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Murrayfield Racers legend Tony Hand to outline plans for ice hockey in Edinburgh

MURRAYFIELD Racers legend Tony Hand MBE has invited ice hockey coaches and players to a meeting tomorrow where he plans to outline his vision for the future of the sport in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh won't see top-level ice hockey next season. Pic: Ian Coyle

Late bid to save Capital pro ice hockey fails despite league’s cash offer

Elite League bosses failed in a last-ditch bid to keep top-level ice hockey in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Capitals will not be playing in the Elite League next season. Pic: SNS

Elite League restructured to 11 teams as door closes on Capital ice hockey

Edinburgh will definitely no longer play host to top-flight ice hockey after Elite League bosses announced the competition will drop down to 11-teams.

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Scott Neil

Scott Neil thanks Caps fans and vows to revive ice hockey in city

Former Edinburgh Capitals owner Scott Neil has spoken for the first time since the city’s ice hockey team lost its contract for the rink at Murrayfield, thanking fans for their continued support and expressing disappointment that the franchise will not play in the Elite League next season.

The EIHL decision will have massive implications across the league writes Stephen Mcilkenny

Stephen McIlkenny: The EIHL has left the league in a sorry mess with the Racers rejection

Ice hockey fans in the Capital were dealt a hammer blow yesterday when it was revealed that the Elite League had rejected an application from Racers Leisure Ltd to participate in 2018/19 campaign.

Edinburgh fans won't see ice hockey played at a professional level next season. Pic: Ian Coyle

No pro ice hockey for Edinburgh as Racers’ Elite League bid is rejected

Professional ice hockey will not be played in Edinburgh next season after the Elite League rejected an application from Racers Leisure Ltd to participate in 2018/19 campaign.

Murrayfield Racers celebrate winning the Capital Foods Scottish Cup for the fifth year in a row in 1991

John McLellan: Edinburgh needs a ‘Dome of its Own’

The seemingly inevitable demise of the Edinburgh Capitals professional hockey side and the rebirth of the legendary Murrayfield Racers begs a simple question; what will the Racers do that the Capitals didn’t to make it a going concern?

Elite League confirm Racers’ application to join set-up

Elite League confirm Racers’ application to join set-up

The Elite League today confirmed they’d received an application from Murrayfield Racers to play in next season’s top flight.

Edinburgh Capitals could be a thing of the past from next season after they lost out on a bid for ice time.

Mixed reaction as Edinburgh Capitals ‘ousted’ from Murrayfield

It’s undoubtedly a story that will rage on throughout the course of the offseason.

Could it be the end of the road for the Caps?

FAQs: The future of the Edinburgh Capitals and the Murrayfield Racers

The future of the Edinburgh Capitals looks in doubt after a rival organisation claimed to have secured a contract to play top-level ice hockey in Edinburgh.


Murrayfield Racers set to make return as Hand group wins ice rink contract

Racers Leisure Limited have secured a contract to play ice hockey in Edinburgh and aim to compete under the name ‘Murrayfield Racers’.


Edinburgh Capitals’ future in doubt as rival group launches bid to play at Murrayfield

The future of Edinburgh Capitals has been placed in doubt after a rival organisation launched a bid to play Elite League ice hockey in the city.

Caly Robertson was injured in the tournament. Pic: Ian Coyle

Tony Hand and Martin Cingel lead Great Britain to ice hockey gold

Great Britain’s Under-18 ice hockey team, coached by Edinburgh pair Tony Hand and Martin Cingel, have won gold in Division 2A of the World Championships, following a week long competition in Estonia.

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Edinburgh has been named as one of the top venues in Europe

Study names Edinburgh as one of top ice hockey cities in Europe

A new study from Flight Network has named Edinburgh as one of the best cities in Europe for ice hockey.

Denis Trakanov Opens Edinburghs scoring with an over the shoulder shot. Pic: Ian Coyle

Plucky Edinburgh Capitals run Panthers close in season finale

After seven months of a campaign that will be filed and deleted from memory for some, Edinburgh Capitals almost gave the fans something positive to remember in their final game of the season, but saw it dashed by Nottingham Panthers in a 4-3 loss.

Kevin Forshall

Kevin Forshall to end his Capitals career after 18 years

As the curtain prepares to come down on a forgettable season for Edinburgh Capitals this weekend, it’s also the end of the road for their netminder Kevin Forshall who retires at the conclusion of the last two games.

Edinburgh Capitals will play in the Elite League next season. Pic: Ian Coyle

Edinburgh Capitals change club structure in bid to improve fortunes

Edinburgh Capitals have committed to another season of Elite League ice hockey after announcing changes to the club’s structure.

Great Britain U-18 internationalist, Caly Robertson, is closely marked by Braehead's Cameron Burt. Pic: Ian Coyle

Edinburgh 1, Braehead Clan 6: Capitals coach can’t fault players

Edinburgh Capitals interim coach Mike D’Orazio says he couldn’t fault his players for their effort and reckons his team could have scored more than one as they were beaten 6-1 by Braehead Clan at Murrayfield last night.

Edinburgh Capitals defenceman Tyler Plews

Capitals will give extra push against Braehead on ‘Pride Night’

Edinburgh Capitals defenceman Tyler Plews admits the last week has been tough on his team as the defeats continue to stack up – but would love to see the Caps get two points over Sunday’s opponents Braehead Clan.

Edinburgh Capitals lost 12-1 to Nottingham Panthers

Humbled Edinburgh Capitals suffer another double-digit defeat

Edinburgh Capitals tasted another double-figures loss as Nottingham Panthers delivered a heavy 12-1 scoreline in another night to forget.

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