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Bees v Swindon Wildcats (Sun 26th Nov) Match night info

posted 22 Nov 2017, 13:34 by john slater

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Hive this coming Sunday for the Bracknell Bees 2017-18 eleventh regular season home game - a National Cup Group D match, this time versus the Swindon Wildccats.

To keep you all up to date and help you enjoy the evening below is all of the information & highlights:

Chow down on some top BBQ food pre-match!
Remember that our sponsors Blues Smokehouse is only two miles from the The Hive so why not visit them before the game!  Check out their extensive menu of cracking food with a great atmosphere – a real favourite with Bees fans and player alike!  Visit their website www.bluessmokehouse.co.uk for more on their menu

If you visit Blues pre-game remember to wear your Bees or Wildcats jersey with pride as it will entitle you to a Free Match Day Starter Platter (featuring Gator Eggs, Cheesy Poppers, Kickin’ Wings & Jalapeno Torpedos)!

Tonight’s Match Sponsor
We welcome Crowthorne Insurance as match night sponsor for this Sundays home game!  The club would like to thank them for their continued and vauled sponsorship of the Bees again this season!

Face Off Time
We are all set for a 6pm face off with doors opening at 5pm.   Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time and are in your seat for the pre-game build-up!

Period Break Entertainment
We will also be welcoming to The Hive the Bracknell Fusion Junior Synchronised Ice Skating team.   They will be providing period break entertainment at Sundays game and we thank them for their support.

Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC) Junior game
Before the Bees home regular season game vs Swindon Wildcats on Sunday the U13's Bumblebees will be in action at The Hive taking on Streatham at 3.25pm.   Why not pop along early and cheer them on before the Bees match!

Tickets prices
Adult ticket (over 21yrs old) – £12.50
Concession ticket (over 60’s) – £9
Disabled Supporters ticket (including a FREE helper ticket) – £9
Young Adults (aged 17-21) and Students (with a valid NUS card) – £9
Junior (5yrs – 17yrs) – £5
Junior (under 5yrs) – FREE
Family ticket also available – visit www.bracknellbeesihc.com/tickets for full details.

2017-18 Replica Jerseys
The Bracknell Bees are happy to announce that Bees 2017-18 replica jerseys are available to purchase from the Supporters Club merchandise table (in the foyer) and also from their shop (opposite the bar at the back of block 5) on match nights.  The initial batch of jerseys, both home and away, will be available in a range of sizes and will be priced at £47.50 (£42.75 for season ticket holders) each for adult sizes and £37.50  (£33.75 for season ticket holders) each for junior sizes.  Make sure you pop along to pick up your jersey as they are sure to be popular and sell fast!

Merchandise
As well as replica jerseys the Supporters Club merchandise table also stocks plenty of Bracknell Bees memorabilia and clothing including some 30th Anniversary items.   Make sure you pop along and check them out! NEW IN! Bracknell Bees mini-jerseys have arrived and are now available at £10 each.  There are also a large number of new and unique items so grab them whilst they last! 

50/50 Cash Prize Draw
Make sure that you see one of our ticket sellers around the rink and bar to purchase your ticket, priced at £1 each – YOU NEED TO BEE IN IT TO WIN IT!   For each ticket purchased 50% goes to the prize fund and 50% goes straight into the club for further investment and support of the team so the more tickets you buy the bigger the prize!

50/50 Raffle ticket sellers can be found in the foyer, in the Bees Knees Bar and walking around the rink.   You can also purchase tickets at the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.

Shirt Off A Players Back
The ever popular Shirt Off A Players Back raffle returns this week and this week you have the chance to win Bees Captain Matt Foord's white home s
hirt, straight from his back and the end of the game.   The lucky winner will be presented the shirt on-ice post-game and have their photo taken as the shirt is handed over.  Shirt Off A Back can be found in the foyer, in the Bees Knees Bar and walking around the rink.   You can also purchase tickets at the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.

