Ice Hockey: Fans’ deadline to save Bees
December 14, 2007
BRACKNELL BEES, the former national ice hockey champions, are just three days away from folding.
Bees have been left without a financial backer following estate agent David Taylor’s decision to walk out on the club earlier this week.
Sunday’s Knockout Cup tie at Romford Raiders has been postponed and English Premier League chairman Ken Taggart has issued a 4pm Monday deadline for club representatives to come up with a rescue plan or face expulsion.
Fans were holding an emergency meeting last night to try to identify potential benefactors, willing to run the club under licence from founder John Nike.
But Martin Weddell, who as Nike Group leisure director will be responsible for approving any new management operation, warned: “No-one has put any money on the table yet.”
Bees, who won the Superleague in 2000 and were crowned semi-professional champions of England last season, have been playing out of Bracknell for 20 years.