Newcastle kbs Vipers play two home matches in the Findus Challenge Cup this weekend - facing Bracknell Bees tonight and Edinburgh Capitals tomorrow.
Group leaders Bracknell come to the Telewest Arena having won four and drawn two of their six matches.
Bees stepped down from the Superleague and opted for the Findus British National League rather than the new Elite League.
Former Basingstoke Bison Mike Ellis is their player-coach and has put together a strong squad.
And Vipers' general manager Clyde Tuylis expecting a tough encounter.
"I am looking forward to it," he said. "We have new defenceman Jason Robinson making his debut after …