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Weekend Preview – EPIHL Regular Season Week 15

This coming weekend the Bracknell Bees have an away and home double header weekend against their M3 rivals the Basingstoke Bison.   The action starts in Basingstoke on Saturday evening, 6.30pm faceoff, before returning to The Hive in Bracknell for the re-match on Sunday, faceoff 6pm.   This weekend’s match ups are the Bees last before Christmas and their busy festive period schedule.

With only one game last weekend, on the road to Peterborough, the Bees were unlucky to go down narrowly to the Phantoms last Sunday evening despite a solid effort from a short benched travelling squad.

The Bison and the Bees have met twice already this season, once each at The Hive and away in Basingstoke.   Back in mid-September the Bison put a heavy defeat on the Bees in Basingstoke and in early October visited The Hive and left with a narrow win also.   The Bees are sure to be looking to avenge these defeats and go into the Christmas break on a positive note with results over their local rivals.   In their last five games the Bison have just one win, a home win over the Telford Tigers, and four losses – one in overtime against Manchester Phoenix and the others to Milton Keynes, Guildford and Hull.

Expect the Bison to be looking to rebound and improve their recent results thereby proving tough opposition for the Bees, both home and away, and with local bragging rights also up for grabs the match ups are sure to be tight and feisty affairs.

Tickets for this Sundays home game v Basingstoke Bison are now available from the rink box office on 01344 789000 or can be purchased on the day.

The weekly 50/50 cash prize draw will be return at the home game on Sunday as will the ever popular Shirt Off A Back raffle.   It is defenceman Martin Pavliceks’s shirt up for grabs this weekend!  Raffle ticket sellers can be found in the foyer at reception, in the Bees Knees bar and around the rink – remember you need to BEE In It To Win It!

Also the post-game signing table returns this week so why not bring those jerseys, programmes etc.. along and get them signed.   This is a weekly event so please check our social media and programme each week to see who will be manning the signing table after each game.  On the signing table tonight post-game will be James Galazzi, Josh Smith and Martin Pavlicek!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Bees official match night programme The Buzz, packed full of articles, match reports etc… and still only £2.50 again this season!

We look forward to seeing you all at The Hive on Sunday for the Bees final home game before Christmas as they face their local rival the Basingstoke Bison or on the road the evening before as the Bees make the trip along the M3 to Basingstoke to face the Bison – make it Loud & Proud for the Bees!

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