This weekend marked the kickoff of the Scottish Cup games in Scottish ice hockey. Let’s dive into the action-packed matches that unfolded:
Paisley Pirates vs. Edinburgh Capitals
The Paisley Pirates headed East to Murrayfield to face off against the Edinburgh Capitals. However, it was the Capitals who triumphed with an impressive 8-1 victory in a very physical game. Chad Smith opened the scoring for the Capitals with less than 3 minutes left in the first period. The second period saw three more goals from the Capitals and one from the Pirates courtesy of Mikey Dobson. In the final period, the Capitals extended their lead with an additional four goals.
Kilmarnock Thunder vs. Kirkcaldy Kestrels
The weekend started with Kilmarnock Thunder hosting the Kirkcaldy Kestrels. The Kestrels soared to victory with a commanding 7-1 win. Thunder’s Innes Gallacher kicked things off with a goal just 1 minute and 16 seconds into the game, but Conor Duncan quickly responded with a power play goal for the Kestrels. Scott Jamieson then went on to secure his first of three goals, closing the first period with a score of 2-1 in favour of the Kestrels. The second period saw no goals, but in the final frame, the Kestrels unleashed a barrage of five goals, including one from Conor Duncan just 19 seconds before the game’s end.
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Aberdeen Lynx vs. North Ayrshire Wild
Aberdeen Lynx made the long journey to North Ayr to take on North Ayrshire Wild. Lynx dominated the game, securing a 4-0 victory. Josh Purvis opened the scoring for the Lynx, and in the second period, they took full advantage of the power plays with two more quick goals from John Dolan and James Demeo. The final goal of the night came from Mark Laing.
Dundee Tigers vs. Dundee Comets
In a rescheduled game originally slated for the previous night, the Dundee Tigers faced off against the Dundee Comets. The Comets came out on top with a narrow 2-1 win. Richard Harman kicked off the scoring for the Comets at the 14-minute mark of the first period. Michael Beca evened the score with a power play goal for the Tigers in the second period. The game’s winning goal came from Michael Ireland in the final period, securing the victory for the Comets.
Stay tuned for the upcoming weekend as we anticipate the return leg of the Scottish Cup games.