THE revolving door at Bracknell Bees continues with Frantisek Bakrlik coming in and Rio Grinell-Parke going out, writes Dave Wright.

Czech-born forward Bakrlik, 34, is making a swift return to The Hive, having been part of the 2015-16 Bees squad when he scored 15 goals and helped set up 15 others.

“I’m very pleased to have him back in a Bees shirt,” said head coach Scott Spearing.

The pair were involved in a stick fight when Bees met Milton Keynes Lightning in March, 2016, but Spearing insists “contrary to popular belief, Frankie and I get on very well. We have a mutual respect for each other.”

Bees are expecting Bakrlik to stay longer than he did last time, when he made only 17 appearances before joining Milton Keynes Lightning.

He established himself among the top players in the EPIHL, making almost 300 appearances, scoring more than 200 goals with nearly 200 assists.

Bakrlik can be feisty on the ice, with Spearing commenting: “His edgy no-nonsense style is exactly what I like. He is one of the most loved and hated players this country has seen.”

The latest of last season’s Bees squad to depart is Grinell-Parke, who has moved to NIHL Division One South rivals MK Thunder.

Voted Bees’ most improved player in the 2016-17 campaign, the 18-year-old forward made 51 appearances, netting six goals along with three assists.

Earlier this year he was called up by the Great Britain Under-18 squad for the World Junior Championships in Korea.

Bees Supporters Club are holding their annual meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm in Honies Restaurant at The Hive.