Edinburgh Capitals sign Kestrels’ Tyler Plews

Tyler Plews was impressive for Kirkcaldy Kestrels last season. Pic: Fife Free Press
Tyler Plews was impressive for Kirkcaldy Kestrels last season. Pic: Fife Free Press
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Edinburgh Capitals have boosted their pool of young local talent by snapping up 17-year-old defence man Tyler Plews from Scottish National League side Kirkcaldy Kestrels.

Plews, a Scotland Under-19 international, who scored four goals and contributed 11 assists in 18 games for Kestrels last season, is the son of former Capital and Murrayfield Racer Scott Plews.

Plews, who will split his time between Caps’ SNL side and their Elite League squad when the new season gets under way next month, said: “I’m really excited by the opportunity to play for the Edinburgh Capitals. After hearing Riley’s (player-coach Riley Emmerson) plans for the club, it was a clear decision for me. It will be a huge step and a massive change of scenery for me after playing at Fife from juniors to SNL. But it’s a challenge and an opportunity I want to grasp with both hands.”

Emmerson added: “Adding Tyler to the Capitals is huge. This kid has so much potential. He is a very strong skater and is built like an ox. I expect him to develop into a great player for Scottish ice hockey.”