Lake Erie Bighorns
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City: Summit Township, Pennsylvania
League: United States Premier Hockey League (Premier Division)
Division: Great Lakes
Founded: 2008 (2018 under present name)
Home Arena: ErieBank Sports Park
Colors: Gold, Gray, Black, White
General Manager: Kyler Speice (2018-19)
Head Coach: Kyler Speice (2018-19)
Franchise history
2008-2014: Michigan Mountain Cats
2014-2018: Southern Tier Xpress
2018-Present: Lake Erie Bighorns

The Lake Erie Bighorns are a USA Hockey-sanctioned ice hockey team from Jamestown, New York. The team commenced play with the 2008-09 season as the Michigan Mountain Cats in the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League. The team joined the North American 3 Hockey League in 2011. The team relocated to Jamestown, New York in 2014. They played in the North American 3 Hockey League at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena until 2018. The team is now based out of the ErieBank Sports Park in Summit Township, Pennsylvania.

The team along with the other five teams in the East Division from the 2017-18 NA3HL Season moved to the United States Premier Hockey League to form the Great Lakes Conference within the organizations Premier Division. 

Due to the relocation of the Philadelphia Rebels of the North American Hockey League during the 2018 off season the team was sold to Kyler Speice and relocated to Erie, Pennsylvania and were renamed the Erie Bighorns. Speice had been the owner, general manager, and head coach of the Lake Erie Eagles of the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League. He then folded the Eagles and started to build the Bighorns who are based out of ErieBank Sports Park in Summit Township, Pennsylvania.

logo as Southern Tier Xpress

Season-by-season[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL GF GA Pts Result Playoffs
Michigan Mountain Cats
2008-14 Information Unavailable
Southern Tier Express
2014–15 47 26 20 - 1 178 156 53 4th of 6 East,
18th of 31 overall
L 0-2, Metro Jets
2015–16 47 8 35 - 4 97 218 20 6th of 6 East,
T-30th of 34 overall
Did not qualify
2016–17 47 15 28 - 4 142 182 34 6th of 6 East, Did not qualify
Season GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts Result Playoffs
2017–18 47 23 24 0 0 162 164 46 T-4th of 6 East L Div SF 0-2, Metro Jets
2019-20 44 20 22 2 - 210 141 42 4th of 6 Great Lakes Lost Division Semifinals
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