MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Bracknell Bees

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  • Score - Basingstoke Bison 1 Bracknell Bees 0
  • The only goal of the game is scored by Joe Miller on the powerplay at 29:31.
  • Dean Skinns records a 21 shot shut-out his third shut-out of the season.

11:26pm

REACTION - Bison player/coach Doug Sheppard said: "I am delighted with the win and the defence along with Dean Skinns played really well."

Video reaction to follow tomorrow.

9:07pm

Sets up a great return in Bracknell tomorrow night.

8:51pm

FINAL SCORE - Bison 1 Bees 0

Deserved win for the Bison should have been by more than one goal.

8:49pm

The goalie departs but the Bees are unable to deny Dean Skinns his third shut-out of the season.

8:46pm

Bees time-out with 61 seconds their goalie is about to depart.

8:44pm

Long goes closes as the game goes into the final two minutes.

8:36pm

Bison kill the penalties as the noise level increases in a packed arena.

8:35pm

Strycek goes down and this time there is a penalty on Chinn to give the Bees a two man advantage. Chinn also picks up a 10 minute penalty.

8:32pm

Cloutman finds his eyes and no surprise the Bison takes a penalty after three times Herd players have been left on the ice injured.

8:27pm

Sheppard tests Mettam and then Rounding forces a save from Skinns.

8:24pm

Greener takes a 10 minute penalty after words are exchanged at the Bees bench following a high elbow on Karpov. 

8:19pm

Bison open the final period the better as Long tests Mettam and Miller forces another save.

8:15pm

Third period gets underway 

7:58pm

END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 1 Bees 0

One powerplay goal splits the teams, looks set to be a full blooded last 20 minutes and don't rule out penalty shots again.

7:54pm

Sheppard fires over from Miller and then Baird is denied by the pads of Mettam as the Bees kill off penalty.

7:52pm

Galazzi departs to the sin bin and is not too happy and the ref decides to ignore his words of wisdom.

7:48pm

Chinn sets up Greener great save from Mettam.

7:44pm

Great penalty kill for the Bees on a 5-on-3. Bison camped round Bees goal.

7:41pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Bees 0 - Miller (29:31)

Miller touches home a Sullivan blue line shot on the powerplay.

7:36pm

Baird fires into the gut of Mettam as Smital takes a penalty.

7:32pm

Sullivan's blue line blast is kicked wide by Mettam in an even session so far.

7:32pm

Three-on-one break for Bees and Thompson decides to shoot instead of pass.

7:28pm

Bison kill the penalty as Skinns makes one great catch to deny Bronnimann.

7:28pm

Massive appeal from the Bees bench and Sheppard returns to the sin bin only seconds after coming out. This has to be the first time this has happened in his career in Britain.

7:23pm

Second period underway with the Bees still having 29 seconds of the Sheppard penalty remaining.

7:09pm

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 0 Bees 0

No goals but the Bison had the upper hand and certainly dished out the hits. Long looked very lively on his return to the Herd.

The home side have to play their own game and not get dragged into the Bees style of play, which allows them more space to play in.

7:08pm

Bees on the powerplay as Doug Sheppard takes a seat in the sin bin.

7:03pm

The Bees kill the penalty, but Spearing is bound to be in the box later.

7:01pm

Bison back on the powerplay after Spearing loses the plot goes after Reynolds manages just to get hold of his shirt.

6:59pm

Bison powerplay comes to an end as Karpov takes a high sticks penalty on Bendik. Before this Sheppard and Greener test Mettam.

6:53pm

Mogg forces a save as the young Bison  Brit line get a shift.

6:50pm

Bees have chances from Foord and then Rounding

6:47pm

Wales on the turn forces Mettam into a save as the Herd look to take control.

6:45pm

Bison kill the first powerplay of the night as the Bees offer very little.

6:40pm

Long goes close for the. Bison

6:35pm

The game is underway with Dean Skinns in goal for the Bison and Alex Mettam guarding the pipes for the Bees.

6:29pm

Team news - Bison have Ciaran Long back in the line-up after signing from Slough. The Herd without Joe Rand and Carl Graham.

The Bees are minus former Bison players Chris Wiggins and Tony Redmond.

So even at three imports each.

6:27pm

The first of a double header weekend of action between these local rivals.

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