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  • Team colours Gold + Black
  • Town Erie, PA
  • Founded 1975

1981-1982 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Jim Craig (G) 61 1957 Easton, MA, USA 6'1" 190 L
Gord Laxton (G) 64 1955 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 194 L
Doug Melvin (G) 56 1963 NY, USA 5'8" 165 L
Nick Ricci (G) 59 1959 Niagara Falls, ON, CAN 5'10" 161 L
DEFENSEMEN
John Bednarski (D) 66 1952 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 5'10" 194 L
Rod Buskas (D) 58 1961 Wetaskiwin, AB, CAN 6'1" 205 R
Marc Chorney (D) 59 1959 Sudbury, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L
Jim Colucci (D) 58 1960 Smithfield, RI, USA 5'10" 174 -
Tony Feltrin (D) 57 1961 Ladysmith, BC, CAN 6'1" 194 L
Randy Hillier (D) 59 1960 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 L
Brian Lundberg (D) 58 1960 Burnaby, BC, CAN 5'11" 187 R
Larry Melnyk (D) 59 1960 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 194 L
Dick Redmond (D) 69 1949 Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN 5'11" 165 L
Bennett Wolf (D) 59 1959 Kitchener, ON, CAN 6'3" 205 -
FORWARDS
Dave Barr (RW) 58 1960 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'1" 194 R
Bruce Crowder (RW) 62 1957 Essex, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 R
Mike Fidler (LW) 62 1956 Everett, MA, USA 5'11" 194 L
Rob Garner (C) 60 1958 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 L
Steve Gatzos (RW) 57 1961 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 R
Pat Graham (LW) 57 1961 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'1" 190 L
Jim Hamilton (LW) 62 1957 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 L
Dave Hannan (C) 57 1961 Levack, ON, CAN 5'10" 181 L
Tom Jacobs (RW) - - Hudson, MA, USA 5'10" 181 -
Mike Krushelnyski (C) 59 1960 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 201 L
Craig MacTavish (C) 60 1958 London, ON, CAN 6'1" 194 L
Doug Morrison (RW) 59 1960 Prince George, BC, CAN 5'11" 185 R
Brad Rhiness (C) 62 1956 Huntsville, ON, CAN 5'9" 181 L
Gary Rissling (LW) 62 1956 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'9" 174 L
Rod Schutt (LW) 62 1956 Bancroft, ON, CAN 5'10" 185 L
Doug Shedden (C) 58 1961 Wallaceburg, ON, CAN 6'0" 183 R
Bobby Simpson (LW) 62 1956 Kahnawake, QC, CAN 6'0" 185 L
Tom Songin (RW) 64 1954 Norwood, MA, USA 6'3" 196 R
Andy Spruce (LW) 65 1954 London, ON, CAN 5'11" 174 L
Position: G:3 D:9 F:17 | Av Age: 23.48 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 187 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Team Facts
  • Nationalities 27 players
    6 players
  • Experience Erie Blades: 1 474 GP
    NHL: 8 340 GP
    WC: 15 GP
    OG: 15 GP
    Liiga: 41 GP
    AHL: 5 698 GP
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1975-1976 NAHL-Sr. 74 37 1 36 - - 310 298 75 - -
1976-1977 NAHL-Sr. 74 37 4 33 - - 257 251 78 - -
1978-1979 NEHL 69 47 3 19 - - 344 260 97 1 Champion
1979-1980 EHL-Pro 70 46 3 21 - - 349 241 95 - Champion
1980-1981 EHL-Pro 72 52 6 14 - - 407 252 110 - Champion
1981-1982 AHL 80 22 6 52 - - 317 425 50 10 Did not make playoffs
Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Stan Gulutzan (F) 174 119 139 258
2. Paul Sheard (F) 344 62 178 240
3. Brad Rhiness (F) 204 103 134 237
4. Daniel Poulin (D) 133 68 119 187
5. Jim Cowell (F) 142 68 102 170
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Stan Gulutzan (F) 174 119 139 258
2. Brad Rhiness (F) 204 103 134 237
3. Daniel Poulin (D) 133 68 119 187
4. Jim Cowell (F) 142 68 102 170
5. Pierre Aubry (F) 71 66 68 134
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Sheard (F) 344 62 178 240
2. Stan Gulutzan (F) 174 119 139 258
3. Brad Rhiness (F) 204 103 134 237
4. Daniel Poulin (D) 133 68 119 187
5. Jim Cowell (F) 142 68 102 170
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Paul Sheard (F) 344 62 240 447
2. Val James (F) 206 29 86 408
3. Nelson Burton (F) 68 20 44 385
4. Paul Devlin (F) 97 25 68 251
5. Gregory Tebbutt (D) 83 36 126 231
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Sheard (F) 344 62 178 240
2. Val James (F) 206 29 57 86
3. Brad Rhiness (F) 204 103 134 237
4. Stan Gulutzan (F) 174 119 139 258
5. Jim Cowell (F) 142 68 102 170
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Pierre Aubry (F) 71 66 134 1.887
2. Chris Halyk (F) 32 28 60 1.875
3. Jack Surbey (F) 27 15 41 1.519
4. Gregory Tebbutt (D) 83 36 126 1.518
5. Scott McGeown (D) 55 20 83 1.509
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pierre Aubry (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 71 66 68 134 1.89 99
2. Brad Rhiness (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 69 52 68 120 1.74 12
3. Stan Gulutzan (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 67 53 55 108 1.61 100
4. Stan Gulutzan (F) 1979-1980 EHL-Pro 65 43 57 100 1.54 63
5. Daniel Poulin (D) 1979-1980 EHL-Pro 65 33 66 99 1.52 36
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pierre Aubry (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 71 66 68 134 1.89 99
2. Stan Gulutzan (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 67 53 55 108 1.61 100
3. Brad Rhiness (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 69 52 68 120 1.74 12
4. Stan Gulutzan (F) 1979-1980 EHL-Pro 65 43 57 100 1.54 63
5. Jim Cowell (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 72 41 54 95 1.32 69
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pierre Aubry (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 71 66 68 134 1.89 99
2. Brad Rhiness (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 69 52 68 120 1.74 12
3. Daniel Poulin (D) 1979-1980 EHL-Pro 65 33 66 99 1.52 36
4. Scott McGeown (D) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 55 20 63 83 1.51 45
5. Ron Hansis (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 71 23 59 82 1.15 81
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Nelson Burton (F) 1980-1981 EHL-Pro 68 20 24 44 0.65 385
2. Paul Devlin (F) 1978-1979 NEHL 66 15 35 50 0.76 200
3. Rick Dorman (F) 1976-1977 NAHL-Sr. 52 15 11 26 0.50 194
4. Glenn Johnson (F) 1975-1976 NAHL-Sr. 68 20 47 67 0.99 193
5. Gary Rissling (F) 1981-1982 AHL 29 7 15 22 0.76 185
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