Delight for Holmes as he returns home to the Racers

Talented young forward Archie Holmes is returning to Murrayfield Racers for the 2021/22 Scottish National League season.

The 18-year-old signed for Dundee Comets during the summer but is heading back to the Racers now the situation with Murrayfield Ice Rink has been resolved.

In addition to icing for the Racers in Scottish Ice Hockey competitions, Holmes will also play for the Comets in the NIHL North Cup if required.

A product of the Murrayfield junior system, Holmes has previously spent time playing in the Czech Republic and Canada.

Holmes had a breakout season with the Racers in 2019/20, bagging 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 appearances as the club won two cup competitions.

His form saw him selected by Scotland U17 for the Conference Weekend at iceSheffield, but the early curtailment of the season denied him the opportunity to play in the event.

The youngster says he is eager to continue his development under Racers’ Director of Hockey Tony Hand this season.

“It’s not been great missing a year and half of ice hockey, but I have kept myself fit and am now hungry to get back into it,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed my time with the Comets, but I’m looking forward to getting back with the Racers boys.

“It was really good of them to give me the opportunity to play with them while the Racers were still trying to start back up.

“Playing in the NIHL North Cup again was a good experience as it’s a really high level, and it got me back into the feel of the game.

“I’m glad to come back to the Racers as it’s my home team. I really liked the set-up in the season I was there and can’t wait to get started again.”

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