Cingel confirms decision to hang up his skates

Martin Cingel has confirmed he will retire from playing ice hockey at the end of the season.

The popular forward has enjoyed a near 20-year career in the British game, icing for clubs in Edinburgh, Manchester, Dundee and Dumfries.

He scored 148 goals and 220 assists in 484 games in the Elite League and capped off his career this term by lifting the SNL title with the Racers.

The Slovakian-born forward, who will play his last home game at Murrayfield Ice Rink this evening, believes the time is right to hang up his skates.

“I never thought I will be playing at 43 and finish my career in Scotland, ” he said.

“That’s the beauty of any sport, it will take you to the places you would never dreamed of.

“My time is up and I am happy to call the end. I would like to thanks all the players and coaches I worked with during my career.

“However I can’t say thanks enough to my family – my wife Ivana, sons Matthew and Mark and my Mom.

“Without their support I would never been able to achieve anything. Game over!”

To watch Martin in his final home match, get yourselves down to Murrayfield Ice Rink and give him the send off he deserves.

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