OTTERS REPORT: Erie Otters vs. Oshawa Generals

   December 13, 2014 4:10 pm

No. 1 Oshawa Generals (23-4-1-0) at No. 4 Erie Otters (23-6-0-2) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Niagara (Friday, 7 p.m.), at Guelph (Dec. 20, 2 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters look to avenge last Saturday’s 4-1 loss in Oshawa in a…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Saginaw Spirit

   November 22, 2014 1:37 pm

No. 2 Erie Otters (18-3-0-1) at Saginaw Spirit (10-9-1-1) When: Today, 7:35 p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Mississauga (Thursday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters began this weekend road trip with a 7-1 win in Sarnia on Friday night. They have…

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: 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 WRAP-UP: Goaltending battle continues for Lawr, Dekoning

   August 30, 2014 8:45 pm

If you thought Daniel Dekoning was a shoo-in to back up Devin Williams this season, stop right there… 2014 second-round pick Jake Lawr is starting to state his case why he should stay as a 16-year-old. Dekoning would make the most sense on paper. He’s 2 years older than Lawr. He has OHL regular-season experience…

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….

OTTERS REPORT: CHL pick Vladykovski headlines latest camp cuts

   August 29, 2014 9:50 pm

The Erie Otters picked two players in the 2014 CHL Import Draft last month. None are on the roster. Second-round pick Igor Vladykovski headlined a group of 10 prospects cut Friday night, which left the club with 32 players heading into Saturday’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against Mississauga at Erie Insurance Arena. The Otters already…

OTTERS REPORT: Bassin relying on youth to strengthen D

   August 27, 2014 7:53 pm

Perhaps the Erie Otters defense is more set than I thought. At least that’s the impression I got from GM Sherry Bassin after today’s Prospects Game at Erie Insurance Arena. He hasn’t begun pondering the idea of acquiring a veteran on the trade market, even though he has only three experienced defensemen (Travis Dermott, Cory…

OTTERS COUNTDOWN: #2 – Williams era finally begins

   August 24, 2014 1:00 am

It seems like Devin Williams has been around the Erie Otters forever. In reality, it has been only three seasons. But I suspect it felt longer at times as Williams waited patiently to be the team’s No. 1 goaltender. After an extended dress rehearsal that was the 2014 OHL playoffs, and 86 games of experience…

OTTERS COUNTDOWN: #2 – Williams era finally begins

   August 23, 2014 1:00 am

It seems like Devin Williams has been around the Erie Otters forever. In reality, it has been only three seasons. But I suspect it felt longer at times as Williams waited patiently to be the team’s No. 1 goaltender. After an extended dress rehearsal that was the 2014 OHL playoffs, and 86 games of experience…