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September 2016

WILD WEEKEND FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates go into this weekend’s local derby against North Ayrshire Wild buoyed by their 3-1 success at the home of the reigning SNL champions, Kirkcaldy Kestrels, last Sunday evening in a tight thriller in Fife.   “We played very well against the champions,” said coach Ian Turley as he reflected on the match before looking forward to another tough looking local derby. “Once again, I was delighted that we kept calm and stuck to the game plan which saw us through, just as it had done the previous weekend when we came back against Dundee Comets. It gives us …

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Team Physio

Paisley Pirates have made another important signing, but their latest addition will be doing all his work off the ice.   The club has recruited Chris Mudie to their ranks, and he will be acting as the club’s physio/sports therapist on match nights, where he will take his place on the bench alongside the club’s playing squad, team manager, and coach.   Coach Ian Turley commented, “He’s another very important signing for us, as he’s got loads of qualifications while he’s already built up a business as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist, while he’s well versed in massage techniques …

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PIRATES CLIP KESTRELS’ WINGS

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KIRKCALDY KESTRELS   1                        PAISLEY PIRATES   3     In an absolute thriller In Kirkcaldy, Pirates defeated the reigning SNL champions 3-1 to continue their great start to the season, once again clinching the match in the final session of the match.   In a tight opening period, both netminders, Meechan for the visitors, and Little for the hosts, saw regular action at their end of the ice, but it was Pirates who got their noses in front in the fourteenth minute as Miller linked with Orr and Wilson to score on the powerplay after Kestrels had been called for having …

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KIRKCALDY DATE FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates head for the east coast for the second consecutive weekend as they take on SNL champions Kirkcaldy Kestrels in an important SNL fixture this Sunday, having won a tough encounter at Dundee on Saturday when they triumphed 5-2, after trailing going into the final session.   “We were back to something like full strength at Dundee and having everyone available always makes things that little bit easier,” said coach Ian Turley. “I think we were able to capitalise on having four lines as our guys were definitely that bit fresher in the final session and it showed. The …

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PIRATES SNUFF OUT COMETS

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DUNDEE COMETS   2          PAISLEY PIRATES   5     A late surge from Pirates in the final session took them past a Comets side which, in spite of having less of the play than their visitors, had been in front after two periods when the latter had been unable to capitalise on their chances.   The visitors had an early chance on a powerplay to go in front, but Michie in the Comets’ goal was equal to any threat posed by Pirates, and, similarly, when Jordan sat out a minor penalty before the halfway point in the period, the latter’s rearguard …

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PIRATES VOTED “TEAM OF THE YEAR”!

Paisley Pirates are celebrating after the club picked up the prestigious “Team of the Year” trophy in the annual Renfrewshire Community Sports Award ceremony held in a packed Paisley Town Hall on Friday night. With representatives attending from all the major local clubs within their respective sports in the Renfrewshire area, Pirates made the final three in the “Team of the Year” category before beating off strong competition from Kelburne Hockey Club and the Shito-Kai Karate Club, to be voted into top spot by the panel of judges. Delighted coach Ian Turley, who collected the trophy on behalf of the club, thanked …

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PIRATES FACE TOUGH ROAD TRIP

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Paisley Pirates take the roads and miles to Dundee this Saturday as they look forward to a difficult match against the local Comets, and fresh from a 10-0 win against Kilmarnock Storm at Braehead Arena last Sunday which got their season off to a flying start.   “It was a comfortable win against our near neighbours and I was pleased to see the newcomers integrate well into our style of play and make a positive contribution,” said coach Ian Turley. “There’s still a bit of work to be done in that respect but seeing as we were missing a couple …

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PIRATES WEATHER STORM

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Pirates raced to an opening 10-0 win against a Kilmarnock side which, in spite of the score line, refused to give in at any stage, in a match which was not lacking in incident.   The home side, resplendent in their new look outfits and icing no fewer than SIX newcomers who had not featured in last year’s squad, were off the mark inside the first two minutes as Riddell opened the scoring, and in spite of a steady flow towards Russell in the visitors’ goal, it was not until almost the halfway point in the session that the floodgates …

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PIRATES READY TO ROCK

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Paisley Pirates get their competitive season under way this Sunday (11 September) when they host local rivals Kilmarnock Storm at Braehead Arena in their opening Scottish National League fixture, having narrowly missed out on the league title last year to Kirkcaldy Kestrels.   “We were a shade unlucky to lose out to the boys from Fife, with it going down to the last set of matches before they deservedly took the title,” said coach Ian Turley. “We had the massive consolation of lifting the Scottish Cup a few weeks later and, indeed, this Sunday will be the first opportunity for …

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Pirates bitten by Sharks!

SOLWAY SHARKS   6                      PAISLEY PIRATES   1   Both sides lined up for this pre-season challenge minus several players, with Pirates obliged to borrow a set of strips due to the non delivery of their new outfits. The visitors iced their latest signing, Ross Jordan, returning after a 5 year absence playing in England.   Solway settled the quicker and were ahead as early as the second minute, as Moore was on hand to net the opener, in what proved to be the only goal of the period. The home team, who had beaten North Ayr Wild 8-1 in another challenge …

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