BRITISH forward Ciaran Long was a double winner at the annual Basingstoke Bison End of Season awards.

The sharp shooter became the Herd's all-time top English Premier League goal and points scorer during last season and picked up the Supporters' British Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year trophies.

Slovak sniper Rene Jarolin was the Supporters Player of the Year.

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard awarded British forward Matt Towalski with Coaches Player of the Year.

It was fitting end to the career of one of the top EPL Brits and the 33-year-old announced his retirement from the sport after the award.

Sheppard said: "Matt (Towalski) came to us last season and was part of our championship winning team. He is old school and does whatever job you ask of him on the team.

"Ciaran (Long) had a great season for us and really in the prime of his career now and a big part of the this team.

"It was nice to see Rene (Jarolin) pick up an award, but with team we have have their are many players who also could have won."

Louise Pengelly-Piper's tireless efforts off the ice on match nights were rewarded by the club as she became the third recipient of the Alan Parrott Outstanding Contribution Award.