YOU may or may not have seen the news last weekend, but I signed a new three-year deal with the Wildcats and I couldn’t be happier.

Swindon is my second home, I love it here and I think it is by far the most professionally-run team, in our league certainly, and maybe even more than some Elite League clubs.

The way that Steve (Nell) runs the team is unbelievable and, at this point in my career, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Last weekend’s win against Invicta was a good weekend for us, in terms of the amount of goals we scored, and a lot of guys contributed. That’s good for everyone’s motivation going deeper into the play-offs. At the end of the day, we got through that round and that’s the most important thing. We just had to stay professional, stay healthy and we got through the weekend. Now we can look forward to Bracknell.

We’re playing away first for a change this weekend, but for me it doesn’t really matter. We have to play two games and we’re going to aim to win both. You can’t be aiming to win your home leg and then trying to hold on in the away leg. We want to go out there and win both games - we’ll go to their place on Saturday and hopefully bring a lead back to the Link Centre.

Bracknell have had a good year and they’ve got some very talented players in their team - they can be very dangerous. They’re a bit like us in that they enjoy a battle and they’re hard working, so I think out of any match up in the league this year, it will be as feisty and as fiery as any other.

On a non-ice-hockey note, I’m having a race night at Alun Rossiter’s Southbrook Inn pub on Tuesday the 9th. It starts at 6:30pm and will feature Wildcats’ legends as well as some current players. I’d love to see some of you there.