Racers legend to attend Hand shirt retirement ceremony

Murrayfield Racers legend Chris Kelland will be in attendance for the Tony Hand’s shirt number retirement ceremony at Murrayfield this coming weekend.

Kelland spent a decade with the Racers before joining Nottingham Panthers and then Sheffield Steelers. He also represented Great Britain during a career which spanned over 600 games.

He commented: “I am looking forward to being in Edinburgh to help celebrate this honour for Tony. He has been an outstanding ambassador for British Ice Hockey, a great player, team mate and friend.

“He was just a kid when I first came to Edinburgh but you could always tell he had something special.

“He has made a tremendous impact on the game over a number of decades and I’m greatly looking forward to sharing his shirt retirement with Tony, his family, friends and UK hockey fans.”

Capitals’ boss Scott Neil added: “I’m really happy that Chris can attend. Due to logistics and availability, we had to pick the 29th November as the date and I was very disappointed to initially hear that Chris had other arrangements.

“Chris and Tony were the two iconic Racers players who led the team during a fantastic era of hockey in Edinburgh and I’m delighted Chris has changed his schedule to attend.

“It will be great to see so many ex-teammates, friends and fans in attendance to share this moment with Tony.”

The ceremony takes place during Edinburgh Capitals’ home game against Dundee Stars on Sunday, 29th November. For ticket information please click here.

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