Race for League Win Intensifies: Weekend Roundup

Picture by Mark A Brown

This weekend witnessed intense action in Scottish ice hockey as teams battled it out in critical matchups, bringing fans to the edge of their seats as the league enters its final stages.

Aberdeen Lynx and Edinburgh Capitals were the center of attention with two crucial games each.

On Saturday, Aberdeen Lynx faced off against Kilmarnock Thunder at the Linx arena. Lynx seized an early lead with top scorer John Dolan finding the net first. Despite a quick equaliser from Kilmarnock’s Conner McNulty, Lynx surged ahead with Gary Kelly netting two more goals, ending the first period 3-1. The second period saw Lynx extend their lead with two more goals Thunders 1, keeping Kilmarnock goalie Thomas Mangan busy. Last period saw Lynx 3 further goals and despite a late goal from Conner McNulty , Lynx held on for a 8-3 victory.

Scottish National League (SNL)

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Simultaneously, Edinburgh Capitals clashed with Dundee Tigers at the Dundee Ice Arena for a double point game. Capitals took control early with James Issacs opening the scoring, followed by a response from Paul Guilcher. Capitals dominated thereafter, securing a 7-2 victory and four crucial points.

Sunday’s showdown between the league leaders, Aberdeen Lynx and Edinburgh Capitals, captivated fans. Lynx showcased their dominance, with John Dolan and captain Ben Edmonds netting early goals. Despite a response from CapsIsaacs, Lynx maintained their lead, securing a convincing 6-1 win with James Demeo sealing the deal.

With both Lynx and Capitals victorious over the weekend, attention turns to their impending clash. Lynx now hold a three-point lead over Capitals, with one game in hand, setting the stage for an enthralling conclusion to the season.

Picture courtesy of Kirkcaldy Kestrels


Elsewhere, Kirkcaldy Kestrels and Northern Ayrshire Wild battled it out, with Kestrels emerging victorious with a 8-3 win. Conor Duncan‘s hat-trick propelled Kestrels to victory, solidifying their fourth-place standing in the league table.

As anticipation mounts for the upcoming weekend fixtures, the race for the league title intensifies, promising more thrilling hockey action ahead. Stay tuned for the weekend’s preview at the end of the week, as the stakes couldn’t be higher for the teams.