Paisley Pirates will be honoured tonight (Friday) when they attend a civic reception hosted by Lord Provost Anne Hall to commemorate their 70th birthday this year, and their recent Scottish Cup triumph when they beat Edinburgh Capitals 9-0 to lift the trophy.
Provost Hall said, “I’m delighted the Paisley Pirates have become Scottish champions. It is a terrific achievement to win a national trophy and it is only right that they are rewarded for this feat. Renfrewshire should be proud to have had them as a representative for the past 70 years and I wish them all the success in the defence of the trophy next season.”
The club got a massive publicity boost when the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) team decided to use the club’s 70th anniversary as the them for the Paisley Beer Festival in April, and follows the award of a local Volunteer of the Year award for secretary Jackie Turley earlier in the season, marking a successful year for the club both on and off the ice.