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UPMC HEALTH PLAN, OTTERS OFFER FANS NO-COST PRESEASON

Erie, Pennsylvania – When the Erie Otters open the doors at the Erie Insurance Arena on September 4 against Saginaw, it will represent the first hockey game in downtown Erie in over 17 months.

With three preseason games in the month of September to serve as a prelude to Otters Opening Night on October 23, the organization has teamed up with corporate partner UPMC Health Plan to make the trio of games an even bigger fare for fans.

Fans will be able to attend the team’s home preseason games at no-cost thanks to UPMC Health Plan & the Otters partnership. After a challenging year for the Erie community, UPMC Health Plan wanted to ensure all fans could enjoy hockey’s return fully complimentary.

“We couldn’t be happier to work with UPMC Health Plan to welcome everyone to the Erie Insurance Arena for the return of Otters Hockey.” said Chad Westerburg, Director of Sales for the Otters. “When our guys hit the ice for the first time in a year-and-a-half, we want the arena rocking with fans old and new; alongside UPMC Health Plan, we’ve made that even easier.”

Preseason home games for the Otters are Saturday, September 4, 2021 (2 P.M. vs. Saginaw); Thursday, September 16 (7 P.M. vs. Flint); and Saturday, September 18 (7 P.M. vs. Saginaw). General Admission seating will be in effect for the three games, with doors opening one-hour prior to puck drop. Masks are not required to be worn, but are encouraged. The Erie Otters will check all up-to-date CDC guidelines and will abide by the most current protocols on top of the Erie Insurance Arena’s own safety measures.

Opening Night for the Erie Otters in the 2021-22 season is Saturday, October 23 (7 P.M. vs. Saginaw).

The Otters are proud to once again partner with UPMC Health Plan, and bring fans back downtown for three games of affordable hockey fun for all.


For the latest Otters news, visit OttersHockey.com, or follow the team on Facebook (Facebook.com/erieottershockey), Twitter (@ErieOtters), and Instagram (@ErieOtters).

For further information on the Erie Otters and for media inquiries, please contact Shawn Bednard at shawn.bednard@ottershockey.com.

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