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...
20th of December 2019

Christmas Fun with the Bison Including Skate With Bison Information

The Christmas fun continues this weekend with the visit of the Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday (Face off 5.30pm) which will be the last opportunity to see the players wearing their special “Christmas jerseys and socks”.

Sunday is also the final opportunity for fans to donate as we support the 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.

Boxing Day Game
We can also now announce that our next “Skate with the Bison” event will be held straight after our home game on Boxing Day (26th December) versus the Swindon Wildcats.

We couldn’t think of a better way of thanking our loyal fan base than to celebrate Christmas by skating with your favourite players

Fans can join in free of charge as long as you hold a valid match ticket for the game.

Skate hire will be available for only £2.50 for anyone who doesn’t own their own skates – just arrange your skate hire at the box office in the period breaks and for those who have their skates, the post-match skate with the players is free of charge.

The Skate with the Players session will get underway after the Man of the match presentations and once the players have dropped their kit off into the dressing room and will last around 40 minutes.

Due to this event there will no Player signing table on the 26th December.