The Aberdeen Lynx are ready to cross their sticks with the Dundee Comets in the last four of the Scottish National League play-offs as finals weekend begins on Saturday.
The team reached the final four by beating the Edinburgh Capitals 9-6 in a two-legged-quarter final and will face the league leaders on April 7 at Fife Ice Arena in Kirkcaldy.
Coach Owen Reynolds is satisfied by the effort showed by his team only one week after being eliminated in the Scottish Cup by Paisley. He said: “After the disappointment of the previous weekend, we were keen to make amends.”
The Lynx took a substantial lead in the home game, winning 8-3. Then, they managed the second leg at Murrayfield Ice Rink well, losing 3-1 but going through on aggregate.
Reynolds added: “I was relieved to make the play-off finals in what’s been a frustrating season.”.
The Comets swept past the Dundee Tigers in the derby with an impressive 21-1. Nonetheless, Reynolds is sure his players will not back off the challenge.
He said: “We know we’ll be going into the game as firm underdogs.
“I doubt we’ll be too phased by that underdog tag, we know we’ll be up against it, but we also know how good we can be on our day.”
The Lynx fans are also looking forward to the match, and a large and vocal away section is expected in Kirkcaldy.
“At the moment we aren’t too sure, but it should be over 100 if not nearer to 200 (fans),” said Brian Leslie, chairman of the Lynx Supporters’ Club.
“As fans,all we ask from our players on the ice is to give their all and, to their credit, they do that every game. It’s why we have such a large home crowd and always travel in numbers to away games.”