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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!

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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

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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

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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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