Kirkcaldy Kestrels moved closer to retaining their SNL title after a 6-2 victory at home to Dundee Comets.
Allan Anderson, Daryl Venters, Conor Duncan, Aaron Robertson, Liam Cassidy and Chad Smith got the goals for the Kestrels who now need a point from their final game against Moray Typhoons to claim top spot.
Paisley Pirates’ 19-0 win at Kilmarnock Storm had given them hope of taking the race to a final day shoot-out, but their 6-5 defeat at Edinburgh Capitals SNL effectively ended the race.
Kestrels head into the final weekend with a two-point lead, while their goal difference is 15 better than the Pirates.
Capitals also drew 2-2 at Dundee Tigers – Sean Beattie grabbed a late equaliser for the visitors.
Aberdeen Lynx stopped in-form Moray Typhoons in their tracks to claim a play-off berth following an 8-1 win in Elgin.
Jordan Leyden (2) and Ross McIntosh (2) topped the scoring for Lynx.
Dundee Tigers 2-2 Edinburgh Capitals SNL
Edinburgh Capitals SNL 6-5 Paisley Pirates
Kilmarnock Storm 0-19 Paisley Pirates
Kirkcaldy Kestrels 6-2 Dundee Comets
Moray Typhoons 1-8 Aberdeen Lynx
(Image permission: Gordon Venters)