COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Windsor Spitfires

   September 22, 2014 1:00 am

WINDSOR SPITFIRES Coach/GM: Bob Boughner/Warren Rychel 2013-14 finish: 37-28-3-0, 2nd in West Division, 5th Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to London 4-0 in conference quarterfinals Key players: RW Josh Ho-Sang (32 goals, 53 assists, 85 points; N.Y. Islanders prospect), C Brady Vail (32-51-83), D Trevor Murphy (8-21-29, plus-16), G Alex Fotinos (22-10-1-0 record, 3.59 goals-against…

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…

HOCKEY UPDATE: Zapolski, Palmieri to play for Team USA in Germany

   October 26, 2013 7:57 am

Erie native and former Mercyhurst University goaltender Ryan Zapolski and former Erie Otters forward Nick Palmieri will represent the United States at the Deutchland Cup tournament Nov. 8-11 in Munich, Germany. Team USA faces Slovakia on Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m., followed by games against Switzerland on Nov. 9 at 1:45 p.m. and Germany on…

NHL UPDATE: Devils sold to part-owners of NBA’s 76ers

   August 15, 2013 8:33 am

Check out this story on the sale of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils …

NHL UPDATE: Devils sold to part-owners of NBA's 76ers

   August 15, 2013 8:33 am

Check out this story on the sale of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils …

OTTERS UPDATE: Former coach Ftorek hired by AHL’s Heat

   August 7, 2013 3:04 pm

Former Erie Otters head coach Robbie Ftorek is the new assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, according to the club’s website. Ftorek, 61, who was fired by the Otters last November after posting a 139-184-15-13 record and missing the playoffs twice in five-plus Ontario Hockey League seasons, returns to coaching at the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Former coach Ftorek hired by AHL's Heat

   August 7, 2013 3:04 pm

Former Erie Otters head coach Robbie Ftorek is the new assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, according to the club’s website. Ftorek, 61, who was fired by the Otters last November after posting a 139-184-15-13 record and missing the playoffs twice in five-plus Ontario Hockey League seasons, returns to coaching at the…

LAKERS UPDATE: Misiak heads to camp with NHL’s Devils

   July 15, 2013 5:23 pm

Mercyhurst rising junior forward Ryan Misiak is attending prospect development camp with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. The camp began Monday and runs through Friday in Newark, N.J. He’s the second Lakers forward to head to an NHL rookie camp, as rising senior Daniel O’Donoghue heads into his final day at Calgary Flames camp today…

LAKERS UPDATE: Misiak heads to camp with NHL's Devils

   July 15, 2013 5:23 pm

Mercyhurst rising junior forward Ryan Misiak is attending prospect development camp with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. The camp began Monday and runs through Friday in Newark, N.J. He’s the second Lakers forward to head to an NHL rookie camp, as rising senior Daniel O’Donoghue heads into his final day at Calgary Flames camp today…