OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Wood makes season debut vs. 67’s

   November 1, 2014 6:02 pm

Travis Wood (knee) makes his season debut for the Erie Otters in tonight’s game vs. Ottawa at Erie Insurance Arena. He headlines a bit of a reshuffled lineup, mainly among the young players – T.J. Fergus and Trent Fox are back in; Shaun Bily, Jesse Saban and Cole Mayo are out. Here are the lineups……

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters welcome Milano, Whalers to EIA

   October 30, 2014 6:41 pm

The Erie Otters get D Darren Raddysh (mononucleosis) back in the lineup. But LW Travis Wood (knee) will wait until at least Saturday to make his season debut. Rookie D Cole Mayo moves up to the wing. Meanwhile, highly touted Plymouth LW Sonny Milano, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 1st-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft,…

OTTERS REPORT: OA Donnay returned to Otters

   October 7, 2014 12:20 am

The Erie Otters will receive a boost of experience on a young defense. The Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers, announced Monday that defenseman Troy Donnay has been assigned to the OHL club for his overage season. Donnay, 20, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent in…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters open home slate vs. Sting

   October 3, 2014 11:08 pm

Sarnia Sting (0-2-1-0) at No. 7 Erie Otters (3-0-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Kitchener (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Kitchener (Oct. 11 vs. Kitchener) What to watch: The Otters play their first home game after opening the regular season with a 3-0…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters’ options to replace Wigle

   September 30, 2014 4:44 pm

The Erie Otters are down to one overager, D Cory Genovese, on the roster now that RW Joel Wigle is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. But there no immediate plans to acquire an OA. The Otters want the OHL’s maximum of three OAs, but not before they know what will happen with potential OAs…

OTTERS WATCH: Otters open season in Saginaw

   September 24, 2014 10:46 am

Erie Otters at (0-0-0-0) at Saginaw Spirit (0-0-0-0) When: Today, 7:11 p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Windsor (Friday, 7:35 p.m.), at Plymouth (Saturday, 7:05 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin the 19th season in franchise history as the opponent in straight…

OTTERS REPORT: Meet the 2014-15 Erie Otters

   September 24, 2014 10:17 am

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)…

OTTERS REPORT: Look at possible opening-night lineup

   September 22, 2014 5:37 pm

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…

OTTERS REPORT: Logjam up front headlines final weeks of preseason

   September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Now it becomes a numbers game for Erie Otters prospects on the bubble, especially up front. The Otters normally take a 23-player roster into the regular season. So let’s assume the same for this season… Devin Williams and Daniel Dekoning are in net (unless club officials like him enough that they overlook that he’s 16…

OTTERS REPORT: Tonight’s lineup vs. Mississauga

   August 30, 2014 3:39 pm

As expected, only a few veterans will play in today’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against the Mississauga Steelheads at Erie Insurance Arena…one interesting note, Patrick Murphy is listed as a defenseman. Guess we’ll see if that’s where he plays… TONIGHT’S ROSTER * denotes veterans GOALTENDERS Jake Lawr Daniel Dekoning DEFENSEMEN Mitchell Byrne Taylor Egan T.J….