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Posted: September 12th, 2013

Alain Lemieux, older brother of Hockey Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins principal owner and chairman Mario Lemieux, has joined the coaching staff for the Gannon University club hockey team. Read more by clicking the link

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Posted: February 1st, 2011

Gannon University’s club hockey players will replace their maroon and gold colors with purple jerseys as they face off against D’Youville College in a game to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

The puck will drop 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Ice Center of Erie, 3515 McClelland Ave.  Advance tickets will be sold Feb. 7-11 and Feb. 14-18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gannon’s Waldron Campus Center, 124 West 7th St.  Advance tickets cost $1 and $3 at the door.

Gannon club hockey is a student-run team advised by Gannon biology professor Dr. Edward Phillips.  For more information on Gannon club hockey or the Feb. 19 purple game, contact Bobby Johns at 412-913-0077 or visit the club’s Facebook page at

Posted: January 17th, 2011

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League have announced the hirings of Andy Cameron, Tim Herr and Amber Johnson to the front office staff.

Additionally, Hillary Stickney was promoted to a Corporate Account Executive. Media Relations Manager and Play-by-Play Broadcaster Paul Roper received a two-year contract extension.

Cameron moves to the Otters full-time as a Corporate Account Executive after serving as an intern with the Otters since January 2010. A native of Erie, Cameron graduated from Gannon University in December 2010. He will handle corporate and group sales for the Otters while ensuring the fulfillment of sponsorship deals.

Herr will also join the Otters as a Corporate Account Executive. The veteran of the Erie sports industry spent the last three seasons with the NBA Development League’s Erie Bayhawks. Herr began as an intern with the Bayhawks in 2008 and eventually served as Promotions and Merchandise Manager and later as a Corporate Sales Account Executive.

Johnson joins the Otters as an Office Manager. She will handle donation requests and service Season Ticket Holders while also assisting on game nights. Johnson, a graduate of Mercyhurst College, comes to the Otters after two seasons as an intern with the Bayhawks.

Stickney is promoted to the role of Corporate Account Executive after working as the Office Manager since August 2009. In addition to her duties as a Corporate Account Executive, Stickney will retain her duties as Merchandise Manager in selling and keeping track of the team’s merchandise inventory.

Roper will remain as the team’s Media Relations Manager and Play-by-Play Broadcaster until the end of the 2012-13 season. Roper joined the team in September 2009 after calling games for the ECHL’s Trenton Devils for the previous season, during which he was named as an ECHL All-Star broadcaster.

“We’re excited about our new hirings and looking forward to a great second half of the season,” said Otters Assistant General Manager of Administration Shawn Waskiewicz.

- From Erie Otters news release

Posted: June 12th, 2010

Chris Marchese (Contributed/Aaron Bell, OHL Images)

All veteran players, 2010 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection picks and prospects are scheduled to arrive in Erie Friday night for the Erie Otters‘ 15th Annual Summer Awards Banquet and Fitness Testing Weekend.

Registration for the weekend begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Tullio Arena. Saturday morning all players will take part in Fitness Testing at Gannon University‘s Carneval Athletic Pavillion, beginning at 7 a.m., followed by dry land training on the Gannon University Field, starting at 1 p.m. The dry land training session is open to the general public.

On Saturday night, Otters first-round draft pick Chris Marchese will throw out the first pitch before the Erie SeaWolves play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Jerry Uht Park, which start at 7:05 p.m.. Marchese will then sign autographs for fans in the concourse.

The annual Summer Awards Banquet, which is sold out, takes place Sunday in the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel starting at 12 p.m.

- From Erie Otters news release