OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Kingston Frontenacs

   January 30, 2015 1:38 pm

No. 5 Erie Otters (33-10-1-2) at Kingston Frontenacs (17-19-5-2) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: K-Rock Centre – Kingston, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: at Ottawa (Sunday, 3 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters look to rebound from a disappointing 6-5 loss in Peterborough on Thursday night in front of a…

OTTERS REPORT: Fans come out in support of Otters movement

   January 30, 2015 12:54 pm

The “You Otter Stay Here” movement enjoyed a nice turnout at its “Save Our Team” event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday night. Cathedral Prep teacher Sara Kim, who has guided a group of 4 or 5 students in her visual communications class at the downtown Erie school in a grassroots and social media campaign…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters rise to 5th in CHL top 10

   January 28, 2015 5:56 pm

CHL top 10 No. Club (league) — Record 1. Oshawa (OHL) — 37-7-1-1 2. Kelowna (WHL) — 37-8-3-0 3. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) — 35-9-0-2 4. Brandon (WHL) — 35-9-3-2 5. Erie (OHL) — 33-9-1-2 6. Rimouski (QMJHL) — 30-13-2-1 7. Medicine Hat (WHL) — 34-12-1-1 8. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) — 29-12-2-4 9. Moncton (QMJHL) —…

OTTERS WEEKLY: DeBrincat shares record with McDavid

   January 28, 2015 1:00 am

News and notes from the Erie Otters and around the OHL: Alex DeBrincat set the franchise’s rookie scoring mark with his 67th point of the season in a 7-3 win at Owen Sound on Sunday. On Monday, the first-year winger shared credit for the record with the previous record-holder – linemate Connor McDavid. “Without him,…

LAKERS WEEKLY: Misiak capitalizing on move to D

   January 23, 2015 1:00 am

Ryan Misiak couldn’t believe Mercyhurst men’s head coach Rick Gotkin just asked him to move to defense. He was a forward. Misiak always had been a forward. Now he can’t imagine playing any other position. “Back then, I was a little tentative,” he said. “But at this point in the season, it’s gone really well….

OTTERS REPORT: Otters stay 6th in CHL top 10

   January 22, 2015 8:46 pm

The Erie Otters remain 6th in the CHL top 10 list. Here’s how the list breaks down… No. Club (league) — Record 1. Oshawa (OHL) — 33-7-1-1 2. Kelowna (WHL) — 34-8-3-0 3. Brandon (WHL) — 33-9-3-1 4. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) — 32-9-0-2 5. Rimouski (QMJHL) — 29-12-2-1 6. Erie (OHL) — 31-9-1-2 7….

OTTERS REPORT: Otters unveil goaltending partnership

   January 21, 2015 4:51 pm

The Erie Otters hired former NHL goaltender Martin Biron as their goaltending advisor last week. Now the next step in the club’s search for consistently strong goaltending was announced today – a partnership with the Academy of Hockey, which is based in Buffalo’s new HarborCenter and where Biron serves as director of goaltending. This partnership…

OTTERS REPORT: Check out rosters for Top Prospects

   January 21, 2015 1:48 pm

Check out the rosters for Thursday night’s CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario (7 p.m., NHL Network) Team Cherry (Head coach – Don Cherry) Team Orr (Head coach – Bobby Orr)

OTTERS UPDATE: McDavid, Strome headline NHL midterm draft list

   January 20, 2015 11:31 am

Erie Otters C Connor McDavid stands atop the list of North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2015 draft – ahead of Boston University C Jack Eichel. That’s no surprise. He’ll be the No. 1 pick in June. C Dylan Strome earned the No. 5 spot on that list. That’s no…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Erie Otters vs. North Bay Battalion

   January 17, 2015 6:14 pm

ERIE OTTERS VS. NORTH BAY BATTALION Today, 7 p.m. at Erie Insurance Arena TONIGHT’S LINEUPS ERIE OTTERS FORWARDS DeBrincat-McDavid-Baptiste Elie-Strome-Betz Pettit-J. Marchment-Bily K. Maksimovich-Q. Maksimovich-Fellows DEFENSE MacDermid-D. Raddysh Dermott-Donnay Fergus-Murphy GOALTENDING Dekoning Williams SCRATCHES: Genovese (lower body), M. Marchment (healthy), T. Raddysh (healthy) NORTH BAY BATTALION FORWARDS Kujawinski-Paul-Amadio Olsson-McKenzie-Henriksson Baird-Huether-Santos Green-Poirer-Shoemaker DEFENSE Liberati-McIvor Miller-Wood Kosack-Bruce…