IT WAS standing room only last Saturday. This was the fifth of a six-game series in the play-off qualifications and we all knew a home win against Milton Keynes would secure our place in the Finals.

We’d set ourselves up for this by beating Hull a few days previously on their ice.

That was something we hadn’t done all season, so when we got back home in the early hours of Thursday morning we knew we were coming into good form.

The game had our fans on the edge of their seats and their cheers were deafening as the final buzzer sounded.

We had won, in our last game of the 16/17 season at home. The players lined up on centre ice to salute the fans for their support.

The fans were left to discuss who we would be meeting in the semi-final game on Saturday.

That, of course, depended on the results the following day.

If we won by a sufficient margin against Swindon, we would top our group and play Telford. If not, our opponents would be Guildford.

Our winning run continued and the 7-3 score line reflects the team’s confidence and focus.

We knew we had only a few more games to play so it was important to continue our good form.

We do need to take it game by game and not be distracted by what we might achieve.

Everyone associated with the club is buzzing with excitement. We’re playing our best hockey of the season, when it matters most. We have a full squad.

We’ll be taking to the ice in our Bison colours in front of the biggest crowd in the EPL this season.

And we know the rink will be packed with Bison fans. What a great way to end the season.