Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Otters, in partnership with ERIEBANK, are excited to announce an all-new partnership venture between the two historic organizations.
For the first time in franchise history, the Erie Otters will sport the insignia of a partner on their helmets, as the logo of Erie-based financial institution ERIEBANK will be showcased on both sides of the team’s home and road helmets.
This new partnership element, which was formally approved by the Ontario Hockey League for the 2022-23 season, will be a first-of-its-kind in Erie hockey history, and will physically symbolize the longstanding partnership between the Otters and ERIEBANK in an all-new way. Otters’ Senior Vice President of Business Operations was the catalyst behind the venture with the community bank, and spoke highly of this next chapter with a proud partner.
“ERIEBANK has continually been a tremendous team partner and community advocate for Erie. We couldn’t think of a better local company here in Erie to partner with for this opportunity. We are very thankful for their continued support,” said Westerburg, “We look forward to having the ERIEBANK logo on our helmets for the 2022-2023 season.”
President Dave Zimmer of ERIEBANK, an ardent supporter of the Erie Otters and champion of the Erie County community, was thrilled with the new opportunity between the two organizations.
“ERIEBANK is very excited to be the inaugural helmet sponsor for the Erie Otters.” said Zimmer, “ERIEBANK and the Erie Otters have had a fantastic partnership over the years and we are happy to be able to expand this relationship in a very visible and unique way.”
ERIEBANK and the Otters have been partners for many years, working together for community enrichment, education of financial literacy and investing to players, and giving back to those in need. This new phase of the historic partnership further cements the work already done together, and the achievements the two organizations will accomplish in years to come.
The helmet decals will debut on Thursday night in Peterborough, as the Otters open the new Ontario Hockey League season on the road.
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