Khristich parts company with Capitals

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.

Photo: Scott Wiggins

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  1. What a truly sorry state of affairs. My thoughts are with the tremendously loyal band of Capitals supporters who suffer every year but still show remarkable loyalty to the team. The playing staff must also question what the future holds. I fear the top priority must be to somehow get additional spectators into the building on match night. Maybe the Caps management need to seek help in marketing the sport/team starting with “give away ticket” promotions for all local schools and employers. Try and get some sponsorship from the medium/larger employers in and around Edinburgh who, in turn, can promote within their own organisations. Good Luck to all involved with the Capitals. Hugh Stanley @ Nottingham.

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