After 17 seasons as an Edinburgh Capitals, and over a quarter of a century representing hockey in Edinburgh, netminder Kevin Forshall has announced this season is to be his last.
Kevin, a huge fans favourite at the club, has represented the Capitals since 2000 but also played through the ranks at Murrayfield for many years prior. Murrayfield has been like a second home to a player who has always been popular with fans and team mates both on and off the ice.
With the birth of daughter Layla, Kevin considered his future last summer but decided to stay and help out one final season. Focus turned towards helping young Jordan McLaughlin develop as he took the back up spot. However Kevin has been called upon perhaps more than he imagined as changes to the roster and injuries impacted the Capitals at the back.
Over his career Kevin has represented the Capitals in the Scottish National League, British National League and Elite Ice Hockey League over the years and has been a one club man, not something you see often in the sport and commendable.
As we go in to the final weekend of the season Sunday will be the Edinburgh Capital's last home game of 2017/18. Kevin Forshall will bring down the curtain on his long career and is guaranteed to ice at some point on Sunday to allow fans to show their gratitude for his services to the club.
Whilst Kevin will undoubtedly still be seen frequently in years to come around the rink, this is our chance to thank him for all he has done in Edinburgh over the years.
THANK YOU KEVIN FORSHALL - we wish you, Leona and your family the very best for the future and thank you for your services to the club.
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