Capitals agree a new deal with Callum Boyd

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Edinburgh Capitals today unveiled Callum Boyd as their eighth signing ahead of the new ice hockey season which begins in September.

The tenacious forward is back for a second season with the Elite League club after joining from Scottish National League side Kilmarnock Storm last year.

The 5ft 10in, 21-year-old, who lives and works as a refrigeration engineer in Ayrshire, quickly cemented himself as a firm fan favourite thanks to his speedy skating and hard hitting style. He showed no fear in body-checking players twice his size and even dropping the gloves with EIHL heavyweights such as former Braehead Clan forward Leigh Salters.

Caps’ player-coach Riley Emmerson, who in a busy week is expecting to announce a further import signing within the next few days, said of Boyd’s return: “Callum has good speed, skill and plays with an edge. His performances last season proved he has the talent, work ethic and desire to make a name for himself in the Elite League and I aim to get the best out of both him and all our other young players.”