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Weekend Showdowns Define Playoff 2nd Leg Quarterfinals

This weekend brought intense action as the final four teams battled for a coveted spot in the Playoff weekend. Let’s delve into the thrilling matchups and how each team fared:

Kirkcaldy Kestrels vs. Kilmarnock Thunder: In what promised to be a grudge match, Kirkcaldy Kestrels staged a remarkable comeback against Kilmarnock Thunder. With Thunder holding a six-goal lead from the previous weekend, the Kestrels faced an uphill battle. However, they rose to the challenge, securing an exhilarating 8-1 victory. The game remained deadlocked at one goal apiece after the first period, but the Kestrels surged ahead in the subsequent periods. Scott Jamieson‘s overtime heroics, netting the goal thats decided which team would make it to the Playoff semifinals, capped off a stunning turnaround.

Aberdeen Lynx vs. North Ayrshire Wild: Aberdeen Lynx left no room for doubt in their matchup against North Ayrshire Wild, delivering a resounding 12-0 victory. Despite a tighter scoreline in their previous encounter, Aberdeen showcased their offensive prowess, led by Kyle Ferguson‘s second Playoff goal. The Wild’s goaltenders, Liam Griffin and Evan McTaggart, faced a barrage of shots but couldn’t stem the Lynx’s attack, resulting in an 18-4 aggregate triumph for Aberdeen.

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Paisley Pirates vs. Dundee Comets: Paisley Pirates defended their slim two-goal lead against a determined Dundee Comets side. With both teams evenly matched in the SNL league, the tension was palpable. The first period ended scoreless, but Chris Wilson broke the deadlock for the Pirates early in the second period, only for Michael Ireland to swiftly equalise for the Comets. Despite Dundee’s valiant efforts, they fell short, as the Pirates secured a narrow 5-4 aggregate victory, booking their place in the semi-finals.

Dundee Tigers vs. Edinburgh Capitals: In a fiercely contested encounter, Edinburgh Capitals emerged triumphant over the Dundee Tigers. Despite trailing 2-1 after the first period, the Capitals rallied back, with JoeJoel Gautschi‘s hat-trick guiding them to a thrilling 4-3 victory. The Capitals‘ resilience proved decisive as they secured a commanding 13-6 aggregate win, booking their spot in the semi-finals.


Next Round Preview The semi-finals promise to deliver even more excitement as the highest-seeded Aberdeen Lynx take on the Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the first game on Saturday at 1 pm. Meanwhile, the Edinburgh Capitals will clash with the Paisley Pirates in the second game at 4:30pm.

Get Your Tickets Experience the adrenaline-pumping action of Scottish Ice Hockey at its finest by securing your tickets for the Playoff weekend happening this Saturday and Sunday. Whether you opt for day passes or full weekend access, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the thrilling conclusion of the Playoff journey!