OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters, Spirit face off in key Game 4 matchup

   March 26, 2014 2:57 pm

Here are the lineups for tonight’s Game 4 between the Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit… ERIE OTTERS FORWARDS Fox-McDavid-Brown* Evans-Gaunce-Wigle Curtis-Strome-Burakovsky Maksimovich (OHL playoff debut)-Pettit-Betz DEFENSE Pelech-Raddysh (OHL playoff debut)* MacDermid/Genovese-Abraham Dermott-Donnay GOALTENDERS Williams* Dansk SCRATCHES: D Justin Felker, RW Patrick Murphy, D Darren Raddysh SAGINAW SPIRIT FORWARDS Locke/Alexeev-Kontos-Cairns (former Otter) Moutrey-Kea-Sadowy* Lodge-Stephens-Payne Clarke-Bennett-Addison DEFENSE…

OTTERS EXTRA: Former Otters Cairns capitalizing with Spirit

   March 25, 2014 9:20 pm

SAGINAW, Mich. – Luke Cairns waited his entire OHL career to gain consistency in his offensive game. He has achieved it at the right time. The Saginaw Spirit forward had four goals and six points in his final seven regular-season games, and followed that with two goals and three points in the first three games…

OTTERS WRAP-UP: Glaring mistakes on D headline Game 3 loss

   March 24, 2014 9:16 pm

SAGINAW, Mich. – Tonight’s wild back-and-forth between the Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit has left the Otters with a 2-1 series lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series heading into Game 4 on Wednesday at Dow Event Center. Head coach Kris Knoblauch wasn’t happy with his team’s subpar defense, while Oscar Dansk wasn’t happy with…

OTTERS EXTRA: Preview of 1st-round series vs. Saginaw

   March 20, 2014 9:33 pm

Check out head coach Kris Knoblauch‘s take on the series in this edition of Knoblauch Korner… Western Conference quarterfinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 6 Saginaw Spirit Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Saginaw 33-30-4-1 Season series: Erie won 3-1 Players to watch Erie – RW Connor Brown (45 goals, 83 assists, 128 points…

OTTERS UPDATE: Look at the West Division

   September 19, 2012 1:47 pm

This week, I’ll break down all 20 OHL clubs division by division and unveil my predictions for the 2012-13 season. Today, let’s look at the Western Conference’s West Division (listed in alphabetical order): Plymouth Whalers Coach/GM: Michael Vellucci 2011-12 finish: 47-18-2-1, 1st division, 2nd conference Playoff finish: Lost to Kitchener 4-3 in conference semifinals Key…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters rally to tie, lose 8-7 in SO to Spirit

   March 2, 2012 8:15 pm

The Erie Otters went down Friday night. But they didn’t go down without a fight. Stephen Harper’s goal with 44.6 seconds left in regulation capped Erie’s furious comeback from a three-goal deficit against Saginaw. But Carlos Amestoy scored the lone shootout goal, and goaltender Clint Windsor stopped Luke Cairns on the final attempt, in Erie’s…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters end year with loss in Barrie

   December 31, 2011 8:28 pm

BARRIE, Ontario – The Erie Otters will begin 2012 with a three-game losing streak. Barrie scored twice in the third period to snap a tie and hand the Otters a 5-3 loss in front of a New Year’s Eve crowd of 4,276 at Barrie Molson Centre. Colin Behenna’s goal 9 minutes, 11 seconds into the…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Windsor Spitfires

   December 30, 2010 7:17 pm

What: Erie Otters (17-18-1-1) at Windsor Spitfires (21-13-0-1) When: Thursday, 2:05 p.m. Where: WFCU Centre – Windsor, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Players to watch Erie – C Greg McKegg (25 goals, 28 assists, 53 points), RW Shawn Szydlowski (17-15-32), RW Anthony Luciani (13-18-31), G Ramis Sadikov (17-14-1-1 record, 2.95 goals-against average,…

OTTERS FINAL: Windsor Spitfires 3, Erie Otters 2

   October 29, 2010 6:48 pm

The Windsor Spitfires desperately needed a road win. The Erie Otters were gracious hosts. Rookie Eric Locke’s goal snapped a tie with 7.8 seconds left in the Spitfires’ 3-2 in front of 2,527 at Tullio Arena Friday night. In the process, Windsor (8-6-0-1) snapped a 0-4 start on the road. After an evenly matched start…