The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) Edinburgh Capitals have released former Vernon Vipers forward Les Reaney. The Capitals are based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Scotland signed Reaney on August 19th 2013. In 10 games with the Capitals Reaney collected (3-goals-3-assists-6-points).
Reaney played last season with the Central Hockey League (CHL) Witchita Thunder playing in 47 games collecting (9-13-22). Reaney was traded to Wichita in November 2012 after spending parts of the last five seasons with the CHL Rapid City Rush. Reaney played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2002-2004) after coming over to the Vipers in a trade with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. In 2003-04 Reaney along with Jordan Starke were traded at the BCHL trade deadline to Williams Lake for Jeff Royston.
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This was in the Edinburgh Newspaper:
Edinburgh Capitals release Les Reaney
by ROSS DEWAR
Published on the 01 November 2013
EDINBURGH CAPITALS have released forward Les Reaney. The Evening News understands that player-coach Richard Hartmann informed the Canadian of the news late last night.
Reaney, who scored three goals in his ten games for the club, arrived in Edinburgh with a big reputation after a successful career in America’s Central Hockey League.
Capitals management, who have brought back Latvian winger, Marcis Zembergs, for a second stint at the club as his replacement, refused to comment on the reasons behind the decision, but it is believed a lack of match fitness may have been an issue.
Zembergs, who left the Caps in the summer after a two-year spell in which he scored 43 goals in 127 appearances, returned to Scotland after a proposed move to Kazakhstan fell through and he was snapped up on a temporary contract by Dundee Stars.
Capitals co-owner Scott Neil said: “Over the last two seasons Marcis was one of our top goal-scorers, he’s available now and in a position to help us, and we’re looking for him to bring the team some energy to help kick-start our season.”
Zembergs will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game away to Braehead Clan.