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By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: February 27th, 2014

Erie Otters (44-14-2-0) at Sarnia Sting (16-38-1-5)
When: Today, 7:05 p.m.
Where: RBC Centre – Sarnia, Ontario
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Saginaw (Saturday, 7:11 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters look to rebound from a stretch of four losses in five games against a Sting club that could be eliminated from OHL playoff contention tonight. Sarnia, which has the league’s worst record, stands 16 points behind eighth-place Plymouth with eight regular-season games left. … The Otters won the opening two games of the season series by a combined 13-4 score, including a 6-3 win in Sarnia on Sept. 27. The Otters conclude the regular season March 15 against the Sting at Erie Insurance Arena. … The Otters are seven points behind front-running Guelph, who beat North Bay 5-4 on Thursday, and a point behind third-place London in the race for the league’s regular-season title and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. All three clubs have eight games left. … The Otters have another chance to tie the franchise’s single-season mark of 45 wins held by the 2000-01 club. … They also need 12 points in the standings to equal the mark of 102 points set in 2000-01. … They need to score 22 goals in their last eight games – 2.75 per game – to match the mark of 281 goals set in 2010-11. … They also have allowed 152 goals, which leads the league and stands 19 below the franchise mark of 171 set in 2000-01. … LW Dane Fox (56 goals, 37 assists, 93 points), the league’s top goal scorer, has four goals in his past 16 games. … The Sting have lost nine of their last 10 games. … They rank near the bottom of the league with 191 goals scored, and are last with 290 goals against. … D Jimmy McDowell, a former Otter, has 11 goals, 27 points and a minus-25 rating in 40 games with the Sting. He has 12 goals, 34 points (a career high) and a minus-34 rating in 60 games between the Sting and Sudbury. … RW Hayden Hodgson, a former Otter, has three goals and seven points in 10 games with the Sting. … RW Nikolay Goldobin, who led all rookies a season ago with 68 points, ranks among the top 10 overall with 82 points (35-47-82).

- Victor Fernandes

Check out the latest edition of Knoblauch Korner

Posted: January 16th, 2014

Check out video of Owen Sound LW Gilbert Gabor‘s hit on Erie Otters C Dylan Strome last Friday, which led to Gabor’s 10-game suspension from the league…

Here’s video of Windsor F Cristiano DiGiacinto‘s hit on Otters RW Andre Burakovsky last Sunday, which resulted in an 8-game suspension…

Former Otters F Hayden Hodgson was suspended 10 games for this hit in Sarnia’s game against Plymouth last Friday…

Posted: January 4th, 2014

<>STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-Gaunce*-Brown*
Pettit*-Curtis-Wigle
Murphy-Evans-Betz
Maksimovich-Wood-Hodgson

DEFENSE
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham*
Felker-Raddysh

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Daniel Dekoning

Scratches: G Oscar Dansk (World Juniors – Sweden), D Adam Pelech (WJC – Canada), RW Andre Burakovsky (WJC – Sweden), C Connor McDavid (WJC – Canada), C Dylan Strome (World Under-17s), TBD

OWEN SOUND ATTACK

FORWARDS
Hargrave-Cook-Gabriel*
Smith-Nastasiuk-Milne
Gabor-Gilligan-Brack
Heeps-Szypula-Annecchiarico

DEFENSE
Sharipzyanov-Rose
MacDermid-Schemitsch*
MacArthur-Walters

GOALTENDERS
Brandon Hope
Jack Flinn*

Scratches: RW Jaden Lindo, D Chris Bigras (World Juniors – Canada), LW Kyle Hope (suspension)

Referees: Sean Pindar, Scott Ferguson; Linesmen: Mike Harrington, Adam Harris

Posted: December 31st, 2013

<>STARTING LINEUPSw
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-Curtis-Brown*
Evans-Gaunce-Wigle
Murphy-Pettit-Betz
Wood-Mayo (OHL debut)-Hodgson

DEFENSE
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham*
Felker-Raddysh

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Daniel Dekoning

Scratches: G Oscar Dansk (World Juniors – Sweden), D Adam Pelech (WJC – Canada), RW Andre Burakovsky (WJC – Sweden), C Connor McDavid (WJC – Canada), C Dylan Strome (World Under-17s), C Quentin Maksimovich (healthy)

