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…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters’ award winners at the OHL’s quarter mark

   November 10, 2014 7:00 pm

The Erie Otters are a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 OHL season. So it’s time to hand out some team awards (because it’s never too early to hand out awards)… MVP – RW/D Patrick Murphy C Connor McDavid would be the obvious choice. RW Nick Betz would be a justifiable selection, given his…

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 GAMENIGHT: Otters short-handed vs. rival Knights

   October 18, 2014 6:36 pm

No Travis Dermott (foot), Cory Genovese (suspension) and Darren Raddysh on defense for the Erie Otters. So the revolving door continues on the blue line. But head coach Kris Knoblauch also has shuffled his lines a bit, headlined by rookie Trent Fox moving to LW on the #1 line, and Dylan Strome’s return to second-line…

OTTERS REPORT: Donnay update, other D news

   October 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Erie Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch figures D Troy Donnay (pictured at left) will be suspended 2 games for being involved in the second fight during the same stoppage in Saturday’s win against Kitchener. Meanwhile, D Travis Dermott (foot) didn’t practice today, and he’s questionable for Wednesday’s game in London. So the Otters could be…

OTTERS REPORT: Murphy moves back to forward & other news

   October 8, 2014 2:33 pm

Patrick Murphy‘s return to the Erie Otters’ defense isn’t permanent after all. Murphy, who was drafted into the OHL as a defenseman, moved to the wing full time last season only to start this season on the blue line, has moved back up front to make room for overage D Troy Donnay. Here’s how the…

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 REPORT: Otters’ options to replace Wigle

   September 30, 2014 4:44 pm

The Erie Otters are down to one overager, D Cory Genovese, on the roster now that RW Joel Wigle is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. But there no immediate plans to acquire an OA. The Otters want the OHL’s maximum of three OAs, but not before they know what will happen with potential OAs…

OTTERS REPORT: Murphy earned move back to D

   September 24, 2014 3:05 pm

Here are a couple of notes to consider heading into the Erie Otters’ season opener tonight in Saginaw… * Patrick Murphy’s move from the wing to D is permanent because of the team’s youth on the blue line. But the move also shows how much Murphy has improved his game – and more importantly, matured…

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…