CAMP CORNER: Grant at home awaiting trade; club acquires G Brown

   August 28, 2012 7:18 pm

ANCASTER, Ontario – The Erie Otters have depth on defense for the 2012-13 OHL season. But veteran Kris Grant won’t be a part of that unit. Grant, 19, who spent the past two seasons with the team, has requested a trade to a team closer to home in the Kingston, Ontario, area. So club officials…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters vs. Owen Sound Attack

   February 7, 2012 7:52 pm

Owen Sound Attack (23-21-3-4) at Erie Otters (7-38-3-1) When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Tullio Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: at Saginaw (Friday, 7:11 p.m.), at Windsor (Saturday, 7:05 p.m.) Fast facts: The Otters fell short of their first three-game winning streak of the season in a 3-0 home loss to…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters vs. Brampton Battalion

   February 2, 2012 6:21 pm

Brampton Battalion (27-13-3-6) at Erie Otters (6-37-3-1) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Tullio Arena On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Up next: vs. Saginaw (Saturday, 7 p.m.), vs. Owen Sound (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) Fast facts: The Otters snapped a 12-game winless streak, the third longest in franchise history, in a 7-4 win at Sudbury…

OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

   January 27, 2012 2:38 pm

Erie Otters (5-36-3-1) at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (19-24-2-2) When: Friday, 7:35 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, 7:05 p.m.), vs. Brampton (Feb. 3, 7 p.m.) Fast facts: The Otters are winless in 11 straight games (0-9-2-0), the third-longest skid…

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters suffer their 13th straight loss

   December 3, 2011 7:47 pm

It’s one month and counting for the Erie Otters. Their winless streak reached 13 straight games with a 3-1 loss to Kitchener in front of 2,947 at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. The Otters haven’t won since a 3-2 win in Guelph on Nov. 4. The Otters, which have a CHL-worst 3-24-0-1 record, tied the…

OTTERS UPDATE: Maaskant's OT winner snaps 8-game losing skid

   October 29, 2011 6:54 pm

Liam Maaskant chose the perfect time to score his first OHL goal. “Absolutely,” the rookie defenseman said after his goal 3:22 into overtime snapped the Erie Otters’ eight-game losing streak in a 4-3 win against Kitchener in front of 2,329 at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. Maaskant’s shot from the point slipped through a crowd…

OTTERS UPDATE: Maaskant’s OT winner snaps 8-game losing skid

   October 29, 2011 6:54 pm

Liam Maaskant chose the perfect time to score his first OHL goal. “Absolutely,” the rookie defenseman said after his goal 3:22 into overtime snapped the Erie Otters’ eight-game losing streak in a 4-3 win against Kitchener in front of 2,329 at Tullio Arena on Saturday night. Maaskant’s shot from the point slipped through a crowd…

OTTERS UPDATE: Majors power their way past Otters in 3rd

   October 12, 2011 7:03 pm

The Mississauga St. Michael’s took advantage of the man advantage Wednesday night. The Majors scored three power-play goals on six chances – headlined by Dylan DeMelo’s go-ahead goal 8:12 into the third period – to rally past the Erie Otters 4-2 in front of 2,218 fans at Tullio Arena. DeMelo led the Majors (8-1-0-0) with…

OTTERS UPDATE: Gazdic ready to assume larger role

   September 1, 2011 1:39 pm

Mark Gazdic spent most of the 2010-11 OHL season watching and learning. As an inexperienced eighth defenseman on a unit featuring five players with at least two years of OHL experience, Gazdic dressed for – and played sparingly – in 18 games. “It certainly gave me the patience to appreciate game time and getting the…

CAMP CORNER: Pittsburgh’s Zugec faces possible final chance at career

   August 30, 2011 3:38 pm

Kevin Zugec regrets not attending Erie Otters training camp last summer. Perhaps his future in hockey would appear brighter than it does this week. If Zugec doesn’t earn a roster spot with the Otters, the Pittsburgh native said, “this could be my last big thing” in a hockey career that began at the age of…