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New dad Staal up for challenge as Capitals face 11 games in December

Edinburgh Capitals winger Jared Staal appears to be coping well with the challenges of being a new father as the club prepares for what he describes as a “season defining” December – beginning tomorrow when they face-off against Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils in Wales.

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Pavel Vorobyev raises his hockey stick after scoring his third goal of the night and on his way to four. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Pavel Vorobyev scores four as Capitals defeat Clan

Experienced Edinburgh Capitals forward Pavel Vorobyev lit up a scrappy Elite League encounter last night as his superb four-goal haul helped Caps come from behind on teddy toss night at Murrayfield, and down Braehead Clan 6-4.

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Mike D'Orazio scored for Caps on Wednesday night. The Edinburgh players will have to be at their best tomorrow in Sheffield. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Capitals goalie wants to silence Sheffield supporters

Edinburgh Capitals goalie Travis Fullerton believes keeping the Sheffield Steelers fans quiet is crucial ahead of tomorrow’s Challenge Cup quarter-final second leg in Yorkshire.

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Capitals ace Garret Millan takes on Sheffield goaltender Ervins Mustukovs. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Edinburgh Capitals denied by late leveller in first leg

Edinburgh Capitals will head into Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final second leg with everything to play for after a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Steelers at Murrayfield.

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Matt Tipoff and the Caps will be looking to reproduce the form shown in Sundays win over Coventry Blaze when they host Sheffield Steelers at Murrayfield tonight. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

‘Pressure all on Sheffield’ in Caps’ Challenge Cup clash

As Edinburgh Capitals prepare for the first leg of their Challenge Cup quarter-final with Sheffield Steelers at Murrayfield tonight (face-off 7.00pm), club co-owner Scott Neil believes that, while his players have a point to prove, they are under no pressure against the big-budget Yorkshire outfit.

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Taylor MacDougall completes his treble and scores Capitals seventh goal. He was named MVP. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Edinburgh Capitals 8, Coventry Blaze 2. Impressive display from Caps

“Preparation was the key” according to hat-trick hero Taylor MacDougall as Edinburgh Capitals got back to winning ways with an 8-2 demolition job over Coventry Blaze at Murrayfield last night.

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Capitals ace Tyler Plews selected for GB’s crack at World crown

Edinburgh Capitals defenceman Tyler Plews has been named in the Great Britain Under-20 squad for next month’s World Championship in Budapest.

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Taylor MacDougall, second right, says training has gone well this week. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Capitals to concentrate on Coventry – not Challenge Cup

Edinburgh Capitals face Coventry Blaze in their only game of the weekend on Sunday at Murrayfield (face-off 6pm), and forward Taylor MacDougall has assured fans there is no chance of looking beyond the Elite League clash ahead of Wednesday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final first leg with Sheffield Steelers.

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Jared Staal flicks the puck through his legs to Capitals team-mate Matt Tipoff in front of goal. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Dobron angry as Edinburgh Capitals give Giants an easy victory

A very poor Edinburgh Capitals were brushed aside 6-2 by Belfast Giants at Murrayfield last night in their final Challenge Cup group game, a result which means Edinburgh face-off against the winners of Group B, Sheffield Steelers, in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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Sean Beattie admits playing for Great Britain was an eye-opener

GB call-up came out of the blue for Capitals star Sean Beattie

Edinburgh Capitals forward Sean Beattie hopes he has done enough to impress GB coach Pete Russell ahead of next year’s Division 1B World Championships in Belfast.

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Pavel Vorobyev celebrates scoring his second goal against Sheffield. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Pavel paves way for a Capitals fightback

A SENSATIONAL hat-trick from forward Pavel Vorobyev and a Matt Tipoff goal only five seconds from full-time, helped Edinburgh Capitals battle back from 5-1 down against Sheffield Steelers to grab an Elite League point at Murrayfield on Saturday night.

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Garret Milan of the Capitals tries to strike a shot on goal but is crowded out bt Devils players. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Capitals 1, Cardiff 4: Caps pay for a horror five minutes

A horror five-minute spell at the start of the second period was too much to recover from as Edinburgh Capitals went down 4-1 to Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils at Murrayfield last night.

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Capitals star Jared Staal misses a scoring chance against Storm last weekend. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Edinburgh Capitals relishing visit of title contenders

Edinburgh Capitals co-owner Scott Neil is relishing the opportunity to see how his team fare at home against “the country’s best” beginning tonight against Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils, before a match-up with second-placed Sheffield Steelers tomorrow in rare consecutive home games at Murrayfield.

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Capitals forward Beattie wins call-up for Great Britain

Edinburgh Capitals forward Sean Beattie is set to make his international ice hockey debut as Great Britain take on Norway in Cardiff tonight.

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Jared Staal, far right, is prevented from getting a clean shot on the puck. Picture: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Staal sorry as Caps fail to build on road win against Panthers

Last night’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester Storm rounded off a Jekyll and Hyde Halloween weekend for Edinburgh Capitals, as the Murrayfield men frustratingly failed to build on Saturday’s excellent 4-2 win at Nottingham Panthers.

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Jared Staal scored as Caps beat Manchester at Murrayfield in September. Coach Michal Dobron is confident of a repeat this weekend. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Capitals undaunted to be in eye of Storm again

Edinburgh Capitals player-coach Michal Dobron insists practice this week has been business as usual – despite his squad producing arguably their worst showing of the season last time out at Manchester Storm.

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Jock Hay left frustrated by Capitals’ ‘schoolboy errors’

Frustrated Edinburgh Capitals bench-coach Jock Hay blamed “schoolboy errors” as the Murrayfield men went down 6-2 at Manchester Storm last night.

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Michal Dobron isnt surprised by the fine current form of the Capitals

Caps coach: Play smart and wins will keep coming

Player-coach Michal Dobron has “high expectations” for his Edinburgh Capitals side – but only if they continue to play smart following their convincing recent wins over Coventry Blaze and Dundee Stars.

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Jacob Johnston celebrates scoring for Edinburgh Capitals against Dundee Stars. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP

Five-star Edinburgh Capitals leave Dundee seeing Stars

Edinburgh Capitals, with four first-period goals in a blistering eight-minute spell and 38 saves from goalie Travis Fullerton, continued their good form with a 5-1 win over Dundee Stars at Murrayfield tonight.

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Matt Tipoff knows the Caps face a tough test against Dundee. Pic: TSPL

Capitals want to build momentum with rare midweek outing

Edinburgh Capitals face off against Dundee Stars tonight at Murrayfield (7.30pm) and forward Matt Tipoff believes the rare midweek fixture is a perfect fit for Caps after turning in their best performance of the season to-date in Sunday’s 4-1 home win over Coventry Blaze.

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