A name change in Erie hockey brought with it renewed excitement. Coach Ron Hansis was at the helm from 1988-1995,
guiding the Panthers to the playoffs in each of their first five seasons. Barry Smith, a future NHL assistant coach,
would man the bench during the 1995-96 season. The following year Erie would change direction and submit a team into
the OHL, where they have been ever since.
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Jim Mirabello/ John Leisering game audio
Jim Mirabello Panther's game audio
Check below for individual seasons and "Where Are They Now?"
Where are they now???
Scott Brower (in memorium)
Guy Rouleau (in memorium)
Gerry St. Cyr