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February 2017

TURLEY: “WE’RE NOT THERE YET!”

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Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley is looking forward to the second leg of his team’s Scottish Cup semi final this Sunday for a whole host of reasons, after seeing his side beat Kilmarnock Storm in the first leg last Saturday, but he certainly isn’t taking anything for granted, and he’s warning everyone at the club not to assume the club is already in the final.   “I accept that there will be those who believe the job is already done and that we’re in the final towards the end of April, but I’m not one of them!” he said with …

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PIRATES IN CONTROL

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KILMARNOCK STORM   2              PAISLEY PIRATES   11     Paisley Pirates are a significant step closer to reaching the Scottish Cup Final for a second successive season after recording an 11-2 away win at Kilmarnock in the first leg of their semi final tie.   The visitors were on the offensive almost from the first whistle as Storm’s Maitland took an early penalty, but they had to wait until the seventh minute before they went ahead on the powerplay, and what a goal it was, as Campbell waltzed past the entire Storm team on the ice from his own defensive zone …

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PIRATES BACK TO BUSINESS

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It’s back to business this week for the Paisley Pirates after the excitement of clinching the SNL title last weekend, and it’s another crucial fixture for them as they return to Kilmarnock, this time on Scottish Cup business, for the first leg of the two legged semi final against the local Storm. Pirates won there 11-4 only two weeks ago, but coach Ian Turley is expecting a tough time on the small ice pad.   “I know we won at Kilmarnock only two weeks ago, but that result will have nothing at all to do with the outcome this Saturday …

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ICONS CONGRATULATE PIRATES

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Following on from Paisley Pirates’ memorable League winning performance at Dundee last Saturday, beating the local Tigers 6-0 to clinch the SNL title for only the third time over a 24 year period, the club has continued to receive congratulatory messages not just from the local community, but from icons associated with the club since its inception in 1946.   Secretary Jackie Turley explained, “We often receive queries about or from former players now staying abroad, particularly from Canada, usually looking for information about someone they played with, but this week, since we beat the Tigers, in among the hundreds …

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COACH “THRILLED” BY LEAGUE TITLE WIN

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Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley was “thrilled” with his team’s performance as they were crowned SNL champions after an eventual 6-0 win over Dundee Tigers on Tayside last Saturday.   He said, “In the first period it was evident that some of the players at least were suffering from nerves so when they came in at the first break at 0-0 we had a bit of a heart to heart, changed a couple of things, and I felt that from there on in we always had the game under control and we won well in the end in some style.” …

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CHAMPIONS!

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DUNDEE TIGERS   0                        PAISLEY PIRATES   6     Paisley Pirates are the new SNL champions after overwhelming Dundee Tigers 6-0 in their final league game to win the title. While Aberdeen could equal Pirates’ points total if they were to win all of their remaining games, Pirates have a better head to head against the Lynx, and thus the title comes back to Paisley after a four year break.   In a very nervy opening period, neither team was able to create much in front of the net, Tigers finding Graeme Meechan and the rest of the defence equal to …

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FINAL PUSH FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates face their most important week of the season so far as they prepare to travel to Dundee on Saturday to face the local Tigers in their final SNL match of the season.   “I can think of easier places to be going than Dundee to face the Tigers,” said coach Ian Turley. “They’ve had a difficult run of late and will be looking to turn us over, as they’re wanting points to put them in a good position come the end of season playoffs. We’re where most teams would like to be, where your fate is in your …

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HAMILTON IN SCOTLAND SQUAD

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Paisley Pirates have been further boosted by the news that teenage defenceman Dean Hamilton has been included in the Scottish Under-19 National squad which will take on their English counterparts in a head to head duel in late May. Hamilton has been included after impressing selectors in recent challenge matches played in preparation for the big one against the Old Enemy in the Spring.   “Everyone at the club is absolutely delighted for Dean and he thoroughly deserves his call up,” said Pirates’ coach Ian Turley. “Since he came to the club at the start of the season he’s been …

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PIRATES GO INTERNATIONAL!

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Paisley Pirates are celebrating a welcome boost after they were included in a prestigious list of the 42 Most Iconic Hockey Towns in Europe, produced by one of Canada’s largest online travel websites, Flight Network, which specialises in providing travel and tourist information for hundreds of thousands of Canadians travelling abroad each year.   “We were contacted by Flight Network some time ago and asked if we’d like to submit information about the club, and the town of Paisley, for possible inclusion in the information they are transmitting across the country,” said Jackie Turley, club secretary. “As ice hockey is …

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PIRATES BLOW OUT STORM

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KILMARNOCK STORM   4   PAISLEY PIRATES   11   Pirates recorded another critical win, collecting the two points they wanted in the process, beating their Scottish Cup semi final opponents 11-4 in a match which the visitors had under control against hosts containing a number of former Pirates within their ranks.   The visitors were flying from the start and were ahead in under a minute when Guy, playing in an unfamiliar right wing role, smashed in a shot which Blackwell was unable to stop for the opening goal. In spite of having the bulk of the play, however, they were unable …

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