Blues Smokehouse Sponsored Chuck-a-Puck and Chuck-a-Duck
The Bracknell Bees Chuck-a-Puck and Chuck-a-Duck weekly events will now be sponsored by Blues Smokehouse and they will include prizes from Blues in the prize package for the winners of each event at Bees home games so don’t forget to purchase yours, priced at £1 each, to take part in the second period interval fun with a chance to win!

The Bracknell Bees Official Match Night programme – The Buzz!
The Bees official match night programme, compiled and edited for us by our media partners Usual Suspects Media, will be available still priced at £2.50 and packed with match reports, interesting articles, team information etc…– pick up your copy from the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.   This weeks programme also includes a special Blues Smokehouse Voucher, so make sure to grab your copy!

Post-game signing table
The post-game player signing table returns this week so why not bring those jerseys, programmes etc.. along and get them signed.   This is a weekly event so please check our social media and programme each week to see who will be manning the signing table after each game.   On the signing table, downstairs under block 4, Sunday post-game will be Matt Foord, George Norcliffe and Jan Bendik!

Weekend Preview - Week 11

posted 22 Nov 2017, 13:34 by john slater


The eleventh weekend of regular season action for the Bracknell Bees sees them once again with a two game weekend.   This weekend the Bees are engaged in two local derby National Cup Group D match-ups. The weekend gets underway as the Bees make the trip along the M3 to Basingstoke to face the Bison (faceoff 6.30pm) before returning home to The Hive on Sunday to welcome the Swindon Wildcats (faceoff 6pm).


Last week the Bees fell to two defeats at the hands of the Invicta Dynamos and Peterborough Phantoms, in two league games and will be looking to try to get back to their form from earlier in the season this weekend as they look to try to pick up points in their National Cup Group games to keep them in with a chance of progressing
further in the National Cup.

The Bees find themselves at the bottom of their National Cup group and need points from this weekends games to keep the National Cup alive for them.   The two games this weekend however will be another two tough match-ups for the Bees.   The Basingstoke Bison have been in good form of late with ten wins from their last twelve matches, ironically the two losses coming in cup competitions.   So far this season the Bees have lost the two games in which they have faced the Bison but both defeats were narrow and one was after overtime so another tight and tense game is expected between these two local rivals.  


On Sunday the Bees will take on the Swindon Wildcats who have also been in good form with only three losses in their last fifteen games.   The Wildcats also top the National Cup Group D table so the Bees will have another tough task on their hands as they face their M4 rivals at The Hive this Sunday.   The two sides faced each other once already this season with the Wildcats running out winners at the Link Centre in Swindon in late October where the Swindon side picked up the win.


The Bees will be looking to dig deep to turn their current run of form around as they take on their two local rivals this weekend.  

At Sundays home game we are also pleased to welcome the Bracknell Fusion Junior Synchronised Ice Skating team to The Hive, they will be providing period break entertainment at tonight’s game and we thank them for their support.


We hope to see a good home support from the Bees fans and look forward to welcoming the Swindon Wildcats fans to The Hive and with that in mind we have some key points for new visiting fans to please note for Bees games:

  • There is an “away” section in Block 2 downstairs where away fans tend to congregate and sit together however you are welcome to purchase tickets through the rink reception on the match night or by calling 01344 789000 for seats in the upper balcony area.   You will need to specify at the time of purchase.
  • Most of the balcony blocks have a large amount of season ticket seats within them that are already reserved so please be aware of this when taking your seat, if you are sitting in a season ticket holder seat without the ticket for that seat you will be asked to move to the correct seat. 
  •  It should be noted too, that due to the license held by the rink, that although alcohol is sold in The Bees Knees bar it can only be taken out to the seated balcony area and is not permitted downstairs within the rink at all. 
  • The rink is also a no smoking building so you will need to leave by the front door during period breaks if you wish to smoke and you will need your ticket to regain entry.   
  • The other general rink rules such as no flash photography, waiting for a break in play before moving around the rink, no foul or abusive language etc.… are, as with all rinks, also in place. 
  • Our Supporters Club run a merchandise stall in the main foyer and upstairs at the back of Block 5 (opposite the bar) there is also the Supporters Club shop.   Merchandise, programmes, 50/50 tickets etc. are all available at these two locations on a match nights

