Edinburgh Capitals and their head coach Dmitri Khristich have parted company.
The Ukrainian-born former NHL player arrived at Murrayfield in the summer with the task of getting the club to the play-offs after replacing Michal Dobron.
But he believes his decision to leave them might revitalise them as the club look to take a different approach.
“This is a results business and right now the results speak for themselves,” Khristich said.
“I’ve been involved in hockey for a long time and I know that sometimes a new approach can kick start a team.
“I’m hoping my departure will help the club to improve its fortunes during the remainder of the season. I’ve enjoyed my time there and I wish them well going forward.”
Edinburgh are currently bottom of the Elite League table, with only three wins out of 24 games and 19 points adrift of the top eight.
In the meantime, Mike D’Orazio has agreed to join assistant coach Jock Hay in guiding the Capitals at this time and will share coaching duties.
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