Editorial

Title Race now favouring Bison ?

Over the course of the last seven days, the NIHL South title race has undoubtedly swung in favour of Phantoms rivals in Basingstoke. That swing started with the news from Swindon that their influential import D-man and captain Jan Kostal was out of action with what may prove to be…


Bison v Phantoms …… the showdown approaches !

Saturday sees the eagerly awaited showdown between the top two sides in NIHL South One as the pre-season ranked #1 hosts #2 but with #2 sitting four points clear in the table with just nine games to play. Bison still have two games in hand over Phantoms but the old…


Nine Cup Finals For Phantoms NIHL Title Bid

Having plundered the expected maximum points haul against basement team Cardiff Fire, the NIHL South title run-in starts now. Coach Koulikov’s standard “way too early yet” mantra must now be confined to the bottom draw with the focus shifting to what are nine huge “Cup Finals” that will deliver the…


Fans no show for Cup Semi-Final ….. a serious cause for concern ?

If Phantoms dramatic last gasp elimination from Thursday night’s Autumn Cup semi-final wasn’t exactly a shock, the swathes of empty seats at Bretton certainly was ! A quick top ten of the greatest all time hockey games played at the rink would certainly include many a midweek cup game with…