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CHRISTMAS CRACKER FOR PIRATES

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates’ head coach Ian Turley reflected on another successful weekend before looking forward to the prospect of perhaps their toughest home match of the season on Sunday, when they take on the in-form Dundee Comets (face off 6.00pm).   “We put together another hard working display against the Thunder, and we got the rewards which the hard work has produced so far this year,” he commented. “Sure, most folk were expecting us to win comfortably, and we did, but Adam and I like to think that with that expectation is one which says that the Paisley Pirates are and …

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LUCKY 13 FOR PIRATES

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Pirates continued their good form with another big home win, this time dispatching Kilmarnock Thunder as they recorded a comprehensive 13-1 home win. The home side were never in trouble and scored at regular intervals throughout the match, the highlight perhaps coming in the final session when, defending a two man disadvantage, a Martyn Guy break led to the big defender seeing his shot saved by goalkeeper Anderson, only for Blair to net the rebound. Once again, the goals were spread throughout the team, with no fewer than seven different players getting on the scoresheet. Kilmarnock’s only counter came with …

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THUNDER ROLL INTO BRAEHEAD

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Paisley Pirates are back in action this weekend as they take on Kilmarnock Thunder at Braehead Arena on Sunday evening (face off 6.00pm).   The club had a weekend’s break from matches and Head Coach Ian Turley is looking forward to getting back into action after the team’s inactivity.   He commented, “I was happy enough that the boys had a weekend off as they’ve worked hard over the past few weeks. We’ve already had two double header weekends so was good for the team to get a rest ahead of our next bout of fixtures.”   “We’re progressing well …

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PIRATES GEL TOGETHER

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Paisley Pirates Head Coach Ian Turley was happy with his team’s performance at the weekend, when the side took a maximum four points from their two matches at Kilmarnock Thunder and at home to Edinburgh Capitals on the Sunday.   “I don’t think we managed a four point weekend all of last season, when we won the Scottish National League, so Adam and myself are pleased that we managed to get through both matches, perform well, and score a few goals in the process,” he commented. “The team has come together very nicely, considering the fact that there were a …

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CAPITAL SHOW BY PIRATES

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PIRATES 7   EDINBURGH CAPITALS 2   Pirates overwhelmed the visitors tonight with a fast, free flowing display which their opponents were unable to match and in doing so took the two points with some ease. They were two goals ahead inside the opening five minutes and, in spite of being unable to add to their total in the remainder of the period, continued to press an overworked Caps defence who had netminder Mallinson to thank for a great display that kept the score within manageable proportions at the end of the first twenty minutes. The home side continued to press …

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PIRATES STEAL KILLIE’S THUNDER

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Pirates made it 28 goals in two games as they swept aside Kilmarnock Thunder at the Gallean Ice Rink on Saturday night to record a 10-0 whitewash. The visitors were ahead after only 41 seconds, and with their lead being doubled with less than three minutes on the clock, it looked as if Anderson in the home goal was in for a busy night, and so it proved, facing a total of 79 shots over the 60 minutes, while Graeme Meechan in the opposite goal had a 14 shot shut out. Pirates were seldom troubled and enjoyed a comfortable night …

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CUT PRICE GROUP OFFER FROM PIRATES

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action during the SNL Cup game between Paisley Pirates and Edinburgh Capitals (SNL) which Pirates won 2-1 on November 8th, 2015 in Braehead, United Kingdom.   (Photo by Al Goold)

Paisley Pirates have embraced the spirit of Christmas in a big way by announcing a special cut price deal for local groups and organisations who apply for a special discounted deal which will be valid for their home games at Braehead Arena on Sunday 10 and 17 respectively.   “We know it’s a special time of year for most folk, but we also know it can be a difficult time as there’s not a lot of money around these days for the wee special things that can make all the difference at Christmas, and not all local groups have the …

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PIRATES RUSSELL UP JOHN TO HELP CLAN!

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates showed some early Christmas spirit to help out Braehead Clan when the latter found themselves short of a goalkeeper for an important Elite League match at Milton Keynes at the weekend-and helped form a unique double act on the latter’s bench in the process.   Pirates Head Coach Ian Turley explained, “We learned that the Clan were going to be short of their number one netminder for the game, and while we also had a game on that Sunday night, we were happy to let them borrow John Russell, our recent signing, for the evening, on a two …

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PIRATES FACE BUSY WEEKEND

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates face a testing weekend, having two matches within 24 hours as they first travel to Kilmarnock on Saturday to take on the local Thunder, before returning to Braehead Arena for a difficult looking fixture against Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday (face off 6.00pm).   The club is looking to record two wins to continue their climb up the league table after a delayed start, and Head Coach Ian Turley has no illusions about the difficulty presented by the two matches. “Kilmarnock is always a rink we travel to with a little trepidation,” he commented. “as it’s it’s not an …

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PIRATES STING RAYS

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Pirates wrote themselves into the club’s history books as they racked up an 18-1 victory over a plucky Solway Stingrays side on Sunday evening, their biggest ever win at the Braehead Arena during their 12 year stay there.   No fewer than twelve players featured on the scoresheet and but for heroics by Stingrays’ netminder Dolan during a tight second period, Pirates may have rattled up an even bigger scoreline.   With a tough match in prospect against the Edinburgh Capitals next Sunday, 25 November (face off 6.00pm), and a visit to Kilmarnock the previous night, Pirates took the opportunity …

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NEW! PIRATES TV

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

NEW! Watch out for Pirates TV, showing post match interviews during the season. Thanks to our videographer George Monaghan who also produces our game highlights.

