Capitals legend Martin Cingel returns as SNL coach

Martin Cingel was a Capitals player for 11 seasons. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP
Martin Cingel was a Capitals player for 11 seasons. Pic: Jan Orkisz/SMP
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EDINBURGH CAPITALS fans’ favourite Martin Cingel revealed his excitement today after rejoining as the ice hockey outfit’s SNL coach.

Cingel, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Murrayfield, will also train with the Elite League squad and will provide injury cover as the 15th import.

The 40-year-old Slovakian said: “Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.

“It’s an exciting challenge and hopefully I can add a lot of value both on and off the ice. As far as coaching experience goes, I was involved with coaching for the Solway Sharks and Dundee Stars and I’m really looking forward to coaching the SNL Capitals on a day-to-day basis.

“It’ll be a learning curve for me but I am excited for this next chapter of my career.”

Capitals co-owner Scott Neil said: “Martin Cingel has been a magnificent servant to this club over the years. He’s been part of the fabric of the club, and he’s participated in over 500 games and was club captain for most of that time. Martin is a great Capital, and I’m pleased to hand to him the responsibility of running the SNL team to develop more great Capitals.

“He has made Edinburgh his home, and we are pleased to welcome him back.

“I’m committed to developing homegrown talent. I’m on record as saying that the Elite League doesn’t have enough British players and I want to do more to develop British talent. Similarly, I want to grow and develop our coaching staff and create a better pathway and structure from bottom to top and Martin will be a great addition to our coaching team.”