OTTERS REPORT: Knoblauch offers recap of weekend trip

   December 10, 2014 7:28 pm

Here’s head coach Kris Knoblauch‘s take on the Erie Otters’ 0-3 weekend trip… On 3-2 SO loss to Belleville: “Power play was not good. It really gave us an opportunity to win that game with so many power-play opportunities. We couldn’t get one. But other than that, I thought we were really good – defensively,…

OTTERS REPORT: Raddysh recovering from bout with mono

   October 20, 2014 4:36 pm

Turns that Erie Otters D Darren Raddysh‘s upper-body injury was really a case of mononucleosis. Raddysh has skated the past couple days, as well as in non-contact drills with the team today. Raddysh said he has been careful in his recovery because the illness has affected his spleen. He could be cleared for contact Tuesday,…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters short-handed vs. rival Knights

   October 18, 2014 6:36 pm

No Travis Dermott (foot), Cory Genovese (suspension) and Darren Raddysh on defense for the Erie Otters. So the revolving door continues on the blue line. But head coach Kris Knoblauch also has shuffled his lines a bit, headlined by rookie Trent Fox moving to LW on the #1 line, and Dylan Strome’s return to second-line…

OTTERS REPORT: Donnay update, other D news

   October 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Erie Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch figures D Troy Donnay (pictured at left) will be suspended 2 games for being involved in the second fight during the same stoppage in Saturday’s win against Kitchener. Meanwhile, D Travis Dermott (foot) didn’t practice today, and he’s questionable for Wednesday’s game in London. So the Otters could be…

OTTERS POST-GAME: Double game misconducts, potent PP and more

   October 4, 2014 11:51 pm

I learned something new tonight at Erie Insurance Arena. Apparently, you can be ejected from the same game…twice. Erie Otters RW Nick Betz was given a game misconduct for taking part in a second fight during the same stoppage in the third period. Then he earned a second game misconduct for what was listed on…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters’ options to replace Wigle

   September 30, 2014 4:44 pm

The Erie Otters are down to one overager, D Cory Genovese, on the roster now that RW Joel Wigle is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. But there no immediate plans to acquire an OA. The Otters want the OHL’s maximum of three OAs, but not before they know what will happen with potential OAs…

OTTERS UPDATE: Wigle out indefinitely & other news

   September 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Joel Wigle is back on the injured list, and head coach Kris Knoblauch figures it will be awhile before he rejoins the Erie Otters’ lineup. Knoblauch called it an upper-body injury Wigle suffered in a third-period fight with Saginaw D Jacob Ringuette in Wednesday’s season opener. Knoblauch said Wigle didn’t reinjure the shoulders he had…

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)…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Erie Otters

   September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Erie Otters Coach/GM: Kris Knoblauch/Sherry Bassin 2013-14 finish: 52-14-2-0 record, 2nd in Midwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference finals Key players: C Connor McDavid (pictured at right) 28 goals, 71 assists, 99 points, 7 power-play goals, 2 short-handed goals), G Devin Williams (23-5-1-0 record, 2.57 goals-against average,…

OTTERS REPORT: Look at possible opening-night lineup

   September 22, 2014 5:37 pm

The Erie Otters had their last practice today in preparation for their season opener Wednesday in Saginaw. I had a chance to check out the line combinations and defense pairings head coach Kris Knoblauch could use against the Spirit. Veteran Fs Kyle Pettit (knee) and Travis Wood (knee) aren’t expected to play. D Travis Dermott…