COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Saginaw Spirit

   September 18, 2014 1:00 am    0

SAGINAW SPIRIT Coach/GM: Greg Gilbert/Jim Paliafito 2013-14 finish: 33-30-4-1, 3rd in West Division, 6th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Erie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Jimmy Lodge (19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points, 8 power-play goals; Winnipeg prospect), RW Nick Moutrey (15-26-41; Columbus prospect), LW Luke Cairns (16-24-40; former Erie Otter),…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Plymouth Whalers

   September 17, 2014 1:00 am    0

PLYMOUTH WHALERS Coach/GM: Don Elland/Mark Craig 2013-14 finish: 28-33-0-7, 4th in West Division, 8th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: G Alex Nedeljkovic (26-27-0-7 record, 2.88 goals-against average, .925 save percentage, 1 shutout; Carolina prospect), C Francesco Vilardi (13-25-38), LW Matt Mistele (18-19-37; Los Angeles prospect), D…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Peterborough Petes

   September 16, 2014 9:19 pm    0

PETERBOROUGH PETES Coach/GM: Jody Hull/Mike Oke 2013-14 finish: 32-30-0-6, 3rd East Division, 6th Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Oshawa 4-0 in conference quarterfinals Key players: LW Nick Ritchie (39 goals, 35 assists, 74 points, 11 power-play goals, 136 penalty minutes; signed with Anaheim), C Hunter Garlent (20-49-69; Carolina prospect), RW Eric Cornel (25-37-62, Buffalo…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Update from NHL rookie camps

   September 15, 2014 11:14 am    0

Here’s an update on players from the Erie Otters and Mercyhurst University participating in NHL rookie camps…check back here for more updates NHL Prospects Tournament (Traverse City, Mich.) G Oscar Dansk – had a slow start in his NHL Prospects Tournament debut with Columbus on Saturday, as he allowed two first-period goals to Detroit in…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Owen Sound Attack

   September 15, 2014 1:00 am    0

OWEN SOUND ATTACK Coach/GM: Greg Ireland/Dale DeGray 2013-14 finish:31-29-3-5, 4th in Midwest Division, 7th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Sault Ste. Marie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: G Brandon Hope (28-19-2-2 record, 2.89 goals-against average, .916 save percentage, 2 shutouts), C Holden Cook (28 goals, 29 assists, 57 points), RW Zach Nastasiuk…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Ottawa 67’s

   September 14, 2014 1:00 am    0

OTTAWA 67’s Coach/GM: Jeff Brown/Pat Higgins 2013-14 finish: 23-39-3-3, 5th in East Division, 10th in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: RW Travis Konecny (26 goals, 44 assists, 70 points), C Erik Bradford (25-43-68), C Dante Salituro (22-37-59), LW Brendan Bell (25-24-29), Key losses: G Philippe Trudeau (22-32-3-3 record, 4.03 goals-against average,…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Oshawa Generals

   September 13, 2014 1:00 am    0

OSHAWA GENERALS Coach/GM: D.J. Smith/Roger Hunt 2013-14 finish: 42-20-0-6, 1st in East Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to North Bay 4-0 in conference finals Key players: LW Michael Dal Colle (39 goals, 56 assists, 95 points, 16 power-play goals; N.Y. Islanders prospect), C Cole Cassels (24-49-73, 11 PPG; signed with Vancouver), C…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: North Bay Battalion

   September 12, 2014 1:00 am    0

NORTH BAY BATTALION Coach/GM: Stan Butler 2013-14 finish: 38-24-4-2, 1st in Central Division, 4th in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Won Eastern Conference championship, lost to Western Conference champion Guelph 4-1 in league finals Key players: G Jake Smith (23-12-3-1 record, 2.52 goals-against average, .904 save percentage, 4 shutouts), C Nick Paul (26-20-46; Ottawa prospect), D…

 

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NHL REPORT: NHL unveils rule changes for 2014-15 season

   September 11, 2014 3:21 pm    0

Shootouts remain in the NHL, but Spin-O-Rama goals during those shootouts are now a thing of the past…read more about the league’s rules changes for the 2014-15 season by clicking here.

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Niagara IceDogs

   September 11, 2014 1:00 am    0

Niagara IceDogs Coach/GM: Marty Williamson 2013-14 finish: 24-35-3-6, 4th in Central Division, 6th in Eastern conference Playoff finish: Lost to North Bay 4-3 in conference quarterfinals Key players: C Carter Verhaeghe (28 goals, 54 assists, 82 points, 13 power-play goals; signed with Toronto), LW Brendan Perlini (34-37-71, 16 PPG, 2 short-handed goals; signed with Arizona),…

 

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