OTTERS EXTRA: Otters need to win tight games

   September 20, 2013 7:58 pm

The Erie Otters had a chance to steal their season opener against a strong Guelph club in a difficult setting – the Storm’s home opener. The Otters had three one-goal leads…and all three leads disappeared. Yes, it’s only one game. And yes, they were missing key players in Andre Burakovsky (NHL camp), Hayden Hodgson (suspension),…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Windsor Spitfires

   February 20, 2013 1:11 pm

Erie Otters (17-33-3-5) at Windsor Spitfires (22-28-1-6) When: Thursday, 7:05 p.m. Where: WFCU Centre – Windsor, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Upcoming schedule: Friday at Sarnia, 7:05 p.m., Sunday vs. Kingston, 2 p.m. What to expect: The Otters would be eliminated from OHL playoff contention for the second straight season and sixth…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters routed by rival Knights

   February 18, 2013 3:04 pm

LONDON, Ontario – The London Knights made sure the Erie Otters had no chance to win Monday afternoon. The Knights scored twice in the opening four minutes of a three-goal first period, and added five more in the third, on the way to beating the Otters 8-1 in front of 9,046 fans at Budweiser Gardens….

OTTERS UPDATE: Erie Otters at London Knights

   February 17, 2013 4:16 pm

Erie Otters at (17-32-3-5) at London Knights (39-12-2-2) When: Today, 2 p.m. Where: Budweiser Gardens – London, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Upcoming schedule: Thursday at Windsor, 7:05 p.m.; Friday at Sarnia, 7:05 p.m. What to expect: The Otters have split the first four games of the six-game season series with the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Dansk struggles again in loss to IceDogs

   February 13, 2013 8:17 pm

Erie Otters rookie goaltender Oscar Dansk has played nine periods of hockey in the past two months. They haven’t been his finest work. Dansk, who missed time midway through the season while sitting the bench for his native Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship and the past month with a concussion, continues to struggle…

OTTERS UPDATE: Rangers send Otters to another loss

   January 25, 2013 8:09 pm

KITCHENER, Ontario – The Erie Otters’ postseason hopes continued to slip away Friday night. Kitchener’s three-goal second period sent the Otters to a 5-1 loss in front of 7,294 fans at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Meanwhile, Saginaw and Windsor won Friday, leaving the Otters 13 points behind the eighth-place Spirit and nine behind No. 9 Windsor…

OTTERS UPDATE: 2nd period miscues hurt Otters in loss to Attack

   November 2, 2012 7:26 pm

Connor Brown and Connor McDavid continued their impressive offensive play Friday night. But that wasn’t enough to keep the Erie Otters from their third straight loss, 6-3, to Western Conference-leading Owen Sound in front of 2,395 at Erie Insurance Arena. Brown scored two goals, giving five goals in the past three games and a team-leading…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters squander early lead, fall in SO

   October 26, 2012 7:27 pm

Connor Brown recorded his first career hat trick, and eight teammates also recorded points. But the Erie Otters couldn’t hold onto an early three-goal lead, as they lost to Sault Ste. Marie 6-5 in a shootout in front of 2,196 at Erie Insurance Arena Friday night. Andrew Fritsch scored the winning goal in the fourth…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters dominate in 7-1 win vs. Spirit

   October 24, 2012 7:06 pm

The Erie Otters hadn’t enjoyed a game like this for a long time. “It feels good,” veteran winger J.P. Labardo said after a 7-1 win against Saginaw in front of 2,083 at Erie Insurance Arena Wednesday night. Since the rebuilding process began a season ago, the Otters (4-7-1-1) have found themselves on the wrong end…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters fall to Spits despite Williams' 36 saves

   October 20, 2012 6:57 pm

The Erie Otters rallied from a goal down twice against the Windsor Spitfires Saturday night. But the Otters didn’t have one more rally in them in the third period, as they lost 3-2 in front of 2,652 fans at Erie Insurance Arena. Connor McDavid and Jimmy McDowell scored for the Otters (3-7-1-1), while Connor Brown…