Bees make squad change

posted 22 Nov 2017, 11:31 by john slater


The Bracknell Bees have made the difficult choice to make a change to their inaugural 2017-18 National Ice Hockey League Division 1 South (Britton) squad.

Head Coach Scott Spearing has taken the tough decision to release twenty-nine-year-old forward Steve Osman from the Bees squad with immediate effect.  

Osman had signed for his first season in the Black, White and Gold of the Bees this off-season and was in his first season for the Berkshire club.   So far this season in sixteen games he had netted five goals and eight assists.

Player/Head Coach Scott Spearing said on the decision:
“Decisions like this are never easy to make and certainly not pleasant to have to do but it is something that I feel I had to do to move the squad forward in an effort to get back on track and ensure we are playing the way that we need to and get the results we want, following a good start to the season.”

He went on to add:
“Steve is a professional, genuine and honest person and you couldn’t hope to meet a nicer guy, he is well liked and respected by players, management and fans alike, which of course made releasing him even more difficult.  I would like to thank him for his time and efforts with us and wish him all the best for the future.”

Steve leaves the Bees with the clubs best wishes for the future and we would like to thank him for his efforts.

Head Coach Scott Spearing is now beginning the process of looking for a suitable additional player to add to the squad and further details will be announced as and when available.

Bees & Hornets to face off on Weds 27th Dec in aid of Orchid Cancer Charity!

posted 20 Nov 2017, 12:00 by john slater


The Bracknell Bees, in partnership with the Bracknell Hornets, are pleased today to announce a Christmas charity match between the two sides on Wednesday 27th December (6pm faceoff), at The Hive!


The NIHL Division 1 South Britton Bracknell Bees will take on the NIHL Division 2 South Wilkinson Bracknell Hornets and the match will be in aid of male cancer charity Orchid.


Orchid aims to encourage, support and fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of male cancers.
 

It has identified new ways to treat male cancers and improved understanding of how these cancers behave. You can find out more about them and their work on their website at www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

Come along and celebrate the Bees 30th Anniversary, the Festive holidays and help raise funds for Orchid as well! 

On the night there will be a post-game Skate with the Players, a social event with the players in the hospitality suite (also post-game) as well as special raffles, competitions & more during the evening.  

We will also be holding a Christmas Jumper competition!   So make sure that you wear your best, or worst, Christmas jumper as the one selected as the best will receive a prize on the night!

Tickets for this special one off match are as below:

  • Adults (over 18’s) - £5

  • Juniors (up to 17 years of age) - £1

Please note that this game is not covered by either Bracknell Bees or Bracknell Hornets season tickets.

As part of the fund-raising efforts both teams will be wearing special jerseys, once again designed by our friends at Cassio Designs, for the match.   The unique jerseys feature the Orchid colours and logos as well as special Bees and Hornets logos.   The jerseys are priced at £65 per jersey and both squad’s jerseys will be available to Own & Loan.

There will be a further press release unveiling the jerseys designs and opening the Own & Loan scheme, on a strictly first come first served basis on Thursday 30th November at 7pm.   Keep your eyes on the Bracknell Bees website and social media that evening for the designs and we will be accepting Own & Loan purchases from 7pm that evening.

Match report: Bracknell Bees 2 - 7 Peterborough Phantoms

posted 20 Nov 2017, 11:53 by john slater

The Bees were hoping to reverse their current form on Sunday, after several recent defeats. They welcomed top of the table Peterborough Phantoms to the Hive knowing they would have to put on a huge team performance if they were to get anything from the game.

