Scots ice hockey fans are in for a bumper treat in September when all four Elite League sides north of the border face off in an Autumn Cup to be held in Fife.
The format will see a straight knockout tournament with two semi final ties on Saturday,September 1 as well as a third place play-off and the final 24 hours later, as all teams get ready for their Elite League campaigns, which begin a week after.
It's hoped the competition will whet the appetite of the Scots fans as old rivalries will resume, especially as Braehead Clan, Dundee Stars, Edinburgh Capitals and Fife Flyers face each other in the Gardiner Conference.
Braehead Clan GM Kirsty Longmuir was delighted the four clubs worked together to set up the tournament and reckons it will be a hit with fans.
She said: "We are happy to have come up with the concept of the Scottish Autumn Cup and the four Scottish teams have worked together on this concept and event.
"We look forward to working with each other and getting this tournament off the ground and one thing we hope to do is take this competition to a different Scottish venue each year, starting it off in its inaugural year in Fife, which is a hot bed for hockey.
"It is a rink with great heritage and I am sure this will be a fantastic weekend for hockey fans. I am looking forward to seeing the four Scottish clubs and their fans at this event.
"It's a great way to get the teams and the fans motivated for the 2012/2013 season."
Matches on both nights will face off at 5pm and 8pm, with Braehead Clan lined up to meet Dundee Stars in the opening game on Saturday followed by hosts Fife and Edinburgh Capitals.
Details for the game formats are as follows:
Saturday, September 1
Semi-final One – Braehead Clan v Dundee Stars, faceoff 5pm
Semi-final two – Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals, faceoff 8pm
Sunday, September 2
Final between first semi-final loser v second semi-final loser, faceoff 5pm
Final between first semi-final winner v second semi-final winner, faceoff 8pm
Tickets can be purchased direct from Fife Ice Arena, or online at www.fifeflyers.co.uk.