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…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

   September 20, 2014 1:00 am

SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS Coach/GM: Sheldon Keefe/Kyle Raftis 2013-14 finish: 44-17-2-5, 1st in West Division, 2nd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Erie 4-0 in conference semifinals Key players: RW Sergey Tolchinsky (31-60-91, 13 power-play goals; signed with Carolina), LW Bryan Moore (25-38-63), C Jared McCann (27-35-62, 9 PPG; signed with Vancouver), G Brandon…

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…

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,…

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: 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…

NHL UPDATE: Preview of Buffalo Sabres’ matchup with the N.Y. Rangers

   October 31, 2013 3:19 pm

The Buffalo Sabres are in NYC tonight to face the New York Rangers. Check out this game preview from NHL.com…

NHL UPDATE: Preview of Buffalo Sabres' matchup with the N.Y. Rangers

   October 31, 2013 3:19 pm

The Buffalo Sabres are in NYC tonight to face the New York Rangers. Check out this game preview from NHL.com…