A local hockey league has been renamed in honor of an Erie man who left a lasting impression on the community.
Rob Banks passed away this month and was a teacher as well as a coach who was a mentor to many in the Erie community.
The Erie Adult Hockey League has been renamed in his honor.
A dedication ceremony was held at the Erie Bank Sports Park and four matches were played on the ice.
Those in attendance said that it was great to see a nice turnout to show support for Rob’s legacy.
“It’s great to see everybody here and everybody’s honoring his memory and it’s a great thing because he was such a great guy. It’s nice to see the turnout and everybody’s having a great time in his memory,” said Steve Pagano, Honoring Legacy of Rob Banks.
Organizers hope to make this annual event as well as to expand it to the tri-state area.