The official site of the Paisley Pirates. Founded in 1946. Home games are played at Braehead Arena.
December 2016

COACH PROUD OF “COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCE”

    Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley was a happy man after his depleted side rose to the challenge and beat the reigning SNL champions, Kirkcaldy Kestrels 8-5 in a pulsating match at Braehead Arena on Sunday night.   He explained, “On the day of the game I had very real concerns that we wouldn’t have enough players to meet the minimum requirement of 12 skaters, such was the length of our injury list, with players phoning me to say that they wouldn’t make it for various reasons. At that time, I was less worried about the ultimate result of …

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PIRATES CLIP KESTRELS WINGS

PAISLEY PIRATES   8          KIRKCALDY KESTRELS   5     In a match billed as a Christmas cracker, the sixty minutes of play certainly lived up to the pre match publicity, as Pirates, minus a number of key players and with several taking to the ice with injuries which might normally have ruled them out of the game, overcame the significant challenge of the Kirkcaldy Kestrels to win a pulsating match 8-5.   The visitors, knowing that a win was crucial to their lingering hopes of retaining their SNL title, had the better of the opening exchanges as Pirates fought to get …

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CHRISTMAS CRACKER ANTICIPATED

Paisley Pirates expect to serve up a Christmas cracker for their fans this Sunday in a match which sees the home team, as current Scottish Cup holders, take on Kirkcaldy Kestrels, current SNL champions.   “We’ve been doing very well both home and away this year,” said coach Ian Turley, “but this has the potential to be one of our hardest matches of the season. Kestrels have been showing a bit of form of late, and will be coming to Braehead Arena on Sunday looking to reverse the 3-1 defeat we inflicted on them at their place a couple of …

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PIRATES DRAW TIGERS’ CLAWS

PAISLEY PIRATES   9          DUNDEE TIGERS   2     Pirates shook off any sluggishness following their five week layoff to record a comprehensive 9-2 home win against a resilient Tigers side which kept going until the end.   The home side, minus several key players, were out of the blocks the faster and were ahead in the 5th minute as Crute latched onto a Blair pass to slip a backhanded effort under Balfour for the opening goal. The visitors were having their fair share of possession but found Meechan in excellent form for Pirates and with almost 12 minutes played Pirates …

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HOME SWEET HOME FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates return to the Braehead Arena after an eight week absence to take on the Dundee Tigers this coming Sunday (11 December), and are hoping to hit the ground running after weeks of inactivity.   “It’s been a difficult period for us,” admitted coach Ian Turley. “We are really just back on the ice this week, and the boys have been ticking over at the ProLife Fitness Suite in Paisley, courtesy of conditioning classes provided by one of our main sponsors, but we won’t have actually played a game for some 5 weeks, since we drew 3-3 with Aberdeen …

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