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Bees v Swindon Wildcats (Sun 11th Feb) Match night info

posted 11 Feb 2018, 00:34 by john slater

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Hive this coming Sunday for the Bracknell Bees 2017-18 eighteenth regular season home game - a NIHL South Division 1 league clash, this time versus local M4 rivals the Swindon Wildcats.

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

Due to a safety concern and in the interests of our spectators, the upstairs seating areas behind the goals through to the “red icing line” will be closed whilst hockey is being played.   Block 1 and Block 5 will be completely closed and partial closure of Block 2 (seats 70-74, rows D–G), Block 4 (seats 164-167, rows D-G,) Block 6 (seats 240-255, rows D,E,F ) and Block 8 (seats 385 -398, rows D,E,F).  For full details please see full release 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 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 - New sponsor welcomed aboard
At this Sundays home game vs the Swindon Wildcats we are delighted to also be welcoming a new sponsor to the Bees family, The Money Guardian.    A local business who take care of you and your family by giving advice on mortgages, insurance and providing a will writing service.   Helping clients through important life changes and decisions in and around Berkshire.   You can read more about them and their offerings HERE.   We thank them for their support and sponsorship and look forward to partnering with them.

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!

Bracknell Ice Hockey Club (BIHC) Junior game
Before the Bees home regular season game vs Swindon Wildcats on Sunday the U15's Hummers will be in action at The Hive taking on Guildford 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.

We are pleased to announce that the Supporters Club, as well as manning their merchandise desk in the foyer on match nights, will now be present in the old rink shop before Bracknell Bees home games (usually opening from 4pm).   As well as replica jerseys, inlcuding the new Gold alternate Bees jerseys, the Supporters Club also stocks plenty of Bracknell Bees memorabilia and clothing including some 30th Anniversary items.   Make sure you pop along and check them out!  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 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 Matt Foord, Josh Martin & Alex Barker!