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PIRATES ARE BACK!

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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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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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PIRATES PLAN CELEBRATION

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It’s time to get your glad rags out, with the Paisley Pirates Player of the Year Awards Night less than a week away, taking place on Saturday, 13 May within the Priorscroft Bowling Club, Paisley, just behind Pirates’ spiritual home at the Lagoon Leisure Centre.   The fun is set to begin at 7.30pm prompt, as it’s sure to be a busy night with the various awards and presentations to be made, with doors opening from 7.00pm.Tickets are available at the door, while club prices will be in operation at the bar. You are strongly recommended to reserve your tickets …

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PIRATES SAY THANKS

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Following the end of their most successful campaign to date, Paisley Pirates have paid tribute to the many individuals and groups who have contributed to that success by thanking them for the part they have played in making season 2016/17 so memorable.   Coach Ian Turley said, “There are an awful lot of people we need to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to, as without them we simply couldn’t ice a team. We have a squad of 20 players, and I can only say how much it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with them. The bit …

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CUP WOE FOR PIRATES

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PAISLEY PIRATES   5           DUNDEE COMETS   9     Pirates finished their season on a disappointing note as they relinquished the Scottish Cup to Dundee Comets, a hat trick from David Orr not being enough to prevent the league champions from going down to the Tayside outfit.   The Paisley side were hit by an opening blitz which saw the Comets hit two goals in twenty seconds in the fourth minute through Inglis and Hamilton, and while Orr’s goal did pull the score back to 2-1 after six minutes, Comets had their two goal cushion back in just over 60 seconds …

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TURLEY VOWS: “WE’LL BE READY!”

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Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley has promised his team will be ready for the Scottish Cup Final on 22 April, after suffering the anguish of a narrow one goal defeat in the playoff final last Sunday to Dundee Comets, against whom they will line up again for the final piece of silverware this season, Pirates being the current holders of the trophy after beating Edinburgh Capitals in last year’s final.   “I’d like to congratulate Adam Walker, his coaching staff and players on their win, I think both teams put on a terrific show in the playoff final and it …

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COMETS’ FIGHTBACK SINKS PIRATES

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PAISLEY PIRATES   3           DUNDEE COMETS   4   Pirates were unable to resist a strong Comets fightback after leading 3-1 in the first period, and thus their unwanted lack of success in the playoffs continues, with the Comets lifting the trophy.   After their poor showing the previous night, Pirates came out with a purpose and after both Miller and Thorp had come close they took the lead in the 9th minute when Wilson and Miller combined to put Orr through and he wasted no time in dispatching the puck behind Michie for the opener. It got even better for them …

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PIRATES IN FINAL-BUT ONLY JUST!

PAISLEY PIRATES   2           KIRKCALDY KESTRELS   2 (Pirates win 2-1 on penalty shots to reach playoff final)     Pirates sneaked through to the SNL playoff final after drawing 2-2 with hosts Kestrels during a nailbiting 60 minutes, before scraping through 2-1 in the resultant penalty shoot out, with netminder Graeme Meechan the hero of the hour with a string of stops during regular play, followed by two penalty saves after Liam Riddell and Marc Crute had converted in the sudden death shoot out.   Kestrels came out flying and were ahead in under ninety seconds as Hill fired home. They …

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PIRATES GET READY

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It’s a massive weekend for the Paisley Pirates as they go to Kirkcaldy for the annual end of season SNL Playoffs this Saturday, and they face possibly the hardest possible task when they go head to head against the hosts, Kirkcaldy Kestrels, who qualified for their place after beating Edinburgh Capitals 10-8 on aggregate last weekend. The second semi final sees Aberdeen Lynx take on Dundee Comets, with the winners of the two ties meeting on Sunday to decide the destiny of this year’s playoff title.   Coach Ian Turley commented, “It may have come as a little bit of …

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PIRATES IN PLAYOFF FINALS

PAISLEY PIRATES   8          NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD   1 (AGG 17-2)     Pirates duly proceeded to the SNL playoff weekend in Kirkcaldy in two weeks’ time-but only after they had survived an early scare which shocked the home support.   The home team went into the match already holding a 9-1 advantage from the first leg 24 hours earlier, but were caught on the hop with barely two minutes on the clock as a shot from McPhail took a deflection and deceived Meechan to give the visitors a surprise league. Pirates came back strongly, however, and were level less than four …

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WILD NIGHT FOR PIRATES

NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD   1          PAISLEY PIRATES   9     Paisley Pirates took a significant step towards clinching a place in the final four of the SNL playoffs following a convincing 9-1 win in the first leg at Auchenharvie Ice Rink.   The visitors were ahead after only two minutes as Chris Wilson took a pass from David Orr to net top shelf and give his team a lead which they never lost. While Meechan was a virtual spectator in the Pirates net, he was more than able for the occasional shot which came his way, but it was not until …

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HOME FINALE FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates return to action after a few weeks off, and it’s another very important weekend for them as they take on North Ayrshire Wild over two legs, to determine who will qualify for a place in the playoff finals weekend on 8 and 9 April, when the four qualifiers will battle it out for the right to be names playoff champions. Pirates face the Wild at Auchenharvie Ice Rink on Saturday night before returning to Braehead Arena for the second leg less than 24 hours later.   “I said a few weeks ago that every game was a cup …

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TURLEY PROUD OF CLUB

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

Paisley Pirates coach Ian Turley looked back on another memorable weekend for the club which not only saw them qualify for the Scottish Cup Final after a 26-3 aggregate win over a weakened Kilmarnock Storm, but incorporated a number of other events which he was very happy about.   “We went out and did the job we had to do on Sunday night. Killie appeared to be a few players short of the squad that played against us the week before, but my job, and that of the team, was to go out and make sure there were no surprises …

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