When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tullio Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Players to watch
Erie – C Greg McKegg (9 goals, 14 assists, 23 points), C Mike Cazzola (8-12-20), RW Shawn Szydlowski (6-7-13), D Tyler Hostetter (3-7-10), C Phil Varone (1-2-3 in 6 games)
Oshawa – RW Christian Thomas (11-8-19), D Calvin de Haan (1-9-10, plus-11), LW Andy Andreoff (6-7-13), C Scott Laughton (7-5-12), LW Lucas Lessio (4-6-10)
Erie – The Otters have lost eight of their nine to fall to last in the Western Conference. They have the third-worst record in the Ontario Hockey League. … Varone, who was acquired from London earlier this week, was held pointless in Friday’s loss to Windsor after recording two assists in his Otters’ debut on Wednesday against Plymouth. … RW Anthony Luciani (wrist) and rookie F Connor Crisp (concussion) remain on the injured list. … McKegg’s three-game point streak ended Friday. … Cazzola has four goals in his past six games. … Szydlowski has two points in five games since ending a season-high, six-game point streak. … Hostetter has points in 10-of-15 games this season. … The Otters have been outscored 60-49 this season. … The power play has risen to first in the league at 23.5 percent (16-for-68).
Oshawa – The Generals lead the Eastern Conference and rank second overall with 60 goals scored despite ranking 15th on the power play (11-for-64). … Thomas is tied for third in goals and ranks among the top 15 in scoring. … de Haan was the 12th overall pick (New York Islanders) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. … The Generals and Otters split their two meetings last season.
Up next: vs. Owen Sound (Nov. 5-6, 7 p.m.)
- Victor Fernandes