Paisley Pirates face another huge game on Saturday as they take on Edinburgh Capitals SNL in the final of the Scottish Cup at Fife Ice Arena.
Pirates’ hopes of winning the play-offs were ended in the semi-final by Aberdeen Lynx after a penalty shoot-out and Head Coach Ian Turley admitted it was a huge disappointment.
“I know the boys in the squad were gutted to lose a match which in all fairness we thought we had a decent chance of winning,” said Turley.
“We had loads of chances, but couldn’t put enough of them away and that cost us dearly at the end of the game.
“Credit has to go to Aberdeen, they did much more than us with a lot less, and took their chances. They progressed to the final and won it, so you have to say they earned it.
“We know we’re a good team, so now we have to go out and prove we have the resolve to come back after a huge disappointment and make something out of the season, as a Scottish Cup win would make it a decent year for the club.
“However, Edinburgh will be disappointed to have missed out on the league title and failing to make the play-off weekend, so they’ll be looking to end the campaign on a high.
“The main job this week will be to get the heads raised, before we go into one of the hardest games we could expect to end the season with.”
Saturday – Scottish Cup Final
Edinburgh Capitals SNL v Paisley Pirates
Sunday – SNL Autumn Cup Final 1st Leg
Edinburgh Capitals SNL v Dundee Tigers
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