SNL preview: Title hopefuls set for big weekend double-header

The Scottish National League (SNL) title race heats up this weekend, with two of the top teams set to face each other in a weekend double-header.

Dundee Comets head into the games against Aberdeen Lynx with their 100 percent record intact after four league matches.

The Comets are fourth in the table, eight points behind Lynx with five games in hand.

With their NIHL Moralee Cup campaign now over, the Dundee outfit can focus on their SNL title challenge over the coming weeks.

They are unlikely to have things their own way this weekend, with Lynx racking up eight wins from their nine league matches this season.

Paisley Pirates have the chance to move back up to second place in the table when they host North Ayrshire Wild on Saturday.

The Pirates were beaten 3-2 by Lynx last weekend and cannot afford another defeat if they wish to remain in the title race.

Wild have lost seven out of eight matches this season and desperately need a result to climb away from the foot of the table.

The remaining fixture on Saturday sees Belfast SNL Giants and Dundee Tigers go head-to-head at Dundonald Ice Bowl.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Aberdeen Lynx v Dundee Comets
Belfast SNL Giants v Dundee Tigers
Paisley Pirates v North Ayrshire Wild

Sunday

Dundee Comets v Aberdeen Lynx

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