Weekend roundup: Lynx back to back league win.

The Scottish ice hockey scene was buzzing this weekend with thrilling matchups and pivotal moments as the season end draws closer. Here’s a recap of the action-packed weekend:

Aberdeen Lynx Clinch League Trophy:
Aberdeen Lynx solidified their dominance by lifting the League trophy for the second consecutive year. In a decisive showdown against the Dundee Comets at the Dundee Ice Arena, Lynx showcased their abilities with a resounding 10-0 victory. The atmosphere was electric, with passionate Lynx fans turning out in force to support their team. With the league secured, Lynx now prepare to face off against North Ayrshire Wild in the quarter-finals of the Players, both home and away.

Lynx head coach, Jordan Leyden, said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the guys. Their attitude the past month or so were of those who really wanted to win the league and Saturday showed that in abundance. The support from the fans was outstanding as well. To see so many fans travelling to cheers the guys on I think gave everyone an extra gear.”

“We see Edinburgh come to us on Saturday for the last league game of the season and we know they will be looking to prove a point so although we can relax somewhat in terms of the league perspective, it will still be a game we want to win. There’s still a lot of hockey to be played with the Playoffs and Scottish Cup Final, we feel still have a lot to achieve.”


North Ayrshire Wild’s Tough Loss:
North Ayrshire Wild faced a 4-2 defeat against the Paisley Pirates on Saturday. Despite a valiant effort, including a strong performance by Flynn Massie, Wild fell short in the last period as Pirates clinched victory with two late goals. The stage is now set for an intense quarter-final matchup against Aberdeen Lynx.

Kestrels and Pirates Secure Wins:
The Kirkcaldy Kestrels and Paisley Pirates chalked up wins in their respective matchups over the weekend. Kestrels dominated Kilmarnock Thunder with an 8-1 home win, while Pirates secured a commanding 6-0 victory against Thunder the following day. These wins boost both teams’ standings as they jockey for position in the league table.

Scottish National League (SNL)

PosTeamGPWLOTGFGADiffPTSStrk
1282161167749343L1
2282080129913840W2
328151201421321032W2
4281412296109-1330W4
428141127885-730L2
62814131114991529L3
7281017180102-2221L1
828325061175-1146L3

Edinburgh Capitals Maintain Momentum:
Edinburgh Capitals continued their strong performance with a 4-1 victory over Kirkcaldy Kestrels on Sunday. The win solidifies Capitals‘ position as 2nd in the league and they will be facing off against Dundee Tigers in the Playoff quarter finals.

Looking Ahead:
With the final league standings set to be determined next weekend, anticipation is high as teams gear up for the Playoff Weekend on April 13th and 14th.
Stay tuned for more thrilling action in Scottish ice hockey!