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PIRATES ARE BACK!

Paisley Pirates defeat Kilmarnock Storm 7-1 at Braehead on   ,15 October , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Pirates were delighted to get their season off to a flying start at the weekend with two good wins.  On Saturday they travelled to North Ayr, taming the Wild with a 7-0 win. Their first home game on Sunday resulted in a 7-1 win against Kilmarnock Storm.   Coach Adam Walker said “It was really pleasing to get off to a good start last weekend.  We expected a test in both games, however, the team responded well to the challenge and grew in confidence as the weekend went on.  Obviously there is a long way to go and I think …

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ALMOST THERE!

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The waiting is just about over for Paisley Pirates fans, who are on countdown to a weekend which sees them in action twice after almost six months of inactivity, an away match against North Ayr Wild on Saturday preceding their opening home fixture at Braehead Arena on Sunday evening (face off 6.00pm) against Kilmarnock Storm.   “It’ll be good to get back onto the ice in competitive action after such a long spell of inactivity,” said Head Coach Ian Turley. “There’s been a freshness in training over the last few weeks, as the makeup of the team has changed quite …

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SUPPORTERS CLUB NIGHT FAST APPROACHING!

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Paisley Pirates’ fans have the opportunity to catch up with all the latest news about their team this Saturday (30 September), when the Supporters Club stages a Race Night and Question and Answer session within Priorscroft Bowling Club, Paisley, with doors opening at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.   “It’s going to be the first chance for fans of the club to find out about, and maybe even meet, some of the new signings made for the up and coming season, which is now only a fortnight away,” said Supporters Club Chairwoman Marie Cadenhead. “It’s been a a long close …

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SUPPORTERS CLUB STAGES RACE NIGHT

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action during the SNL  game between Paisley Pirates and Aberdeen Lynx  on November 15th, 2015 in Braehead, United Kingdom.   (Photo by Al Goold)

Paisley Pirates fans have the chance to get together before the start of the new SNL ice hockey season, following the announcement by the Supporters Club that there will be a Race Night held in Priorscroft Bowling Club on Saturday, 30 September, the action commencing at 7.30pm.   “There will be all the usual features included for our opening fundraising event of the season,” explained club chairwoman Marie Cadenhead. “Supporters can buy horses, sponsor races, and generally enjoy all the fun of a night at the races. It’s important that fans turn out in numbers for these events, as the …

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PIRATES BACK ON ICE

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

Paisley Pirates are back on the ice after enjoying a long summer break, following their SNL Championship success which saw them lift the League trophy away back in February.   “Yes, it seems an awful long time ago since we celebrated winning that particular trophy,” commented coach Ian Turley, “but that’s maybe not such a bad thing, as while we will be defending league champions that will count for nothing this season, apart from maybe encouraging opponents to try and down us. It’s time to forget about what we did and concentrate on what we need to be doing this …

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SPONSORS BACK PIRATES

Paisley Pirates have received a welcome boost ahead of the new ice hockey season, with the news that three main sponsors will be continuing their backing of the club as it begins its defence of the Scottish National League title   Pro-Life Fitness Centre, Cold Blooded Sports, and MWS Skip Hire, all Paisley based companies, will continue to support the club, and their names will in turn continue to be seen on the brand new Pirates’ tops which team members will be wearing in the forthcoming season.   “It’s great news to have the continued support of local based companies, …

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PIRATES GET READY TO RUMBLE!

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Paisley Pirates are gearing up for a successful defence of their SNL title and are inviting players and volunteers to come forward and join the organisation.   Coach Ian Turley said, “I’m really looking forward to the start of training in a few weeks, on 22 August, as this won’t only give our new member of the coaching set up, Adam Walker, the opportunity to get to know the players, it’ll also give us the chance to look at the guys who played for us before, and, hopefully, there will be a few players from around the ice rinks wanting …

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WALKER SIGNS FOR PIRATES IN SHAKE UP

Action shot of former Braehead Clan & Dundee Comets Forward Adam Walker , Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates have announced a major coup with the signing of former Manchester Phoenix and Braehead Clan forward Adam Walker, who will join the re-jigged coaching set up within the current SNL champions.   Ian Turley commented, “I’m absolutely delighted to have landed Adam, who will primarily function as a coach within the club, although he will be registered as a player so that, if circumstances dictate, he can add his considerable playing ability to our bench. Adam’s skills behind the bench are already well known to Pirates’ fans, as he coached the Dundee Comets to a double success last …

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SNL SET TO EXPAND

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

While for most winter sports the summer months provide something of a break for club officials, for the Paisley Pirates it’s been pretty much business as usual since the season ended in April.   “Yes, we don’t really get much of a breather from the end of one season until the work begins for the next,” said coach Ian Turley. “Folk saw how this preparation and attention to detail paid off for us last season as we won the Scottish National League for only the second time in recent seasons, and while we were disappointed only to be finalists in …

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