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January 2017

PIRATES UP FOR CUP

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Paisley Pirates face another difficult match this weekend when they go head to head with Aberdeen Lynx in the second leg of their Scottish Cup Quarter Final at Braehead this Sunday (face off 6.00pm). The Renfrewshire side go into the contest holding a slim 3-2 advantage gained in a penalty filled encounter last Saturday in Aberdeen.   “It’ll be another testing fixture for us, we seem to be on a diet of them right now,” said coach Ian Turley, “but I suppose it’s much better than taking part in meaningless games with nothing at stake. The first leg was very …

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PIRATES SHARE HONOURS

PAISLEY PIRATES   3           DUNDEE COMETS   3     The points, and honours, were shared in this tightest of tight matches as the Comets recovered from an early 3-1 deficit to snatch a point with a late goal coming less than five minutes before the end of the game.   Pirates had a powerplay opportunity with less than a minute on the clock and Frazer Campbell was on hand to force the puck home and give his side an early lead. The visitors were looking powerful on the break and they were level before the halfway point as Adam Walker scored …

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PIRATES AHEAD

ABERDEEN LYNX   2           PAISLEY PIRATES   3     In a bad tempered affair at Aberdeen, with over 150 minutes in penalties given out, Pirates squeezed home by the odd goal in five to take a one goal advantage with them to the second leg of this Scottish Cup Quarter Final at Braehead Arena next Sunday.   The visitors were out of the blocks like lightning and were ahead on the powerplay within three minutes as Campbell put his side in front. It got even better for Pirates as before five minutes had gone they’d doubled their advantage as Orr got …

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BIG WEEKEND FOR PIRATES

Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley reflected on a potentially difficult trip to Elgin at the weekend before turning his thoughts to a massive double header, which sees the club head to Aberdeen on Saturday for the first leg of their Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie, before making the long trip home in time to take on the in-form Dundee Comets on vital Scottish National League business, less than 24 hours later.   “I thought that it was important that we kept our discipline on Saturday at Elgin,” he commented. “We’re not used to the small ice there and it becomes …

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WHIRLWIND PIRATES BLOW OUT TYPHOONS

MORAY TYPHOONS   1      PAISLEY PIRATES   5     Pirates got the show back on the road with a comprehensive 5-1 at Elgin, on a rink where in recent times they had struggled to get a result.   Minus the injured Miller and Bain, with Meechan and Riddell unavailable through work commitments, Pirates hit the ice quickly and were ahead in under 3 minutes as they took advantage of a powerplay opportunity to go ahead on the postage stamp sized surface through Thorp, assisted by Mark Hassan. The giant forward continued to be a thorn in the flesh to the hosts …

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TURLEY LOOKS FOR BOUNCE BACK

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Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley was in sombre mood after watching his side go down to their first competitive league defeat of the season as they lost 2-1 at Braehead Arena to the Edinburgh Capitals.   “We haven’t really played well in our last three games and I suppose that was always going to catch up with us sooner or later,” he said. “I’m not making excuses for our poor form, but like I’ve said in the past few weeks we’ve been carrying a few knocks, guys have been ill and there have been a few missing training for various …

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PIRATES CRASH AND BURN

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PAISLEY PIRATES   1          EDINBURGH CAPITALS   2     Pirates surrendered their unbeaten league record, and a two year long unbeaten home record, with a below par performance that saw them defeated by an Edinburgh team which, while perhaps not being the best opposition the home team have faced this season, were certainly good enough to secure the two points and inflict serious damage upon any title aspirations.   In a tight opening period, neither team threatened the opposition netminders to any great extent, although both were equal to any efforts coming their way. Pirates should have had a penalty shot …

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COACH: “NO SLIP UPS!”

Paisley Pirates win their home opener 4-3 against Solway Sharks on,18 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates face another difficult weekend as they take on Edinburgh Capitals at Braehead Arena this Sunday. The clubs drew 3-3 in a tense match in the capital last Sunday, and Pirates coach Ian Turley is expecting another close game when they clash for the second time in a week.   “In recent years our league games against the Caps have always been tight affairs, with never much more than a goal or so between the teams, and I don’t think this Sunday is likely to be any different,” he said. “We had a tough weekend just past when we …

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PIRATES GET THE POINT

EDINBURGH CAPITALS   3             PAISLEY PIRATES   3     Pirates withstood a Capitals fightback to claim a point in Edinburgh and extend their lead at the top of the SNL table.   In a tight opening period, the visitors had more of the play than the hosts, with Mallinson in the home goal regularly called into action, but it wasn’t until the 18th minute that Pirates took the lead with the only goal of the session, Riddell scoring the vital opening marker to send his team in at the break nursing their slender lead.   In the middle session, Edinburgh …

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PIRATES OVERCOME LYNX EFFECT

PAISLEY PIRATES   4           ABERDEEN LYNX   3     In front of easily their largest crowd of the season, Pirates recorded a critical 4-3 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen to move clear at the top of the Scottish National League, but once again their supporters had to endure several fraught periods during the game.   The home side were on the powerplay within a minute and with the extra space, Wilson finished off a slick passing move to put them ahead with less than two minutes on the clock. The importance of the game was clearly felt by the players on …

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TOUGH WEEKEND FOR PIRATES

Paisley Pirates win their home opener 4-3 against Solway Sharks on,18 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

After a three week layoff, Paisley Pirates are back with a bang this weekend with two matches against difficult looking opposition, taking on Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday night at Braehead (face off at the earlier time of 5pm), before travelling through to Edinburgh the following evening to go head to head to head with the Capitals.   “It’s going to be a very difficult weekend for us,” said coach Ian Turley, as he looked ahead to the two matches. “It’s very unusual for us to be playing at home on a Saturday, and it’s an earlier than usual face off …

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