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OTTERS REPORT: Murphy moves back to forward & other news

   October 8, 2014 2:33 pm    0

Patrick Murphy‘s return to the Erie Otters’ defense isn’t permanent after all. Murphy, who was drafted into the OHL as a defenseman, moved to the wing full time last season only to start this season on the blue line, has moved back up front to make room for overage D Troy Donnay. Here’s how the…


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OTTERS REPORT: OA Donnay returned to Otters

   October 7, 2014 12:20 am    0

The Erie Otters will receive a boost of experience on a young defense. The Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers, announced Monday that defenseman Troy Donnay has been assigned to the OHL club for his overage season. Donnay, 20, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent in…


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OTTERS POST-GAME: Double game misconducts, potent PP and more

   October 4, 2014 11:51 pm    1

I learned something new tonight at Erie Insurance Arena. Apparently, you can be ejected from the same game…twice. Erie Otters RW Nick Betz was given a game misconduct for taking part in a second fight during the same stoppage in the third period. Then he earned a second game misconduct for what was listed on…


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OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters open home slate vs. Sting

   October 4, 2014 6:24 pm    0

The puck drops in about an hour. But before that, here’s a few highlights for the Erie Otters’ home opener against Sarnia at Erie Insurance Arena… Nick Betz moves to the top line after his strong offensive start to the season. Newly signed 2014 draft pick Riley MacRae makes his OHL debut as the center…


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OTTERS REPORT: Raddysh picked to play World U17s

   October 2, 2014 3:15 pm    0

Erie Otters rookie winger Taylor Raddysh has been chosen to play for his native Canada’s Team White at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will be held Nov. 2-8 in Sarnia and Lambton Shores, Ontario. On Thursday, Hockey Canada unveiled the 66 players representing three Canadian national teams – Black, Red and White –…


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OTTERS REPORT: Otters move into CHL top 10

   October 1, 2014 5:15 pm    0

The Erie Otters turned a 3-0 start to the OHL’s regular season into a spot in the CHL top 10…the Otters are 7th after not being ranked in the opening poll of the season. No. Club (league) – record 1. Rimouski (QMJHL) – 5-1-0-0 2. Kingston (OHL) – 2-0-0-0 3. Brandon (WHL) – 4-0-0-0 4….


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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, (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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