COUNTDOWN TO OPENING NIGHT: London Knights

   September 9, 2014 1:00 am

LONDON KNIGHTS Coach/GM: Dale Hunter/Mark Hunter 2013-14 finish: 49-14-1-4; 3rd in Midwest Division, 4th in Western Conference Playoff finish: Lost to Guelph 4-1 in Western Conference semifinals, finished 0-3 in Memorial Cup Key players: LW Max Domi (34 goals, 59 assists, 93 points, 11 power-play goals; signed with Arizona), D Nikita Zadorov (11-19-30, plus-30 in…

VIC’S PICKS: Otters, Knights will advance in Western semifinals

   April 1, 2014 9:05 pm

Western Conference semifinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Sault Ste. Marie 44-17-2-5 Season series: Tied 1-1 First-round recap: Erie def. No. 6 Saginaw, 4 games to 1; Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 7 Owen Sound, 4-1 Players to watch: Erie – LW Dane…

VIC'S PICKS: Otters, Knights will advance in Western semifinals

   April 1, 2014 9:05 pm

Western Conference semifinals (best-of-7 series) No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Season records: Erie 52-14-2-0, Sault Ste. Marie 44-17-2-5 Season series: Tied 1-1 First-round recap: Erie def. No. 6 Saginaw, 4 games to 1; Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 7 Owen Sound, 4-1 Players to watch: Erie – LW Dane…

OTTERS UPDATE: McDavid, Pelech & Dansk headline 8 Canada camp invites

   June 28, 2013 8:48 am

Erie Otters C Connor McDavid, 16, and D Adam Pelech, 18, will join 32 other CHL players – including 11 other OHL players – at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, set for Aug. 4-10 in Brossard, Quebec, and Lake Placid, N.Y. They will head to Brossard for two days of practices Aug. 4-5…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters earn key win on national TV

   October 19, 2012 7:25 pm

LONDON, Ontario – The Erie Otters produced an exciting and entertaining performance on national television Friday night. Better yet, they produced a much-needed win. Connor Brown scored the only goal in a four-round shootout to hand the Otters a 3-2 come-from-behind victory in front of 9,046 fans at Budweiser Gardens and a nationwide viewing audience…

OTTERS UPDATE: Look at Midwest Division

   September 18, 2012 6:51 am

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…