In the stripes were Stephan Hogarth, assisted by Phil O'Neil and Andrew Strain. In the goals were Danny Milton for the Bees and newly signed from London Raiders, Euan King for the Phantoms.

The first period started brightly for Bracknell with several good chances with James Galazzi making a nuisance of himself in front of King. The Bees were moving the puck nicely around and shooting in from the blue line with players creating a screen in front of the goalie, Galazzi tipping a Tom Avery shot but being stopped by King. Just under seven minutes on the clock and the Bees took the lead after good work through solid passing on the powerplay. Steve Osman and Tom Avery set up a simple tap in for Callum Best with some delightful one-touch passing. Almost immediately though, the Phantoms leveled the score as Josh Tetlow was left alone to cover two forwards and Nathan Salem, on a pass from Will Weldon shot top right, over the glove of Milton. As the period was winding down, Bracknell found themselves on another powerplay and made the most of it, again through Best and some patient passing to make it 2-1. But once again, the Bees concentration levels dipped and on a delayed penalty call conceded an equalizer through Ales Padalek.

The second period seem to lack fluidity, partly due to several soft penalties called for both side by Hogarth not allowing the game to flow on its own. However it was the Phantoms who would take advantage of this while shorthanded. Following a pass by James Ferrara, Edward Knaggs buried his chance past Milton. Bracknell had an opportunity to take back the lead after getting a 5-on-3 powerplay, but were unable to make anything of it. In fact, both teams had powerplay chances but couldn't make anything happen. It was towards the end of the period and Darius Pliskauskas broke away after some sustained Bees pressure, and when it looked like Milton had made a fantastic save the puck trickled over the line to make it 4-2 to the Phantoms.

The third period lacked any intensity from the Bees and the Phantoms were more than happy to sit back on their lead. Half way through the period and Peterborough burst through the neutral zone with Pliskauskas beating Jan Bendik for pace, coming inside of the defenceman and shooting to the left of Milton making it 5-2. Just minutes later Weldon made it 6-2, ending any chance the Bees might have had to fight for a comeback. Despite a valiant effort in the final few minutes, Bracknell just couldn't find a way to test King and any effort was too little to late. It was Peterborough who put an exclamation point on their victory with a seventh goal from Salem.

The Bees need to reset and figure a way to play and win without top goalscorers Bakrlik and Thompson. Many positives can be taken from this weekend, but they need to be acted on if they want any chance of staying in contention for the title.

Match stats
Period scores: 2-2; 0-2; 0-3
Bees Scorers: Best 2+0; Avery & Osman 0+2
Phantoms scorers: Pliskauskas & Salem 2+2; Knaggs 1+2; Weldon & Padelek 1+1; Jamieson 0+2; Norton, J.Ferrara, R.Ferrara & Griffiths 0+1
Bees PIMS: 8 (Jackson, Norcliffe, Ingoldsby & Barker 2)
Phantoms PIMS: 14 (Pliskauskas 4; Norton, J.Ferrara, Jamieson, R.Ferrara & Padelek 2)
Shots on Bees (Milton): 28 (8, 9, 11)
Shots on Phantoms (King): 24 (7, 11, 6)

Match report: Invicta Dynamos 5 - 1 Bracknell Bees

posted 20 Nov 2017, 11:53 by john slater

Saturday, the Bees headed east to Gillingham to face the Invicta Dynamos in what would be a tough challenge without top goalscorers Frankie Bakrlik and Shaun Thompson. The Bees added Will Stead to the line-up, but with the Bracknell Hornets also playing that evening were unable to call upon the services of the other players on 2-way contracts.  

Refereeing the game was Matthew Thompson with Amy Lack and Flynn Sitch-Cunningham running the lines.

Starting goalies were Damien King for the home team, while Alex Mettam took up position between the pipes for the Bees.

