By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: November 16th, 2013

Guelph Storm (16-3-1-1) at Erie Otters (17-3-1-0)
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream)
Up next: vs. Kitchener (Tuesday, 11 a.m.)
What to watch: Tonight’s game features two of the top four teams in the CHL top 10, with the Otters fourth and Storm at No. 2. … The Otters’ top-ranked defense (OHL-best 49 goals against and 5 shutouts) faces the league’s high-scoring team (111 goals). … The Storm tied a season high with nine goals in a home win against Peterborough on Friday. They have scored at least five goals 14 times this season. … The Otters are second overall with 94 goals scored, while the Storm are seventh with 65 goals against. … The Otters have the league’s best winning percentage (.833) and are tied with Oshawa atop the league standings with 35 points, one point ahead of the Storm and Sault Ste. Marie. … The Otters have won four straight and 15 of their last 16 games. … They extended their franchise record with an 11th straight home win Friday against Sault Ste. Marie. … The five shutout wins are three shy of the franchise record of eight set in the 2000-01 season. … Erie and Guelph have five players among the league’s top 10 in scoring – RW Connor Brown (17 goals, 25 assists, 42 points), LW Dane Fox (21-15-36) and C Connor McDavid (5-29-34) for the Otters; RW Scott Kosmachuk (18-17-35) and LW Brock McGinn (17-17-34) for the Storm. … C Hunter Garlent (5-23-28) also ranks among the top 20. … The Storm have seven players with at least 20 points. … C Robby Fabbri (10-14-24) is serving a 10-game suspension.

Players to watch
D Adam Pelech, Erie
Stats: 5 goals, 15 points, +15
* He teams with Darren Raddysh to shut down opposing team’s top lines every night. He faces his toughest test of the season against the league’s highest-scoring offense.

RW Scott Kosmachuk, Guelph
Stats: 18 goals, 35 points (6 PP goals)
* The Winnipeg Jets prospect is off to another great start this season. He headlines an offense that has scored at least 17 more goals than any other team.

* denotes starters



Devin Williams*
Oscar Dansk

Scratches: G Daniel Dekoning (healthy), RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy), RW Hayden Hodgson (sore wrist), D Justin Felker (healthy)




Justin Nichols*
Matthew Mancina

Scratches: D Kyle Locke, C Robby Fabbri (suspension), C Ryan Horvat

Referees: Mike Cairns, Darryl Wolfe Linesmen: Jesse Wilmot, Adam Harris

Posted: April 17th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid will play for his native Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team at the IIHF U18 World Championship, which runs from Thursday through April 28 in Sochi, Russia. McDavid, 16, the OHL’s rookie of the year who had 25 goals and 66 points in 63 games this season, will be joined by 10 other OHL players on the 23-player roster – goaltender Spencer Martin (Mississauga), defensemen Chris Bigras (Owen Sound) and Roland McKeown (Kingston) and forwards Nick Baptiste (Sudbury), Sam Bennett (Kingston), Jason Dickinson (Guelph), Hunter Garlent (Guelph), Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound), Nick Ritchie (Peterborough) and Carter Verhaege (Niagara).
Canada begins the tournament Thursday at 10 a.m. against Slovakia, followed by games against Germany (Saturday at 4 a.m.), Switzerland (Monday at 4 a.m.) and Sweden (Tuesday at 4 a.m.). Medal-round play begins April 25 and is capped by the gold-medal and bronze-medal games April 28.

Posted: February 29th, 2012

The Erie Otters have finally reached double digits in wins. They needed a shootout to make it happen.

Dane Fox, Sondre Olden and Luke Cairns all scored in the shootout, with Cairns netting the winning goal in a 3-2 win against Guelph in front of 2,507 at Tullio Arena Wednesday night. Once Ramis Sadikov stopped Hunter Garlent on the game’s final attempt, the Otters had their 10th win of the season.

Sadikov finished with 40 saves on 42 shots in regulation and overtime and two more on four shots in the shootout. The Otters (10-45-3-2), which had a goal and assist apiece from Cairns and Connor Brown earlier in the game, snapped a three-game losing streak and kept the Storm (25-28-2-4) from securing a critical extra point in the OHL’s Western Conference standings.

The Storm (56 points) are now tied with Sault Ste. Marie, which beat Sarnia 8-2 at home Wednesday, for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Storm have two games in hand and nine games left overall.

The teams played to a scoreless tie in the opening period. The Otters took a 1-0 lead on Cairns goal, off assists from Brown and Fox, 6 minutes, 17 seconds into the second period. Guelph tied the score at 1 on Kyle Pereira’s goal 1:24 later. That score lasted until early in the third, when Brown scored on the power play – his 21st goal of the season – 4:48 into the period. Garlent’s power-play goal with 10:12 left in regulation tied the score at 2. But Sadikov forced overtime by stopping 18-of-19 shots in the period.

The teams managed only three shots on goal in the five-minute overtime. But they combined for five goals on eight shots in the shootout. Fox and the Storm’s Francis Menard scored in the opening round.

The Storm’s Jason Dickinson matched Sondre Olden’s goal in the third round to send the teams into a sudden-death round. Cairns slipped a shot past Storm goaltender Garret Sparks (21 saves). Garlent wasn’t able to do the same against Sadikov, sealing the Otters’ victory despite being outshot 42-24.

- Victor Fernandes


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