OTTERS UPDATE: Maaskant’s OT winner snaps 8-game losing skid

   October 29, 2011 6:54 pm

Liam Maaskant chose the perfect time to score his first OHL goal. “Absolutely,” the rookie defenseman said after his goal 3:22 into overtime snapped the Erie Otters’ eight-game losing streak in a 4-3 win against Kitchener in front of 2,329 at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. Maaskant’s shot from the point slipped through a crowd…

OTTERS UPDATE: Maaskant's OT winner snaps 8-game losing skid

   October 29, 2011 6:54 pm

Liam Maaskant chose the perfect time to score his first OHL goal. “Absolutely,” the rookie defenseman said after his goal 3:22 into overtime snapped the Erie Otters’ eight-game losing streak in a 4-3 win against Kitchener in front of 2,329 at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. Maaskant’s shot from the point slipped through a crowd…

OTTERS UPDATE: Special teams cost Otters in loss to IceDogs

   October 26, 2011 7:20 pm

The Erie Otters couldn’t snap their long losing streak, even with Brad Boyes in attendance. The Niagara IceDogs erased a two-goal deficit with a four-goal barrage in the second period to hand the Otters their seventh straight loss, 6-4, in front of 3,076 at Tullio Arena on Wednesday night. Andrew Agozzino, Joel Wigle, Freddie Hamilton…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters fall 5-1 to Whalers for 5th straight loss

   October 21, 2011 7:02 pm

Ramis Sadikov’s season debut should take place tonight. It can’t arrive soon enough. The struggles for the Erie Otters’ young, injury-plagued defense continued from the start Friday night in a 5-1 loss to the Plymouth Whalers in front of 2,158 at Tullio Arena on Friday night. The Whalers scored on the power play 3:45 into…

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…

OTTERS UPDATE: McKegg, Cairns lead Otters to 1st win of season

   October 7, 2011 7:12 pm

The Erie Otters were in unfamiliar territory Friday night – leading after two periods. The Otters were in unfamiliar territory at the end of the game, too. They were ahead. Behind career highs from Greg McKegg (six points) and Luke Cairns (five points), the Otters snapped a season-opening, four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win…

OTTERS UPDATE: Generals ambush Otters in home-opening loss

   October 1, 2011 7:26 pm

The Erie Otters allowed fewer shots on goal in their home opener Saturday night. But that didn’t stop Oshawa from adding to the Otters’ goals-against total in Erie’s 7-4 loss in front of 4,911 at Tullio Arena. The Otters (04-0-0) have allowed 28 goals in their season-opening, four-game losing streak. A winless start to the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters work hard, fall short in preseason opener

   September 3, 2011 6:33 pm

The Erie Otters dropped their preseason opener 2-0 to Niagara at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. But Otters coach Robbie Ftorek said he was “pleased with what they did on the ice.” The Otters featured a lineup filled with young players, nine of which made their OHL debut. They faced a veteran-laden IceDogs club that…

OTTERS UPDATE: Gazdic ready to assume larger role

   September 1, 2011 1:39 pm

Mark Gazdic spent most of the 2010-11 OHL season watching and learning. As an inexperienced eighth defenseman on a unit featuring five players with at least two years of OHL experience, Gazdic dressed for – and played sparingly – in 18 games. “It certainly gave me the patience to appreciate game time and getting the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Yogan trade talks heating up

   August 3, 2011 5:14 pm

Sherry Bassin, Erie Otters managing partner and general manager, said Wednesday that he’s involved in serious trade discussions involving Andrew Yogan, a 19-year-old forward and four-year OHL veteran. Bassin declined to name the interested club and the timetable for a completed deal. But an unnamed league source considers an undisclosed Eastern Conference team as the…