BASINGSTOKE Bison enjoyed double success at the weekend coming away with two wins from two.

After a couple of weeks of mixed results, Ashely Tait’s side enjoyed a dominant weekend on the ice.

The Herd needed a shoot-out to get the better of high-flying Swindon Wildcats on home ice..

Alex Mettam in the Bison goal was busy in the early going as the visitors peppered his goal with efforts, but after the early sustained pressure the hosts soon had a two-man advantage as two Wildcats were sent to the sin bin for tripping violations.

The bison made the most of the extra men as Alexander Sampford fired in, only to have his shot saved, but Richard Bordowski was quickest to react and roof the puck into the net.

Bordowski was causing all sorts of trouble for the visitors and his attacking drive led to the Herd’s second as Rennny Marr in the Swindon goal missed the puck allowing Russell Cowley to backhand the puck into the net.

Swindon got back into the game shortly after as Aaron Nell brought the game to 2 -1.

In the third period Swindon upped their pressure and if it wasn’t for a dogged Bison defence would have been level.

However, the Wildcats pressure paid off as Samuel Bullas rifled a shot past Mettam to pull things level.

After one score each and one miss each Nell needed to score to keep the visitors in the match, but for the third time in the game his shot clanged against the post, which led to Bison players jumping up in celebration.

On Sunday, the Herd travelled to Milton Keynes where Tait’s team enjoyed a more comfortable victory.

The Bison were on top right from the first drop, and after a period of extended pressure the visitors broke the deadlock. Michal Klejna got a shot off, but the puck fell kindly to Paul Petts and he fired the puck past Jordan Lawday, for his first goal this season.

Mettam was having a really good night in net, making a string of excellent saves stopping the Thunder from registering a goal.

A great full stretch save to deny Tomas Rubes, was followed by an even better point blank save from Trevor Leblanc and a Ross Bowers follow-up.

As the game went on the visitors narrow lead looked on thin ice, but it was that man Petts who slotted home to double the lead.

This then opened the flood gates as with on minutes remaining player/coach Tait scored the Herd’s third, with Conor Redmond rounding off the scoring on his debut.

The Bison travel to Swindon this Saturday.