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Murrayfield Racers vs Blackburn Hawks

Murrayfield Racers vs Blackburn Hawks

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Recap

Despite Murrayfield Racers’ narrow 3-2 home loss to Blackburn Hawks on Saturday, head-coach Tony Hand declared himself “delighted” with the improvement he has seen within his squad as they fell just fell short in picking up their first points in the group stage of the National Ice Hockey League North Cup.

Racers led twice in the match through goals from Daniel Abercrombie and a third-period marker from Joel Gautschi. However, Blackburn, in a feisty penalty-filled encounter, scored the game winner with less than seven minutes remaining.

Hand, in just his fifth game in charge of the newly-formed club, who play predominantly in the amateur Scottish National League, said: “I was delighted with the performance, especially five-on-five. I thought we competed really well. The atmosphere created by our fans was great as well, there’s a lot to be pleased about.

“In the end Blackburn showed a little bit more experience than us, but I really felt we deserved something from the game. From a coaching standpoint it was a huge improvement from the way we played last week (in an 8-2 loss at Billingham Stars).

“There was a lot of penalties taken on both sides and I think that knocked both teams off their stride. There’s lots we can work on, especially our power-play, but we played well against a team who play at a higher level than us.”

By Ross Dewar, © Edinburgh Evening News

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Details

Date Time League Season
September 15, 2018 6:00 pm NIHL North Cup 2018-19

Venue

Murrayfield Ice Rink
Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh EH12 5XN, UK

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGT
Murrayfield Racers10112
Blackburn Hawks01213

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
 3601870000

Murrayfield Racers

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
92Martin CingelCoach00000000
2Peter HaddockDefenceman00000000
4Ross BorwickDefenceman00000000
5Josh QuinnDefenceman00002000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward10000000
8Private: Angus McLeanForward00000000
10Aaron WhiteForward00000000
20Aaron RobertsonForward01000000
23Ross HendersonForward00000000
29Mark McGillGoaltender0000001883%
31Craig MallinsonGoaltender00000000
33Scott GeddesDefenceman00002000
42Michael IrelandForward00004000
43Ethan ReidDefenceman00002000
47Joel GautschiForward10000000
71Patrik GrigorsDefenceman00002000
89Callum BoydForward01004000
96Kyle MurrayForward00000000
 Total 220261601883