Millcreek resident Jim Scheider has been an Erie Otters season ticket holder since day one. During Saturday’s regular season finale, he received a prize that would last a lifetime.rrAs part of Fan Appreciation Night festivities, the Otters drew a lucky winner from a barrel, filled with names of season ticket holders that already paid in full for next season’s season tickets. Out of the close to 300 names in the barrel, Jim’s was the one chosen, meaning that one of the team’s original season ticket holders was going to Denver to watch former Erie Otter Ryan O’Reilly play for the Colorado Avalanche.rr”I was thrilled,” Scheider said after he won. “Especially since I didn’t expect to win. It’s nice to see an NHL game out-of-town since I usually get my fill in Pittsburgh or Buffalo.”rrScheider will receive airfare for two to Denver, two nights at a hotel, tickets to the April 9 contest between the Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks, and a meet and greet with O’Reilly after the game. The trip is valued at $2,500. He will take his son on the trip to Denver, and will utilize the opportunity to visit his daughter, who lives in nearby Boulder.rrThe prize is just one of a number of incentives for Otters fans to renew or purchase season tickets for the 2010-11 regular season. The next deadline to win is April 1st, when a lucky fan is chosen to receive a choice of a 2009-10 specialty jersey “off the back” of an Erie Otter. Other future prizes include the chance to be an honorary General Manager for a day, two tickets to the Erie Otters awards banquet in June, an O’Reilly autographed Avalanche jersey, and two tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins preseason game at the new Consol Energy Center.rr”We are always thinking of new and exciting incentives for our fans to order season tickets,” Otters Assistant General Manager, Administration Shawn Waskiewicz said. “Season ticket holders are the lifeblood of our organization.” rrTo find out more about Otters season ticket packages for the 2010-11 season, call the Otters front office at 455-7779.