When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tullio Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: vs. Kingston (Saturday, 7 p.m.), at Mississauga St. Michael’s (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
Fast facts: The Otters return home after beating Belleville 4-1 Sunday to salvage the last game of a three-game East Division road trip. … They have nearly half of their wins in the past 10 games (4-5-0-1). … Erie’s magic number to clinch the No. 1 pick in the OHL Priority Selection stands at six. Any combination of Otters losses and Kingston wins totaling six points would secure the pick. … The Otters need to win seven of their final 12 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 (131 goals) needs to score 51 goals (4.25 per game) to avoid equaling or breaking the franchise’s record low of 181 set in the 2002-03 season. … F Connor Crisp (shoulder) still hasn’t been cleared for full-contact practice. He will be reevaluated Monday. Club officials haven’t ruled out shutting him down for the rest of the season. … Mike Stapleton, an associate coach and assistant for the Otters from (2006-08), returns to Erie for the first time as Greyhounds head coach. … He has led them to eighth place in the Western Conference. They are one point ahead of Guelph for the final playoff spot following a 7-1 loss at Eastern Conference-leading Niagara Thursday. But Guelph has three games in hand. … Former Otters LW David Broll entered Thursday with four goals, 21 assists and 25 points in 51 games with the Greyhounds this season. The 2009 first-round pick has nine goals, 28 assists and 37 points in 76 games since being traded to Sault Ste. Marie in January 2010. He has 26 goals, 51 assists and 77 points in his first 180 OHL games. … G Jack Campbell, who led Windsor past the Otters in the first round of the playoff a season ago, began Thursday with a 11-10-2-3 record, 3.50 goals-against average, .896 save percentage and one shutout with the Greyhounds this season.
- Victor Fernandes