ALEX Barker has become the latest player to re-sign for Bracknell Bees.

It will be the 26-year-old forward’s third successive season at the Hive with head coach Scott Spearing describing him as a “key player on and off the ice.”

Ascot-born Barker was the club’s leading British points and goal scorer last season, recording 20 goals along with 25 assists.

Spearing said: “When I took on the job this year ‘ABar’ was one of the guys I wanted to get back, as he had a great season last year.

“He played with a lot of confidence and proved himself to be a great goal scorer. I hope that we can continue to build on that in the forthcoming season.”

Barker started his senior career with Bracknell Stingers (under-16), Drones (under-19) and Hornets before making his senior debut with the Bees in the 2008 season.

He went on to play for Slough Jets followed by Wightlink Raiders, and in all has made nearly 280 appearances in the English Premier League, as well as another 135 in the National League.

Bees have also signed 23-year-old netminder Danny Milton, who played for Bracknell Hornets in the past two seasons.

Spearing commented: “I had been impressed with how Danny performed for the Hornets. With past experience playing for the Slough Jets in the EPIHL, he understands what level the team and I are aiming to achieve.

“He’s a great guy and will only enhance the depth of our goal-tending.“ Milton will also be coaching the club’s junior netminders and is currently on the look out for goalies for two Under 18 teams.

Season tickets for the 2017-18 NIHL Division 1 South campaign are now on sale at the Hive.