OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters finish trip in Sudbury

   October 25, 2014 1:10 am

No. 2 Erie Otters (10-0-0-1) at Sudbury Wolves (1-11-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Sudbury Community Arena – Sudbury, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Plymouth (Thursday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters follow Friday’s 6-4 win over Sault Ste. Marie in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top…

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 REPORT: OA Donnay returned to Otters

   October 7, 2014 12:20 am

The Erie Otters will receive a boost of experience on a young defense. The Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers, announced Monday that defenseman Troy Donnay has been assigned to the OHL club for his overage season. Donnay, 20, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent in…

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…

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: #9 – Needing OAs at their best

   August 16, 2014 1:00 am

Spencer Abraham, Michael Curtis and Dane Fox brought different skills to the ice every night as the Erie Otters’ overagers in the 2013-14 season. Abraham, who I thought would be the odd OA out when training camp opened last August, saved his best OHL season for last with a more solid two-way game (8-27-35, +29,…

OTTERS EXTRA: Bily still undecided, young D vying for spots and other camp notes

   May 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Shaun Bily is experiencing life in the OHL this weekend during the Erie Otters’ rookie development at Mercyhurst Ice Center. But it could be Otters’ main camp in August before he chooses between the OHL and the NCAA. “I’m undecided,” said Bily, the Otters’ third-round pick in last month’s Priority Selection who last October committed…

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,…

VIC’S PICKS: Otters, Knights will advance in Western semifinals

   April 1, 2014 9:05 pm

Western Conference semifinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Sault Ste. Marie 44-17-2-5 Season series: Tied 1-1 First-round recap: Erie def. No. 6 Saginaw, 4 games to 1; Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 7 Owen Sound, 4-1 Players to watch: Erie – LW Dane…