OTTERS REPORT: Meet the 2014-15 Erie Otters

   September 24, 2014 10:17 am    0

Numerical roster No. Pos. Name (age) Ht. Wt. Hometown 2013-14 club (league) 3 D Cory Genovese (19)^ 6-2 206 Hespeler, Ont. Erie (OHL) 6 D Patrick Murphy (19) 6-0 187 Hamilton, Ont. Erie (OHL) 8 RW Joel Wigle (20)^ 6-2 205 Brantford, Ont. Erie (OHL) 9 LW Kyle Maksimovich (16)* 5-7 160 Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: McDavid headlines Otters trio on NHL draft list

   September 23, 2014 11:37 am    0

NHL Central Scouting have unveiled their preliminary players to watch list for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … and to no one’s surprise, the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Travis Dermott are highly rated. McDavid and Strome are rated as ‘A’ prospects, meaning they are projected as first-round picks. Dermott is rated as…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Erie Otters

   September 23, 2014 12:00 am    0

Erie Otters Coach/GM: Kris Knoblauch/Sherry Bassin 2013-14 finish: 52-14-2-0 record, 2nd in Midwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference finals Key players: C Connor McDavid (pictured at right) 28 goals, 71 assists, 99 points, 7 power-play goals, 2 short-handed goals), G Devin Williams (23-5-1-0 record, 2.57 goals-against average,…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Look at possible opening-night lineup

   September 22, 2014 5:37 pm    0

The Erie Otters had their last practice today in preparation for their season opener Wednesday in Saginaw. I had a chance to check out the line combinations and defense pairings head coach Kris Knoblauch could use against the Spirit. Veteran Fs Kyle Pettit (knee) and Travis Wood (knee) aren’t expected to play. D Travis Dermott…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Windsor Spitfires

   September 22, 2014 1:00 am    0

WINDSOR SPITFIRES Coach/GM: Bob Boughner/Warren Rychel 2013-14 finish: 37-28-3-0, 2nd in West Division, 5th Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to London 4-0 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Josh Ho-Sang (32 goals, 53 assists, 85 points; N.Y. Islanders prospect), C Brady Vail (32-51-83), D Trevor Murphy (8-21-29, plus-16), G Alex Fotinos (22-10-1-0 record, 3.59 goals-against…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Sudbury Wolves

   September 21, 2014 9:26 am    0

Sudbury Wolves Coach/GM: Paul Fixter/Blaine Smith 2013-14 finish: 33-24-3-8, 3rd in Central Division, 5th in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Barrie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Nicholas Baptiste (45 goals, 44 assists, 89 points, 12 power-play goals, 3 short-handed goals; signed with Buffalo), LW Nathan Pancel (42-32-74, 14 PPG), G Troy Timpano…

 

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OTTERS TALK: Get ready for the 2014-15 OHL season Monday at 7 p.m.

   September 20, 2014 11:33 am    1

Live Blog Otters Talk – Regular Season Preview  

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

   September 20, 2014 1:00 am    0

SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS Coach/GM: Sheldon Keefe/Kyle Raftis 2013-14 finish: 44-17-2-5, 1st in West Division, 2nd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Erie 4-0 in conference semifinals Key players: RW Sergey Tolchinsky (31-60-91, 13 power-play goals; signed with Carolina), LW Bryan Moore (25-38-63), C Jared McCann (27-35-62, 9 PPG; signed with Vancouver), G Brandon…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Sarnia Sting

   September 19, 2014 1:00 am    0

SARNIA STING Coach/GM: Trevor Letowski/Nick Sinclair 2013-14 finish: 17-44-2-5, 5th in West Division, 10th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: RW Nikolay Goldobin (pictured at right – 38-56-94, 10 power-play goals; San Jose prospect), D Anthony DeAngelo (15-56-71, minus-34; Tampa Bay prospect), RW Nikita Korostelev (17-21-38), RW Hayden Hodgson (9-9-18; former…

 

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COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Saginaw Spirit

   September 18, 2014 1:00 am    0

SAGINAW SPIRIT Coach/GM: Greg Gilbert/Jim Paliafito 2013-14 finish: 33-30-4-1, 3rd in West Division, 6th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Erie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Jimmy Lodge (19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points, 8 power-play goals; Winnipeg prospect), RW Nick Moutrey (15-26-41; Columbus prospect), LW Luke Cairns (16-24-40; former Erie Otter),…

 

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