Murrayfield Racers

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Murrayfield Racers
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City Edinburgh, Scotland
League British League Premier
Founded 1952
Operated 1952–1996
Home arena Murrayfield Ice Rink
Capacity: 3800
Ice size: 200 ft x 97 ft
Colours Red, White, and Blue
Franchise history
1952–1958 Murrayfield Royals
1958–1966 Edinburgh Royals
1966–1994 Murrayfield Racers
1994–1995 Edinburgh Racers
1995–1996 Murrayfield Royals

The Murrayfield Racers were an ice hockey team based in Edinburgh, Scotland who were founded in 1952 as the Murrayfield Royals before changing their name to the Murrayfield Racers in 1966.

The team won the British Championship four times in four consecutive seasons from 1969 until 1972. The club was also the 1986–87 and 1987–88 British Ice Hockey League Champions and played in the BHL Premier Division from 1982 to 1995.

The Racers won the Northern League on seven occasions – in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980 and 1980 and the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1993.

In the mid-90s the club became the Edinburgh Racers before folding due to financial issues in 1996.

The Murrayfield Racers brand was resurrected in 2018.


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