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….

CAMP COUNTDOWN: #3 – The Otters are McDavid’s team

   August 22, 2014 1:00 am

Connor McDavid arrived in Erie two years ago with an immense spotlight around him that seemingly extended from one end of North America to the other. The OHL’s most highly anticipated prospect in recent memory has been as advertised – and more – on the way to being a cornerstone of the Otters’ long-awaited turnaround…

CAMP COUNTDOWN: #5 – Role players on the offensive

   August 20, 2014 1:00 am

The Erie Otters won’t score 312 goals in the 2014-15 OHL season. That’s an easy statement to make, even with Connor McDavid, who’s coming off a 99-point season, leading the way. The Otters are losing as much offense as any team in the league – Connor Brown (45 goals, 83 assists, 128 points), Dane Fox…

CAMP COUNTDOWN: #6 – Real Raddysh needs to emerge

   August 19, 2014 1:00 am

Erie Otters D Darren Raddysh began the 2013-14 season with the promise that was on display during a 24-game stint with the club a season earlier. He built on that promise in the opening half of the season, as he earned a regular shift on a veteran-laden defense. Then it went downhill, in a hurry,…

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, Storm lineups for Game 4 tonight at EIA

   April 22, 2014 2:49 pm

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS (starters in bold italics)   ERIE OTTERS Forwards Fox-McDavid-Brown Curtis-Strome-Burakovsky Wood-Gaunce-Wigle Evans-Pettit-Murphy Defense Genovese-Pelech MacDermid-Abraham Dermott-Donnay Goaltenders Williams Dansk Scratches: Felker, Raddysh, Maksimovich, Betz GUELPH STORM Forwards Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk McGinn-Horvat-Auger Bauman-Suter-Pierog Defense Finn-Trojanovic Leslie-Ebert Baltisberger-Harpur Goaltenders Nichols Mancina  Scratches: Craievich, Stevens, McFadden   Edited with BlogPad Pro

OTTERS EXTRA: Lineups for Western Conference finals, Game 2

   April 18, 2014 3:28 pm

Western Conference finals, Game 1 Erie Otters vs. Guelph Storm TONIGHT’S LINEUPS Starters in bold italics ERIE OTTERS Forwards Burakovsky-Gaunce-Wigle Fox-McDavid-Brown Curtis-Strome-Evans Murphy-Pettit-Betz Defense Genovese-Pelech MacDermid-Abraham Dermott-Donnay Goaltenders Dansk Williams Scratches: Felker (healthy), Raddysh (healthy), Maksimovich (healthy), Wood (healthy) GUELPH STORM Forwards Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk McGinn-Horvat-Auger Bauman-Suter-Pierog Defense Finn-Trojanovic Leslie-Ebert Baltisberger-Harpur Goaltenders Nichols Mancina Scratches: Craievich,…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters can close out 'Hounds with win tonight

   April 7, 2014 9:15 pm

Western Conference semifinals, Game 4 (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WJET-AM/1400, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Players to watch Erie – LW Dane Fox (7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points), C Connor McDavid (4-9-13), RW Connor Brown (3-9-12),…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters can close out ‘Hounds with win tonight

   April 7, 2014 9:15 pm

Western Conference semifinals, Game 4 (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WJET-AM/1400, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Players to watch Erie – LW Dane Fox (7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points), C Connor McDavid (4-9-13), RW Connor Brown (3-9-12),…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters rally to beat Rangers 7-3 (UPDATED)

   March 8, 2014 1:47 pm

Check out post-game interviews with head coach Kris Knoblauch and forwards Connor McDavid and Brendan Gaunce following the Erie Otters’ 7-3 comeback win over Kitchener tonight… Kitchener Rangers (22-39-2-1) at Erie Otters (48-14-2-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Windsor (Thursday, 7:05 p.m.)…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters begin 3-game homestand vs. Whalers

   March 4, 2014 7:57 pm

Plymouth Whalers (25-30-0-7) at Erie Otters (46-14-2-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Windsor (Friday, 7 p.m.), vs. Kitchener (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin a three-game homestand over the next four days after sweeping games in Sarnia and Saginaw…