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Posted: February 5th, 2014

The CHL top 10 ranking remains largely unchanged this week, with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (42-7-0-3) and OHL rivals Guelph Storm (39-9-2-1) and Erie Otters (39-10-2-0) still 1-2-3 on the list. Sault Ste. Marie (35-12-1-4) is still eighth, while London (34-11-1-4) – which plays in Erie on Saturday night – rising from 10th to ninth. Oshawa (32-15-0-4) moved back onto the honorable-mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 42-7-0-3
2. Guelph (OHL) 39-9-2-1
3. Erie (OHL) 39-10-2-0
4. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 36-12-1-3
5. Portland (WHL) 36-12-2-3
6. Edmonton (WHL) 37-13-0-1
7. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 32-10-4-5
8. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 35-12-1-4
9. London (OHL) 34-11-1-4
10. Halifax (QMJHL) 34-17-0-2
Honorable mention: Quebec (QMJHL) 30-14-3-5, Victoria (WHL) 35-16-0-3, Oshawa (OHL) 32-15-0-4

Posted: January 29th, 2014

The Erie Otters are still behind Guelph in the CHL top 10 ranking, much like they are behind the Storm in the OHL standings.
The Otters (37-9-2-0) remain No. 3 on the latest CHL list, one spot behind the Storm (37-8-2-1) and two behind front-running Kelowna (40-7-0-2) from the WHL. Sault Ste. Marie (33-11-1-4) moved up one spot to 8th, while London (31-11-1-4) stays 10th.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 40-7-0-2
2. Guelph (OHL) 37-8-2-1
3. Erie (OHL) 37-9-2-0
4. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 33-12-1-3
5. Portland (WHL) 33-12-2-3
6. Edmonton (WHL) 35-13-0-1
7. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 29-10-4-5
8. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 33-11-1-4
9. Halifax (QMJHL) 33-16-0-1
10. London (OHL) 31-11-1-4
Honorable mention: Calgary (WHL) 31-12-3-3, Quebec (QMJHL) 29-12-3-5, Victoria (WHL) 33-16-0-2

Posted: January 17th, 2014

* denotes starters



Oscar Dansk*
Devin Williams

Scratches: C Dylan Strome (concussion), RW Andre Burakovsky (head), D Justin Felker (healthy), LW Travis Wood (healthy)




Dalen Kuchmey*
Alex Fotinos

Scratches: LW Ryan Verbeek, D Ted Nichol, D Ryan Hutchinson, D Matthew Watson, C Sam Bennett (groin)

Referees: Pat Myers, Jeff Campbell; Linesmen: Ray King, Mike Harrington

Check out the latest edition of Knoblauch Korner… as well as injury updates on RW Andre Burakovsky and C Dylan Strome.

Kingston Frontenacs (24-54-2-2) at Erie Otters (34-7-2-0)
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream)
Up next: vs. Guelph (Saturday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters have won four straight games. … The Otters have won two straight at home since their lone loss of the season at EIA – a 3-2 overtime defeat to Owen Sound on Jan. 3. They haven’t lost in regulation at home (21-0-1). … The Otters are tied for fourth on the franchise’s single-season home wins list with 12 games left. The 2000-01 club holds the record with 26 wins. … RW Andre Burakovsky (head) and C Dylan Strome (concussion) aren’t expected to play, but they could skate lightly this weekend. … F Jake Evans (ill) will play tonight. … LW Dane Fox (51 goals, 30 assists, 81 points) needs three goals to break Cory Pecker‘s franchise record of 53 goals set in the 2001-02 season. … RW Connor Brown (28-60-88) needs three assists to break the franchise mark of 62 assists held by Zack Torquato since the 2009-10 season. … Fox and Brown are on pace to surpass Pecker’s single-season record of 99 points in 2001-02. … G Oscar Dansk extended his shutout streak to 144 minutes, 18 seconds, the third longest in franchise history, with shutout wins the past two games. He posted the second-longest stretch (170:48) in October. Adam Munro set the mark of 234:36 in March 2001. … Dansk has stopped 220-of-227 shots and posted four of his OHL-best six shutouts in a personal nine-game winning streak. … Kingston C Samuel Bennett (26-40-66) may not play tonight because of a reported groin injury. Bennett, Otters C Connor McDavid‘s former teammate in minor hockey, was ranked No. 1 among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm list for the 2014 draft. He didn’t play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta. … D Roland McKeown (8-24-32, plus-28), another former Marlboro, is rated 15th among North American skaters. … LW Henri Ikonen (13-31-44) won a gold medal with his native Finland at the IIHF World Junior Championship. … The Frontenacs are third in the Eastern Conference.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: January 15th, 2014

The Erie Otters (34-7-2-0) remain second in the latest CHL top 10 ranking, while the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (36-5-0-2) hold onto the top spot. The Otters headline four OHL clubs on the list, followed by Guelph (32-8-2-1) at No. 3, London at No. 6 (28-9-1-4) and Sault Ste. Marie (29-10-1-4) at No. 10. Sudbury (24-10-3-4) moved onto the honorable-mention list for the first time this season.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 36-5-0-2
2. Erie (OHL) 34-7-2-0
3. Guelph (OHL) 32-8-2-1
4. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 28-9-4-3
5. Calgary (WHL) 29-10-2-3
6. London (OHL) 28-9-1-4
7. Portland (WHL) 28-12-2-3
8. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 28-12-1-3
9. Rimouski (QMJHL) 26-12-3-4
10. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 29-10-1-4
Honorable mention: Victoria (WHL) 29-15-0-2, Quebec (25-12-3-5), Sudbury (OHL) 24-10-3-4

