COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Mississauga Steelheads

   September 10, 2014 1:00 am

MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS Coach/GM: James Boyd 2013-14 finish: 24-38-1-5, 5th in Central Division, 8th Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Oshawa 4-0 in conference quarterfinals Key players: G Spencer Martin (24-33-1-4 record, 3.54 goals-against average, .899 save percentage, 3 shutouts; Colorado prospect), D Sean Day (6-10-16, minus-35), C Bryson Cianfrone (17 goals, 27 assists, 44 points),…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Kitchener Rangers

   September 8, 2014 1:00 am

KITCHENER RANGERS Coach/GM: Troy Smith/Murray Hiebert 2013-14 finish: 22-41-2-3, 5th in Midwest Division, 9th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: RW Nick Magyar

VIC’S PICKS: Blackhawks will win a 2nd straight Cup title

   April 15, 2014 9:30 pm

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals No. 1A Boston def. WC2 Detroit, 4-1 No. 3A Montreal def. No. 2A Tampa Bay, 4-2 No. 1M Pittsburgh def. WC1 Columbus, 4-2 No. 2M N.Y. Rangers def. No. 3M Philadelphia, 4-3 Semifinals No. 1A Boston def. No. 3A Montreal, 4-1 No. 1M Pittsburgh def. No. 2M N.Y. Rangers, 4-2 Finals No….

NHL EXTRA: Stanley Cup playoff preview – Western Conference

   April 15, 2014 9:25 pm

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS No. 1C Colorado Avalanche vs. WC1 Minnesota Wild Season records: Colorado 52-22-8, Minnesota 43-27-12 Season series: Colorado won 4-0-1 Players to watch Colorado – G Semyon Varlamov (41-14-6 record, 2.41 goals-against average, .927 save percentage, 2 shutouts), C Matt Duchene (23 goals, 47 assists, 70 points), LW Gabriel Landeskog (26-39-65), C Ryan…

NHL EXTRA: 5 former Otters set for Stanley Cup playoffs

   April 15, 2014 9:15 pm

Five former Erie Otters are set to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs, which begin tonight… (includes position, age, current NHL club, total NHL games played and years played)  RW Mike Blunden (27), Montreal – 102 games (2006-08, 2009-14) * Spent most of the season with Hamilton (AHL), where he scored a career-high 18 goals…

HOCKEY EXTRA: Erie's Justin Mercier joins ECHL's Steelheads

   October 7, 2013 7:19 pm

Erie native Justin Mercier, 26, has signed with the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. He joins the Steelheads, which began training camp Monday, after spending the 2012-13 season playing in Germany with the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (2 goals, 5 points and 49 PIM) in 35 games. The Miami (Ohio) University…

HOCKEY EXTRA: Erie’s Justin Mercier joins ECHL’s Steelheads

   October 7, 2013 7:19 pm

Erie native Justin Mercier, 26, has signed with the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. He joins the Steelheads, which began training camp Monday, after spending the 2012-13 season playing in Germany with the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (2 goals, 5 points and 49 PIM) in 35 games. The Miami (Ohio) University…

OTTERS EXTRA: Former Otter O'Reilly adjusting to new role

   September 17, 2013 9:27 am

Former Erie Otters captain Ryan O’Reilly is adjusting to his new role on left wing with the Colorado Avalanche. Read more here…

OTTERS EXTRA: Former Otter O’Reilly adjusting to new role

   September 17, 2013 9:27 am

Former Erie Otters captain Ryan O’Reilly is adjusting to his new role on left wing with the Colorado Avalanche. Read more here…

HOCKEY UPDATE: Millcreek Township's Sienerth commits to Miami

   June 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Millcreek Township native Bryan Sienerth, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite’s Under-16 hockey club this past season, has verbally committed to Miami University, a NCAA Division I school in Oxford, Ohio. Sienerth, 17, chose the RedHawks over scholarship offers from Dartmouth and Mercyhurst. Sienerth also had interest from other schools both in and out…