SNL preview: Teams chasing semi-final spots, unbeaten duo go head-to-head

Cup competitions take centre stage this weekend with fixtures in the Stuart Robertson Cup (SRC) and NIHL North Cup.

Aberdeen Lynx will be aiming to make it four wins out of five in the SRC when they visit Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the northern group on Saturday.

Lynx triumphed 8-4 in the reverse fixture during September and a victory at Fife Ice Arena would send them through to the semi-finals.

North Ayrshire Wild host Kilmarnock Thunder in the southern section on the same day aiming to keep themselves in the running for a place in the last four.

Wild will be hoping to improve their goal difference against Thunder to set up what would be group deciding games against Paisley Pirates.

Dundee Tigers go head-to-head with Dundee Comets on Sunday needing to avoid defeat to stay alive in the competition. A victory for the Comets would book their spot in the semi-finals.

Sunday’s final fixture sees Murrayfield Racers and Solway Sharks put their unbeaten records on the line as they meet in the NIHL North Cup.

The Racers beat the Comets in their first match in the competition, while the Sharks have defeated Whitley Warriors and Billingham Stars.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Aberdeen Lynx – SRC North
North Ayrshire Wild v Kilmarnock Thunder – SRC South

Sunday

Dundee Tigers v Dundee Comets – SRC North
Murrayfield Racers v Solway Sharks – NIHL North Cup

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