TAIT TO LEAD THE HERD ...

The Basingstoke Bison are delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley Tait to the role of Player / Head Coach. Ashley will also become the club's Director of Hockey, assuming responsibility for all Bison hockey operations.

In an illustrious playing career so far spanning more than 20 years, Ashley has represented amongst others the Coventry Blaze, Nottingham...
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19th of October 2017

Weekend Preview - Just a road trip this weekend

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison have only one game this weekend. Following a Saturday night off the Herd will travel to Steatham to take on last weekend’s home opponents, the RedHawks.

Last Saturday, on home ice, Bison triumphed over the RedHawks keeping their unbeaten league record in tact and also starting their second successive four point weekend. While there is no opportunity for four points this weekend Doug Sheppard’s men will be looking to complete a double over the RedHawks with a win in their rink too.

With Ashley Jackson having departed the Herd there’ll be a chance for the Head Coach to try some new line combinations. It’s hoped some of the injured players may be close to being able to return as the team continue to monitor their recovery although they continue to be questionable for this weekend.

The RedHawks put in a solid performance last Saturday in Basingstoke. They boast former “Mr MK” Adam Carr in their line up who was a huge signing over the summer. Jeremy Cornish also brought in former Bison Ryan Watt into the lineup and both of those along with the rest of the squad will be looking to lift the Redhawks to a reversal in their own home rink.

Head Coach Doug Sheppard looked ahead to the weekend saying; “We are on a pretty good run of form right now with back to back four point weekends and we only have one game this weekend so we’ll be able to give it our all looking to maintain our winning run. This also has the added importance of being a league game too. We’re playing a team we only just played and I don’t think either team will believe they played their best hockey last Saturday so I’m sure the home Streatham fans and travelling Bison fans will get a good game this Sunday.

Bison return to home action next weekend with just the Sunday road trip for a 6.30pm face-off at Streatham this weekend.