The Basingstoke Bison are pleased to announce the addition of Basingstoke born forward Alex Sampford as the latest player to be added to the roster.

Alex shoots right, weighs 176 lbs and stands 60, is the latest signing for Coach Tait and whilst he is a product of the Basingstoke Junior system, he has played senior hockey at Solent, the Isle of Wight and...
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17th of March 2017

Bison sights on successful end to regular season

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison will be looking for the purr-fect end to their league campaign when they face the Swindon Wildcats on Sunday evening (5.30pm).

This is part of a double header weekend for the Herd against the Wildcats, with the first game at the Link Centre on Saturday evening.

The Bison go into the last two games of the regular season, still having the chance to pip the Peterborough Phantoms for third spot in the league.

At present they are one point behind their Cambridgeshire rivals with a game in hand.

Swindon themselves still have something to play as they locked in a battle with Guildford for fifth place, with the teams level on points at the moment.

The Wildcats have yet to win in Basingstoke this season, so the Herd will be keen to complete a clean sweep on home ice, and will be back to full strength with the return of Dan Scott and Joe Baird from injury.

With the duo back on defence, it will mean leading goal scorer Ciaran Long with return to Bison forward line.

The night will also see the championship banner from the 2015/16 unveiled at the Basingstoke Arena, with supporters urged to arrive in their seats early for a special surprise.

Looking ahead to the final two games of the regular season Herd head coach Doug Sheppard said: "Swindon are a very good team and will be a good test for us, before we start the play-offs. We have been playing well and recent weeks and want this to continue."