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NORTHERN LIGHTS BECKON

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Paisley Pirates look forward to possibly their toughest match of the season so far as they head North on Saturday to take on the in-form Aberdeen Lynx in a match which will be the pick of the weekend fixtures. They go there after racking up their biggest win of the season so far, a 15-0 rout of North Ayr Wild last Saturday, while the hosts are coming off an excellent 6-2 home win against the Edinburgh SNL Capitals.   “We’re anticipating probably our hardest fixture of the year to date,” said coach Ian Turley. “Aberdeen did of course knock us …

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PIRATES HELP OUT CLAN

  Paisley Pirates took time out from their on ice exploits to play “good neighbour” at the weekend, lending the Braehead Clan a netminder when the Elite League team faced a crisis as a result of an injury to their first choice goalie, Michael Zajkowski.   “I got a call from Gareth Chalmers from the Clan at tea time on Friday night asking if we could help them out, as they had two tough games coming up on the Saturday and Sunday against Belfast Giants and Nottingham Panthers respectively,” said Pirates coach Ian Turley.   “We didn’t want them to …

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PIRATES’ DEMOLITION DERBY!

NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD   0           PAISLEY PIRATES   15     Pirates enjoyed a goal fest as they put their Ayrshire rivals to the sword in a one sided match played at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, scoring no less than FIFTEEN times against the hosts, while Graeme Meechan enjoyed his third shut out of the season.   It took the hosts less than three minutes to open the scoring through an unassisted Chris Turley goal, and with under five minutes on the clock the lead was doubled as Chris Wilson finished off a move with Orr and Miller to give notice that it …

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LOCAL DERBY FOR PIRATES

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Paisley Pirates hit the road again, after another blank weekend, to make the short trip to Saltcoats to line up once more against the local North Ayrshire Wild, Pirates having won the corresponding match at Braehead Arena 8-1 a few weeks ago. “I’m expecting a difficult match on the Wild’s home ice,” commented coach Ian Turley. “We played well against them at the beginning of the month, I thought they didn’t play so well, and we were able to take advantage to pick up another good win.” “I think it will be a different story this weekend however, as they’ll …

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COACH PREACHES CAUTION

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

Paisley Pirates continued their impressive start to the season after beating Moray Typhoons 10-0 at the Braehead Arena in their last match, but coach Ian Turley is warning against allowing any hint of over confidence to creep in.   He commented, “It’s very important that we as a club keep doing what we always do, and that’s to look at the next game as the one which we focus on-that’s the return match against North Ayrshire Wild next Saturday, and the fixture will get our fullest attention and priority. Only when that game is finished, will we then turn our …

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Typhoons Blown Away!

PAISLEY PIRATES   10        MORAY TYPHOONS   0     Pirates duly completed a straightforward victory against the Typhoons in a match where the ultimate result was never in serious doubt, but it took their now regular third period surge to put a convincing result on the scoreboard.   The home side opened with pace and were ahead in under 90 seconds as Haydn Bain finished off a passing movement with Hassan and Thorp to score the go ahead goal. However, in spite of having most of the play for the remainder of the session Pirates were unable to add to the …

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Pirates host Typhoons

Pirates are back in action this weekend as they host Moray Typhoons, who make the long journey south to provide the opposition this Sunday at Braehead Arena (face off 6.00pm).   “Yes, it’ll be good to get back onto the ice for some competitive action,” said Coach Ian Turley. “Sometimes it’s good to get a weekend off, as it allows any of the boys carrying an injury an extra week to recover, but normally I’m looking for a game every weekend to keep us ticking over. I’ve got a lot of young players in the squad this year and they …

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WILD WEEKEND FOR PIRATES

Paisley Pirates go into this weekend’s local derby against North Ayrshire Wild buoyed by their 3-1 success at the home of the reigning SNL champions, Kirkcaldy Kestrels, last Sunday evening in a tight thriller in Fife.   “We played very well against the champions,” said coach Ian Turley as he reflected on the match before looking forward to another tough looking local derby. “Once again, I was delighted that we kept calm and stuck to the game plan which saw us through, just as it had done the previous weekend when we came back against Dundee Comets. It gives us …

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PIRATES CLIP KESTRELS’ WINGS

KIRKCALDY KESTRELS   1                        PAISLEY PIRATES   3     In an absolute thriller In Kirkcaldy, Pirates defeated the reigning SNL champions 3-1 to continue their great start to the season, once again clinching the match in the final session of the match.   In a tight opening period, both netminders, Meechan for the visitors, and Little for the hosts, saw regular action at their end of the ice, but it was Pirates who got their noses in front in the fourteenth minute as Miller linked with Orr and Wilson to score on the powerplay after Kestrels had been called for having …

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KIRKCALDY DATE FOR PIRATES

Paisley Pirates head for the east coast for the second consecutive weekend as they take on SNL champions Kirkcaldy Kestrels in an important SNL fixture this Sunday, having won a tough encounter at Dundee on Saturday when they triumphed 5-2, after trailing going into the final session.   “We were back to something like full strength at Dundee and having everyone available always makes things that little bit easier,” said coach Ian Turley. “I think we were able to capitalise on having four lines as our guys were definitely that bit fresher in the final session and it showed. The …

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PIRATES SNUFF OUT COMETS

DUNDEE COMETS   2          PAISLEY PIRATES   5     A late surge from Pirates in the final session took them past a Comets side which, in spite of having less of the play than their visitors, had been in front after two periods when the latter had been unable to capitalise on their chances.   The visitors had an early chance on a powerplay to go in front, but Michie in the Comets’ goal was equal to any threat posed by Pirates, and, similarly, when Jordan sat out a minor penalty before the halfway point in the period, the latter’s rearguard …

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PIRATES VOTED “TEAM OF THE YEAR”!

