As exclusively revealed this morning by Graham Merry in the Basingstoke Gazette, Coach Tait is pleased to announce two more names to the Herd’s roster, the re-signing of forward Paul Petts and a new signing to the roster Defenceman Oliver Stone.

Gosport-born Petts is a product of the Basingstoke junior programme, standing at 6’0” tall and weighing 168 lbs and...
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4th of October 2018

Double Header with Tigers Ends Our Autumn Trophy Campaign

This weekend sees the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison finish their Autumn Trophy Group stage campaign with a home and away double header versus the Telford Tigers. Nothing less than two wins would give the Herd a fighting chance to make the latter stages of the competition.

The game starts at 6.30pm with doors opening at 5.30pm.

Tickets are available in advance by calling 01256 355266, at the box office for personal callers or online by clicking here and on the door.

The Bison welcome expect to have a full line-up for both games.

Looking ahead to the weekend games Bison player/coach Ashley Tait said: “We’ve worked hard in training this week and know that two wins are required to give us a possible chance of making the latter stages, qualification isn’t in our hands if Peterborough win both their games, so the pressure is on them to perform”.

Three to watch for the Tigers:

Jason Silverthorn – Forward – Now in his fifth season with the tigers – Club Captain Silverthorn joined the Tigers having played eight years in the EIHL with Edinburgh Capitals, Cardiff Devils and Hull Stingrays. During his EIHL career he scored 389 points (166 goals) in 364 games. Jason has played in Europe with Ruijters Eaters Geleen in the Netherlands and in the Slovenian league with Olimpija Ljubljana, where he won the league championship. So far this season the Canadian sharp shooter has started the year in fine form and in four league games he has 10 goals.

Dennis Bell – Netminder – Chelmsford born Dennis played his junior hockey in the Chelmsford programme. He has iced in NIHL with Haringey Racers, Milton Keynes Thunder, Deeside Dragons and the Telford Tigers. Dennis also played 12 games for the Manchester Phoenix in the EPIHL and represented the Great Britain national team at both U18 and U20 age the 2017 / 18 season he had a .92% save average and so far, this season in 4 league games his save average is .89%.

Jonathan Weaver – Defence – a stalwart of the British game Jonathan has played in the British Super League, British National League, the EIHL, the EPIHL and now he’s icing in the NIHL. In an illustrious career he has played for Durham Wasps, Newcastle Cobras, Manchester Storm, Ayr Scottish Eagles, Hull Thunder, Fife Flyers, Newcastle Vipers, Coventry Blaze, Nottingham Panthers and now the Telford Tigers. He has also played abroad with Detroit Vipers in IHL before spending the remainder of the 1999 / 2000 season in ECHL playing for Mississippi Sea Wolves.

He has represented Great Britain at U18, U20 and senior levels and he been awarded the Best British Defenceman of the year on 6 occasions.

Sunday nights return fixture faces off at 6.15pm at the Telford Ice Rink.