one of the intervals or at the end of the game.

There’s no need to rush to eat before heading to the arena when you can grab a delicious Papa John’s during the game.

Our weekly Twitter competition will once again be up running in conjunction with Papa John’s where fans choose who they think will be the Bison’s first goal scorer and one lucky winner wins a large pizza. Keep your eye on @BisonHockey twitter feed on Saturday morning to enter.

Match-Night Programme:
Tonight’s Stampede match night programme is a double edition containing all the information hockey fans love to know.

As well as your official scoresheet in its centre pages for both this weekends games (home game on Saturday and away game but played at home on Sunday)

There’s a preview of tonight's opponents and the Player to Watch, courtesy of Graham Merry from the Basingstoke Gazette,

Matthew Church gives us his thoughts and match night report on our game against the Steeldogs last week.

Nigel Simmonds gives us his run down on Sunday evenings great victory against the Raiders

Coach Tait gives his views on the past week in Bisonland in “Tait’s Talk”

and Anthony Russell is back with what’s been happening around the league in the last 7 days.

Competitions:
The ever popular 50/50 draw will be running tonight, with one lucky winner each week taking home a huge cash prize. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from our roving sellers and at the Merchandise Club table.

Shirt Off the Player’s Back: is just a £1 ticket you could win one of our special Christmas jersey (blood jersey) .
The lucky winner will have the jersey presented by the player of their choice during the end of game presentations on the ice. Tickets will be available from our roving sellers and at the Club merchandise table.

Chuck-a-Puck:, in association with Zizzi’s restaurant is once again back for another season so grab your puck for just £1 head to the players’ benches after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink and you could win a £40.00 food voucher to use at the restaurant!

Chuck-a-Duck in association with Ma Humbugs so grab your ducks for just £1 head to the players benches after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink and win yourself a bag of Ma Humbugs sweets.

Player Signings After the Game:
The players signing autographs and merchandise for fans tonight are:

• Elliott Dewey
• Josh Kelly

so make your way to the bar after the game for your photos and autographs opportunities,

We look forward to seeing you at the game ...