WE HAVE just got one game this weekend, away to Streatham.

That should give us the chance to refresh ourselves after a busy weekend which saw us win both games.

Saturday’s game was a League fixture against Streatham. We were delighted to welcome our new import, Roman Malinik, making his first appearance in a Bison shirt.

We’re short-benched at the moment with a number of injuries, so Roman’s arrival was timely.

We’re undefeated in the league so far and a commanding first period of hockey saw us leave the ice with a 4-0 advantage.

It was a comfortable win, before travelling up to Bracknell on Sunday for a National Cup game. We have some ground to make up in this competition and had lost on home ice to the Bees last month. It took overtime and penalty shots to get the result we wanted.

We started well but Bracknell pulled the score back to 2-2 by the end of the first period. Once Bracknell went into a lead, we had to work hard to keep ourselves in the game.

I know a lot of our fans were surprised by the new rules for penalty shots. Each team has to nominate three shooters and then after this anyone can step up and take a penalty shot.

I’ve seen how determined and confident Josh Smith is in this situation in training, so I was happy to see him take three shots. When we won, the whole team took left the bench to congratulate him and our net-minder Dean Skinns.

It’s probably confusing to our fans that three competitions are running concurrently. As well as the league and the National Cup, we’re in the semi-finals of the Autumn Trophy.

Whatever the competition, we approach each game in the same way - with your support.