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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: London Knights

   September 9, 2014 1:00 am    0

LONDON KNIGHTS Coach/GM: Dale Hunter/Mark Hunter 2013-14 finish: 49-14-1-4; 3rd in Midwest Division, 4th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in Western Conference semifinals, finished 0-3 in Memorial Cup Key players: LW Max Domi (34 goals, 59 assists, 93 points, 11 power-play goals; signed with Arizona), D Nikita Zadorov (11-19-30, plus-30 in…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Betz’s offensive game, rookies in top 6 and more

   September 8, 2014 8:40 pm    0

Erie Otters RW Nick Betz made his biggest impact along the boards to this point in his NHL career. But he’s found a new home so far this season – in front of the opposing net. He has a power forward’s frame, which apparently grew by about 20 pounds in the offseason. Now it’s time…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Kitchener Rangers

   September 8, 2014 1:00 am    0

KITCHENER RANGERS Coach/GM: Troy Smith/Murray Hiebert 2013-14 finish: 22-41-2-3, 5th in Midwest Division, 9th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: RW Nick Magyar

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Kingston Frontenacs

   September 7, 2014 12:12 am    0

KINGSTON FRONTENACS Coach/GM: Paul McFarland/Doug Gilmour 2013-14 finish: 39-23-3-3, 2nd in East Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Peterborough 4-3 in conference quarterfinals Key players: C Sam Bennett (36 goals, 55 assists, 91 points, 10 power-play goals; signed with Calgary), RW Spencer Watson (33-35-68; Los Angeles prospect), D Roland McKeown (11-32-43, plus-38;…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Guelph Storm

   September 6, 2014 8:47 am    0

GUELPH STORM Coach/GM: Scott Walker/Mike Kelly 2013-14 finish: 52-12-2-2, 1st in Midwest Division, 1st in Western Conference Playoff finish: Won league championship, lost to Edmonton (WHL) in Memorial Cup final Key players: C Robby Fabbri (pictured at right – 45 goals, 42 assists, 87 points, plus-45, 14 power-play goals; St. Louis prospect), G Justin Nichols…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Belleville Bulls

   September 5, 2014 1:00 am    0

BELLEVILLE BULLS Coach/GM: George Burnett 2013-14 finish: 23-38-4-3, 4th in East Division, 9th in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: LW Remi Elie (29 goals, 39 assists, 68 points, 10 power-play goals), D Stephen Harper (13-35-48, plus-4; former Erie Otters LW, now moving to D), D Jordan Subban (12-30-42, -11), C Jake…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Barrie Colts

   September 4, 2014 1:00 am    0

Here’s the first installment of Countdown to Opening Night in the OHL on Sept. 24. I’ll feature all 20 teams (in alphabetical order) over the next 20 days. Then I’ll unveil my predictions for the 2014-15 season on opening night. Today’s team in the spotlight – the Barrie Colts. Barrie Colts Coach/GM: Dale Hawerchuck/Jason Ford…

 

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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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