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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #7 – Strome heads into big 2nd season

   August 18, 2014 1:00 am    0

Look beyond Dylan Strome‘s offensive numbers to find just how good of a debut season he had with the Erie Otters. He finished sixth among all rookies with 39 points (10 goals, 39 points in 60 games), well behind the one player picked ahead of him in the 2013 OHL draft – Ottawa C Travis…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Strome wins gold at Hlinka Cup

   August 17, 2014 7:19 am    0

Erie Otters C Dylan Strome won gold with Canada at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup on Saturday in Breclav, Czech Republic. Here’s the team’s path to its 7th straight tournament title: Monday – Canada 5, Switzerland 1 Tuesday – Canada 5, Sweden 1 Wednesday – Canada 5, Slovakia 1 Friday – Semifinal: Canada…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #8 – Will DeBrincat be a pleasant surprise?

   August 17, 2014 1:00 am    0

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin did a masterful job of keeping prospect Alex DeBrincat well hidden from 19 other GMs for a few months before signing the diminutive yet high-scoring forward (54 goals, 111 points in 50 games with Lake Forest Academy out of Illinois a season) after the OHL draft in April. Bassin’s work…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #9 – Needing OAs at their best

   August 16, 2014 1:00 am    0

Spencer Abraham, Michael Curtis and Dane Fox brought different skills to the ice every night as the Erie Otters’ overagers in the 2013-14 season. Abraham, who I thought would be the odd OA out when training camp opened last August, saved his best OHL season for last with a more solid two-way game (8-27-35, +29,…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Strome’s hat trick sends Canada into Hlinka final

   August 15, 2014 5:24 pm    0

Erie Otters C Dylan Strome had 3 goals in Canada’s 11-5 win over the United States today in the semifinals of the 2014 U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Piestany, Slovakia. Canada faces Czech Republic in Saturday’s 11 a.m. final in Breclav, Czech Republic. Monday – Canada 5, Switzerland 1 Tuesday – Canada 5, Sweden…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Would GM Bassin ever trade McDavid?

   August 15, 2014 1:49 pm    0

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin‘s sense of humor came through loud and clear when addressing the thought of potentially trading C Connor McDavid in what likely will be his final OHL season… Bassin said, “There’s a better chance of Chicken Little pulling the string and the sky falling than trading Connor McDavid.”

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #10 – Otters heading home for camp

   August 15, 2014 1:00 am    0

The Erie Otters again were nomads for training camp last August, since the finishing touches were being made on the vastly improved Erie Insurance Arena. They were much closer to their downtown home – Mercyhurst Ice Center instead of three hours away at Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster, Ontario (their camp home before the 2012-13…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Otters sign 7 prospects

   August 13, 2014 11:35 am    0

The Erie Otters have signed seven prospects from the 2013 and 2014 OHL draft classes… 2014 draft class G Jake Lawr (2nd round) F Shaun Bily (3rd round) F Kyle Maksimovich (3rd round) 2013 draft class F Trent Fox (5th round) F Patrick Fellows (7th round) D T.J. Fergus (8th round) F Frank Pucci (12th…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Karlsson staying in Sweden for family reasons

   August 13, 2014 10:00 am    0

Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management in Vancouver, B.C. – one of CHL 1st-round pick Anton Karlsson‘s North American-based agents – says Karlsson has chosen to play in his native Sweden to be closer to his family. Karlsson’s decision capped what Epp called a frustrating situation, which began in the months before the 2014 CHL…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Surprised Otters holding out on hope for Karlsson

   August 13, 2014 7:42 am    0

Erie Otters assistant GM Dave Brown read the news on the Swedish club Skelleftea’s website – that CHL 1st-round pick Anton Karlsson has signed a 2-year deal with the 2-time defending Swedish league champion. It was a bit surprising, given the conversation Brown and Otters GM Sherry Bassin had with Karlsson on Friday in Lake…

 

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