KITCHENER RANGERS

FORWARDS
Llewellyn-Marcantuoni-Bailey*
Pedersen-MacInnis-Magyar
Kohn-Meighan-Robinson
Cascagnette-Soper-Davies

DEFENSE
Fanelli-Hora*
Iafrate-Schmidt
Blaisdell-DiPerna

GOALTENDERS
Jordan DeKort*
Matthew Greenfield

Scratches: RW Scott Teskey, Paxton Leroux, Radek Faksa (World Juniors – Czech Republic)

Referees: Pat Myers, Brent Coloumbe; Linesmen: Mike Harrington, Ray King

OTTERS WATCH
Kitchener Rangers (13-21-0-1) at Erie Otters (29-7-1-0)
When: Today, 6 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: vs. Owen Sound (Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters look to end their first losing streak of the season – three games – against a Rangers club that gave them trouble in their last two meetings. The Otters allowed 12 goals – nearly four goals above their season average of 2.5 per outing – in splitting those two games – a 9-6 home win Nov. 19 and a 6-2 loss in Kitchener this past Saturday. … The Otters lead the Western Conference by four points over third-place Guelph. West Division-leading Sault Ste. Marie is five points back in second. … The Otters are a franchise-record 18-0-0-0 at home, which stands two wins shy of equaling the second-longest home streak in OHL 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. … LW Dane Fox has no points in the last three games. He still leads the league with 41 goals and trails only linemate Connor Brown 71-67 in the race for the scoring title. … G Devin Williams has followed a career-best, 13-game winning streak with three straight losses. … D Jesse Saban and C Trent Fox have joined fellow 2013 draft pick Cole Mayo, a defenseman, in Erie. But there are no current plans for them to dress for games. … The Rangers are last in the West, but they are only three points behind eighth-place Plymouth in the three-team battle for the conference’s final playoff spot. … The Rangers are without leading scorer Radek Faksa (14 goals., 25 points), who’s playing for Czech Republic at the IIHF World Junior Championship. … They have three promising young players in RWs Nick Magyar (10-15-25), Justin Bailey (14-11-25) and Darby Llewellyn (19-5-24).

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: December 14th, 2013

Connor Brown and Dane Fox scored in the shootout, and Devin Williams stopped Max Domi and Alex Basso, to lead the Erie Otters to a 4-3 win against London tonight at Erie Insurance Arena.
The Otters (29-4-1-0) extended their overall streak to 10 games, heading into Sunday’s 6:30 pm game in Guelph, and their home streak to 18 games.
Hayden Hodgson forced OT with a goal early in the third period for the Otters, which leads runner-up Sault Ste. Marie by 12 points and the third-place Knights by right points in the OHL’s Western Conference standings.

Now check out head coach Kris Knoblauch‘s post-game news conference…

Posted: November 28th, 2013

Check out C Brendan Gaunce‘s first interview as an Erie Otter…

<>STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-Gaunce-Brown
Curtis-McDavid-Burakovsky*
Evans-Strome-Betz
Maksimovich-Pettit-Hodgson

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh
Genovese-Abraham
Dermott-Donnay*

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Oscar Dansk

Scratches: RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy), RW Patrick Murphy (healthy), D Justin Felker (healthy)

MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS

FORWARDS
Mitchell-Garlent-Bertuzzi
McGinn-Dickinson-Kosmachuk
Milne-Suter-Auger*
Bauman-Horvat-Craievich

DEFENSE
McFadden-Trojanovic
Finn-Leslie
Baltisberger-Harpur*

GOALTENDERS
Justin Nichols*
Matthew Mancina

Scratches: D Kyle Locke, C Robby Fabbri, RW Marc Stevens

Referees: Kendrick Nicholson, Steve Picco; Linesmen: J.F. Menard, Ray King

Posted: November 26th, 2013

Here’s my take on projected lines for the Erie Otters with the addition of Brendan Gaunce

No. 1 line
LW Dane Fox – 25 goals (league leader), 21 assists, 46 points — 7 PP goals, 1 SH goal
C Connor McDavid - 8 goals, 30 assists (league co-leader), 38 points — 2 PP goals, 1 SH goal
RW Connor Brown – 19 goals, 30 assists (league co-leader), 49 points (league leader) — 8 PP goals, 2 SH goals