Posted: January 15th, 2014

The Erie Otters’ Connor Brown and Oscar Dansk swept the CHL’s player and goaltender of the week awards on Wednesday. Brown, the reigning OHL player of the week, had four goals, eight assists and a plus-5 rating in three games last week to improve his league-leading totals to 60 assists and 88 points. Dansk won all three games in net by stopping 76-of-77 shots and posting two shutouts for a 0.39 goals-against average and .987 save percentage. He leads the league with a 1.97 goals-against average and .928 save percentage while having a 19-3-1-0 record.

Posted: January 8th, 2014

The Erie Otters (31-7-2-0) remain second in the latest CHL top 10 ranking. They are joined by three other OHL clubs – Guelph (29-8-2-1) at No. 3, London (28-7-1-3) at No. 5 and Oshawa (26-11-0-4) at No. 10. The Storm and Knights each moved up one spot. Sault Ste. Marie (26-10-1-4) also remains on the honorable mention list…

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 33-4-0-2
2. Erie (OHL) 31-7-2-0
3. Guelph (OHL) 29-8-2-1
4. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 27-7-4-3
5. London (OHL) 28-7-1-3
6. Calgary (WHL) 28-8-2-3
7. Portland (WHL) 25-12-2-2
8. Drummondville (QMJHL) 26-13-1-1
9. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 25-12-1-3
10. Oshawa (OHL) 26-11-0-4
Honorable mention: Rimouski (QMJHL) 24-11-3-4, Victoria (WHL) 28-14-0-2, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 26-10-1-4

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

The Erie Otters’ three-week run as the No. 1 team in the CHL’s top 10 ended today. The Otters (30-7-1-0), which snapped a three-game losing streak last weekend, slipped to second on the list behind the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (31-3-0-2). Guelph (28-7-2-1) rose to fourth from sixth, while London (27-7-1-3) dropped two spots to sixth.
Oshawa (26-10-0-3) remains 10th, while Sault Ste. Marie kept its spot on the honorable-mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 31-3-0-2
2. Erie (OHL) 30-7-1-0
3. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 26-6-4-3
4. Guelph (OHL) 28-7-2-1
5. Portland (WHL) 25-9-2-2
6. London (OHL) 27-7-1-3
7. Calgary (WHL) 24-8-2-3
8. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 24-11-1-3
9. Drummondville (QMJHL) 26-11-1-1
10. Oshawa (OHL) 26-10-0-3
Honorable mention: Val-d’Or (QMJHL) 26-13-1-0, Victoria (WHL) 27-13-0-2, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 26-8-1-3

Posted: December 18th, 2013

The Erie Otters are the No. 1 team in the CHL’s top 10 ranking for the third straight week. That ties a franchise record for the most consecutive weeks atop the list originally set from Dec. 4-18, 2000. The Otters (29-5-1-0) headline four OHL clubs among the top – including London (25-6-1-2) , which rose five spots to fourth from ninth.
Guelph (24-7-2-1) slipped to sixth from fifth, while Oshawa (24-9-0-2) dropped to 10th from eighth. Sault Ste. Marie (23-8-0-3) was on the honorable mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Erie (OHL) 29-5-1-0
2. Kelowna (WHL) 28-3-0-2
3. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 23-5-4-3
4. London (OHL) 25-6-1-2
5. Portland (WHL) 23-8-2-2
6. Guelph (OHL) 24-7-2-1
7. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 23-8-1-3
8. Calgary (WHL) 22-7-2-3
9. Val-d’Or (QMJHL) 24-11-1-0
10. Oshawa (OHL) 24-9-0-2
Honorable mention: Halifax (QMJHL) 23-12-0-1, Edmonton (WHL) 23-10-0-1, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 23-8-0-3

Posted: December 13th, 2013

No Erie Otters were selected to play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which will be held on Jan. 15 in Calgary, Alberta. But here’s the list of 40 players who were picked to play in the annual game…

Posted: December 11th, 2013

The Erie Otters are No. 1 in the CHL rankings for the second straight week. They are one of four OHL teams in the top 10 – Guelph (22-6-2-1), Oshawa (24-7-0-2) and London (23-6-1-1)…

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Erie (OHL) 26-4-1-0
2. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 22-4-4-1
3. Kelowna (WHL) 23-3-0-2
4. Portland (WHL) 22-6-2-2
5. Guelph (OHL) 22-6-2-1
6. Everett (WHL) 21-6-4-0
7. Halifax (QMJHL) 23-10-0-1
8. Oshawa (OHL) 24-7-0-2
9. London (OHL) 23-6-1-1
10. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 21-8-1-3
Honorable mention: Calgary (WHL) 18-7-2-3, Val-d’Or (21-11-0-0), Sault Ste. Marie (21-7-0-3)

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