The first period started badly for the Bees, as just 41 seconds in they found themselves down a goal after Callum Fowler was left all alone after a simple play along the boards and his shot was perfectly placed to beat Mettam. Invicta were clearly on a mission and in no mood to be pushed around and were far more the physical team. After exchanging a penalty each, the Bees found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-on-3 powerplay. With no chances for the home team, it was Bracknell who had the better of the play and Callum Best had a great opportunity while shorthanded, but it was easily dealt with. With no Bakrlik or Thompson it was up to the other forwards to take up the goal scoring. Josh Martin was clearly more than up for the challenge and was pushing hard all over the ice. Steve Osman and Jared Lane both had chances, but were easily cancelled out by King in the Invicta net. A slapshot from Luke Jackson also tested King, but with no movement in front it was easily seen and gloved.

Into the second period and the Bees gave up a quick penalty. Towards the back end of an Invicta powerplay, Best was slow in coming out of the penalty box. With just 4 skaters on the ice and Invicta on the attack, they doubled their lead through Ashley Jackson, shooting high on Mettam. The Bees were having far more possession and seriously out-shooting the Dynamos but were unable to get past King, who was having a great night in the 'Mos net. Just moments after the second, Invicta got their third goal directly from a face off in a shot that just seemed to go straight through Mettam. With five minutes remaining of the period and the home team got their fourth of the night and practically ended any chance of the Bees making a comeback. Another powerplay goal, this time through George Hoang after the 'Mos entered the Bracknell zone and a simple cross ice pass from Ashley Jackson left the former all alone to beat Mettam. This signalled the end of Mettams time in goal and was replaced with Danny Milton shortly after. Unfortunately this didn't stem the flow as Invicta got their fifth goal after Bracknell lost control of the puck just inside the blue line and Scott Bailey chipped the puck over Milton completely unchallenged.

The final period and the Bees gave it everything they had. Unfortunately though, most shots were straight at the Invicta goalie and despite eventually out shooting them 23-12 in the final period, really struggled to find that killer instinct. In an effort to spur the team on and after being targeted all game by niggly cheap shots from Brandon Webster, Jan Bendik took matters into his own hands and offered the young Brit to fight. After a few swings and misses, the two spun disappointingly to the ice. The Bees would however get a consolation goal through Best after a face off win and a strong low shot eventually beat the home goalie. Lots of effort and shots on goal, but no final end product meant the Bees left empty handed and in real need of finding a way to win without their top scorers.

Match stats
Period scores: 1-0; 4-0, 0-1
Dynamos Scorers: Jackson 1+3; Colvin 1+1; Bailey, Hoang & Fowler 1+0; Strawson 0+2; Ralph 0+1
Bees scorers: Best 1+0; Avery & H.Stead 0+1
Dynamos PIMS: 30 (B.Webster 18; Bailey 12)
Bees PIMS: 18 (Best & Bendik 4; Galazzi, Norcliffe, Barker, Martin & Osman 2)
Shots on Dynamos (King): 59 (18, 18, 23)
Shots on Bees (Mettam & Milton): 24 (11, 13, 0) & 15 (0, 3, 12)

Tonight’s Live Stream unfortunately cancelled!

posted 19 Nov 2017, 07:41 by john slater


The Bracknell Bees are saddened to have to announce that the planned Live Streaming of tonight’s Bees home game at The Hive vs the Peterborough Phantoms has had to, unfortunately, be cancelled.

The club would like to apologise for the short notice of the cancellation but it is unavoidable due to illness of key members of the streaming crew.   We also apologise for any inconvenience caused to fans of boths teams.

Those who have already purchased passes for tonight’s planned stream please contact www.icehockeylive.co.uk or info@ihluk.uk for a refund.

The Bracknell Bees apologise again for this unavoidable cancellation and thank everyone for their understanding.

