SNL round-up (w/e 27th September)

Joel Gautschi fired in a whopping eight goals as Edinburgh Capitals SNL romped to a 14-2 win at Kilmarnock Storm.

The league leaders romped to victory in style to maintain their 100% record at the top of the table as the Storm just couldn’t keep up with them.

The Caps were five up by the end of the first period, with Gautschi scoring four and Callum Boyd getting on the scoresheet against his old club.

Gautschi added his fifth early in the second before Elliott Young got Killie on the scoresheet with their first goal of the night.

But it didn’t slow down the Edinburgh juggernaut as Boyd added his second, Ross Hay weighed in with a couple and Gautschi took the score into double figures, after Adam Stuart netted for the home team.

Caps wrapped things up with Sean Donaldson and Kieran Black joining in the fun along with Gautschi’s seventh and eighth of the night to wrap up an emphatic win in Ayrshire.

Three goals in the first ten minutes proved to be more than enough for Aberdeen Lynx as they edged Solway Sharks in an entertaining game in Dumfries.

Sean Dyer gave Barry Carnegie’s side the best possible start with a goal in the first 30 seconds before Fraser MacEachran added a second after six minutes.

Ross McIntosh put Lynx 3-0 up shortly after and it looked like Solway were in danger of being on the wrong end of a heavy scoreline.

However, they rallied and Michael Brunton’s powerplay goal in the second period gave them a lifeline as they reduced the deficit to two.

Michael Corbett’s goal a minute from time proved to be too little too late as Aberdeen returned to the North East with two points.

Dundee Tigers and Paisley Pirates left with honours even as they played out a 2-2 draw in an enthralling contest on Tayside.

Stuart Barnett opened the scoring inside the first ten minutes, before Daniel Topping swooped with a powerplay goal early in the second period to give the Tigers a two-goal cushion as they looked to hold out.

Graham McCamley and Tom Johnston tied things up to set up a grandstand finish, but neither team could find a winner and the points were shared.

Nine different scorers for Kirkcaldy Kestrels made it an emphatic night as the SNL champions annihilated North Ayrshire Wild in a 19-0 victory.

Chad Smith, Robin Floyd, Martyn Simpson, Conor Duncan and Liam Cassidy all had a goal each by the end of the first period as Kirkcaldy started as they meant to go on.

Simpson added his second early in the middle session followed by one from Andy Findlay, two from Cassidy for his hat-trick and one apiece from Jay Duncan and Daryl Venters.

Kestrels didn’t take their foot off the gas as Conor Duncan and Smith completed their hat-tricks in the third period. Further goals by Graeme Allan, Floyd, Venters and Findlay capped the win for the Fife outfit.

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