Sheppard And Bosas Scoop Gongs
Doug Sheppard has lifted this
season’s EPL Coach of the Year following a magnificent season behind
the Basingstoke bench that has witnessed the Hampshire side lift their
first league title since 1993.
Bison had a club record 40 win season, a victory ratio of 74% that led
to the EPL trophy being lifted by captain Aaron Connolly a few weeks
In responding to the news of the award, Sheppard said: "Whilst it is an
honour to be named the coach of the year, this success is really down
to the incredible team that I have surrounding me in Basingstoke."
'We have enjoyed a memorable season together, with every guy giving their commitment to helping achieve our goals.”
EPL MVP for the 2015/16 is 6'4", 200lbs Arnoldas Bosas. The 25 year old
Lithuanian finished an impressive first season in the UK with the
Sheffield Steeldogs notching 50 goals & 36 assists, good for 86
points in just 52 contests.
Bosas has spent the last number of years in Kazakhstan where he
competed against Steelers D Man, Ben O'Connor, the British blueliner
was quick to praise the powerful right winger to Shane Smith & Greg
Player-Coach Greg Wood responded to his forward's award: “As a club we
are delighted that Arnoldas has been elected as MVP for the EPL, an
accolade that is thoroughly deserved.
"He has been a pleasure to coach this season and his attitude and
professionalism has been second to none. He is an exciting talent to
watch and it is no surprise to me that he has been chosen for this
"His consistent, high level performances have driven the Steeldogs to
some memorable victories over the course of the 2015/16 season.”
EPL ALL STAR 1ST TEAM: Jon
Baston (Basingstoke Bison), Kurt Reynolds (Basingstoke Bison), Leigh
Jamieson (MK Lightning), Tomas Karpov (Basingstoke Bison), Ciaran Long
(Basingstoke Bison), Arnoldas Bosas (Sheffield Steeldogs)
EPL ALL STAR 2ND TEAM: Janis
Auxins (Peterborough Phantoms), Stuart Mogg (Basingstoke Bison), Kevin
Phillips (Guildford Flames), Rene Jarolin ((Basingstoke Bison/MK
Lightning), Aaron Nell (Swindon Wildcats), Craig Scott (Peterborough
Thank you to Jake Oakley for the picture of Arnoldas Bosas.