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

   August 7, 2013 3:04 pm    0

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…

 

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

   August 7, 2013 3:04 pm    0

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…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: Sidorkiewicz not being retained as assistant coach

   March 22, 2013 4:57 pm    0

Peter Sidorkiewicz survived three head coaching changes with the Erie Otters, including his own. But after 14 seasons, his tenure with the OHL club is over. Sherry Bassin, Otters managing partner and general manager, has chosen not to renew Sidorkiewicz’s contract, which expires at the end of this season, because “they’re looking at going in…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: 2nd period miscues hurt Otters in loss to Attack

   November 2, 2012 7:26 pm    0

Connor Brown and Connor McDavid continued their impressive offensive play Friday night. But that wasn’t enough to keep the Erie Otters from their third straight loss, 6-3, to Western Conference-leading Owen Sound in front of 2,395 at Erie Insurance Arena. Brown scored two goals, giving five goals in the past three games and a team-leading…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: Otters battle back against Knights, lose in SO

   October 6, 2012 7:28 pm    0

The shootout already had ventured into the ninth round. Yet Erie Otters goaltender Oscar Dansk wanted it to last longer. After eight failed attempts, Dansk hoped to give his teammates another chance against London Saturday night at Erie Insurance Arena. But Knights rookie Kyle Platzer scored the only goal of the nine-round marathon to hand…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: McDavid, Otters earn emotional home-opening win

   October 5, 2012 7:27 pm    0

The renovations at Erie Insurance Arena aren’t finished yet. But the Erie Otters already feel at home. Connor McDavid scored twice, and Oscar Dansk made 34 saves, in their home debut to lead the Otters to a 5-1 win in front of a home-opening crowd of 3,474 fans Friday night. Stephen Harper had a goal…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: Ftorek raving about No. 1 pick McDavid

   October 1, 2012 2:36 pm    0

Erie Otters coach Robbie Ftorek often doesn’t rave about a player with only five games of OHL experience. But he’s already gushing about No. 1 pick Connor McDavid. Ftorek compares him to current NHL players Brad Boyes and Ryan O’Reilly, two of the most revered players in Otters’ history. Here’s what Ftorek said earlier today…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: Dansk listed as game-time decision for opener

   September 19, 2012 3:02 pm    0

Rookie goaltender Oscar Dansk didn’t practice with the Erie Otters the past few days. Instead, he skated with a group of Dave Brown‘s friends in St. Catharines, Ontario, while Dansk’s immigration paperwork was finalized. His paperwork is complete, said Brown, Otters assistant manager of hockey operations. But will Dansk be ready to play in Thursday…

 

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OTTERS UPDATE: Look at Midwest Division

   September 18, 2012 6:51 am    0

This week, I’ll break down all 20 OHL clubs division by division and unveil my predictions for the 2012-13 season. Today, let’s look at the Western Conference’s Midwest Division (listed in alphabetical order): Erie Otters Coach/GM: Robbie Ftorek/Sherry Bassin 2011-12 finish: 10-52-3-3, 5th division, 10th conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: C Connor…

 

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CAMP CORNER: Ftorek wants daughter’s message to inspire Otters

   August 28, 2012 8:26 pm    0

Erie Otters coach Robbie Ftorek wants his players to go the extra mile this season. That’s how his youngest child, Anna Ftorek, would want it. “She always did extra,” he said of his daughter, who died unexpectedly July 21 at the age of 23. Anna taught the young players on the soccer team she coached…

 

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