Paisley Pirates at Braehead Arena
The Paisley Pirates are one of the UK’s oldest ice hockey clubs. Originally founded in 1946 the team was a major force in British ice hockey during the 1950s.
This latest incarnation of the Pirates compete in the Scottish National League and for the past two seasons have been runners-up in that competition.
In 2007, the Pirates were in danger of having to fold after their home rink at The Lagoon Leisure Centre, in Paisley had to close because of structural problems with the ice pad.
Thankfully, Braehead Arena stepped in to provide an ice facility locally ensuring the team had somewhere to play their home games.
The club is run by a group of supporters who work tirelessly to make sure that at the start of every season the long tradition of a Paisley Pirates team playing competitive ice hockey continues.
The Pirates play in front of several hundred enthusiastic fans, with many of them following the team to various rinks in Scotland for away games.
For more information about the Paisley Pirates and their fixtures log on to www.paisleypirates.org.