Back to normal for BeesBy Katie Eleftheriou
January 22, 2010
Katie Eleftheriou, fan turned boss of the Bracknell Bees, gives an insight into running a top ice hockey team.
I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I don’t know about you but I’m fed up with all the snow! Snow always makes me think of holiday and skiing and that’s where I would like to be.
Although, I did notice that some of you were having a lot of fun “pimping” your snowmen.
So much so that one even made it on to Sky Sports. Thanks to Ricky and Bobby for the photo of Housey the snowman.
Well, things seem to be getting back on track after a rather traumatic Christmas. The Bees managed to secure a couple of wins over the last few weeks and we are hopeful for a play-off spot. I hope I haven’t jinxed things now by saying that.
We have also managed to re-arrange the postponed fixture against our big rivals, Guildford Flames, for mid-February. More details to follow.
Tickets for the game on January 10 will still be valid for the rearranged fixture.
We also have some very exciting news about this weekend’s fixture against the Basingstoke Bison on Sunday.
We are very proud and honoured to have the Army Benevolent Fund with us then to celebrate their work and raise awareness of their activities.
You will be able to find more information in the entrance foyer and hopefully they will be able to raise some funds through a bucket collection before the match and through merchandise and memorabilia sales.
Those of you who have been following the Bees over the last few years will know that we are keen supporters of the Value for Valour discount scheme in support of UK servicemen and women.
I hope you will all join us at the game.
In addition, we are planning an event for all you BeeKeepers and pledgers. A further announcement will be made shortly.
We have had some cracking games over the past few weeks. Anyone who braved the wintry conditions and travelled all the way to Sheffield to see the Bees were in for a treat.
The same can be said for Saturday’s game against the Scims. Just when you thought that we were down and out, trailing 4-2 and minus Bicknell, the Bees pulled it back to finish regulation time at 4-4 with a last minute goal from Nicky Watt.
Pinky finally put us all out of our misery with just 34 seconds to go of overtime and scored the winning goal.
Like a lot of you, I was expecting it to go to penalties. This will be another one for the DVD collection as well as the Swindon game on January 3. Make sure you get your orders in. If you buy the Scims DVD, you will see Scooter’s fight with Archer. I understand that Archer broke his finger on Scooter’s head.
Anyway, just to end on a slightly lighter note, The boys always do a Secret Santa and I happen to know what Bomber was given as his present... an Oxford English Dictionary. I’m sure it will come in handy.
I’m not sure how well things are going for Bomber and the dictionary.
Suffice to say, his vocabulary didn’t seem to be working on referee Tottman against MK on Sunday. Can I suggest that you get Bomber an English phrasebook next year?
Still proud to be a Bee,Katie