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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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OTTERS REPORT: Strome held scoreless in Hlinka win

   August 12, 2014 7:50 am    0

Erie Otters C Dylan Strome didn’t score in Canada’s second game – a 5-1 win today over Sweden – at the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Piestany, Slovakia. But the Canadians are still unbeaten heading into Wednesday’s Group B finale. Here’s the updated schedule… Monday – Canada 5, Switzerland 1 Today – Canada 5,…


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OTTERS REPORT: McDavid playing a bigger, stronger game

   August 9, 2014 12:19 pm    0

I’m hearing Erie Otters C Connor McDavid is pushing 195 pounds after another summer of training with former NHL player Gary Roberts. Check out this story from the Toronto Sun’s Terry Koshan to find out how being physically stronger is already helping McDavid on the ice…


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OTTERS REPORT: Strome, 7 other OHLers heading to Hlinka Cup

   August 5, 2014 8:26 pm    0

Erie Otters C Dylan Strome will represent Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup next week in Czech Republic and Slovakia. He joins 7 other OHL players on Team Canada. Here’s the list with their 2013-14 stats… Defense Matthew Spencer (Peterborough) – 1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points, +5 (64 games) Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa)…


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