THE Basingstoke Bison will be looking to extend their winning streak into double figures this weekend, when they face the Milton Keynes Thunder and Telford Tigers.

The Herd have won their last eight games, after a double success over the Cardiff Fire.

First up on Saturday (6.30pm), is a home league game against the Thunder, which will be the first ever game between these teams.

On Sunday evening (6pm), the Bison return to National Cup action with a trip to the Telford Tigers.

The Herd are hoping to welcome back Grant Rounding and Ivan Antonov for the weekend, but Stuart Mogg and Paul Petts will miss out due to injury.

Last weekend’s double over Cardiff moved the Bison up to third in South One, while MK are fifth and have a team stacked with players with a lot of experience, so a close contest is expected.

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard said: “We produced two very good hard working performances against Cardiff and I am looking for us to do the same this weekend. If we do I feel we have a good chance of winning both games.”

The trip to Telford, will see the Bison looking to get themselves back into the National Cup shake-up for top two place in the group.

Telford have already beaten the Bison twice this season and they head North One and have added British forward Scott McKenzie this week.

Sheppard added: “We last played them a month ago. We have made changes and they have too, so it will be interested to see where we are now.

The Basingstoke Buffalo are back on home ice on Sunday (6.30pm) when Lukas Smital’s Slough Jets are the visitors.