Josh Tetlow selected for Great Britain U20s squad for World Championships

posted 17 Nov 2017, 05:11 by john slater   [ updated 17 Nov 2017, 05:13 ]

The Bracknell Bees would like to congratulate Bees defenceman Josh Tetlow on his selection to the Great Britain Under-20's squad for next month’s U20 World Championship in Dumfries, Scotland.

The six-team IIHF Division 2 Group A tournament runs from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th December 2017 at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.  GB will face Estonia, Japan, Korea, Netherlands & Romania as they look to secure promotion back to Division 1 of the World Championship structure.

GB begin the tournament on Sunday 10th December against Romania, followed by a game on Monday 11th December versus Estonia.   Britain play Netherlands on Wednesday 13th December, while on Thursday 14th December they go head-to-head with Korea.   They round off the competition by facing Japan on Saturday 16th December. All GB games face-off at 8pm.

The squad in full is as below:

Netminders
Jordan Lawday - Cardiff Fire
Ethan James - Essa Stallions, Canada

Defence
Lewis Baldwin - Blackburn Hawks
Bradley Jenion - South Shore Kings, USA
Stuart Kerr - Solway Sharks
Ed Knaggs - MK Lightning / Peterborough
Oliver Stone - Swindon Wildcats / Coventry Blaze
Tom Stubley - Hull Pirates
Josh Tetlow - Bracknell Bees/ Nottingham Panthers

Forwards
Kieran Brown - Sheffield Steelers / Blackburn Hawks
Jordan Buesa - Solway Sharks / Braehead Clan
Sam Duggan - Orebro, Sweden
Ben Edmonds - Dundee Stars
Craig Garrigan - Skyland Kings, USA
Harry Gulliver - Ogden Mustangs, USA
Mac Howlett - Saipa, Finland
Jordan Kelsall - Swindon Wildcats / Nottingham Panthers
Liam Kirk Sheffield Steelers
Morgan Clarke-Pizzo - OHA, Canada
Cole Shudra - Sheffield Steelers
Chad Smith - Fife Flyers
Josh Waller - Pisek, Czech Republic

Long List Reserves
Daniel Abercrombie - Solway Sharks
Brandon Ayliffe - London Raiders
Josh Crane - MK Thunder
Adam Finlinson - Whitley Bay
Rio Grinell-Parke - MK Thunder
Scott Henderson - Solway Sharks
Kris Inglis - Dundee Stars
Kyle Johnston - Solway Sharks
Aaron Lyon - Hull Pirates
Tom Relf - Sheffield Steeldogs
Ashley Smith - Hull Pirates
Josh Smith - Basingstoke
Jordan Stokes - Telford / Coventry Blaze

Bees v Peterborough Phantoms (Sun 19th Nov) Match night info

posted 16 Nov 2017, 13:56 by john slater

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Hive this coming Sunday for the Bracknell Bees 2017-18 tenth regular season home game - a league match, this time versus the Peterborough Phantoms.

To keep you all up to date and help you enjoy the evening below is all of the information & highlights:

Chow down on some top BBQ food pre-match!
Remember that our sponsors Blues Smokehouse is only two miles from the The Hive so why not visit them before the game!  Check out their extensive menu of cracking food with a great atmosphere – a real favourite with Bees fans and player alike!  Visit their website www.bluessmokehouse.co.uk for more on their menu

If you visit Blues pre-game remember to wear your Bees or Phantoms jersey with pride as it will entitle you to a Free Match Day Starter Platter (featuring Gator Eggs, Cheesy Poppers, Kickin’ Wings & Jalapeno Torpedos)!

Tonight’s Match Sponsor
We welcome Franx Barbers as match night sponsor for this Sundays home game!  The club would like to thank them for their continued and vauled sponsorship of the Bees again this season!

Face Off Time
We are all set for a 6pm face off with doors opening at 5pm.   Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time and are in your seat for the pre-game build-up!

