Bracknell Bees swoop for two Brit forwardsBy Adam Lee
May 09, 2012
Bracknell Bees continued their recruitment for the 2012/13 EPIHL season by announcing the signings of two British forwards this week.
Oliver Brönnimann has switched from Bees’ local rivals Basingstoke Bison, while 19-year-old Alan Lack makes the switch from Bracknell Hornets on a full-time basis.
Kent-born Brönnimann, 25, who holds a dual British/Swiss passport, moves to the Hive after three years at Basingstoke, where he previously spent five years at Guildford Flames.
He has an impressive points-scoring record and is a proven threat in the EPIHL.
Meanwhile, Lack is well known to all at the Hive, being another product of Bracknell’s successful junior development programme,
He has been on a two-way contract with the Bracknell Hornets and the Bees for two years, but has only made eight appearances for the Bees.
He has, however, scored 52 goals and had 61 assists in 101 ENL matches for the Hornets, while also finding himself in the penalty box for more than 260 minutes.
Bees head coach Gareth Cox is pleased with his new acquisitions.
“Being able to sign a British forward of Ollie’s quality is excellent news,” he said.
“He has proven at Guildford and Basingstoke that he has an eye for the goal and I know that he will boost our offensive production.
“He has played alongside most of our target signings/re-signings and we know that his professional attitude will fit straight into the changing room ethos.”
“Lacky needs little introduction to Bees fans.
“Although he’s only 5’6” tall, he possesses fantastic energy, gives 100 per cent each shift and disrupts opposition defences with his gritty style.
“When he came in for a few games in March, you could see the lift he gave to the home crowd and bench with no-holds-barred performances.
“I’m looking forward to seeing him do that week in, week out in a Bees jersey.”