Shootout
By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
Staff writer Victor Fernandes has ice in his veins. Hockey – he plays it, coaches it and provides the region's best coverage of it.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: February 29th, 2012
OTTERS UPDATE: Erie Otters vs. Guelph Storm

Guelph Storm (25-28-2-3) at Erie Otters (9-45-3-2)

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Tullio Arena

On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)

Up next: vs. Saginaw (Friday, 7 p.m.), at Niagara (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

Fast facts: The Otters, which have lost three straight, already have clinched the No. 1 pick in the OHL Priority Selection and are on their way to the top pick in the CHL Import Draft. … The Otters need to win seven of their final nine games to avoid equaling or breaking their single-season record for fewest wins (15 in 2006-07). The 2006-07 team also holds the mark for most losses in regulation (50). … The OHL’s worst offense (137 goals) needs to score 41 goals (4.88 per game) to avoid equaling or breaking the franchise’s record low of 181 set in the 2002-03 season. … The Otters tied a franchise record with their sixth shutout against of the season in a 6-0 loss at Mississauga St. Michael’s Sunday. The 1999-2000 season also was shut out six times. … The Storm are one point ahead of Sault Ste. Marie, and have two games in hand, in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. … They have lost six of their last 10 games. … They have a better road record (15-13-0-1) than home mark (10-15-2-2). … Third-year RW Zack Mitchell (31 goals, 35 assists and 66 points in 57 games) ranks among the league’s top 20 goal scorers. He combined for 12 goals and 29 points in 120 games the past two seasons.

- Victor Fernandes

 

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