Erie Insurance Arena
The operator of Erie Insurance Arena is banning the noisemakers after fans clanged cowbells throughout the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters’ playoff game April 18.
Some fans tossed the bells onto the ice when the Otters celebrated a win that sent them to the league’s Western Conference finals.
The Otters gave away cowbells to fans and sold them as part of its merchandise line. However, spokesman Aaron Cooney said the team agrees with the ban and will no longer sell the items.
Facility operator Erie Events said April 19 the ban was intended to provide a safer environment for everyone.