Aberdeen Lynx captain Jordan Leyden is prepared his side’s toughest game of the season.
The Lynx will take on league leaders Paisley Pirates at the Linx Ice Arena tonight.
Both the sides are yet to lose a game in the league this season.
The last time the two teams met was in the play-offs last year, with the Aberdeen outfit coming out on top following a penalty shoot-out.
However, Paisley top the table this season, and are yet to drop a point.
They have scored 51 times and only conceded four goals in six games.
Lynx captain Jordan Leyden is expecting a tough challenge from the highly-rated opponents.
Jordan said: “Paisley will be our biggest challenge so far this season.
“They are where they are for a reason.
“They are a solid, hard-working team and we’ve always had really good games against them.
“That being said I think we will be the toughest challenge they’ve faced and we’re pushing to take that top spot from them.”
Paisley Pirates make the trip to Aberdeen on the back of the biggest win this season, a 15-0 thrashing of North Ayr Wild.
Speaking to ahead of the game, Paisley coach Ian Turley told his club’s official website: “We’re anticipating probably our hardest fixture of the year to date
“Aberdeen did of course knock us out on penalties in last year’s play-offs and went on to win them, they’ve further strengthened their squad since then, and they’ll be playing in front of a partisan sell out crowd, all of which makes our task very difficult.
“We’ve had a decent record up there, they beat us by the odd goal in nine in the league last year, while we went back in the Scottish Cup and beat them 2-0 in the semi-final.
“I think it’s fair to say the spectators are in for a good night.”
He added: “We go there with the greatest respect for the Lynx and what they’ve achieved in recent years, but, equally, we know they’ll have respect for where we are and what we’ve been doing over a number of years.
“We had another big win at the weekend, so we’ll be going there with the confidence that a winning run brings, but like I’ve said before, every team wants to be the first to lower your colours, so it looks like being quite a match.”
The Lynx face-off against the Paisley Pirates, tonight, at 7.15pm