Posts tagged Kris Knoblauch

OTTERS REPORT: Betz’s offensive game, rookies in top 6 and more

   September 8, 2014 8:40 pm    0

Erie Otters RW Nick Betz made his biggest impact along the boards to this point in his NHL career. But he’s found a new home so far this season – in front of the opposing net. He has a power forward’s frame, which apparently grew by about 20 pounds in the offseason. Now it’s time…


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OTTERS REPORT: Logjam up front headlines final weeks of preseason

   September 3, 2014 1:00 am    0

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…


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

   August 30, 2014 8:45 pm    0

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…


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OTTERS EXTRA: Otters top OHL with 6 all-star selections

   May 14, 2014 4:03 pm    0

OHL All-Star Team First team (voting points in parentheses) C – Scott Laughton, Oshawa (62) LW – Dane Fox, Erie (83) RW – Connor Brown, Erie (88) D – Aaron Ekblad, Barrie (93) D – Slater Koekkoek, Windsor (55) G – Alex Nedeljkovic, Plymouth (67) Coach – D.J. Smith, Oshawa (48) Second Team C – Connor…


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OTTERS POST-GAME: Otters beaten by better Storm

   April 25, 2014 8:43 pm    0

GUELPH, Ontario – There isn’t much to say about the Erie Otters’ season-ending 5-0 loss to Guelph in Game 5 of the OHL’s Western Conference finals. It was all Storm from start to finish of a dominant performance, starting with 3 special-teams goals in the first period and ending with Justin Nichols’ 40-save effort. The…


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OTTERS POST-GAME: Otters struggling in many aspects of the game

   April 21, 2014 9:14 pm    0

My colleague, John Dudley, describes the Erie Otters’ troubles well in his column today – “The question isn’t who will be in net for the Erie Otters” for Game 4 Tuesday. “The question is whether it matters.” Devin Williams and Oscar Dansk had another tough night in goal against Guelph. The tandem in net allowed…


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OTTERS POSTGAME: Dansk, Otters D overwhelmed by Storm

   April 18, 2014 9:31 pm    0

GUELPH, Ontario – Oscar Dansk‘s struggles in net continued tonight, but he had plenty of help in allowing seven goals on 30 shots in a 7-2 loss to Guelph tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The OHL’s stingiest scoring defense in the regular season has been unable to handle wave after wave…


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OTTERS EXTRA: Move to Dansk will change series – for better or worse

   April 18, 2014 3:36 pm    0

GUELPH, Ontario – The turning point in the Western Conference finals will occur tonight in Game 2. Erie Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch is starting Oscar Dansk in net, a night after Devin Williams allowed 5 goals on 26 shots in a 5-4 Game 1 loss – but more importantly, after Williams played so well…


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OTTERS POST-GAME: Fox needs to rebound from tough Game 1 outing

   April 17, 2014 8:35 pm    0

GUELPH, Ontario – Even in a game with nine goals, five lead changes and four ties, Dane Fox – the OHL’s leading goal scorer in the regular season – was seemingly non-existent offensively in the Erie Otters’ Game 1 loss to Guelph tonight. Fox never found his rhythm offensively, because he wasn’t his usual aggressive…


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OTTERS CHAT: Check out a recap of the latest edition of Otters Talk

   April 16, 2014 4:06 pm    0

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