Published On: Wed, Aug 30th, 2017 at 4:15pm

Ice hockey – coach says he has work to do

Edinburgh Capitals new coach has his next game on Sunday when Dundee Stars visit

Dimitri Khristich welcomed two more Russian players on Wednesday and another pair are scheduled before the weekend challenge against Dundee Stars.

Coach Khristich has, however, watched the rest of his squad in action and they were edged 2-1 by University of Manitoba Bisons at Murrayfield on Tuesday, the Canadian tourists scoring the winner six seconds from time.

Bisons play Braehead Clan on Thursday (7pm) in Glasgow while Khristich works with his men in training at Murrayfield.

The Ukranian, who has played for several leading National Hockey League sides in North America, said: “It was good to have a competitive match and with some luck we could have won. Luck went for them. We have things to work on and it will be little by little every day.”

One massive positive was the debut of Calum Robertson, son of former Capitals and Fife Flyers star Iain Robertson who also played for Great Britain.

The 16-year-old former Kirkcaldy Kestrels star, who played for Great Britain at this year’s World under-18 championships in Korea, scored ten minutes into his debut and won the Man of the Match award.


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