THE BASINGSTOKE Bison have made a triple signing of great British talent as they continue to build a title-chasing side for the coming season.

All three of the latest recruits are no strangers to the Herd, with Kurt Reynolds and Cameron Wynn both re-signing, while Nicky Chinn returns after a season away.

Basingstoke-born Reynolds is rated as one of the best British defencemen in the English Premier League.

He had offers from a few of the Herd’s rivals, but decided to stay at home and pull on a Bison |jersey for a sixth consecutive season. His campaign last season was cut short after he suffered a broken leg in early January, but he is now back to full fitness.

Teenage forward Wynn scored his first senior goal for the Bison in the final league game of the season, which was greeted by one of the biggest cheers of the season at the Basingstoke Arena.

The 18-year-old Queen Mary’s College student is a product of the Basingstoke junior programme and is also a Great Britain junior international.

Chinn is the third highest league points scorer in the Bison’s history with 188, and returns for a fourth season.

The Cardiff-born forward brings a wealth of experience to the team, having made his debut for his home town Devils back in 1988. Chinn will be the club captain next season.

Bison player/coach Doug Sheppard is delighted with the latest additions to his squad.

“Kurt (Reynolds) is one of the best British defencemen and he has a great physical style for his size,” he explained. “It now gives us a very good defensive core.

“Cameron is a very talented player with a good mindset and someone you can slot into play on any line.

“I wanted to keep Nicky last year, but things did not work out, so I am pleased to have signed him. He is strong on the puck and can play both on the wing or at centre.”

Defenceman Reynolds is delighted to be back. “I am fully recovered from my injury now, and the season cannot start soon enough,” he said.

Wynn is looking forward to knocking in a few more goals, and said: “I am hoping to contribute a lot more and start scoring as soon as possible.”

And new captain Chinn added: “It is great to be back at Basing-stoke and I am looking forward to winning things – that is what I play for. It is an honour to be captain again and it is a role that I enjoy.”