Christian and Wright reflect on a productive year with the Racers

Murrayfield Racers’ pair Alex Christian and Jack Wright say they thoroughly enjoyed being part of the club’s success this season.

The European-based duo signed for the Racers last summer and went on to help the club win both the Stuart Robertson Cup and NIHL North Cup.

However, the early suspension of the campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in both players returning home earlier than they had expected.

Christian weighed in with 17 goals and 24 assists in 26 appearances in all competitions to finish sixth in the team’s overall points standings.

“Overall, I think it was a fantastic season,” Christian said. “I came thinking that we will hardly be keeping up with the NIHL teams, but here we are – champions of the NIHL North Cup.

“To be honest, I was positively surprised by quite a few things – how professional the club is managed, how supportive our fans are and also how welcoming the boys were to me. You don’t often get such a nice environment to play in.

“It was great fun playing for the Racers – it’s too bad that the season ended a little too early!”

Administrative issues regarding Wright’s nationality status delayed his debut for the Racers, meaning it was the end of September before he was cleared to play.

He picked up a serious shoulder injury against Whitley Warriors during the group stage of the NIHL North Cup, but was able to return to action before the end of the season.

“I really enjoyed being part of the Racers this year – it’s such a great community and following,” said Wright. “Alex and I always felt welcome as newcomers.

“I didn’t play as much as I would have liked due to injury, university and at the end the coronavirus, but the matches that I did play were fantastic.

“I’m now back home with my family sitting through the lockdown, but we’re all well and hope that everyone connected to the Racers and the fans are well.”

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