Buzz-y pre-season for Tigers as Bracknell present test
English Premier League champions The Tigers will play Bracknell Bees in a pre-season series of game next month.
The Telford men will travel to Berkshire on Saturday, August 29th, before a return encounter in Shropshire the next day.
The Bees finished bottom of the EPL last season, but following a summer or reorganisation, are aiming be play-off challengers.
Tigers Head Coach, Tom Watkins, is expecting a tough examination of his sideâ€™s credentials.
He said: â€œThis will be our first chance to see next seasonâ€™s team on the ice, and playing against a fellow EPL side.
â€œBracknell didnâ€™t have a great season last time round, but they have improved greatly over the summer.
â€œIt will be an excellent opportunity to get our legs moving against a very good side.â€
The Bees are part-owned by Red Hockey, who fully own The Tigers and Deeside Dragons, while also retaining a strake in Manchester Phoenix.
Watkins added: â€œIt will be great to bring a fellow Red Hockey club up to Shropshire and give them a taste of what to expect next season.
â€œLast season was a wonderful achievement for everybody involved, but we must now look to the future.â€
The Tigers will also play Elite League play-off winners Coventry Blaze, as part of their preseason schedule.