OTTERS REPORT: Otters’ options to replace Wigle

   September 30, 2014 4:44 pm    0

The Erie Otters are down to one overager, D Cory Genovese, on the roster now that RW Joel Wigle is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. But there no immediate plans to acquire an OA. The Otters want the OHL’s maximum of three OAs, but not before they know what will happen with potential OAs…


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LAKERS UPDATE: ‘Hurst men earn national poll, AHA honor

   September 29, 2014 8:21 pm    0

The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team received six votes apiece in the opening and USA Hockey/USA Hockey Magazine Division I polls… Meanwhile, the Lakers were picked to win the Atlantic Hockey Association’s regular-season title in the preseason media poll. AHA preseason media poll (first-place votes in parentheses) No. School Voting points 1. Mercyhurst (9) 136…


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OTTERS UPDATE: Wigle out indefinitely & other news

   September 29, 2014 3:05 pm    0

Joel Wigle is back on the injured list, and head coach Kris Knoblauch figures it will be awhile before he rejoins the Erie Otters’ lineup. Knoblauch called it an upper-body injury Wigle suffered in a third-period fight with Saginaw D Jacob Ringuette in Wednesday’s season opener. Knoblauch said Wigle didn’t reinjure the shoulders he had…


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OTTERS REPORT: Vote for the inaugural Otters Player of the Week

   September 28, 2014 5:28 pm    1

Who was the Erie Otters’ best player during last week’s games? Vote now on the Shootout blog (deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m.), and I’ll post the results in the Otters Weekly notebook that appears in every Wednesday’s sports section…


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OTTERS WATCH: Otters look to cap perfect road trip

   September 27, 2014 1:00 am    0

Erie Otters at (2-0-0-0) at Plymouth Whalers (1-0-0-0) When: Today, 7:05 p.m. Where: Compuware Arena – Plymouth, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: vs. Sarnia (Oct. 4, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters conclude a season-opening, three-game road trip as the visiting team for the last of three straight three…


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LAKERS REPORT: Highlights from ‘Hurst hockey media night

   September 24, 2014 10:32 pm    0

Here’s a few notes of interest from tonight’s media night for the Mercyhurst men’s amd women’s hockey teams… * Women’s head coach Michael Sisti and men’s head coach Rick Gotkin are both within striking distance of milestones. Sisti (387-108-34 in the past 15 seasons) needs 13 wins to reach the 400 mark, while Gotkin (474-336-72…


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OTTERS REPORT: Murphy earned move back to D

   September 24, 2014 3:05 pm    0

Here are a couple of notes to consider heading into the Erie Otters’ season opener tonight in Saginaw… * Patrick Murphy’s move from the wing to D is permanent because of the team’s youth on the blue line. But the move also shows how much Murphy has improved his game – and more importantly, matured…


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LAKERS REPORT: Gotkin reacts to AHA preseason honor

   September 24, 2014 12:11 pm    0

The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team has been picked to finish 1st in the Atlantic Hockey Association’s preseason coaches poll. Here are head coach Rick Gotkin‘s thoughts on topping the list… “Obviously it’s great that the other coaches in the league have given us that honor right now. But polls are polls. The preseason poll really…


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OTTERS WATCH: Otters open season in Saginaw

   September 24, 2014 10:46 am    0

Erie Otters at (0-0-0-0) at Saginaw Spirit (0-0-0-0) When: Today, 7:11 p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: at Windsor (Friday, 7:35 p.m.), at Plymouth (Saturday, 7:05 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin the 19th season in franchise history as the opponent in straight…


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OTTERS REPORT: Check out Vic’s picks for 2014-15 OHL season

   September 24, 2014 10:33 am    0

Victor Fernandes makes his predictions for the 2014-15 OHL season: (x – denotes division champion; y – denotes playoff teams) Regular season Western Conference No. Club (2013-14 record) – Outlook 1. xy-Sault Ste. Marie (44-17-2-5) – G Brandon Halverson will be the key to the loaded Greyhounds. 2. xy-Guelph (52-12-2-2) – The Storm have enough…


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