Maclean Returns After Spell Out Of Hockey


Edinburgh Capitals have confirmed the signing of 21 year old forward, Angus Maclean, for the 2022-23 SNL campaign.

Angus will return to hockey after a few years away from the sport due to injury and other commitments. He is eager to get back on the ice at Murrayfield Ice Arena, the place where it all started for him as a kid.

Angus grew up as part of the Murrayfield Junior System and progressed through to the international level. He represented Scotland at the U15, U17, and U19 age groups where he caught the eye of current Capitals Head Coach, Steven Lynch.

In season 2017-18, Angus stepped up from the Murrayfield U20s to ice in the SNL with the Capitals. He played 10 games scoring 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points.

The following year, in his last year as a junior, Murrayfield Racers signed him. Angus started the season playing in the SNL and also featured in a handful of NIHL 1 Cup games for the team. He then, unfortunately, picked up an injury that ended his season.

Angus is extremely excited to get back to playing after his spell out of the sport. “From playing hockey since I was a kid, and coming up through the Murrayfield Juniors, the Edinburgh Capitals was always where I wanted to play. After seeing that the Caps were back and my old Scotland coach Lynchy is Head Coach, it was a no brainer for me. Unfortunately, I had to take time away from the game due to injury. I have since got the all clear. I’m ready to get stuck in and finish off some unfinished business and show the potential I have at that level. I’m extremely happy to have signed with the Caps this season and I’m excited to help get the team back where they belong. Hopefully we can grab some silverware along the way! I can’t wait to get back on the ice and to play in front of the home fans!”

Head Coach Steven Lynch is delighted to have Angus part of the roster. “Angus was a promising player who came through MJIHC and represented Scotland at U15, U17 & U19 in my time with the National Program. He was making the breakthrough to the Murrayfield Racers when injuries took their toll and a loss of love for the game followed. When he heard the Capitals were reforming, he intimated to me that he was fully healthy again and wanted to get back into the game. He always impressed me with the Scotland program with his effort level and willingness to take in information and improve so I’m delighted that another player is returning to Murrayfield to join us.”

More signing news will be announced soon.


Photo: Ian Coyle