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Fans Thrilled as Otters Win Game One of Playoffs

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The Otters gained a close victory over the Saginaw Spirit Friday night, in game one of the OHL playoffs.

Along with their success, the team's regained old fans and earned new ones.

"The fact that they've won almost every home game makes it a lot more fun to come to games than it has been in other seasons," said diehard Otters fan, Terry Wirick.

Wirick would know; he's been season ticket holder since the Otters first came to Erie, back in 1996.

In the past 18 years, Wirick's only missed 15 Otter's games.  He said, win or lose, this is one of the best seasons he's ever seen.

"The personality of the team.  McDavid, Brown, Fox, it just added so much excitement."

We also caught up with another fan, who hasn't been around since 1996, but is impressed by
the number of goals the Otters have scored so far, this season.

"They're really good at having all the goals that we score," said 6-year-old Otters fan, Alex Brown.

Not only have the Otters broken the records in goals scored, they're also breaking the attendance record.

Thanks to a new set of superstar players, this season's attendance is the highest the franchise has ever seen.

So whether you've been watching for 18 years, or you're a new face in the crowd, it's sure to be an exciting playoff season for the Erie Otters.

They play again Saturday night and they could be back again for 2 more games, if they make it to Rounds 6 and 7 in the series.

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