Weekend Preview – Week 6

After a hard fought, tough weekend against the Swindon Wildcats last time out which resulted in two narrow defeats the Bees will be looking to continue the hard work and strong effort put in this weekend and get back to winning ways.

The weekend starts on Saturday with a road trip to Sheffield to take on the Steeldogs, 7.30pm face off.   The Bees have already faced the Steeldogs twice this season, both times at the Hive so the Bees should know what to expect in what is likely to be a rough and tough encounter.   The two games at the Hive have been split between the two sides one win each and the Bees will be looking to pick up their first points on the road on Saturday.   The Steeldogs have had a bit of a tough time of it lately with two wins in their last seven games; both versus the Telford Tigers so will also be looking to get their season back on track.

Then on Sunday the Bees return home to take on another of their local rivals, this time the Basingstoke Bison (6pm faceoff) for the first time this season at the Hive.   Similarly the Bees have also played the Bison once this season, away in Basingstoke losing out 3-1.   The Bison have been on a bit of a hot streak recently picking up some wins against teams such as Guildford and Milton Keynes, they lost out narrowly to Peterborough last game so are sure to be keen to break the Bees recent run of form at the Hive.

For those that don’t already know as well as the Supporters Club desk in the foyer there is also a Supporters Club sales kiosk at the back of Block 5 (opposite the bar) which stocks a range of merchandise including the new range of T-Shirts and the Bees replica Cup (Yellow) jerseys.   They also have taken delivery of scarf’s, umbrellas, thermos mugs, ice scrapers and more just in time as the weather has already started to change!  Also new in are Lanyards for your season tickets (price at £2.50 each) and they also have a hole punch available for the season tickets too if you wish to borrow it.   The Supporters Club can now also take card payments at the kiosk too J

The 50/50 raffle and Shirt off a Back raffle both return this weekend.   Also the Player signing table returns post game too.   The Shirt Off a Back raffle this Sunday is for defenceman Pavel Strycek’s shirt – straight off his back at the end of the game!   The signing table will also be manned by Pavel and he will be joined by Bees forwards James Galazzi & Lukas Smital so make sure you pop along to the family bar, above the home dressing room, after the game.

Don’t forget that the official match night programme has also undergone a bit of a revamp and “The Buzz” will be available at Saturdays game (priced at £2.50 and in full colour throughout) – make sure you pick up your copy as the new look is proving popular.

Hope to see you all there Loud & Proud!

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