OTTERS WRAP-UP: Goaltending battle continues for Lawr, Dekoning

   August 30, 2014 8:45 pm    0

If you thought Daniel Dekoning was a shoo-in to back up Devin Williams this season, stop right there… 2014 second-round pick Jake Lawr is starting to state his case why he should stay as a 16-year-old. Dekoning would make the most sense on paper. He’s 2 years older than Lawr. He has OHL regular-season experience…


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OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Lines for tonight’s game vs. Mississauga

   August 30, 2014 4:50 pm    0

ERIE OTTERS Goaltenders Jake Lawr Daniel Dekoning Defense Fergus-Mayo Byrne-D. Raddysh Saban-Egan Forwards Evans-Strome-DeBrincat Q. Maksimovich-Fox-Betz Marchment-Bily-T. Raddysh Fellows-Pucci-Murphy MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS Goaltenders Dawson Carty Spencer Martin Defense Day-Walsh Zottl-Graves DiTomaso-Gibson Forwards MacIntyre-Barwell-Goldberg Thompson-Bastian-Gerhart Bourne-McLeod-Venuto Smith-Clark-Robinson


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OTTERS REPORT: Tonight’s lineup vs. Mississauga

   August 30, 2014 3:39 pm    0

As expected, only a few veterans will play in today’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against the Mississauga Steelheads at Erie Insurance Arena…one interesting note, Patrick Murphy is listed as a defenseman. Guess we’ll see if that’s where he plays… TONIGHT’S ROSTER * denotes veterans GOALTENDERS Jake Lawr Daniel Dekoning DEFENSEMEN Mitchell Byrne Taylor Egan T.J….


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OTTERS REPORT: CHL pick Vladykovski headlines latest camp cuts

   August 29, 2014 9:50 pm    0

The Erie Otters picked two players in the 2014 CHL Import Draft last month. None are on the roster. Second-round pick Igor Vladykovski headlined a group of 10 prospects cut Friday night, which left the club with 32 players heading into Saturday’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against Mississauga at Erie Insurance Arena. The Otters already…


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OTTERS REPORT: Otters sign D pair, FA Marchment

   August 29, 2014 7:39 pm    0

The Erie Otters continue to stockpile prospects on defense. Mitchell Byrne and Taylor Egan, the club’s respective fifth-round and sixth-round picks in the 2014 OHL draft, joined free-agent forward Mason Marchment (pictured at left) – son of former NHL player Bryan Marchment – in signing on Friday. Byrne and Egan still could begin the season…


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OTTERS TALK: Recap of Otters Talk – Training Camp Edition

   August 29, 2014 7:39 pm    0

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OTTERS REPORT: Bassin goes big for ALS awareness

   August 28, 2014 10:59 pm    0

Erie Otters managing partner/GM Sherry Bassin completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday at Erie Insurance Arena – and he did in grand style. He was drenched by a Zamboni filled with ice water that was operated by frontline forwards Andre Burakovsky, Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome. Bassin was nominated by Aaron Nagy, Strome’s…


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OTTERS REPORT: Otters cut 11 from training camp

   August 28, 2014 9:48 pm    0

Eight members of the 2014 OHL draft class headlined tonight’s opening round of cuts from Erie Otters training camp…that was roughly half what of the 20 cuts GM Sherry Bassin originally expected. D Zach Hoffman (7th round) LW Jack Gill (8th round) D Cole Evans (9th round) D Jordan Sambrook (10th round) LW Christian Girhiny…


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OTTERS REPORT: Bassin relying on youth to strengthen D

   August 27, 2014 7:53 pm    0

Perhaps the Erie Otters defense is more set than I thought. At least that’s the impression I got from GM Sherry Bassin after today’s Prospects Game at Erie Insurance Arena. He hasn’t begun pondering the idea of acquiring a veteran on the trade market, even though he has only three experienced defensemen (Travis Dermott, Cory…


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OTTERS REPORT: Team rosters for Otters training camp (UPDATED)

   August 27, 2014 1:00 am    0

Here are the rosters for the three teams – Red, Gold and Blue – at Erie Otters training camp this week at Erie Insurance Arena: TEAM RED Goaltenders 36 Cosimo Lazzarino Defensemen 2 T.J. Fergus 4 Darren Raddysh 11 Bailey Newton 12 Ryan Wheeler 17 Jordan Sambrook 22 Donato Cipriano Left wings 7 Christian Girhiny…


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