Hand backs returning goalie to be a big hit for the Racers in his second season

Murrayfield Racers are delighted to confirm that Craig Douglas has agreed another year with the club.

The 30-year-old joined the Racers’ roster last September and helped the team win the Stuart Robertson Cup and NIHL North Cup.

He had previously spent the bulk of his career in Fife, icing for Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the Scottish National League (SNL) and the Flyers in the Elite League.

Douglas says he is really looking forward to pulling on the Racers’ jersey again next season.

“It was great to get back to playing games last season and it was such a shame that it had to be cut short,” he said.

“The success that the team had was a testament to all the great things that are happening within the club.

“The team certainly had more to give and it is without doubt that we had more silverware to bring back. I’m excited to improve on my performances last season as I know I have a lot more to give.

“This extended break over the summer will be a great time to reset and get ready for the new season to begin.”

While ice hockey in the UK is currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Racers’ management have been working hard behind the scenes to plan for next season.

Director of Hockey Tony Hand has now welcomed back five of last year’s squad and he believes it is important that the club continues to prepare for the new campaign.

“I’m delighted that Craig has agreed to stay with the Racers,” he said. “He played a big part in our success last season and I’m expecting even more from him next year.

“He’s planning to put in plenty of fitness work during the summer and that will help him hit the ground running when we return to action.

“Having spent time in the EIHL we know that Craig has more to offer – he’s an important piece of the puzzle for us and we’ll definitely reap the benefits of him having a full pre-season under his belt.

“Although everything is up in the air at the moment, we’re keen to keep things ticking over and Craig’s signing will hopefully show everyone that we mean business.”

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