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