Murrayfield Racers

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Murrayfield Racers
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City Edinburgh, Scotland
League British League Premier
Founded 1952
Home arena Murrayfield Ice Rink
Capacity: 3800
Ice size: 200 ft x 97 ft
Colours Red, White, and Blue
Franchise history
1952–58 Murrayfield Royals
1958–66 Edinburgh Royals
1966–94 Murrayfield Racers
1994–95 Edinburgh Racers
1995–96 Murrayfield Royals

The Murrayfield Racers were an ice hockey team in Edinburgh, Scotland, founded in 1952 (as the Murrayfield Royals) changing their name to the Racers in 1966. The team won the British Championship 4 times in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972. The club was also the 86/87 and 87/88 British Hockey League Champions and played in the Premier Division of this league from 1982 to 1995.

Additionally, the club won the Northern League on 7 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. Today, Edinburgh's ice hockey team is the Edinburgh Capitals.