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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OTTERS REPORT: Otters left off 1st CHL top 10

   September 10, 2014 5:24 pm    0

The CHL has unveiled its preseason top 10…the Erie Otters are’t on the list. BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Pre-season 1. Rimouski Oceanic 2. Kingston Frontenacs 3. Brandon Wheat Kings 4. Quebec Remparts 5. Kelowna Rockets 6. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7. Calgary Hitmen 8. Guelph Storm 9. Halifax Mooseheads 10. Portland Winterhawks Honorable…

 

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