COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: London Knights

   September 9, 2014 1:00 am

LONDON KNIGHTS Coach/GM: Dale Hunter/Mark Hunter 2013-14 finish: 49-14-1-4; 3rd in Midwest Division, 4th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in Western Conference semifinals, finished 0-3 in Memorial Cup Key players: LW Max Domi (34 goals, 59 assists, 93 points, 11 power-play goals; signed with Arizona), D Nikita Zadorov (11-19-30, plus-30 in…

VIC'S PICKS: Otters, Knights will advance in Western semifinals

   April 1, 2014 9:05 pm

Western Conference semifinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Sault Ste. Marie 44-17-2-5 Season series: Tied 1-1 First-round recap: Erie def. No. 6 Saginaw, 4 games to 1; Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 7 Owen Sound, 4-1 Players to watch: Erie – LW Dane…

VIC’S PICKS: Otters, Knights will advance in Western semifinals

   April 1, 2014 9:05 pm

Western Conference semifinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Sault Ste. Marie 44-17-2-5 Season series: Tied 1-1 First-round recap: Erie def. No. 6 Saginaw, 4 games to 1; Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 7 Owen Sound, 4-1 Players to watch: Erie – LW Dane…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters put two winning streaks on the line vs. rival Knights

   December 13, 2013 10:30 pm

London Knights (24-6-1-1) at Erie Otters (28-4-1-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Guelph (Sunday, 6:30 p.m.) What to watch: Erie takes a nine-game winning streak into this matchup with the Midwest Division rival Knights, which have handed the Otters two of their…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Preview of Erie Otters-London Knights matchup

   October 24, 2013 9:15 pm

Erie Otters (10-2-1-0) at London Knights (8-3-1-0) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Budweiser Gardens – London, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Peterborough (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters have won eight straight games, their longest streak since the 2010-11 club finished the regular season with eight consecutive…

OTTERS UPDATE: McDavid, Pelech & Dansk headline 8 Canada camp invites

   June 28, 2013 8:48 am

Erie Otters C Connor McDavid, 16, and D Adam Pelech, 18, will join 32 other CHL players – including 11 other OHL players – at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, set for Aug. 4-10 in Brossard, Quebec, and Lake Placid, N.Y. They will head to Brossard for two days of practices Aug. 4-5…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters' Harper makes NHL draft list

   November 20, 2012 1:58 pm

Erie Otters winger Stephen Harper stands eighth among OHL skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings for next summer’s NHL Entry Draft, which was released Tuesday. Ottawa center Sean Monahan tops the list, followed by Sault Ste. Marie defenseman Darnell Nurse, Windsor winger Kerby Rychel and London’s frontlin duo of Max Domi and Bo Horvat….

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters’ Harper makes NHL draft list

   November 20, 2012 1:58 pm

Erie Otters winger Stephen Harper stands eighth among OHL skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings for next summer’s NHL Entry Draft, which was released Tuesday. Ottawa center Sean Monahan tops the list, followed by Sault Ste. Marie defenseman Darnell Nurse, Windsor winger Kerby Rychel and London’s frontlin duo of Max Domi and Bo Horvat….

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters battle back against Knights, lose in SO

   October 6, 2012 7:28 pm

The shootout already had ventured into the ninth round. Yet Erie Otters goaltender Oscar Dansk wanted it to last longer. After eight failed attempts, Dansk hoped to give his teammates another chance against London Saturday night at Erie Insurance Arena. But Knights rookie Kyle Platzer scored the only goal of the nine-round marathon to hand…

OTTERS UPDATE: Undermanned Otters lose in London 6-4

   October 14, 2011 7:47 pm

LONDON, Ontario – The Erie Otters had plenty of heart against London on Friday night. The Otters simply didn’t have enough manpower in a 6-4 loss in front of 8,946 at John Labatt Centre. The Otters (1-7-0-0) dressed only 16 skaters, including nine rookies, because of injuries and illness. Greg McKegg (minor concussion) was the…