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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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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, www.ottershockey.com (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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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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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, www.ottershockey.com (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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OTTERS REPORT: Meet the 2014-15 Erie Otters

   September 24, 2014 10:17 am    0

Numerical roster No. Pos. Name (age) Ht. Wt. Hometown 2013-14 club (league) 3 D Cory Genovese (19)^ 6-2 206 Hespeler, Ont. Erie (OHL) 6 D Patrick Murphy (19) 6-0 187 Hamilton, Ont. Erie (OHL) 8 RW Joel Wigle (20)^ 6-2 205 Brantford, Ont. Erie (OHL) 9 LW Kyle Maksimovich (16)* 5-7 160 Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: McDavid headlines Otters trio on NHL draft list

   September 23, 2014 11:37 am    0

NHL Central Scouting have unveiled their preliminary players to watch list for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … and to no one’s surprise, the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Travis Dermott are highly rated. McDavid and Strome are rated as ‘A’ prospects, meaning they are projected as first-round picks. Dermott is rated as…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Erie Otters

   September 23, 2014 12:00 am    0

Erie Otters Coach/GM: Kris Knoblauch/Sherry Bassin 2013-14 finish: 52-14-2-0 record, 2nd in Midwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference finals Key players: C Connor McDavid (pictured at right) 28 goals, 71 assists, 99 points, 7 power-play goals, 2 short-handed goals), G Devin Williams (23-5-1-0 record, 2.57 goals-against average,…

 

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