OTTERS REPORT: Going great lengths to skate with McDavid

   November 1, 2014 6:11 pm

Some people are traveling from long distances – Washington, D.C., and Montreal for starters – for the “Skate with Connor McDavid” following tonight’s game with Ottawa at Erie Insurance Arena. Wonder if those people coming from D.C. and Montreal are scouts with the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens. What better way to scout the projected…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Wood makes season debut vs. 67’s

   November 1, 2014 6:02 pm

Travis Wood (knee) makes his season debut for the Erie Otters in tonight’s game vs. Ottawa at Erie Insurance Arena. He headlines a bit of a reshuffled lineup, mainly among the young players – T.J. Fergus and Trent Fox are back in; Shaun Bily, Jesse Saban and Cole Mayo are out. Here are the lineups……

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters welcome Milano, Whalers to EIA

   October 30, 2014 6:41 pm

The Erie Otters get D Darren Raddysh (mononucleosis) back in the lineup. But LW Travis Wood (knee) will wait until at least Saturday to make his season debut. Rookie D Cole Mayo moves up to the wing. Meanwhile, highly touted Plymouth LW Sonny Milano, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 1st-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft,…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters stay 2nd in CHL top 10

   October 29, 2014 4:05 pm

The Erie Otters remain 2nd in the CHL top 10 poll releaed today…here’s the complete list: No. Club (league) — Record 1. Kelowna (WHL) — 12-1-0-0 2. Erie (OHL) — 11-0-0-1 3. Rimouski (QMJHL) — 13-4-0-1 4. Medicine Hat (WHL) — 11-2-1-0 5. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) — 10-3-0-0 6. Brandon (WHL) — 11-3-1-0 7….

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters finish trip in Sudbury

   October 25, 2014 1:10 am

No. 2 Erie Otters (10-0-0-1) at Sudbury Wolves (1-11-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Sudbury Community Arena – Sudbury, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: vs. Plymouth (Thursday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters follow Friday’s 6-4 win over Sault Ste. Marie in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters, Greyhounds meet in key West battle

   October 24, 2014 10:27 am

No. 2 Erie Otters (9-0-0-1) at No. 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (9-2-0-0) When: Today, 7:07 p.m. Where: Essar Centre – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: at Sudbury (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters and Greyhounds meet in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top…

OTTERS WATCH: Otters head to Buffalo to face IceDogs

   October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Erie Otters (8-0-0-1) vs. Niagara IceDogs (2-7-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: First Niagara Center – Buffalo, N.Y. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: at Sault Ste. Marie (Friday, 7:07 p.m.), at Sudbury (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin a three-game road trip with a “home” game. They are…

OTTERS REPORT: OHL’s Super Series rosters

   October 21, 2014 6:16 pm

Team OHL Roster – Peterborough – November 13 *players competing in both games Goaltenders (2): Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)* Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)* Defensemen (6): Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack)* Ben Harpur (Guelph Storm) Roland McKeown (Kingston Frontenacs)* Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)* Alex Peters (Plymouth Whalers) Matthew Spencer (Peterborough Petes) Forwards (12): Nick…

OTTERS REPORT: Raddysh recovering from bout with mono

   October 20, 2014 4:36 pm

Turns that Erie Otters D Darren Raddysh‘s upper-body injury was really a case of mononucleosis. Raddysh has skated the past couple days, as well as in non-contact drills with the team today. Raddysh said he has been careful in his recovery because the illness has affected his spleen. He could be cleared for contact Tuesday,…

OTTERS REPORT: CHL commissioners respond to lawsuit

   October 20, 2014 4:11 pm

The Canadian Hockey League has issued a statement from its three commissioners – David Branch (OHL), Gilles Courteau (QMJHL) and Ron Robison (WHL) – in response to the reported class action lawsuit filed in Toronto on Friday. Here’s a link to information class action suit. Here’s a story from the Toronto Star…Erie Otters officials have…