- Erie Blades
Pro hockey team
text_color = black
bg_color = #ffff99
team = Erie Blades
logosize = 120px
league = NAHL (1975–77)
operated = 1975 to 1982
Erie County Field House
colors = Gold, Black and White
Boston Bruins Pittsburgh Penguins
dates1 = 1975 to 1982
dates2 = 1982 to 1993
dates3 = 1993 to Present
reg_season_titles = three
(1979–80, 1980–81 EHL)
championships = three
(1979–80, 1980–81 EHL)
The Erie Blades name was used by two professional
ice hockeyteams in Erie, Pennsylvania. Both teams played their home games in the Erie County Field House. After the second Blades team folded, the void was filled by the Erie Golden Blades, a team in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League from 1982 to 1987.
1975 to 1977
The first team was a member of the North American Hockey League from 1975 to 1977.
Nick Polanowas the team's coach both seasons, and returned to coach the second Blades team for its first three seasons.
1978 to 1982
The second team was a member of the North Eastern Hockey League during the 1978–79 season, then the
Eastern Hockey Leaguefrom 1979 to 1981. The Blades three consecutive league championships during these seasons. The Blades were then admitted to the American Hockey Leaguefor the 1981–82 season.
The AHL Blades were affiliated with the
Pittsburgh Penguinsand Boston Bruins. Lou Angottireplaced Polano as the head coach in 1981. After a poor season on the ice, the team was relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, merging with the Baltimore Skipjacksof the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, for the 1982–83 season. Coach Angotti and sixteen players were transferred to the Skipjacks.
Erie Blades1975–1977 (North American Hockey League)
* Erie Blades 1978–1979 (North Eastern Hockey League)
* Erie Blades 1979–1981 (
Eastern Hockey League)
* Erie Blades 1981–1982
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