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Solway Sharks legend Murray to play last game

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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
The final Boss!
THE SIX-TIME . . . legend Ross Murray will play his last game for the club 

A DUMFRIES ice hockey icon has announced he will be hanging up the skates this weekend.

After a tremendous career for the Solway Sharks, Ross ‘The Boss’ Murray has confirmed his 400th game for the club will be his final one.

The 30-year-old – who is known to flaunt being a six-time National Ice Hockey League One North winner – made an emotional statement announcing his landmark match will be his last and hopes the ‘Shark Tank’ can be packed on Saturday night against the Hull Seahawks.

Ross said: “So Saturday will see me officially play my 400th game for the club and I think it would be a fitting end to the story.

“Between my personal life, injuries and geting older; it’s become harder to dedicate myself to the game.

“And as you all know, I’m a 100 per cent in or out guy.

“Obviously, there are so many people I would like to thank and I will in due course.

“But I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you down to the Shark Tank this Saturday when the Boss will ask you for a last time, ‘Are you not entertained?’

“I’ve been blown away with messages, it means the world to me. It was a hard decision to make, but I feel the time is right.”
Murray – who also had a spell with Whitley Warriors and during his early career played in Canada – has won it all at NIHL One level and was proud to be part of the historic grand slam winning team last term.

This season saw the Shark step up to the National Division of the NIHL.

But last weekend, Sharks’ play-off hopes were dashed despite a valiant effort from the Dumfries side in their two matches against the Telford Tigers and The Bees.

The Sharks took on the Tigers on Saturday evening where they ended up losing 10-4. This match saw a record breaking attendance for the home crowd of 901.

On Sunday, the Sharks then travelled to Slough to face the Bees in what would prove to be a season-defining match up. The Sharks lost 4-3 and put an end to their play-off dreams.

The Sharks return to action at home this Saturday, March 30 at 6 pm when they face-off against the Hull Seahawks in the final game of the season.
Tickets are available now either via the clubs website, sharksihc.com/tickets/, or in person at the ice bowl.

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