Aberdeen Lynx finished their league season in dominant fashion with an 8-0 win over Kilmarnock Storm.
The Lynx went into the game as strong favourites against bottom-of-the-league Storm, who they had beaten 7-0 earlier in the season.
Although a much more subdued affair than last weekend’s cup semi-final against Paisley, the Lynx were dominant throughout with their defence and goalkeeper rarely placed under any sustained pressure by Kilmarnock Storm attack.
It took just 36 seconds of the first period for Lynx forward Mark Laing to rattle the Kilmarnock crossbar.
But despite the home side being well on top, holding the visitors back within their own half, a combination of poor final touches and bad luck prevented the Lynx getting the early goal.
Mark LAING was finally able to break the deadlock 16 minutes into the first 20, much to the relief of home fans and his teammates.
It was the second period when the Lynx began to get on top of the game.
LAING scored his second of the night within 30 seconds of returning from the break, thanks to assistance from Reynolds and veteran Turnball.
Following on from his assist REYNOLDS was able to get himself on the score sheet just a minute later, making the most of the Storm being a man down after they had a player sent off for two minutes.
Storm’s Elliot Young was the first to really trouble the Lynx and along with Steve Gaughan forced Aberdeen keeper Craig Chalmers into making a number of good, quick-reaction, saves.
However, Sean DYER netted the Lynx’s fourth of the night and player coach Barry Carnegie’s solo effort made it 5-0 as the sides went into the second break
The third period began much in the same way as the second, with Lynx putting Storm under extreme pressure.
A number of stunning saves from Storm keeper Lewis Dolan kept the scoreline lower than perhaps Lynx deserved.
Captain Jordan LEYDEN opened the third period scoring with less than 10 minutes remaining, thanks to assists from Mark Laing and Christian Johnson.
Ross McINTOSH made it seven for the Lynx with a stunning goal and Keith RIDDOCH completed the rout with Lynx’s eighth goal with three minutes of the match remaining.
Aberdeen Lynx take on Edinburgh Capitals next weekend in the first leg of the play-offs at the Aberdeen Linx arena.