Caps continue to climb

EDINBURGH CAPITALS player/coach Richard Hartmann claimed a treble last night as the Murrayfield men secured a weekend win double to move onto six points and into seventh spot in the Elite League.

Hartmann, a veteran of over 500 games in the tough Slovakian league, also set up two other goals as Capitals halted Fife Flyers 7-4 last night to claim their third straight Elite League success.

Rene Jarolin also helped himself to a double as the Capitals outshot bottom club Fife 34-27.

On Saturday, Jarolin top scored with a double as Capitals edged Hull Stingrays 3-2 on Humberside. Caps’ Jozef Sladok also contributed by setting up two goals against his former team.