Scoring ice time in Erie is no easy task for teams because of the limited facilities. Gaining two new rinks could make practice and play more convenient. Thousands of people come into the area for hockey games or tournaments each year. That number now in jeopardy after JMC was forced to temporarily shut down for a mechanical problem. As a result a big hockey tournament was canceled and teams were left with out a place to practice because of the lack of ice in the area.
Steve Tuholski has been involved with hockey teams in Erie for almost 20 years.
He told JET 24 if an additional two ice pads were added at the family first sports complex, it would bring thousands of people into the area.
” It’s something that’s going to help boost the economy it’s going to create jobs but it’s also going to be something for not just hockey it’s something for the community,” said Tuholski.
JCM is still closed until further notice.