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New signing for Bison
21st of November 2012
The ADD Recycling Basingstoke Bison are delighted to announce the signing of Scottish forward James Smith.
The 18-year-old from Dundee replaces Jacob Corson-Heron who is now out for the season after suffering a knee injury.
Smith this season has been icing with the Fife Flyers in the Elite League, while also playing for the Dundee Comets in the Scottish National League which he has scored five times in three games.
Last year, Smith made his debut in the Elite League for home town team the Dundee Stars and also played for the Comets where he collected 24 points scoring 12 times in 11 games.
Bison player/coach Doug Sheppard is very pleased with the latest addition to the Herd who has come highly recommended by Fife's assistant coach Danny Stewart.
Sheppard said: "I have heard a lot of good things about him. He is eager and hungry to play which I like in a player."
Smith travelled down from Scotland at the beginning of the week and is really looking forward to playing in Basingstoke.
Bison's new signing said: "I just can't wait as I think this move will give me the opportunity to improve as a player as I know this league is a high standard.
Smith added: "I always give 100 per cent on every shift and I like to score, hit and if I have to I will drop the gloves."
He will make his debut for the team on Saturday when the Basingstoke Bison face the Bracknell Bees.
If your interested in owning and loaning either of his game shirts please send an email to info@bstokebison.co.uk

THE ADD Recycling Basingstoke Bison will be looking to continue to make their home a fortress when the Bracknell Bees buzz into town on Saturday night for a game which has a 6.30pm face-off.
The EPL leaders have won their last six games in Hampshire and face a side who in recent years have found their trips down the M3 very fruitless.
They will also be out to avenge last Saturday's 3-1 loss at the Hive, which took the league tally between these sides to 32-20-1 in favour of Basingstoke.
However, being a local derby previous results count for nothing and the Bees are sure to hope they have a sting in the tail and can tie this year's league series.
New Scottish forward James Smith will make his Bison debut in the game, while Joe Miller and Joe Greener are both doubtful.
Basingstoke player/coach Doug Sheppard is keen for his side to keep winning at home and said: "Our home form has been great and it certainly helps having a great atmosphere to play in as our fans are really loud and get behind the team which gives us a big lift."
Tickets for what is sure to be a great derby game are still available from the Basingstoke Arena box office on 01256 355266.
On Sunday night (face-off 5.30pm) the Herd travel north to lock horns with second placed Manchester Phoenix in a top-of-the-table clash looking to add to their victory earlier in the season