Final League Fixtures Conclude as Quarter-Final Matchups Are Set

Picture by Gordon Fowley

In the final league game weekend, there was significant movement in the middle of the table, with teams jostling for positions before heading into the Playoffs.

Kilmarnock Thunder had a standout weekend, climbing three places to finish 3rd in the league with 32 points. They secured two crucial victories, earning 6 points in the process. On Friday, Thunder faced off against Kirkcaldy Kestrels on home ice, clinching an 8-4 victory. Connor McNulty led the charge with a hat-trick, contributing significantly to Thunder’s win. Then Sunday, Thunder took on Dundee Comets in a double point game, emerging victorious with a score of 5-2.

Dundee Comets, on the other hand, dropped a place to finish 5th in the league with 30 points.

The Aberdeen Lynx, champions of the league, faced off against their top contender, the Edinburgh Capitals, in their final league match of the season. Both teams were eager to establish superiority ahead of their upcoming clash in the Scottish Cup finals. However, the Capitals surged ahead with three goals in the opening period. Though each team scored once in the second period, the home team rallied in the final period, narrowing the gap. Nonetheless, the Capitals held on to their lead, winning 4-3.

Paisley Pirates v Kirkcaldy Kestrels at Braehead Arena, Renfrew on 24 March 2024. Picture: Al Goold ( Twitter: @AlGooldPhoto Insta: @Clanphotos

Meanwhile, Kirkcaldy Kestrels faced Paisley Pirates, suffering a defeat with a final score of 4-1. This loss resulted in Kestrels dropping two places to finish 6th in the league with 29 points. Pirates‘ victory solidified their 4th place position in the table.

As the league season concludes, attention now turns to the Playoffs. The quarter-finals will be contested in a home and away leg format, featuring exciting matchups:


Following the quarter-finals, all eyes will be on the Playoff weekend scheduled for April 13th and 14th at Murrayfield. The semi-finals will take place on Saturday, leading up to the highly anticipated final on Sunday. Tickets for individual days and weekend passes are available for purchase, promising a thrilling conclusion to the season. Make sure to secure your tickets now for an unforgettable weekend of Scottish ice hockey action!