Ice Hockey

Back to providing DJ services as and when required with the Basingstoke Bison!

Bees Ice Hockey Club
The Bees Ice Hockey Club started life as the Bracknell Bees, playing from the John Nike LeisureSport Complex between 1987 and 2020. When the failing JNLC was closed in 2020 with the blame laid at the door of Coronavirus the Bees relocated to the Slough Ice Arena.

Bees play in the second tier of British Ice Hockey, NIHL National.

From 2018-2020 I was the Head of Media for the Bees and from the start of the Spring Cup series I am the gameday announcer / DJ for the Bees

Visit the Bees website

The Basingstoke Bison completed the treble in 2017/18 the Bison winning the Britton Conference League and Play-offs before adding the coveted National Final Four Play-off Title as well.

The Bison are the main sporting attraction in Basingstoke, regularly drawing on thousand plus crowds to cheer on Basingstoke’s ice hockey team.

Following the disbanding of the Slough Jets as a professional ice hockey team I rediscovered my love of the sport with the Basingstoke Bison, despite the 75 mile round trip every week for a “home” game.

The Bison welcomed me into the club and I provide cover match night announcing for the team. I also write for “The Stampede”, the weekly programme, I write the weekend reviews including detailed reports on home games and I write and publish the club’s press releases.

For more visit Basingstoke Bison website

Slough Jets LogoFrom 1992 – 2014 I was the Slough Jets Game-day DJ taking care of all the audio you hear on the game day experience.

The Slough Jets were an Ice Hockey team playing in the English Premier Ice Hockey League, the second tier of British Ice Hockey. The Jets won the EPIHL play-offs in 2008 and 2010 and played their home games at Absolutely Ice on Saturdays (occasionally Sundays) from September to April.

I was responsible for all the audio heard on game day from walk up, through the build up, the line ups and the three periods and intervals. Check out the blogs from my game-day programme articles and more.

In 2014 the decision was taken to close the Slough Jets as a professional sports team, ending 29 years of proud history.  The development club continues to this day.  July 2014 saw a charity game held reuniting Jets legends from 1986-2014 raising over £4000 for SPICE and the Lymphoma Association

For more visit Slough Jets Legends