Shootout
By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: October 5th, 2013
OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Check out tonight’s lineups, notes and much more…

LINEUPS
(* denotes starters)
ERIE OTTERS
Forwards
Burakovsky-McDavid-Brown*
Fox-Curtis-Hodgson
Evans-Strome-Murphy
Wood-Pettit-Betz

Defense
Pelech-Raddysh*
Felker-Abraham
Dermott-Donnay

Goaltenders
Oscar Dansk*
Devin Williams

Scratches: D Cory Genovese (suspension), RW Joel Wigle (shoulders), LW Stephen Harper (suspension), C Quentin Maksimovich (healthy)

BRAMPTON BATTALION
Forwards
Robinson-Paul-Goodrow*
Praplan-Amadio-MacLeod
Clarke-McKenzie-Henriksson
Steege-Lewis-Gomes

Defense
Jarvis-McIvor*
Raycroft-Duda
Tessier-Bruce

Goaltenders
Brendan O’Neill*
Jake Smith

Scratches: D Kyle Wood, D Dylan Blujus, D Zach Bell, D Brenden Miller, LW Mike Baird, RW Matthew Santos

* What to watch: The Otters’ home opener is the first event in the newly renovated arena. … They are 10-6-1 in home openers. … D Cory Genovese begins serving a five-game suspension for a game misconduct in last Saturday’s loss to Windsor. … LW Stephen Harper serves a one-game suspension for his match penalty against the Spitfires. … RW Joel Wigle (shoulders) doesn’t expect to play. … RW Connor Brown is tied for sixth in the OHL with nine points. … Rookies Dylan Strome and Travis Dermott made their home debuts. … The Battalion moved to North Bay, Ontario, from Brampton, Ontario, before the season. … The Otters played their inaugural game in Erie – an 8-2 road win – against the North Bay Centennials (now Saginaw Spirit). … The Otters last played a club from North Bay on Nov. 3, 2001 – a 3-0 win at the Centennials. … The fourth annual Otter Home Opener Party, which was free to the general public, took place at the corner of Ninth and French Streets. … As part of the festivities, the players arrived at the arena’s west-end main entrance in a limousine shortly after 5 p.m. … The pregame ceremony featured David Branch, OHL commissioner and CHL president, Erie Mayor Joseph Sinnott and Erie County Executive Barry Grossman.

*** Don’t forget to follow real-time updates from the game here and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/goeriehockey ***

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