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MILLIE’S MIRACLE FUND RAISER

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A charity ice hockey match organised by a grateful dad has raised an amazing amount for two vital neonatal units, after they helped save his baby daughter’s life.   Ross Andreucci, a member of the 2013 Paisley Pirates championship winning side and now playing for Kilmarnock Storm in the Scottish National League, is amazed, not to say humbled, by the support he received after he decided to raise money for the Crosshouse and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Neonatal Units when his daughter Millie received 24 hour, round the clock, care after weighing only 180 grams at birth.   “I felt …

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PIRATES’ FESTIVE GROUP OFFER

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Paisley Pirates are entering into the Christmas spirit by offering local community groups the chance to come and watch their local ice hockey team for special festive admission prices.   “We’ve got two very tough games coming up on the two Sundays just before Christmas, as we take on the Dundee Tigers on 11 December, and we’re at home again the following weekend, which is the last match before the temporary halt to fixtures over Christmas and New Year,” said coach Ian Turley. “We’ll be starting both matches at 6.00pm and we think it’s a great opportunity for local organisations …

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PIRATES’ FANS BET ON RAISING CASH

Paisley Pirates Supporters Club is taking advantage of the team’s temporary break in matches via a Race Night which will take place on Saturday, 19 November within the town.   “We thought that seeing the players have an enforced period of inactivity due to the non-availability of Braehead Arena, there was an opportunity to run a fundraiser during the blank spell which doesn’t just aim to raise a bucketload of cash for our favourite ice hockey team, but also keeps supporters and players together,” said chairwoman Marie Cadenhead. “Some of the newcomers to the team haven’t yet met many of …

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EX PIRATE ROSS ORGANISES HOSPITAL CHARITY MATCH

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The local ice hockey community is rallying round a very special young lady and her family to raise money for a local hospital which helped save her life when she was born.   Young Millie Andreucci was born on Burns’ Day, 25 January, but she weighed only 20 ounces after arriving 14 weeks prematurely, and her parents feared the worst. “She was absolutely tiny when she was born, she fitted into the palm of my hand, but she is a real fighter and with Crosshouse Hospital’s Neonatal Unit providing 24 hour round the clock care for a number of months, …

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HARD FOUGHT POINT FOR PIRATES

ABERDEEN LYNX   3           PAISLEY PIRATES   3     Honours, points and six goals were shared in this top of the table clash which saw both teams retain their unbeaten records to date.   The visitors had the advantage of an early powerplay, with Lynx’s Reynolds sitting out a Tripping call as early as the 5th minute, and they took full advantage as Miller was on hand to finish off a sequence with Wilson and Campbell for the opener within a minute. Both sides swopped periods of ascendancy as penalty calls were exchanged, but it was actually during a period of …

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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

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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

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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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