OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters vs. Belleville Bulls

   November 29, 2014 4:38 pm

Belleville Bulls (12-12-1-1) at No. 2 Erie Otters (21-3-0-1) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Owen Sound (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters and Bulls are heading opposite directions as they head into tonight’s first of two regular-season matchups. The Otters…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Sudbury Wolves

   September 21, 2014 9:26 am

Sudbury Wolves Coach/GM: Paul Fixter/Blaine Smith 2013-14 finish: 33-24-3-8, 3rd in Central Division, 5th in Eastern Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Barrie 4-1 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Nicholas Baptiste (45 goals, 44 assists, 89 points, 12 power-play goals, 3 short-handed goals; signed with Buffalo), LW Nathan Pancel (42-32-74, 14 PPG), G Troy Timpano…

VIC’S PICKS: Blackhawks will win a 2nd straight Cup title

   April 15, 2014 9:30 pm

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals No. 1A Boston def. WC2 Detroit, 4-1 No. 3A Montreal def. No. 2A Tampa Bay, 4-2 No. 1M Pittsburgh def. WC1 Columbus, 4-2 No. 2M N.Y. Rangers def. No. 3M Philadelphia, 4-3 Semifinals No. 1A Boston def. No. 3A Montreal, 4-1 No. 1M Pittsburgh def. No. 2M N.Y. Rangers, 4-2 Finals No….

NHL EXTRA: Stanley Cup playoff preview – Eastern Conference

   April 15, 2014 9:20 pm

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS No. 1M Pittsburgh Penguins vs. WC1 Columbus Blue Jackets Season records: Pittsburgh 51-24-7, Columbus 43-32-7 Season series: Pittsburgh won 5-0 Players to watch Pittsburgh – C Sidney Crosby (36 goals, 68 assists, 104 points), C Evgeni Malkin (23-49-72), LW Chris Kunitz (35-33-88), RW James Neal (27-34-61), D Kris Letang (11-11-22, minus-8 in…

NHL EXTRA: 5 former Otters set for Stanley Cup playoffs

   April 15, 2014 9:15 pm

Five former Erie Otters are set to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs, which begin tonight… (includes position, age, current NHL club, total NHL games played and years played)  RW Mike Blunden (27), Montreal – 102 games (2006-08, 2009-14) * Spent most of the season with Hamilton (AHL), where he scored a career-high 18 goals…

NHL EXTRA: NHL trade deadline's winners and losers

   March 5, 2014 5:38 pm

After a long day of following the NHL’s deadline deals, here’s my top winners and losers from on trade market (in no particular order): WINNERS * Montreal – The Canadiens needed to solidify their offense in hopes of making a deep Stanley Cup run this season. They acquired F Thomas Vanek, one of the league’s…

NHL EXTRA: NHL trade deadline’s winners and losers

   March 5, 2014 5:38 pm

After a long day of following the NHL’s deadline deals, here’s my top winners and losers from on trade market (in no particular order): WINNERS * Montreal – The Canadiens needed to solidify their offense in hopes of making a deep Stanley Cup run this season. They acquired F Thomas Vanek, one of the league’s…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters head back to Belleville to play rescheduled game vs. Bulls

   January 27, 2014 1:09 pm

Erie Otters (36-9-2-0) at Belleville Bulls (13-29-2-2) When: Today, 7:05 p.m. Where: Yardmen Arena – Belleville, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Niagara (Thursday, 7 p.m.), at Owen Sound (Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters face the Bulls in a game that was postponed Saturday because…

OTTERS UPDATE: McDavid, Pelech & Dansk headline 8 Canada camp invites

   June 28, 2013 8:48 am

Erie Otters C Connor McDavid, 16, and D Adam Pelech, 18, will join 32 other CHL players – including 11 other OHL players – at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, set for Aug. 4-10 in Brossard, Quebec, and Lake Placid, N.Y. They will head to Brossard for two days of practices Aug. 4-5…

OTTERS UPDATE: Frontenacs’ Kujawinski earns OHL’s weekly honor

   October 1, 2012 11:11 am

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that forward Ryan Kujawinski of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 30 after recording five points in two games scoring twice with three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-2. Kujawinski helped lift the Frontenacs to a pair…