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Weekend Preview - Week 13

posted 7 Dec 2017, 10:26 by John Slater

The Bracknell Bees are back to two games in their thirteenth weekend of regular season NIHL Div1 South action this coming weekend.   Both games are National Cup Group D matches and see the Bees taking on the Telford Tigers in a double header weekend.   The action gets under with a rare Saturday home game at The Hive, 6pm face-off, before the two teams face off again in Telford on Sunday evening, 6pm faceoff.   Saturday's home match will be the Bees last at The Hive before Christmas.

After an off-season of re-structuring, both for the league and the Tigers, the Telford outfit are now plying their trade in the NIHL Div1 North (Moralee) and are currently in third place in the league.   They have started both the league and cup campaigns impressively.  

The Bees, who are in need of points in their Cup group this weekend to keep their Cup hopes alive, will be looking to end their slump in recent results home at The Hive on Saturday before making the trip to Telford on Sunday in the search of a road win in the Cup to add to their Cup victory on the road in Basingstoke.  The Tigers, sitting second in Group D of the National Cup, however should not be taken lightly or underestimated as they boast an impressive roster with a blend of youth and experience.   The Tigers also put two narrow defeats on the Bees in the Cup, one of them in overtime, in early November.   

We are pleased to announce that this Saturday evenings home game versus the Telford Tigers 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   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 Telford Tigers 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