Turley: Pirates need to sink Aberdeen Lynx with style

Craig Findlay of Aberdeen Lynx challenges for the puck against the Pirates. (Picture by Al Goold)

Aberdeen’s top ice hockey side will make the trip down to Glasgow this weekend to take on reigning champions Paisley Pirates.

The Lynx came out on top when the two sides met in November, producing a performance to stun the Pirates 7-2.

Now the Aberdeen side will be hoping to pick up from a poor finish to 2017 by beating Paisley in the own backyard.

However, Paisley Pirates head coach Ian Turley is confident his players will be able to show the Lynx what they’ve really got.

Speaking on his club’s website, Turley said: “We put on probably our worst performance of the season at their place when they turned us over quite easily, so in addition to trying to give the support a performance of note we also have a duty to ourselves to show what we’ve got, rather than what we displayed last time.

“The atmosphere is always good at these games as the Lynx carry a good travelling support who like to make themselves heard when they arrive.

“Our fans aren’t too reticent either so all in all it looks like being another interesting night when the Pirates are playing at Braehead Arena!”.

Aberdeen Lynx face off against Paisley Pirates at the Braehead Arena at 5pm tomorrow.