Period Break Entertainment
We will also be welcoming to The Hive the Bracknell Fusion Prelim Synchronised Ice Skating team.   They will be providing period break entertainment at Sundays game and we thank them for their support.

Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC) Junior game
Before the Bees home regular season game vs Peterborough Phantoms on Sunday the U18's Stingers will be in action at The Hive taking on Chelmsford at 3.25pm.   Why not pop along early and cheer them on before the Bees match!

Tickets prices
Adult ticket (over 21yrs old) – £12.50
Concession ticket (over 60’s) – £9
Disabled Supporters ticket (including a FREE helper ticket) – £9
Young Adults (aged 17-21) and Students (with a valid NUS card) – £9
Junior (5yrs – 17yrs) – £5
Junior (under 5yrs) – FREE
Family ticket also available – visit www.bracknellbeesihc.com/tickets for full details.

Live Streaming
The Bracknell Bees are pleased to announce that this Sundays evenings home game versus the Peterborough Phantoms will also be streamed Live from The Hive with the help of several of our media partners.   See HERE for full details.

The live stream will be hosted by our partners at Ice Hockey Live UK and you can read more about them and find more information on the stream for this Saturdays game at the Ice Hockey Live UK website www.icehockeylive.co.uk

You can purchase your stream ticket at the following direct link HERE

2017-18 Replica Jerseys
The Bracknell Bees are happy to announce that Bees 2017-18 replica jerseys are available to purchase from the Supporters Club merchandise table (in the foyer) and also from their shop (opposite the bar at the back of block 5) on match nights.  The initial batch of jerseys, both home and away, will be available in a range of sizes and will be priced at £47.50 (£42.75 for season ticket holders) each for adult sizes and £37.50  (£33.75 for season ticket holders) each for junior sizes.  Make sure you pop along to pick up your jersey as they are sure to be popular and sell fast!

Merchandise
As well as replica jerseys the Supporters Club merchandise table also stocks plenty of Bracknell Bees memorabilia and clothing including some 30th Anniversary items.   Make sure you pop along and check them out! NEW IN! Bracknell Bees mini-jerseys have arrived and are now available at £10 each (please note there is no season ticket holder discount on these) and a full range of player names are available!   Grab them whilst they last! 

50/50 Cash Prize Draw
Make sure that you see one of our ticket sellers around the rink and bar to purchase your ticket, priced at £1 each – YOU NEED TO BEE IN IT TO WIN IT!   For each ticket purchased 50% goes to the prize fund and 50% goes straight into the club for further investment and support of the team so the more tickets you buy the bigger the prize!

50/50 Raffle ticket sellers can be found in the foyer, in the Bees Knees Bar and walking around the rink.   You can also purchase tickets at the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.

Shirt Off A Players Back
The ever popular Shirt Off A Players Back raffle returns this week and this week you have the chance to win defenceman Josh Tetlow's 
white home shirt, straight from his back and the end of the game.   The lucky winner will be presented the shirt on-ice post-game and have their photo taken as the shirt is handed over.  Shirt Off A Back can be found in the foyer, in the Bees Knees Bar and walking around the rink.   You can also purchase tickets at the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.

Blues Smokehouse Sponsored Chuck-a-Puck and Chuck-a-Duck
The Bracknell Bees Chuck-a-Puck and Chuck-a-Duck weekly events will now be sponsored by Blues Smokehouse and they will include prizes from Blues in the prize package for the winners of each event at Bees home games so don’t forget to purchase yours, priced at £1 each, to take part in the second period interval fun with a chance to win!

The Bracknell Bees Official Match Night programme – The Buzz!
The Bees official match night programme, compiled and edited for us by our media partners Usual Suspects Media, will be available still priced at £2.50 and packed with match reports, interesting articles, team information etc…– pick up your copy from the Bracknell Bees Supporters Club merchandise desk.   This weeks programme also includes a special Blues Smokehouse Voucher, so make sure to grab your copy!

