OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Guelph Storm

   December 20, 2014 1:00 am

No. 6 Erie Otters (24-7-0-2) at Guelph Storm (19-12-1-1) When: Today, 2 p.m. Where: Sleeman Centre – Guelph, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Kitchener (Dec. 28, 2 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters conclude the opening half of the regular season with the first of six meetings with the…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Saginaw Spirit

   November 22, 2014 1:37 pm

No. 2 Erie Otters (18-3-0-1) at Saginaw Spirit (10-9-1-1) When: Today, 7:35 p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Mississauga (Thursday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters began this weekend road trip with a 7-1 win in Sarnia on Friday night. They have…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Saginaw Spirit

   September 18, 2014 1:00 am

SAGINAW SPIRIT Coach/GM: Greg Gilbert/Jim Paliafito 2013-14 finish: 33-30-4-1, 3rd in West Division, 6th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Erie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Jimmy Lodge (19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points, 8 power-play goals; Winnipeg prospect), RW Nick Moutrey (15-26-41; Columbus prospect), LW Luke Cairns (16-24-40; former Erie Otter),…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters, Spirit face off in key Game 4 matchup

   March 26, 2014 2:57 pm

Here are the lineups for tonight’s Game 4 between the Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit… ERIE OTTERS FORWARDS Fox-McDavid-Brown* Evans-Gaunce-Wigle Curtis-Strome-Burakovsky Maksimovich (OHL playoff debut)-Pettit-Betz DEFENSE Pelech-Raddysh (OHL playoff debut)* MacDermid/Genovese-Abraham Dermott-Donnay GOALTENDERS Williams* Dansk SCRATCHES: D Justin Felker, RW Patrick Murphy, D Darren Raddysh SAGINAW SPIRIT FORWARDS Locke/Alexeev-Kontos-Cairns (former Otter) Moutrey-Kea-Sadowy* Lodge-Stephens-Payne Clarke-Bennett-Addison DEFENSE…

OTTERS EXTRA: Former Otters Cairns capitalizing with Spirit

   March 25, 2014 9:20 pm

SAGINAW, Mich. – Luke Cairns waited his entire OHL career to gain consistency in his offensive game. He has achieved it at the right time. The Saginaw Spirit forward had four goals and six points in his final seven regular-season games, and followed that with two goals and three points in the first three games…

OTTERS WRAP-UP: Glaring mistakes on D headline Game 3 loss

   March 24, 2014 9:16 pm

SAGINAW, Mich. – Tonight’s wild back-and-forth between the Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit has left the Otters with a 2-1 series lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series heading into Game 4 on Wednesday at Dow Event Center. Head coach Kris Knoblauch wasn’t happy with his team’s subpar defense, while Oscar Dansk wasn’t happy with…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Williams gets the nod in goal tonight in Game 2

   March 22, 2014 8:22 am

Looks like Devin Williams gets the start in net tonight for the Erie Otters in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series at Erie Insurance Arena. Oscar Dansk, who was considered the No. 1 goaltender all season, seems to be handling it well… * Also looks like the Otters will have the same scratches…

OTTERS EXTRA: Preview of 1st-round series vs. Saginaw

   March 20, 2014 9:33 pm

Check out head coach Kris Knoblauch‘s take on the series in this edition of Knoblauch Korner… Western Conference quarterfinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 6 Saginaw Spirit Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Saginaw 33-30-4-1 Season series: Erie won 3-1 Players to watch Erie – RW Connor Brown (45 goals, 83 assists, 128 points…

OTTERS WRAP-UP: Otters set franchise record with 46th win

   March 2, 2014 8:26 am

SAGINAW, Mich. – The 2013-14 Erie Otters are the winningest team in franchise history. The Otters recorded their 46th win of the season – a 4-2 victory over Saginaw in front of 4,891 fans at Dow Event Center on Saturday night – to break a tie with the 2000-01 club for the single-season record. The…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters complete brief road trip in Saginaw

   March 1, 2014 12:31 pm

Erie Otters (45-14-2-0) at Saginaw Spirit (30-26-4-1) When: Today, 7:11p.m. Where: Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Mich. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Plymouth (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters complete a two-game West Division trip before returning home for a three-game home stand against Plymouth, Windsor (Friday) and…