THE Basingstoke Bison have added more firepower to their line-up with the re-signing of British forward Hallam Wilson.

The 22-year-old has the Bison running through his veins, having played for every single team in Basingstoke from the under-10s to the Herd.He has proved to be an inspiration for other young local players, who may be looking one day to pull on a Bison uniform. Wilson is back for a fourth straight year with the Herd and his points tally reflects his worth to the team. Last term he scored three times, as he passed 100 league appearances for the Herd.

Bison player/coach Ashley Tait said: “Hallam is someone who can play many roles and plays the game the right way, so you can rely on him. It is also good that he is a local lad and keeps that connection with the team.”

The Herd this week have also confirmed that forward Oscar Evans has signed a two-way deal with the Bison and the Solent Devils from the league below. This will see the 19-year-old able to play for the Herd when the Devils are not in action. The teenager had an injury ravaged campaign last term and now needs ice time to get his career back on track.

Tait said: “This is a great fit for Oscar as we could not give him the ice time he needs at this point. He will still be training once a week with the Bison and I am sure he will be in the line-up at some point.”