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Edinburgh Capitals
Edinburgh-capitals-logo
City: Edinburgh, Scotland
League: Elite Ice Hockey League
Founded: 1998
Home Arena: Murrayfield Ice Rink
Colors:      White

     Blue      Red

Owner(s): Flag of the United Kingdom Scott Neil
General Manager: Flag of the United Kingdom Scott Neil
Head Coach: Flag of the United States Doug Christiansen
Captain: Flag of Slovenia Martin Cingel
Media: Keith Butland

The Edinburgh Capitals are a Scottish ice hockey club, playing in the UK-wide Elite Ice Hockey League. They are based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The team play at the Murrayfield Ice Rink, close to the Murrayfield Rugby stadium.

The Capitals are coached by Doug Christiansen, who will start his 3rd season with the club in 2009/10. The team are owned by Scott Neil, who saved ice hockey in Edinburgh after the collapse of Murrayfield Royals and Murrayfield Racers.

Christiansen is looking to build upon a fairly successful two seasons, in which the Capitals qualified for the Elite League Playoffs for the first time in 2007/08. Coventry Blaze defeated the Capitals at the Quarter Final stage of the competition 4-2 on aggregate.

The Capitals struggled near the foot of the table at the start of the 2008/9 season, but showed dramactic impovement in the latter stages and qualified for a playoff position in the EIHL by finishing 8th. Sheffield Steelers defeated the Capitals 8-2 in the Quarter Final first leg, with the Capitals defeating the Steelers 5-4 in the return leg (12-7 on aggregate).


Club Roster 2009/10Edit

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
30 Flag of Canada Cody Rudkowsky L 2009 Willingdon, Alberta, Canada
31 Flag of the United Kingdom Craig Holland 2009 Scotland
33 Flag of the United Kingdom Kevin Forshall 2000 Scotland
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
4 Flag of Canada Michael Beynon R 2009 Nepean, Ontario, Canada
5 Flag of the United Kingdom Kyle Horne L 2006 Kirkcaldy, Scotland
15 Flag of Canada Mark Smith R 2009 Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
55 Flag of Canada Chris Allen - A R 2009 Chatham, Ontario, Canada
61 Flag of the United Kingdom Ben O'Connor L 2009 Durham, England
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired Place of Birth
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Mark Garside L C 2006 Kirkcaldy,Scotland
8 Flag of Lithuania Darius Pliskauskas L C 2009 Elektrėnai, Lithuania
9 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan Steel R LW 2007 Edinburgh, Scotland
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Neil Hay R RW/LW 2001 Edinburgh,Scotland
18 Flag of Canada Simon Lambert R RW/C 2009 Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Mark Paterson L RW 2007 Kilmacolm,Scotland
23 Flag of Canada Owen Fussey - A L LW 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
24 Flag of the United States Doug Christiansen R RW 2007 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
29 Flag of Slovakia Martin Cingel - C L RW 2002 Považská Bystrica, Slovakia
64 Flag of the United Kingdom Andrew Sharp L LW 2009 Langley, British Columbia, Canada
77 Flag of the United Kingdom Scott McKenzie L LW 2009 Dunfermline, Scotland

Honours and AwardsEdit

Retired Jerseys

  • Number 21 worn by Chris Kelland. On 15 December 2007, Kelland became the first player to have his jersey retired at Murrayfield after playing for the Racers for 10 seasons, totaling 676 points in 310 games.


Hall Of Fame

  • Owner of the Capitals Scott Neil was inducted into British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.


2001/02

  • FBNL All-Star 2nd Team - Steven Lynch

2001/02

  • FBNL All-Star 2nd Team - Jason Lafreniere

2002/03

  • FBNL All-Star Team - Jan Krajicek

2003/04

2004/05

  • FBNL All-Star Team - Dino Bauba

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

External linksEdit

Official SitesEdit

Fan siteEdit

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