Paisley Pirates are celebrating after the club picked up the prestigious “Team of the Year” trophy in the annual Renfrewshire Community Sports Award ceremony held in a packed Paisley Town Hall on Friday night. With representatives attending from all the major local clubs within their respective sports in the Renfrewshire area, Pirates made the final three in the “Team of the Year” category before beating off strong competition from Kelburne Hockey Club and the Shito-Kai Karate Club, to be voted into top spot by the panel of judges. Delighted coach Ian Turley, who collected the trophy on behalf of the club, thanked …

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PIRATES FACE TOUGH ROAD TRIP

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

Paisley Pirates take the roads and miles to Dundee this Saturday as they look forward to a difficult match against the local Comets, and fresh from a 10-0 win against Kilmarnock Storm at Braehead Arena last Sunday which got their season off to a flying start.   “It was a comfortable win against our near neighbours and I was pleased to see the newcomers integrate well into our style of play and make a positive contribution,” said coach Ian Turley. “There’s still a bit of work to be done in that respect but seeing as we were missing a couple …

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PIRATES WEATHER STORM

Pirates raced to an opening 10-0 win against a Kilmarnock side which, in spite of the score line, refused to give in at any stage, in a match which was not lacking in incident.   The home side, resplendent in their new look outfits and icing no fewer than SIX newcomers who had not featured in last year’s squad, were off the mark inside the first two minutes as Riddell opened the scoring, and in spite of a steady flow towards Russell in the visitors’ goal, it was not until almost the halfway point in the session that the floodgates …

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PIRATES READY TO ROCK

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Paisley Pirates get their competitive season under way this Sunday (11 September) when they host local rivals Kilmarnock Storm at Braehead Arena in their opening Scottish National League fixture, having narrowly missed out on the league title last year to Kirkcaldy Kestrels.   “We were a shade unlucky to lose out to the boys from Fife, with it going down to the last set of matches before they deservedly took the title,” said coach Ian Turley. “We had the massive consolation of lifting the Scottish Cup a few weeks later and, indeed, this Sunday will be the first opportunity for …

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EARLY ACTION FOR PIRATES

The Pirates celebrate with their fans: Paisley Pirates defeat the Edinburgh Capitals (SNL) 9-0 at  the SNL Scottish Cup  ,16 April 2016, Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Paisley Pirates fans, starved of seeing their favourite team in action for over four months, have been handed a pre-season boost with the news that the team will be in action a week before their official league campaign gets under way.   Pirates will travel to Dumfries next Sunday (4 September), following an invitation from the Solway Sharks, to take on their Northern Ice Hockey League side in a pre-season challenge, a match which coach Ian Turley is already looking forward to.   “We’ve managed to get in some valuable training time at Kilmarnock recently, and this match will mean …

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MORE ADDITIONS TO PIRATES’ SQUAD

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Coach Ian Turley has continued to ring the changes in his squad for the new SNL season by bringing in another 3 newcomers to the squad, in the shape of Connor Spiers and Callum Hepburn, with Marc Crute returning to his roots by signing for the club after spending much of his early ice hockey career with the Paisley Junior Development set up a number of years ago.   “As I’ve already said, we’re committed to bringing in young players who will marry their natural ability and enthusiasm to the experience they will gain, not just by getting ice time, …

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TURLEY WELCOMES NEWCOMERS TO SQUAD

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

Paisley Pirates have added to their cup winning squad by announcing the signing of two up and coming youngsters for the coming SNL season.   “I’m absolutely delighted that Dean Hamilton and Euan McLaughlin have committed to the club for the forthcoming season,” he said. They’re both young, they are desperate to play for the Pirates, they’ve shown up well at training, and they’ve shown a willingness to take on board what I’ve been saying and learning from it, all the elements I think players need to become successful members of our squad. They’ve got a strong desire to succeed …

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PIRATES GET READY

The Pirates celebrate with their fans: Paisley Pirates defeat the Edinburgh Capitals (SNL) 9-0 at  the SNL Scottish Cup  ,16 April 2016, Picture: Al Goold (www.algooldphoto.com)

Coach Ian Turley is getting closer to finalising his team for the new SNL ice hockey season after the third pre-season practice at the Galleon Ice Rink in Kilmarnock, with the team due to take to the ice competitively for the first time at Braehead Arena on Sunday, 11 September.   “Things are beginning to take shape as we get closer to the big face off,” he said. “More and more boys are returning from holiday as we look forward to the somewhat unique experience of starting our season at the same time as everyone else. In most other years, …

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PIRATES SPEAK TO FANS

Paisley Pirates held their first ever Fans Forum on Wednesday in the 5 on 5 Club, attended by a significant number of supporters, at which time fans had the opportunity to hear of the club’s plans for the new season and beyond, and were given the opportunity to actively participate in the club’s long term future.   Coach Ian Turley advised that while training had re-commenced for the new season, he was still looking to fill several positions due to the retirement of a number of players, and he was hopeful of doing so prior to the club’s first home …

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