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…

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters finish trip in Sudbury

   October 25, 2014 1:10 am

No. 2 Erie Otters (10-0-0-1) at Sudbury Wolves (1-11-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Sudbury Community Arena – Sudbury, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Plymouth (Thursday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters follow Friday’s 6-4 win over Sault Ste. Marie in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters, Greyhounds meet in key West battle

   October 24, 2014 10:27 am

No. 2 Erie Otters (9-0-0-1) at No. 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (9-2-0-0) When: Today, 7:07 p.m. Where: Essar Centre – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Sudbury (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters and Greyhounds meet in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top…

OTTERS WATCH: Otters head to Buffalo to face IceDogs

   October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Erie Otters (8-0-0-1) vs. Niagara IceDogs (2-7-0-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: First Niagara Center – Buffalo, N.Y. On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Sault Ste. Marie (Friday, 7:07 p.m.), at Sudbury (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters begin a three-game road trip with a “home” game. They are…

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…

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: McDavid headlines Otters trio on NHL draft list

   September 23, 2014 11:37 am

NHL Central Scouting have unveiled their preliminary players to watch list for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … and to no one’s surprise, the Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Travis Dermott are highly rated. McDavid and Strome are rated as ‘A’ prospects, meaning they are projected as first-round picks. Dermott is rated as…

COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: Erie Otters

   September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Erie Otters Coach/GM: Kris Knoblauch/Sherry Bassin 2013-14 finish: 52-14-2-0 record, 2nd in Midwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in conference finals Key players: C Connor McDavid (pictured at right) 28 goals, 71 assists, 99 points, 7 power-play goals, 2 short-handed goals), G Devin Williams (23-5-1-0 record, 2.57 goals-against average,…

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…

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…