OTTERS REPORT: Surprised Otters holding out on hope for Karlsson

   August 13, 2014 7:42 am

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…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters’ history in CHL Import Draft

   July 2, 2014 5:34 pm

A look back The past selections in the CHL Import Draft: Year Pos. Name (pick) Home country Career statistics 1996 D Arvid Rekis (21st) Latvia 25 G, 138 Pts, 337 PIM – 242 GP (1996-2000) 1996 RW Vadim Sharapov (50th) Russia 34 G, 77 Pts, 220 PIM – 118 GP (1996-98) 1998 RW Nikita Alexeev…

OTTERS UPDATE: Strome heading to Canada’s U-18 Camp

   June 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Erie Otters C Dylan Strome joins 42 other CHL players that are invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Selection Camp, which runs from Aug. 2-5 at Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The camp will help determine the 22-player team that will represent Canada at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup from…

OTTERS EXTRA: Check out the Memorial Cup schedule

   May 15, 2014 3:02 pm

Mastercard Memorial Cup schedule at Budweiser Gardens – London, Ontario  Friday – Val d’Or (QMJHL champion) vs. London (Host club), 7 p.m. Saturday – Guelph (OHL champion) vs. Edmonton (WHL champion), 4 p.m. Sunday – London vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday – Guelph vs. Val d’Or, 7 p.m. Tuesday – Edmonton vs. Val d’Or, 7…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters’ Brown, McDavid up for CHL awards

   May 9, 2014 11:43 am

Erie Otters Fs Connor Brown and Connor McDavid captured OHL awards. Now they have a chance to add CHL honors to their resume. The CHL announced today the finalists for 10 major awards that will be presented at the league’s annual Awards Ceremony on May 24 in London, Ontario. Brown, the OHL’s reigning Red Tilson…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters’ Knoblauch finishes 2nd for OHL coaching honor

   April 16, 2014 7:46 am

Kris Knoblauch led the Erie Otters from last place in the Western Conference – and the league’s second-worst record – to a franchise-record 52 wins and the Western Conference championship series. But that wasn’t enough for Knoblauch to capture the OHL’s Coach of the Year award. Knoblauch earned 47 voting points, one behind Oshawa’s D.J….

OTTERS EXTRA: McDavid named OHL’s most sportsmanlike player

   April 11, 2014 1:48 pm

The Erie Otters’ No. 1 line of Connor Brown, Dane Fox and Connor McDavid moved another step closer to each winning an OHL regular-season award. McDavid joined Fox – the league’s overager of the year – as an award winner Friday, as the second-year center captured the William Hanley Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters rise to 5th in CHL top 10

   March 12, 2014 7:09 pm

The Erie Otters are back in the top five of the CHL’s latest top 10 list. They rose to fifth from sixth. The WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (54-11-0-4) remain No. 1, followed by No. 2 Guelph (50-12-2-1). London (47-13-1-4) moved to fourth from fifth, while Oshawa (41-18-0-6) is on the honorable-mention list. CHL top 10 ranking…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters slip to 6th in CHL top 10

   March 5, 2014 4:48 pm

The Erie Otters slipped another spot, to sixth from fifth, in the latest CHL top 10. Midwest Division rival London (44-13-1-4) took over the fifth spot, while division rival Guelph (49-11-2-1) remains second to Kelowna (52-10-0-4) from the WHL. Oshawa (41-17-0-5) is on the honorable-mention list. CHL top 10 ranking Club (league) Record 1. Kelowna…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters slip to 5th in CHL poll

   February 26, 2014 3:54 pm

The Erie Otters slipped another spot in the CHL top 10, as they stand fifth in the latest poll that was released today. The WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (49-9-0-4) remain No. 1, with Guelph (46-10-2-) at No. 2. London (42-12-1-4) rose to sixth from eighth, while Oshawa (39-16-0-5) moved onto the honorable-mention list. CHL top 10…