Post-game signing table
The post-game player signing table returns this week so why not bring those jerseys, programmes etc.. along and get them signed.   This is a weekly event so please check our social media and programme each week to see who will be manning the signing table after each game.   On the signing table, downstairs under block 4, Sunday post-game will be Josh Tetlow, Danny Milton & Shaun Thompson!

Weekend Preview - Week 10

posted 16 Nov 2017, 09:39 by john slater


The tenth weekend of regular season action for the Bracknell Bees sees them once again with a two game weekend, both this time NIHL Div1 South league matches.   The weekend starts on the road on Saturday as the Bees head to Gillingham to face the Invicta Dynamos (6pm face-off) before returning home to The Hive on Sunday for a 6pm face-off against the Peterborough Phantoms.

Two narrow National Cup Group D losses both home and away to the Telford Tigers last weekend have given the Bees a hill to climb to progress in the Cup but this weekend they are back in league action.  

The Bees and Dynamos have already met twice this season, once at The Hive and once in Kent, with the Bees victorious in both games but pushed all the way by the Dynamos.  An overtime winner and penalty shoot out win have given the Bees the two narrow victories over the Gillingham side.   The Bees will be well aware of how hard the Invite team work and will need to maintain their discipline in what is sure to be a hostile and physical encounter on the road on Saturday.

On Sunday the Bees welcome the Peterborough Phantoms to The Hive on Sunday for the first time this season.   The teams met back in early September in Peterborough where the home side ran out 4-2 winners.   Despite the long history between the two sides the Bees will be looking to overcome their visitors on Sunday and get back to winning ways at The Hive where they have been solid all season.   With the Phantoms sitting top of the league table (at the time of writing this) the Bees know they will have a tough battle on their hands this Sunday as the teams battle it out at the top of the NIHL Div1 South table.   They will be hoping last weekend was a blip in form but with both losses having been narrow and the team playing well they should still be confident in their own play whilst not underestimating either of this weekends opponents.

At Sundays home game we are also pleased to welcome the Bracknell Fusion Prelim Synchronised Ice Skating team to The Hive, they will be providing period break entertainment at tonight’s game and we thank them for their support.

We are pleased to announce that this Saturday evenings home game versus the Peterborough Phantoms will also be streamed Live from The Hive with the help of several of our media partners.   See HERE for full details.   The live stream will be hosted by our partners at Ice Hockey Live UK and you can read more about them and find more information on the stream for this Saturdays game at the Ice Hockey Live UK website www.icehockeylive.co.uk.   You can purchase your stream ticket at the following direct link HERE

We hope to see a good home support from the Bees fans and look forward to welcoming the Peterborough Phantoms fans to The Hive and with that in mind we have some key points for new visiting fans to please note for Bees games:
  • There is an “away” section in Block 2 downstairs where away fans tend to congregate and sit together however you are welcome to purchase tickets through the rink reception on the match night or by calling 01344 789000 for seats in the upper balcony area.   You will need to specify at the time of purchase. 
  • Most of the balcony blocks have a large amount of season ticket seats within them that are already reserved so please be aware of this when taking your seat, if you are sitting in a season ticket holder seat without the ticket for that seat you will be asked to move to the correct seat. 
  •  It should be noted too, that due to the license held by the rink, that although alcohol is sold in The Bees Knees bar it can only be taken out to the seated balcony area and is not permitted downstairs within the rink at all. 
  • The rink is also a no smoking building so you will need to leave by the front door during period breaks if you wish to smoke and you will need your ticket to regain entry.   
  • The other general rink rules such as no flash photography, waiting for a break in play before moving around the rink, no foul or abusive language etc.… are, as with all rinks, also in place. 
  • Our Supporters Club run a merchandise stall in the main foyer and upstairs at the back of Block 5 (opposite the bar) there is also the Supporters Club shop.   Merchandise, programmes, 50/50 tickets etc. are all available at these two locations on a match nights


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