Promising young goalie aiming to continue development with the Racers

Netminder Andrew Wright has agreed a second season with Murrayfield Racers.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a memorable first year at senior level, helping the Racers win the Scottish National League (SNL) title and Stuart Robertson Cup.

Wright says he was delighted to play his part in the team’s success last season.

“With the team returning after so many years out it was amazing to be a part of things and to do so well made it even better,” he said.

“Stepping up to the SNL brought new challenges, including the level of training and the faster speed in the games.

“All of my teammates were very accommodating at welcoming me into the team, which made it easy to settle in.

Wright’s most memorable moment last season came in the semi-finals of the play-offs against Dundee Comets.

He was called upon during the final period with the game finely poised, but kept his nerve to backstop the Racers to a 4-3 victory.

“On a personal level the play-off semi-final was the highlight for me,” added Wright. “Being thrown in with just ten minutes to go and helping the team reach the final was fantastic.

“Getting to every final last season was good and to win two out of the four trophies was great, but I believe we can do even better.

“For myself I hope to continue with my development as well as my play at this higher level.”

In addition to his starring role in the play-offs, Wright also made his mark in bizarre fashion earlier in the season.

The young goalie recorded his first senior shut-out back in December, guesting for Billingham Stars as they defeated the Racers 4-0 in the NIHL North Cup at Murrayfield Ice Rink.

Wright stepped in for the Moralee D1 outfit after their netminder, James Flavell, picked up a freak back injury whilst travelling to the game from Teesside.

“It was obviously a shock to be asked to play against my own team, but once you get on the ice they just become a team you play against and you want to win – that’s just being competitive,” he said.

“It just so happened I played really well and managed to get a shut-out and get the win for Billingham, so it was a good night for me.”

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