THE Basingstoke Bison tamed the Telford Tigers to complete a tremendous treble in Coventry on Sunday.

The Herd who won the league crown in March, followed this with the South One play-off crown last weekend, added the national play-off after a terrific 4-0 win.

The Shropshire side the northern play-off winners started the game as favourites, but were unable to cope with a superb stampede.

The Herd took just six minutes to take the lead, as they converted their first powerplay of the night, thanks to a blue line bullet from Kurt Reynolds.

The Tigers tried to hit back in the game as Jonathan Weaver and Corey Goodison tested Dean Skinns, but the Bison also had their chances from Ryan Sutton and Dan Davies.

The Herd then doubled their lead at 16:21, thanks captain Aaron Connolly, for his fourth goal of the weekend, after a super steal by man of the match Ivan Antonov.

After this Denis Bell, who had an excellent game in the Telford net, denied by Roman Malinik and Antonov.

The Tigers started the second period with a great spell of pressure, but a break in play after 54 seconds of the session for repairs to the boards, seem to stop them dead in their tracks and from then on the Bison dominated.

They extended their lead to 3-0 at 23:49 with their second powerplay goal of the night.

Josh Smith was the scorer of this as he hammered home Reynolds' rebound from the blue line.

Soon after, only another great save from Bell denied Reynolds and the goalie produced a great double stop to deny Hallam Wilson after a lovely feed from Karpov.

However, Bell was unable to deny the Bison a fourth as Davies released Antonov to score at 33:49.

As the session came to an end Telford tried to get themselves back into the game from Scott McKenzie and Filip Supa, but Skinns was equal to both their shots.

The final session was really well controlled by the Bison and Wilson was denied by the post at 47:19, just before a rare Telford chance from Jason Silverthorn.

The Herd had further chances from Smith, Connolly, before Sutton went close on their third powerplay of the night.

Even when Reynolds picked up the only Bison penalty on the night, the Tigers still found it hard to create chances with Skinns only called upon to make a save from Silverthorn as he completed his 15 shot shut out.

As the game entered its final two minutes, the Bison fans rose to salute as their anthem of the great escape rung around the Skydome.

As the final buzzer sounded, gloves were thrown into air for a third time this season as the Bison completed their first ever treble.