First Team Star
Feb 11, 2017, 11:25 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
English Premier League
Re: [Roger D] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Basingstoke Bison 7 Hull Pirates 1
admission £16-50 inc internet booking fee, programme £2-50, attendance est 1400 (still one side out of use)
4th/9 v 6th/9
Hull started the season really well, third in November. Then they blew up, the coach has been recently replaced, and results have improved slightly.
Tonight's result was totally down to poor defending, because they always looked dangerous in attack.
Two weeks ago they lost 1-6 here and were outshot 21-70. Today it was 1-7 but only 27-28.
It was 2-0 to Bison at the end of the first as they were troubled frequently by the visitors' breaks but finished better. One goal was shorthanded.
In the second Bison's Towalski received a match penalty for spearing, but Bison were the ones to score, again shorthanded. Hull pulled a goal back but two good moves gave Antonov two goals to complete a hat-trick on his return to the team after playing for GB in the Winter Universiade.
Bison looked more comfortable in the third period which got quite tasty, at one point there were two separate fights in front of the Bison bench, and there were a few other incidents. Two late goals on the powerplay near the end completed the scoring for Bison. Antonov got his fourth.
Numerous delays tonight - at one point the ice needed fixing, another saw the player's gate need fixing, Bison's Scott seemed to get an elbow and was taken off very groggy, and, of course, the bouts of handbags in the final period. Hull are at home to Bison tomorrow so there might be a few things remembered from tonight.
If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.
(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Feb 11, 2017, 11:26 PM)