SNL round-up: Kestrels’ forwards back for another year, Racers keep building

Kirkcaldy Kestrels have confirmed two more returnees to their roster for the 2019/20 Scottish National League (SNL) season.

Forwards Conor and Jay Duncan have been a regular fixture in the Kestrels’ squad over the past few years and will once again be back in the line-up next term.

Conor was the club’s top scorer in the league in last season, bagging 21 goals with 13 assists in 13 appearances.

That tally followed on from a stunning 2017/18 campaign where he notched 64 points in 18 league matches.

Like his brother, Jay progressed through the Fife junior system before jumping up to the club’s senior side.

He has averaged around a point-per-game over the past couple of years and will be an important part of the club’s push for honours next season.

Elsewhere in the SNL, prolific forward Michael Ireland has agreed another campaign with Murrayfield Racers.

Ireland grabbed 28 points in the league last season as the Racers claimed the title in their first season back on the ice.

He also helped the team win the Stuart Robertson Cup and reach the finals of both the Scottish Cup and SNL play-offs.

(Image permission: Andy Lee)