OTTERS REPORT: Erie Otters at Sarnia Sting

   January 8, 2015 3:18 pm

No. 4 Erie Otters (27-8-1-2) at Sarnia Sting (18-15-2-2) When: Today, 7:05 p.m. Where: RBC Centre – Sarnia, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at London (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. London (Friday, 5 p.m.) What to watch: The start of a two-game road trip features the return of C Connor McDavid…

OTTERS UPDATE: Elie, Marchment provide options up front

   January 5, 2015 9:07 pm

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin made his big splash in November with the Nick Baptiste. Bassin needed to make the right move – big splash or not – to solidify a group of forwards that needed more experienced depth up front to win at OHL playoff time. Remi Elie fits right in on the left…

OTTERS REPORT: Murphy moves back to forward & other news

   October 8, 2014 2:33 pm

Patrick Murphy‘s return to the Erie Otters’ defense isn’t permanent after all. Murphy, who was drafted into the OHL as a defenseman, moved to the wing full time last season only to start this season on the blue line, has moved back up front to make room for overage D Troy Donnay. Here’s how the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters open home slate vs. Sting

   October 3, 2014 11:08 pm

Sarnia Sting (0-2-1-0) at No. 7 Erie Otters (3-0-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Kitchener (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Kitchener (Oct. 11 vs. Kitchener) What to watch: The Otters play their first home game after opening the regular season with a 3-0…

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 WATCH: Otters open season in Saginaw

   September 24, 2014 10:46 am

Erie Otters at (0-0-0-0) at Saginaw Spirit (0-0-0-0) When: Today, 7:11 p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Windsor (Friday, 7:35 p.m.), at Plymouth (Saturday, 7:05 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin the 19th season in franchise history as the opponent in straight…

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)…

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…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters, Lakers at NHL rookie tournaments

   September 10, 2014 4:50 pm

23 players with current or past ties to the Erie Otters and Mercyhurst University are attending NHL rookie camps. The schedules include only games involving those players… NHL PROSPECTS TOURNAMENT at Center Ice Arena – Traverse City, Mich. Players – D Brady Austin (Buffalo), G Oscar Dansk (Columbus), D Troy Donnay (N.Y. Rangers), F Hayden…

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

   September 8, 2014 8:40 pm

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…