Virginia Lancers
City: Erie, Pennsylvania
League: ACHL
Founded: 1982
Home Arena: Erie County Field House
Colors: yellow, blue, white


Owner(s): Steve Stroud
Franchise history
1982 to 1987: Erie Golden Blades (ACHL)

The Erie Golden Blades were a minor league hockey team that played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. Their home ice was the Erie County Field House. The Erie County Field House was located in Erie, Pennsylvania and held 4200 people. The team was owned by Steve Stroud from 1983-87[1]

Atlantic Coast Hockey League (1982-1987)Edit

The Golden Blades played five seasons in the ACHL, reaching the playoffs each season. They would reach the final round of the playoffs in each of their first four seasons, winning the Bob Payne Trophy as league champion in 1983-84.

The Golden Blades would lose in the opening around of the 1986-87 ACHL playoffs. With several teams moving to the upstart All-American Hockey League, the Golden Blades (along with the league) folded.

Notable PersonnelEdit

Season-by-season recordEdit

Atlantic Coast Hockey LeagueEdit

Season GP W L T OL SL Pts GF GA Place Playoffs
1982-83 64 39 21 4 - - 83 345 276 2nd Lost Semifinals
1983-84 72 42 26 4 - - 91 377 310 2nd Won Championship
1984-85 64 41 22 1 - - 83 362 261 2nd Lost Final
1985-86 64 34 30 0 - - 76 369 321 2nd Lost Final
1986-87 57 28 27 2 - - 58 250 246 2nd Lost Semifinals


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