One of the other things to come out of the SteelHawks News Conference yesterday, other than the 2015 schedule and the re-signing of QB Shane McSweeny, is more on the addition to the PIFL–the Erie Explosion. This sets up a football rivalry similar to the Phantoms/Hershey/Wilkes-Barre rivalry in hockey and the IronPigs/Scranton Rivalry in baseball. It’s being termed the “Keystone Cup” and will certainly add some interest to this season. Erie is an established team. They come in having dominated in their old league. However, sources close to the SteelHawks have privately told me that the Erie franchise might be in for a big surprise given the high quality of play throughout the PIFL. And, from the interviews above, there WILL indeed be an actual cup. The design specifics have not been revealed yet.