OTTERS REPORT: Donnay update, other D news

   October 13, 2014 4:25 pm    0

Erie Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch figures D Troy Donnay (pictured at left) will be suspended 2 games for being involved in the second fight during the same stoppage in Saturday’s win against Kitchener. Meanwhile, D Travis Dermott (foot) didn’t practice today, and he’s questionable for Wednesday’s game in London. So the Otters could be…


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OTTERS POST-GAME: Role players shine, Donnay’s early exit & other news

   October 12, 2014 12:42 am    0

Some thoughts from tonight’s win… * The Otters are 6-0 because of their role players. No offense to frontline guys like Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat, the Otters have needed contributions from throughout the lineup. Role players have stepped up every night. Tonight alone, Patrick Murphy had 2 assists and played well at…


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OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters look for a 6th straight win tonight

   October 11, 2014 6:31 pm    0

The Erie Otters aim to extend their franchise record start to the season to 6-0 tonight vs. the Midwest Division rival Kitchener Rangers at Erie Insurance Arena. First, a few notes of interest… * Connor McDavid has 3 straight games of 2 goals and 2 assists and 4 in a row with at least 3…


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OTTERS UPDATE: Otters open home-and-home vs. Rangers

   October 10, 2014 3:02 pm    0

No. 7 Erie Otters (4-0-0-0) at Kitchener Rangers (2-2-0-0) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium – Kitchener, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: vs. Kitchener (Saturday, 7 p.m.), at London (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters can start a season 5-0 for the first time in franchise…


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LAKERS UPDATE: ‘Hurst men open season at Air Force

   October 10, 2014 2:49 pm    0

Mercyhurst (0-0-0, 0-0-0 AHA) at Air Force (0-0-0, 0-0-0) When: Today and Saturday, 9:05 p.m. Where: Cadet Ice Arena – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. On the air: (livestream), www.GoAirForceFalcons. com (Internet radio), (real-time statistics) What to expect: Mercyhurst opens the regular season with an Atlantic Hockey Association game for the second time…


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LAKERS WATCH: ‘Hurst women head east to face Maine

   October 10, 2014 2:19 pm    0

No. 7 Mercyhurst (2-0-0) at Maine (2-1-0) When: Today, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Harold Alfond Sports Arena – Orono, Maine On the air: (real-time statistics) What to expect: Mercyhurst heads on the road after opening the regular season with consecutive shutouts of Providence last weekend behind senior G Amanda Makela’s 37 saves…


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LAKERS REPORT: Atlantic Hockey at a glance

   October 10, 2014 1:00 am    0

MERCYHURST LAKERS Head coach: Rick Gotkin (27th season, 474-336-72) 2013-14 record: 21-13-7, 17-4-6 (1st in AHA) Playoff finish: Lost to Canisius in AHA semifinals Key players: Sr. F Matthew Zay (17 goals, 26 assists, 43 points), Sr. G Jimmy Sarjeant (18-5-6 record, 2.46 goals-against average, .930 save percentage, 1 shutout) Sr. F Ryan Misiak (13-25-37),…


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OTTERS REPORT: Betz doesn’t regret defending teammate

   October 8, 2014 8:08 pm    0

There is still no word from the league if Erie Otters RW Nick Betz will serve a two-suspension – or more or less – for the double game misconduct in last Saturday’s win over Sarnia. But one thing we know sure – Betz wouldn’t have done anything differently. “I’d do the same exact thing, because…


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OTTERS UPDATE: Otters move up 2 spots in CHL poll

   October 8, 2014 7:58 pm    0

The Erie Otters rose two spots to 5th in the latest CHL top 10 released today. Here’s the complete list… No. Club (league) – record 1. Rimouski (QMJHL) — 8-1-0-0 2. Kelowna (WHL) — 7-0-0-0 3. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) — 4-0-0-0 4. Brandon (WHL) — 5-0-1-0 5. Erie (OHL) — 4-0-0-0 6. Medicine Hat…


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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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