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Posted: April 26th, 2013

The Erie Otters are raising ticket prices by an average of $1.50 per ticket for the 2013-14 OHL season because of increased costs for managing what will be the club’s first season in a newly renovated Erie Insurance Arena, said Jamie Cieszynski, assistant director of operations.
Single-game tickets for premium seats (formerly called platinum seats) will increase to $16 in advance and $19 on game days from $14.50 and $16.50, respectively, this past season. Reserved seats (formerly gold seats) will move to $14 in advance and $17 on game days, compared to $12.50 and $14.50.
Platinum seating will include sections 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20 and the first two rows along the glass on the north and south sides of the arena under the current configuration, although names and numbers for sections and rows will change next season. Reserved seating will consist of all other sections and rows.
The organization has improved the format for student tickets, as well as added special ticket pricing for senior citizens, to offset the overall increase in ticket prices. The $10 kids ticket, which covered children ages 3-12, has been changed to a $10 student ticket for children ages 5-18. All seating areas are available to students. Adults 65 and over will enjoy a discount from the normal single-game ticket prices. Premium seats will cost $14 in advance and $17 on game days. Reserved seats will cost $12 in advance and $15 on game days.
Season-ticket holders also face a price increase. Premium and reserved seats for adults will cost $476 and $425, respectively, compared to $425 and $375 this past season. Senior citizens can purchase their season tickets for $425 (premium seating) and $374 (reserved seating). However, the first 97 fans to pay for season tickets in full will secure their seats for the 2012-13 season’s prices. Other fans that pay for their seats in full by May 1 will receive a $25 discount per seat. Season tickets for students will remain at $306.
The Otters will enter next season off two of the worst years in franchise history, in which they posted a combined 29-92-7-8 record and missed the playoffs both times.

Posted: March 9th, 2012

The Erie Otters will have an opening act at Tullio Arena Sunday.

Before the Otters face Guelph at 4:30 p.m., Meadville and Jamestown (N.Y.) will meet in the Lakeshore Hockey League championship game for the second straight season. Game time is set for noon.

Coaches and players from all LSHL freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams can attend both games for free by completing forms that are available from teams. Additional tickets can be purchased for a discounted price of $10. For more information, contact Jaime Cieszynski at the Otters’ office at 455-7779.

Jamestown, the two-time defending champion, reached the title game by beating Fort LeBoeuf 4-2 in the semifinals Thursday. Meadville earned a spot in the final with a 5-1 win against Fairview Thursday.

Jamestown beat Meadville 4-2 in the 2011 championship game. The Red Raiders won the 2010 title with a 3-2 victory against Harbor Creek.

Posted: June 4th, 2011

Shawn Waskiewicz, the Erie Otters’ assistant general manager of administration, was presented with the Franchise Cup for his years of service to the OHL club during the 16th annual Summer Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel on Friday night.

He was the first honoree since Mark Jeanneret, the club’s former play-by-play announcer and director of media relations, and administrative manager Jaime Cieszynski in 2006.

Posted: April 4th, 2011

The Erie Otters have announced that a bus trip is planned for Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in Windsor, Ontario, on Tuesday.

The cost for the trip is $60 per person. It includes round trip bus service from Erie to Windsor and includes a ticket for the game. Pizza will be provided and fans are permitted to bring their own beverages.

The trip is limited to the first 50 people that pay in full. The bus is scheduled to leave at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday from the Millcreek Mall parking lot. Fans interested in the bus trip are kindly reminded that a passport or a valid passport card is required or they will not be allowed to cross into Canada.

To find out more information or to pay for the bus trip, call Jaime Cieszynski at the Otters Office at (814) 455-7779.

Posted: November 4th, 2010

Adam Pelech (Contributed/Aaron Bell, OHL Images)

The Ontario Hockey League‘s academic players of the month for October are:

West Division – Right wing Tom Wilson of the Plymouth Whalers – Wilson, 16, a native of Toronto, Ontario, currently is a Grade 11 student at Plymouth High School. “Tom is a full time student and achieving straight A’s. He has made a seamless transition into his first season in the OHL,” commented Whalers assistant coach Joe Stefan.

Midwest Division – Defenseman Adam Pelech of the Erie Otters. Pelech, 16, a native of Toronto, Ontario, currently is a Grade 11 student at McDowell Senior High School in Erie. “Adam has excelled in his transition in the OHL. His intense drive for success is evident in both the classroom and on the ice as he manages a full course load,” said Jaime Cieszynski, academic advisor for the Otters.

Central Division – Center Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts. Scheifele, 17, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, is a Grade 12 student at Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie.  Colts Academic Advisor Randy McIntyre had this to say about Mark, “Mark has shown a very mature approach to life in the OHL, balancing his academics with his hockey commitments.”

East Division – Right wing Jan Kaminsky of the Belleville Bulls. Kaminsky, 18, a native of Kennesaw, Georgia, is currently attending Quinte Secondary School in Belleville. “Jan is an outstanding student, who is very focused and an excellent role model. He currently has the top average of all players which includes 100% in Advanced Functions,” commented Peggy Burris, academic advisor for the Bulls.

- From OHL news release

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