No. 2 line
LW Michael Curtis – 9 goals, 9 assists, 18 points — 2 PP goals, 1 SH goal
C Brendan Gaunce - 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points — 2 PP goals, 1 SH goal
RW Andre Burakovsky - 16 goals, 13 assists, 29 points — 7 PP goals

No. 3 line
LW Jake Evans – 6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points
C Dylan Strome – 4 goals, 10 assists, 14 points — 2 PP goals
RW Nick Betz – 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points

No. 4 line
LW Quentin Maksimovich/Patrick Murphy – combined 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points
C Kyle Pettit - 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points
RW Hayden Hodgson – 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points

- Victor Fernandes

Posted in: Erie Otters
Posted: November 11th, 2013

Check out videos from the Erie Otters’ Veterans Day festivities before and during the game…

Then after the game, head coach Kris Knoblauch provided an update on injured C Connor McDavid
While Dane Fox shared his thoughts on McDavid’s absence and the team’s 5-3 win against Niagara.

STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-Curtis-Brown*
Harper-Evans-Burakovsky
Felker-Hodgson-Strome
Maksimovich-Pettit-Betz

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh*
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Daniel Dekoning

Scratches: C Connor McDavid (upper-body injury), G Oscar Dansk (lower-body injury), RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy), RW/D Patrick Murphy (healthy)

NIAGARA

FORWARDS
Perlini-Verhaeghe-Ming
McCool-Maletta-DiFruscia*
Hughes-XXXX-Robinson
Fitzmorris-Protapovich-Caron

DEFENSE
Mercer-Graham
Brosnan-Haydon*
Wilkie-Siebenaler

GOALTENDERS
Brent Moran*
Chris Festarini

Scratches: LW Matt Gillard, C Johnny Corneil, RW Mack Lemmon, D Aleksandar Mikulovich

Referees: Keith Kaval, Ryan Park; Linesmen: Cory Piche, Ryan Holmstead

Posted: November 9th, 2013

STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-McDavid-Brown*
Harper-Curtis-Burakovsky
Strome-Pettit-Betz
Maksimovich-Evans-Murphy

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh*
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Daniel Dekoning

Scratches: G Oscar Dansk (lower-body injury), RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy), RW Hayden Hodgson (healthy)

SARNIA STING

FORWARDS
Goldobin-Latta-Moore*
Robichaud-Nikandrov-Carnevale
Brown-Kodola-Korostelev
Renaud-Ciccarelli-Bushnell

DEFENSE
DeAngelo-Duininck*
Core-Chapman
Hore-King

GOALTENDERS
Taylor Dupuis*
Brodie Barrick

Scratches: C Patrick White, D Connor Schlichting

Referees: Chris Carnegie, David Koziel; Linesmen: Ray King, Jesse Wilmot

Posted: November 8th, 2013

Big news of the night…G Oscar Dansk (lower-body injury) had what GM Sherry Bassin called a minor procedure done today. He’s out a few days. Daniel Dekoning has been recalled to back up Devin Williams
UPDATE ON DANSK: Head coach Kris Knoblauch said Dansk would miss a week, 2 weeks max. That could be as many as another 6 games (5 at home)

* Check out rookie D Travis Dermott‘s post-game interview here

STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

ERIE OTTERS
FORWARDS
Fox-McDavid-Brown
Harper-Curtis-Burakovsky*
Strome-Pettit-Betz
Maksimovich-Evans-Murphy

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh*
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Daniel Dekoning

Scratches: G Oscar Dansk (lower-body injury), RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy), RW Hayden Hodgson (healthy)

PETERBOROUGH PETES

FORWARDS
Dal Colle*-Sterk-Busch
Latour-Laughton*-Cassels
Manchurek*-Hughes-Dundas
Wallace-Harding-Smith

DEFENSE
Desrocher-Brown
Kuronen-Suellentrop*
Carlisle*-Petschenig

GOALTENDERS
Daniel Altshuller*
Shawn Mabley

Scratches: G Kenny Appleby, LW Owen McDade, RW Matt Hore, D Daniel Robertson, D Mitchell Vande Sompel

Referees: Chris Thornton, Garrett Rank ; Linesmen: Kevin Hastings, Dustin McCrank

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