Aberdeen Lynx cruised to victory over Moray Typhoons 10-2 for the second time this season.
Jordan Leyden scored his third hat-trick in as many games and 17-year-old Macauley Armstrong grabbed his first senior goal.
The Lynx were high on confidence after scoring 24 goals in just two games and it was clear from the start they were out to increase their tally.
And it took Lewis McINTOSH less than two minutes to get the home side on the scoreboard.
Jonathan HOGAN made it 2-0 two minutes later on the powerplay, taking advantage of Moray having Mark Stanford off the ice for a two-minute penalty.
Mark LAING grabbed goal number three after Craig Findlay spotted him unmarked to the right of the Moray goal.
Tough forward Laing was able to slot the puck expertly over Michael McPherson’s shoulder and into the Typhoons’ net.
LEYDEN grabbed his first of the night with four minutes remaining of the period to bring the score to 4-0 after Stanford had again been sent from the ice for a two-minute penalty.
Despite the Lynx’s dominance from the start of the second period, they found themselves frustrated by a combination of good saves by Typhoons keeper McPherson, the post and in one instance a second clearance off the visitors’ line.
And somewhat against the run of play, it was the Typhoons who grabbed the first goal of the second period after Gavin MILLAR forced the puck past Craig Chalmers, temporarily silencing the home fans.
It took the home side until midway through the period to finally breach the Moray defence with Christian JOHNSON picking up a rebound to hammer home for 5-1.
And four minutes later LEYDEN made it 6-1 with his second of the night thanks to assists from Iain Malcolm and Scott Chalmers.
And Callum SMITH grabbed his first of the season with a shot from distance, with the puck seemingly passing between the legs of the Moray keeper.
LEYDEN completed his hat-trick, his third in three games, with goal number eight – the goal which saw Moray’s McPherson call it a night, to be replaced by James Ramsay.
But he had no time to settle into position before LEYDEN grabbed his fourth with 30 seconds left in the period.
It was the Typhoons who opened the scoring in the third period.
Despite being a man down, after Joe Durkacz had been sent for a two-minute penalty, Kevin RUSSELL was able to fire the puck past Chalmers to bring the score to 9-2.
After a number of strong tackles between Lynx’s Callum Smith and Typhoons’ Durkacz, the two eventually came to blows fighting it out on the ice in front of the Moray goal.
Following the scrap Durkacz, Smith and Lynx defender Johnson all left the ice and returned to the changing rooms.
Macauley ARMSTRONG grabbed his first goal for the senior squad eight minutes from time.
The 17-year-old forced the puck past Ramsay from close range to bring the score to 10-2.
Speaking after the game Armstrong described his emotions on getting his first goal.
He said: “Seeing it hit the net then looking at the stands erupt was incredible.
“I never thought I’d be able to experience that, let alone at 17.
“Scoring my first goal in the Scottish National League in front of a home crowd definitely completed the night for me.”
And coach Barry Carnegie was full of praise for the youngster’s future.
He said: “We’ve been drip feeding him more and more ice time for the past couple of seasons
“He’s trained with the senior squad for a long time now.
“He’s a good kid and he’s definitely one for the future.”
Carnegie was also pleased at his team’s response to his pre-match message.
“I stressed to the guys about the importance of starting fast like we did against Edinburgh,” he said.
“It was good to build up a bit of a lead because we knew what was coming, they’re a physical team at times, they can be awkward to play against.”
He added: “I’m glad we took care of it in the first period, it gave us the chance to try new things in the second and third period.”
The Lynx will be on a high after scoring 34 goals in their last three games, but next weekend’s league game down the A90 against the Dundee Tigers is expected to offer a much tougher challenge for the Aberdeen side.