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Weekend Preview – EPIHL Regular Season Week 6

The Bracknell Bees this weekend start off with a road trip to face the high-flying Milton Keynes Lightning (7pm faceoff) on Saturday before they return to The Hive on Sunday to take on the Sheffield Steeldogs (6pm faceoff).

The Bees will be lifted by their impressive road win last Saturday away in Guildford and their gutsy home performance on Sunday against Basingstoke.

Saturday’s opponent, the Milton Keynes Lightning, had themselves a tough weekend last time out with a narrow overtime victory at home against the league leading Telford Tigers before losing out on the road the following day away at the Hull Pirates.  The sides have met twice already with the Bees losing out in their opening road fixture of the season before running the Lightning close at The Hive two weekends ago.  The Bees will be keen to build on last weekend’s performances and their two road victories already this season when they head to Buckinghamshire on Saturday.

On Sunday the Sheffield Steeldogs visit The Hive for the second time already this season and they are coming off the back of a four point weekend where they defeated the Manchester Phoenix at IceSheffield before an impressive come from behind win on the road at Peterborough on Sunday.   The side’s previous encounter this season was also at The Hive in the Bees home regular season opener, the visitors left Berkshire with the two points on that occasion but despite the tough opposition the Bees will be looking to pick up their first win on home ice this season on Sunday.

Tickets for the Sundays home game v Sheffield Steeldogs 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 forward Rio Grinell-Parkes shirt up from 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 Rio Grinell-Parke, Harvey Stead & Lukas Smital!

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 vs the Sheffield Steeldogs or on the road Saturday vs the Milton Keynes Lightning – make it Loud & Proud for the Bees!

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