SNL round-up: Murrayfield Racers off to a winning start in the NIHL North Cup

Murrayfield Racers kicked off their NIHL North Cup campaign with a hard fought 7-4 victory over Dundee Comets.

Joe Gautschi (2), Callum Boyd (2), Marty Simpson, Rihards Grigors and Alex Christian got their goals, with Adam McNicholl, Sean Beattie, David Pokorny and John Dolan replying for the visitors.

The result completed a miserable weekend for the Comets who were also beaten 13-4 on home ice by Billingham Stars the previous day – Dolan (3) and Pokorny were on target for the SNL side.

Peter Gapa scored twice for Solway Sharks in their 4-2 home victory over Whitley Warriors and he followed up with a hat-trick in his side’s 9-7 success at Billingham.

Mark Laing scored twice for Aberdeen Lynx as they recorded an 8-4 home win over Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the Stuart Robertson Cup.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Aberdeen Lynx 8-4 Kirkcaldy Kestrels – SRC North
Billingham Stars 7-9 Solway Sharks – NIHL North Cup
Dundee Comets 4-13 Billingham Stars – NIHL North Cup
Murrayfield Racers 7-4 Dundee Comets – NIHL North Cup
Solway Sharks 4-2 Whitley Warriors – NIHL North Cup

(Image permission: Ian Coyle)