Fife Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume believes the Scottish Elite Cup can be a staple part of the fixtures calendar in years to come.
The Kirkcaldy men face Dundee Stars in Saturday’s semi-final at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
The other semi-final features Braehead Clan against Edinburgh Capitals with the action starting at 2pm.
Dutiaume said: “I hope the tournament becomes a staple in the fixtures calendar and it’s a great pre-season opener to get all four sets of fans together.
“We can showcase this league and it also gives a taster of what to expect over the upcoming season.
“It’s also useful to give the guys a chance to hone themselves ahead of the season so it’s one I hope will be successful for everyone involved.”