Aberdeen Lynx picked up their second league win of the season as they gained revenge for their Autumn Cup elimination with an 8-4 win at Dundee Tigers.
Mark Laing opened the scoring, with Iain Malcolm joining him on the scoresheet for Lynx before Ross Bree pulled one back by the end of the second period.
It was goals galore in the third session as Ross McIntosh, a second from Laing and one apiece from Callum Smith and Jordan Leyden sent Aberdeen into a 6-1 lead.
Tigers closed the gap through goals from Paul Guilcher and Grant Reekie, but another from Leyden and Laing (above) to complete his hat-trick made the lead unassailable for the visitors.
Guilcher’s second wrapped the scoring for the game, but it was Lynx that took the honours on a good night’s work for them.
Conor Duncan hit six goals and Allan Anderson three as Kirkcaldy Kestrels romped to a 9-4 victory at The Galleon against Kilmarnock Storm.
The home side went two up inside the opening five minutes through Ian Crockatt and Martin McPhail, but Kestrels surged back as Duncan grabbed his first two of the night. Storm regained the lead before Duncan promptly added his hat-trick goal to bring the Kirkcaldy men level.
Anderson put the visitors in front, but Jardine Wallace levelled things off. The SNL champions stepped it up a gear with Anderson completing his hat-trick before the end of the second period.
Duncan struck another three in the third period to kill the Ayrshire side off as Kirkcaldy closed the gap to two points on leaders Edinburgh Capitals.
Edinburgh Capitals SNL confirmed their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 5-0 win over Moray Typhoons in Elgin.
James McLeman’s side kept the Caps at bay for the first period, but they were breached in the second period as Ross Hay opened the scoring, followed by Joel Gautschi with another this season.
The Caps twisted the knife in the third period with three more goals as they progressed in the competition they won last season. Mark Paterson scored twice in the final session, with Hay picking up his second of the game in between as Edinburgh started the defence of their title in the best possible way.
It was a share of the spoils in Dumfries as Solway Sharks SNL and Dundee Comets completed the weekend’s fixtures with an entertaining 3-3 draw.
Comets were a goal up by the end of the first period through John Gordon, before Callum Hill made it 2-0 for the visitors in the second.
Simon Robertson pulled one back for the home side almost immediately, but Willie Nicolson restored the two-goal cushion with a shorthanded goal.
Sharks fought back in the third as Gordon Horne’s powerplay goal brought the home team to within a goal as they started to push for at least a point.
They got it with 34 seconds left to go as Robert Chalmers struck on the powerplay to seal an impressive comeback.
(Image permission: Derek Black)