Erie Golden Blades

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Virginia Lancers
City Erie, Pennsylvania
League ACHL
Founded 1982
Home arena Erie County Field House (1982)
Louis J. Tullio Arena (1983–87)

yellow, blue, white

Owner(s) Steve Stroul
Franchise history
1982 to 1987 Erie Golden Blades (ACHL)

The Erie Golden Blades were a minor league hockey team in Erie, Pennsylvania, which played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. The team's inaugural season was the Erie County Field House, which closed in 1983. The team relocated to Louis J. Tullio Arena in 1983, and played its home games for the remainder of the team's existence.[1] The Golden Blades were owned by Steve Stroul from 1983–87[2]

The Golden Blades played five seasons in the ACHL, reaching the playoffs each season. They would reach the final round of the playoffs in each of their first four seasons, winning the Bob Payne Trophy as league champion in 1983–84.

The Golden Blades would lose in the opening around of the 1986–87 ACHL playoffs. With several teams moving to the upstart All-American Hockey League, the Golden Blades (along with the league) folded.

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