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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)

Posted: December 11th, 2013

Mississauga Steelheads (13-17-1-2) at Erie Otters (26-4-1-0)
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream)
Up next: at Niagara (Thursday, 7 p.m.), vs. London (Saturday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters return home after sweeping three game in Peterborough, Ottawa and Kingston this past weekend. … The Otters are a franchise-best and OHL-best 16-0-0-0 on home ice. They are four wins behind the second-longest home winning streak in league history. The St. Catharines Fincups won 20 in a row from Sept. 24, 1976 to Jan. 18, 1977. The record is 33 straight by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 1984-85 season. … The Otters can complete a four-game sweep of the season series with the Steelheads. They won the first three games by a combined 20-1 score, including 7-1 at home Nov. 30. … Goaltending prospect Daniel Dekoning joins the team in St. Catharines, Ontario, on Thursday to replace G Oscar Dansk, the reigning CHL goaltender of the week who, along with RW Andre Burakovsky, leaves the team Friday to join their native Sweden to prepare for the IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden. C Connor McDavid and D Adam Pelech leave the team Thursday to join Canada for World Juniors. … The club recalled D prospect Cole Mayo on Tuesday, and will add D prospect Jesse Saban to the roster after Christmas break. Head coach Kris Knoblauch plans to dress both rookies for games after the break. … LW Dane Fox wasn’t suspended for his slew-footing match penalty Sunday in Kingston. League officials deemed the penalty shouldn’t have been called. … Fox has goals and points in seven straight games (13 goals, 18 points). … Dansk and G Devin Williams have combined for seven shutouts, which leads the league and stands one shy of the franchise record of eight, set by J.F. Perras and Adam Munro in the 2000-01 season. … C Dylan Strome is tied for third among all rookies with 19 points. … The Steelheads have lost seven straight and nine of their last 10 games to fall to sixth in the Eastern Conference. … They have been outscored 137-94 this season. … It’s “Coats for Kids Night” at the game. Fans donating a child’s winter coat can purchase as many as four tickets to the game at $5 apiece. Coats will be donated to the Inter-Church Ministries.

- Victor Fernandes

* denotes starters



Oscar Dansk*
Devin Williams

Scratches: RW Joel Wigle (upper body), C Quentin Maksimovich (healthy) RW Patrick Murphy (healthy), D Justin Felker (healthy)




Spencer Martin*
Dawson Carty

Scratches: C Nathan Bastian, LW Damian Bourne, D Sean Day

Referee: Keith Kaval; Linesmen: Ray King, Eric Komorek

Posted: December 4th, 2013

It took 13 years, but the Erie Otters are finally ranked No. 1 in the CHL top 10 ranking. They passed the QMJHL’s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to move into the top spot for the first time since a three-week stretch from Dec. 4-18, 2000

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Erie (OHL) 23-4-1-0
2. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 21-3-4-1
3. Kelowna (WHL) 20-3-0-2
4. Guelph (OHL) 20-5-2-1
5. Portland (WHL) 21-5-2-1
6. Everett (WHL) 20-5-4-0
7. Halifax (QMJHL) 21-10-0-0
8. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 19-7-1-3
9. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 19-5-0-3
10. Oshawa (OHL) 21-7-0-1

Honorable mention: Gatineau (QMJHL) 21-10-0-0, London (19-6-1-1), Calgary (WHL) 16-7-1-3

Posted: November 27th, 2013

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 20-3-3-0
2. Erie (OHL) 20-4-1-0
3. Kelowna (WHL) 17-3-0-2
4. Guelph (OHL) 19-4-2-1
5. Halifax (QMJHL) 21-8-0-0
6. Everett (WHL) 19-4-4-0
7. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 18-5-1-3
8. Portland (WHL) 18-5-2-1
9. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 17-5-0-2
10. Oshawa (OHL) 19-6-0-1

Honorable mention: Gatineau (QMJHL) 19-9-0-0, London (17-5-1-1), Medicine Hat (WHL) 17-6-3-0

Posted: November 20th, 2013

The Erie Otters have risen two spots to No. 2 in the CHL top 10 ranking after a wild three-game sweep of Guelph, Kitchener and Sault Ste. Marie.
The Otters (19-3-1-0), which have won six straight games overall and 13 in a row at Erie Insurance Arena, have reached second on the CHL list for the first time since Jan. 3, 2001, and third time in franchise history. That’s tied for the second-highest ranking in their history, behind the 2000-01 club that reached No. 1 on Dec. 4-18, 2000.
The Otters behind only Blainville-Boisbriand of the QJMHL (19-3-2-0). Guelph (17-3-2-1) slipped to fourth from second, while Sault Ste. Marie (16-4-0-2) dropped one spot to sixth from fifth. Oshawa (18-5-0-1) fell ninth from eighth. London (15-5-1-1), which hosts the Otters on Friday night, appears on the honorable mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 19-3-2-0
2. Erie (OHL) 19-3-1-0
3. Kelowna (WHL) 16-2-0-2
4. Guelph (OHL) 17-3-2-1
5. Portland (WHL) 17-5-1-1
6. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 16-4-0-2
7. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 16-5-1-3
8. Halifax (QMJHL) 19-8-0-0
9. Oshawa (OHL) 18-5-0-1
10. Everett (WHL) 16-4-4-0
Honorable mention: Gatineau (QMJHL) 18-8-0-0, Medicine Hat (WHL) 15-5-3-0, London (15-5-1-1)

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