THREE games make up the fixture list for the SNL this weekend and after a couple of interesting results last week, these matches could be equally intriguing.
As the teams start to find where they are at this point of the season, every win or every point can be crucial so the pressure intensifies with every game.
So let’s look ahead to what lies in store in the contests on Saturday night.
ABERDEEN LYNX vs KIRKCALDY KESTRELS
Saturday, 7pm, Linx Ice Arena
ABERDEEN had their chance to overtake the Kestrels at Paisley last week and didn’t take it. Now they’ll have another chance to leapfrog the men from Fife into second spot.
Kirkcaldy come into the game on a low, with that shock heavy defeat to North Ayrshire Wild still fresh in their memories, so Aberdeen will have to be on their guard.
Daryl Venters’ winner proved to the difference when these teams met just five weeks ago in a 2-1 that kept them in touch with Edinburgh Capitals at the time.
But they’ll need to hit the ice running and with the Caps idle again this weekend, it’s definitely a chance for one of these teams to get that little bit closer to the SNL leaders.
For any observers, it’s going to be a hard one to call, but Lynx, especially at home, can be as formidable as anyone and nothing will be given easily in what could be the game of the weekend.
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: Aberdeen Lynx vs Kirkcaldy Kestrels
KILMARNOCK STORM vs MORAY TYPHOONS
Saturday, 7pm, The Galleon
KILMARNOCK STORM badly need a win and will looking for a huge response from their 8-1 mauling by Dundee Tigers last Sunday.
When you consider their opponents is the recently resurgent Moray Typhoons, then the task maybe isn’t quite so straightforward.
Oh, yeah, and did we mention the Storm lost 12-1 in Elgin just three weeks ago? It’s a big job to turn things around for the Storm, rock bottom of the table as things stand.
While the Typhoons have enjoyed that win over Myles Watson’s side, they followed it up with a 9-3 thumping of Dundee Comets as well.
Home advantage could be the biggest help for Killie if they are to arrest the slump in form that sees them where they are. There’s no team that needs the points quite like they do.
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: Kilmarnock Storm vs Moray Typhoons
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD vs SOLWAY SHARKS
Saturday, 6.30pm, Auchenharvie
SOLWAY SHARKS have been out of action since the beginning of the month and make the trip to Auchenharvie where North Ayrshire Wild have enjoyed something of a renaissance.
What was a disastrous start to the campaign has plateaued and Wild are on a run of two wins so far, the most recent of which saw them gain revenge on Kirkcaldy Kestrels, beating them 12-7 last weekend.
Daniel Abercrombie is the man in form, with eight goals in his last three games, including four in that win over Kirkcaldy.
The Sharks have been edged out in most of their league games by the odd goal, but currently in second bottom, need to start pushing up the way.
Can Jamie Kerr’s young side nab point from a highly-confident North Ayrshire side. Who knows? But they’ll certainly fancy their chances.
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: North Ayrshire Wild vs Solway Sharks