OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Wood makes season debut vs. 67’s

   November 1, 2014 6:02 pm

Travis Wood (knee) makes his season debut for the Erie Otters in tonight’s game vs. Ottawa at Erie Insurance Arena. He headlines a bit of a reshuffled lineup, mainly among the young players – T.J. Fergus and Trent Fox are back in; Shaun Bily, Jesse Saban and Cole Mayo are out. Here are the lineups……

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters welcome Milano, Whalers to EIA

   October 30, 2014 6:41 pm

The Erie Otters get D Darren Raddysh (mononucleosis) back in the lineup. But LW Travis Wood (knee) will wait until at least Saturday to make his season debut. Rookie D Cole Mayo moves up to the wing. Meanwhile, highly touted Plymouth LW Sonny Milano, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 1st-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft,…

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: Meet the 2014-15 Erie Otters

   September 24, 2014 10:17 am

Numerical roster No. Pos. Name (age) Ht. Wt. Hometown 2013-14 club (league) 3 D Cory Genovese (19)^ 6-2 206 Hespeler, Ont. Erie (OHL) 6 D Patrick Murphy (19) 6-0 187 Hamilton, Ont. Erie (OHL) 8 RW Joel Wigle (20)^ 6-2 205 Brantford, Ont. Erie (OHL) 9 LW Kyle Maksimovich (16)* 5-7 160 Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)…

OTTERS REPORT: Look at possible opening-night lineup

   September 22, 2014 5:37 pm

The Erie Otters had their last practice today in preparation for their season opener Wednesday in Saginaw. I had a chance to check out the line combinations and defense pairings head coach Kris Knoblauch could use against the Spirit. Veteran Fs Kyle Pettit (knee) and Travis Wood (knee) aren’t expected to play. D Travis Dermott…

OTTERS REPORT: Logjam up front headlines final weeks of preseason

   September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Now it becomes a numbers game for Erie Otters prospects on the bubble, especially up front. The Otters normally take a 23-player roster into the regular season. So let’s assume the same for this season… Devin Williams and Daniel Dekoning are in net (unless club officials like him enough that they overlook that he’s 16…

OTTERS REPORT: Tonight’s lineup vs. Mississauga

   August 30, 2014 3:39 pm

As expected, only a few veterans will play in today’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against the Mississauga Steelheads at Erie Insurance Arena…one interesting note, Patrick Murphy is listed as a defenseman. Guess we’ll see if that’s where he plays… TONIGHT’S ROSTER * denotes veterans GOALTENDERS Jake Lawr Daniel Dekoning DEFENSEMEN Mitchell Byrne Taylor Egan T.J….

OTTERS REPORT: CHL pick Vladykovski headlines latest camp cuts

   August 29, 2014 9:50 pm

The Erie Otters picked two players in the 2014 CHL Import Draft last month. None are on the roster. Second-round pick Igor Vladykovski headlined a group of 10 prospects cut Friday night, which left the club with 32 players heading into Saturday’s 5 p.m. preseason opener against Mississauga at Erie Insurance Arena. The Otters already…

OTTERS REPORT: Otters sign 7 prospects

   August 13, 2014 11:35 am

The Erie Otters have signed seven prospects from the 2013 and 2014 OHL draft classes… 2014 draft class G Jake Lawr (2nd round) F Shaun Bily (3rd round) F Kyle Maksimovich (3rd round) 2013 draft class F Trent Fox (5th round) F Patrick Fellows (7th round) D T.J. Fergus (8th round) F Frank Pucci (12th…

OTTERS EXTRA: Bily still undecided, young D vying for spots and other camp notes

   May 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Shaun Bily is experiencing life in the OHL this weekend during the Erie Otters’ rookie development at Mercyhurst Ice Center. But it could be Otters’ main camp in August before he chooses between the OHL and the NCAA. “I’m undecided,” said Bily, the Otters’ third-round pick in last month’s Priority Selection who last October committed…