Ice Hockey: Aberdeen Lynx and Paisley Pirates set to serve up another close encounter

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Aberdeen Lynx are back in action.

The Aberdeen Lynx get back into the hunt for silverware as they take on the Paisley Pirates in their Scottish Cup semi-final after an extended break. we

The Lynx have been away from the ice for almost a month after their last league game was cancelled.

But they’ll be looking to build on this season’s positive home form with a second win against the Pirates at the Links Ice Arena.

The last time the two teams met in Aberdeen, the Lynx won 7-2.

However, Paisley made amends in January, winning 6-3 at Braehead.

And coach Owen Reynolds is expecting tonight’s game to be a close encounter.

He said: “We’ve had a good break so I’m sure everyone will be glad to get back on the ice and competing again.

“It’s certainly good to be at home after that break. But games against Paisley Pirates are traditionally pretty close so I don’t think it gives us any particular advantage.

“Both teams know what to expect having already played each other in the league.

“We were on top form at home, and they were on top form at Braehead – so we know what each other are capable of.”

In the game in Glasgow, Pirates forward Adam Walker hit top form, scoring five of his side’s six goals.

Owen added: “I don’t think it’s a case of singling out Adam Walker for any special attention.

“He hit a purple patch in terms of scoring against us but their whole team is incredibly hard working and organised.

“The main thing for us is making sure we have the attitude and character that we’ve displayed at the tail-end of the season, and take that into our remaining games.”

The Lynx face off against the Pirates tonight at the Links Ice Arena at 7.15pm.