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Flashback to last season courtesy of Ian Coyle. Ice hockey at Murrayfield but now it is Murrayfield Racers who hold centre stage and you could be part of that.

Scotland’s newest ice hockey club are searching for fresh talent to make a real impact when the puck drops on their inaugural season in September.

Tony Hand, head of coaching and development for Great Britain, and the director of hockey at new club, Murrayfield Racers, has already met locally-based players and told them what is expected.

And Edinburgh-born Hand is now casting his net wider as he wants to ice the strongest possible squad to compete in the Scottish National League (SNL) and the National Ice Hockey League (North) Cup. Fixtures have yet to be confirmed.

The Murrayfield Racers legend said: “We’re looking far and wide for talented players who want to better themselves or prove themselves at a higher level.”

The former Edinburgh Racers, Dundee Stars, Sheffield Steelers and Ayr Scottish Eagles playmaker said The National Ice Hockey League (North) Cup was a step-up from the Scottish National League and would really challenge the players, that’s why they need a strong squad.

The Ice Hockey Hall of Fame member stressed: “Our priority is to develop the home-based Murrayfield players long-term but, in the short-term, we will be looking to bring in players to bolster the squad for The National Ice Hockey League (North) Cup as that will really test us.

“However, we are determined to build a squad which is ready to really hit the ice running in September.”

Interested players should contact Tony on info@mracers.com