Last month I wrote about the frustration of inconsistent performances, mostly in National Cup games. You won’t be surprised that we were pleased to take four points last weekend in our League games against London and Invicta. Let’s hope it’s the start of what we can achieve.

But it wasn’t only the result that the fans enjoyed on Saturday night. Normally teams will have a back-up net minder on the bench, but when London’s goal tender got injured, they had no-one dressed to take his place. Dress someone, or play 6 on 5. They had ten minutes to decide.

Regular fans of North American sports know that the game is part of a whole entertainment package. Those ten minutes, with the players off the ice, were filled by our DJ, Bavy, and the Bison mascot entertaining the crowd with a song and dance performance.

This was enjoyed by home and away fans alike. There had been questions at the beginning of the season how fans would support the new League. It’s great to see how visiting teams are travelling with lots of fans, and we certainly welcomed the presence of so many Bison fans for the Invicta game on Sunday.

I was pleased to give our back-up netminder, Dan Weller-Evans, his first start on Sunday. He’s been working hard in training and responded well to the challenge. Elliott Dewey gave what I thought was a break-out performance as a D-man. Another young man, Vanya Antonov, won his man of the match award with an outstanding performance, all over the ice.

We’ve got a great weekend of hockey ahead of us, with the first visit of Streatham, coached by ex-Bison Jeremy Cornish, on Saturday and then another local derby on Sunday against Bracknell. Come and join us.