We are an adult recreational ice hockey club based in Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK), attracting players from right across the south. We welcome players of all abilities from improvers looking to move on from Stick 'n' Puck style sessions & junior hockey to ex-league standard. We compete in EIHA sanctioned tournaments, leagues and challenge matches with other clubs in the south of the U.K.
The Barracudas currently train and play our home games at the Silverdome Arena (Planet Ice), Leisure Park, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG.
We usually train at 10:45pm on Saturday evenings during the professional hockey season (September - April) and earlier in the off season.
We are always on the lookout for fresh talent both on and off the ice; so if you are looking for your first hockey club, looking for a new challenge or want to help out with a fun, active and social local sports club then get in touch using the contact button below; we'd love to hear from you!
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The Basingstoke Barracudas Ice Hockey Club with founded in June of 2015 following a meeting of like minded amateur hockey players from the local area who had answered the call of two people who wanted to change the face of recreational hockey in Basingstoke.
Despite a strong hockey culture in the town already Liam Concannon and Mark Austen saw a gap in the market for a new team to come to fruition, born from peoples desire to find a club that was genuinely welcoming to all-comers regardless of experience or training; a good attitude and a willingness to work hard were all that was required. A club with no internal politics; purely a desire to play as a team and grow as one.
The clubs first year comprised largely of developing core skills, working on communication and finding our identity as a club. Numbers grew steadily and moral was high.
Year two saw the club enter its first tournament, the Keen Cup. Out manoeuvred and out gunned, the season proved to be a real learning curve for the team as a whole. We were dealt some heavy blows but we always walked away with our heads held high and received a raft of compliments from our opponents on both our effort for such a young club and our attitude to the game. The end of the season saw the departure of Mark from the club as he set about other adventures but we continued to better ourselves into the summer.
Year three saw much improvement and development throughout the club. A new year and a new challenge as we found an opportunity in a new competition specifically set up for development clubs such as ours. We were pitted against clubs of varying talents but also found ourselves beginning to develop our own style of play. The addition of experienced coach Paul Standing sparked a transformation in the teams thinking and turned the clubs performances on the ice around.
Finishing 3rd in the league by a goal difference of just 2 on the last day of the season, the club were spurred on to do even better this year.
With silverware in our sights for 2018/19 we continue to grow and develop as a club with bright plans for the future.
Our fans are a real part of our team. Send us a message to cheer us on or ask us a question about our games and training. We look forward to hearing from you and we will get back to you soon.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the team send us a message or call the number below.
Planet Ice Basingstoke, Leisure Park, Basingstoke, England RG22 6PG, United Kingdom