ICE HOCKEY LIVE: Basingstoke Bison v Swindon Wildcats

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Latest

  • Wildcats win 5-2
  • Sandvik gets his hat-trick to make 5-2 Cats
  • Kostal makes it 4-2
  • Vantroba gets his second for Basingstoke
  • Taylor makes it 3-1 to the Cats
  • Sandvik gets his second to put Cats into the lead
  • Vantroba levels for the hosts
  • Cats lead 1-0 at the end of the first period
  • Sandvik gives Cats the lead
  • Wildcats looking for first win on the road in four matches.
  • Bison are flying high looking to end the regular season at the summit.

11:05pm

Well hopefully you managed to follow most of my updates, and for those who went to the game hope you've had a safe journey home. See you all tomorrow

11:04pm

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9:12pm

This blog will stay live for another couple of hours for you to have your say on the game

8:57pm

That is about it from me this evening, I'll be back live from the Skydome tomorrow

8:56pm

Maybe I'll be their good luck charm again!

8:56pm

Now Cats go on to Coventry tomorrow night to face MK Lightning

8:55pm

Henri Sandvik's hat-trick was the difference between the two sides.

8:55pm

That's it, my first match and Cats win 5-2 on the road

8:52pm

Just two minutes to go, Cats must surely win it now!?!

8:49pm

Just over 4 mins of the 3rd period left and Cats still 5-2 up

8:42pm

GOOALLLL Hat-trick, Sandvik makes it 5-2, surely Cats can't lose can they?

8:38pm

GOOOAAAALLLL Kostal nets to make it 4-2 to Cats

8:34pm

Bison are just shading this period at the moment, but Cats will be happy that the hosts don't look that threatening at present

8:28pm

It is a pretty even third period, but Kostal has just gone close for Cats

8:23pm

I'm hoping that their is enough juice in the laptop to see us through to the end, because there is no phone signal here

8:22pm

It is nearly time for the third period, Cats are 3-2 up against the league leaders

8:04pm

The end of the second period and Cats are 3-2 up

8:00pm

Kostal gets in a shot for Cats after linking up well with Sandvik

7:58pm

Lyle makes a good save to deny Connolly, the hosts are moving the puck around well now

7:54pm

It's been a thrilling second period, but can the Cats hold on?

7:52pm

Oh dear, Vantroba, does it again, another long range strike to make it 3-2

7:50pm

GOOALL, Cats are up 3-1 after Taylor scores, there is less than eight mins to go

7:48pm

What have you missed, well Bison levelled through Vantroba, but Cats were quickly back in front through Sandvik

7:47pm

Sorry for the lack of updates, but my laptop has had a funny fit, had to do the old off and on again

7:39pm

7:33pm

Hogg has just missed a sitter for the hosts, this just could be Cats night

7:30pm

We are back underway and Cats are straight on the attack

7:26pm

And here come the Cats

7:26pm

The hosts are back on the ice

7:23pm

Just a few minutes until the second period is underway, will the Cats hold on?

7:15pm

Can Cats keep it up and beat the league leaders on their own ice?

7:15pm

Hopefully you are enjoying my blog, you'd never of guessed it's my first, don't be shy let me know your thoughts on the game

7:11pm

It's the end of the first period and they'll be happy as they lead 1-0 at the league leaders

7:05pm

Watt is back on the ice for the Cats

7:03pm

7:03pm

Skinns saves the hosts from falling further behind with just over 5 mins of the 1st period remaining

7:03pm

Skinns saves the hosts from falling further behind with just over 5 mins of the 1st period remaining

7:00pm

The handbags out, Cats' Watt throws a punch and leaves the for 2 mins

6:57pm

Lyle denies Sheppard as the visitors push for a leveller

6:55pm

Lyle comes to the Cats rescue again as the hosts looked to exploit a 3 on 2 attack

6:52pm

Skinns makes the save from a Kostal strike

6:48pm

GOOAAALLLL Wildcats, after show great skill from Hoog, the visitos take the lead, through Sandvik

6:45pm

Kostal makes the Bison netmnder Skinns make his first save of the game

6:42pm

Lyle does it again, Cats are really under pressure

6:41pm

Stevie Lyle straight into action as Bison pile on the pressure

6:39pm

And let the fun begin as we get underway

6:32pm

68 per cent of you lovely lot are predicting a Cats win, let's hope you're right

6:32pm

And here come Basiingtstoke

6:31pm

The Cats are out on the ice, not long now

6:28pm

The offiicials are on the ice now, which means the players won't be long

6:26pm

Just a few mins to face off and there is a good crowd in at Planet Ice, hopefully most of them will be going home miserable!

6:21pm

Just 10 mins left on the the 'Who will win?' poll

6:20pm

This is fourth time the two sides have met this season and so far it is 2-2, can Cats take the lead?

6:11pm

Unfortunately can't send you a picture of the Cats warming up as there is about as much mobile phone signal here as I've got hair!

6:07pm

6:07pm

Right you have until face off to get your votes in for today's match

6:06pm

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6:04pm

Can Cats stop Bison on their on rink? Let me know your predictions

5:59pm

You can get involved here on Twitter, @michaelreeves78 or #catsadver

5:58pm

Welcome to my first live blog covering the Swindon Wildcats. Hopefully I'll get to see Cats win.

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