|League:||Elite Ice Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Murrayfield Ice Rink|
|General Manager:||Scott Neil|
|Head Coach:||Doug Christiansen|
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 2009/10[edit | edit source]
|Number||Player||Catches||Acquired||Place of Birth|
|30||Cody Rudkowsky||L||2009||Willingdon, Alberta, Canada|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Acquired||Place of Birth|
|4||Michael Beynon||R||2009||Nepean, Ontario, Canada|
|5||Kyle Horne||L||2006||Kirkcaldy, Scotland|
|15||Mark Smith||R||2009||Beaumont, Alberta, Canada|
|55||Chris Allen - A||R||2009||Chatham, Ontario, Canada|
|61||Ben O'Connor||L||2009||Durham, England|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Position||Acquired||Place of Birth|
|8||Darius Pliskauskas||L||C||2009||Elektrėnai, Lithuania|
|9||Jordan Steel||R||LW||2007||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|18||Simon Lambert||R||RW/C||2009||Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada|
|23||Owen Fussey - A||L||LW||2009||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|24||Doug Christiansen||R||RW||2007||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|29||Martin Cingel - C||L||RW||2002||Považská Bystrica, Slovakia|
|64||Andrew Sharp||L||LW||2009||Langley, British Columbia, Canada|
|77||Scott McKenzie||L||LW||2009||Dunfermline, Scotland|
Honours and Awards[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- FBNL All-Star 2nd Team - Steven Lynch
- FBNL All-Star 2nd Team - Jason Lafreniere
- FBNL All-Star Team - Jan Krajicek
- FBNL Player of The Year - Tony Hand
- FBNL All-Star Team - Tony Hand & Adrian Saul
- FBNL All-Star 2nd Team - Ladislav Kudrna, Jan Krajicek & Steven Kaye
- FBNL All-Star Team - Dino Bauba
- EIHL Second Team All-Star - Tony Hand
- Best British Forward - Tony Hand
- Ice Hockey Annual Trophy - Tony Hand