Ice Breaker Tournament Ticket Packages Announced

Tuesday Oct 31st, 2017

Erie Sports Package to Feature all Local Pro Teams, Released for Sale November 22

 ERIE, Pa.: Erie sports fans will have the opportunity to purchase six tickets for the price of one next month when Weekend Passes to the 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament go on sale. For a limited time, fans who purchase a $49 Ice Breaker Weekend Pass will receive free vouchers to see Erie’s sports teams.  

The Erie Sports Package, which will go on sale Nov. 22 at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office, will include:

  • One Weekend Pass to the 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament, presented by LECOM (four total games)
  • One Voucher to an Erie Otters game (valid for any January/February 2018 game)
  • One Voucher to an Erie SeaWolves game (not valid on Opening Day or Buck Nights)
  • One Voucher to an Erie BayHawks game
  • One Voucher to an Erie Commodores game
  • Vouchers for all December and January Mercyhurst University men’s ice hockey home games (nine games)

The Erie Sports Package includes 17 games in total, and is valued at more than $150. It will be available for purchase at the Erie Insurance Box Office, or online at for $49 plus taxes and fees.

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The Ice Breaker Tournament, which the organizations announced in September, will feature the University of Notre Dame, Providence College, Miami University and Mercyhurst University. The tournament will kick off with Providence vs. Miami University on Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m., followed by Notre Dame against Mercyhurst at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 will feature the consolation game at 4 p.m., followed by the tournament championship at 7:30 p.m.

The Ice Breaker Tournament, the traditional start to the college ice hockey season, annually brings together four of the nation’s top Division I men’s ice hockey teams from four different conferences. The event is hosted by College Hockey Inc. and the Hockey Commissioners Association and began in 1997.

The 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament will be the first ever hosted by a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association.

For more information on the 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament, visit  

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages. Read more at

Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution for men and women in Erie, Pennsylvania. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, nine graduate programs, and a variety of post-baccalaureate and advanced certificates. In addition, Mercyhurst provides certificate and associate degree offerings at branch campuses in North East, Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center. It also maintains an academic center in Dungarvan, Ireland. Learn more at

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