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Bees v Bison (17th Sept) Match night info

posted 16 Sep 2017, 00:13 by john slater

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Hive this coming Sunday for the Bracknell Bees 2017-18 home regular season opener versus their local M3 rivals the Basingstoke Bison.

To keep you all up to date and help you enjoy the evening below is all of the information & highlights that you need to know!

Season Ticket Collections
Season tickets, for those that have purchased, will all be available for collection pre-game, only available until face-off at 6pm.   Please see Yvonne or John Slater (located in the hospitality suite upstairs) to collect - please see here for full details and further dates when they will be available for collection HERE

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 for more on their menu

If you visit Blues pre-game remember to wear your Bees or Bison 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 Richard Dobney Consulting, a new sponsor of the club this season, as match night sponsor for this Sundays home game!  The club would like to thank them for their sponsorship 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!

Honoured Guest
The Bracknell Bees are delighted to be welcoming to Sunday's regular season home opener, against our local rivals the Basingstoke Bison, The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayor’s Consort of the Borough of Bracknell Forest Councillor Mrs Tina McKenzie-Boyle and Bruce McKenzie-Boyle.

Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC) Junior game
Before the Bees home regluar season opener vs the Basingstoke Bison on Sunday the U15's Bracknell Hummers will be in action at The Hive taking on Slough U15's 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 for full details.

Match Night Masots
For this game we have Nate & Charlie Gaskin joining us from the Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC) as the match night mascots.

1st Period Break entertainment
In the first period break this evening we are pleased to be joined by the Bracknell Under 9’s BuzzBees who will be having a scrimmage for part of the first period break.  They will also be back on the ice during the second period as part of the Blues Smokehouse sponsored Chuck-A-Puck and Chuck-A-Duck competitions.

The BuzzBees are the youngest organised age group within the Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC), with the exception of the Learn to Play sessions, and they are led by Head Coach Rob Lamey who is a twenty year veteran of ice hockey and represented the Bracknell Bees, as Captain, for three seasons between 2011-14.  

2017-18 Replica Jerseys
The Bracknell Bees are happy to announce that Bees 2017-18 replica jerseys will be 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, starting at this Sundays regular season home opener versus the Basingstoke Bison (6pm faceoff).

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!

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 popular forward Shaun Thompson’s 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

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 Shaun Thompson, Jan Bendik & Josh Martin!