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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, www.ottershockey.com (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

<>STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

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

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh*
Dermott-Donnay
Genovese-Abraham

GOALTENDERS
Oscar Dansk*
Devin Williams

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

MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS

FORWARDS
Barwell-Cianfrone-Goldberg*
MacIntyre-Foy-Smoskowitz
Belding-Babintsev-Jammes
Rasulov-Clark-Gerhart

DEFENSE
Carrick-Walsh*
Burnside-Graves
Zottl-DiTomaso

GOALTENDERS
Spencer Martin*
Dawson Carty

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

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

Posted: December 11th, 2013

The Erie Otters have begun making arrangements to fill in roster spots during international tournament time.
Defense prospect Cole Mayo joined the team Tuesday to fill in for departing D Adam Pelech, who along with C Connor McDavid leave Thursday to join Team Canada for the IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden. The club also plans to recall D Jesse Saban, another 2013 OHL draft pick, after Christmas break. Goaltending prospect Daniel Dekoning joins the team in St. Catharines, Ontario, on Thursday to fill in for World Junior-bound G Oscar Dansk.
However, there are no plans to recall any forward prospects to replace RW Andre Burakovsky, who will join Dansk on Team Sweden for World Juniors, and rookie C Dylan Strome, who will represent Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Fs Quentin Maksimovich, Patrick Murphy and Travis Wood will fill in those spots, while veterans like C Kyle Pettit will take on greater roles.

On Tuesday, head coach Kris Knoblauch shared his thoughts on the team’s moves and this week’s games…

* On not overlooking Mississauga & Niagara: “I think it’s just fundamentals – doing things that are important, really stressing defense. If our defense is good, we’ll get opportunities offensively. If we’re just looking at the offensive side of the game, we’ll probably still get offensive chances, but we’ll probably be giving up a lot of chances against. We don’t want to get into a running match. Defense is very important.
“We kind of have two weekends of back-to-back games – middle of the week and two at the end (of the week). Certainly, you look at the ones on the weekend being more important just because (they’re) division rivals and the importance on those (games). The games on the weekend are important. But if you let the games get away that you should have won, those are just as important. We’re just looking at the two games this week against Niagara and Mississauga.

* On Mayo and Saban: Right now, Cole is not expected to play (in games) this week. That’s our plan. Certainly hope it stays that way. But if there was an injury or something did happen, we would need an extra defenseman. It’s just good to have those players. It is for depth, but also we wanted to call those guys up throughout the year at different times – this being one of them, and (Saban) after Christmas – where those guys are having the opportunity to practice with us so they can get comfortable with the speed of our game.
They’re working on their skills. We’re very happy with how they have improved. They’re getting lots of responsibilities. (Mayo) is getting power-play time, top pairing defensively, penalty kill, everything. So we’re very happy. But that level he’s playing at and the level we’re at is different. I think it’s just like sending our players to World Juniors or spending extra time in the American Hockey League at the beginning of the season or NHL camp. They learn a lot from that. Hopefully (Mayo) learns a little bit with the time spent with us.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 20th, 2013

The Erie Otters left for Guelph, Ontario, earlier today to play their season opener against the Midwest Division rival Storm. Three prospects – G Daniel Dekoning and Ds Jesse Saban and Cole Mayo – didn’t make the trip.
Instead, they were cut from the roster and reassigned to their Tier II clubs. That leaves the Otters with 25 players (including rookie LW Andre Burakovsky, who remains in NHL camp with the Washington Capitals). That also leaves the Otters with only one player from the 2013 OHL draft class – first-round pick Dylan Strome. Saban and Mayo were second-round and third-round picks, respectively.
The Otters face the Storm tonight with 6 available D, since rookie Travis Dermott serves a 1-game suspension for a slew foot against Niagara in a preseason game Sept. 2. The club is also without 3 veteran forwards – Jake Evans (knee), Hayden Hodgson (suspension) and Joel Wigle (shoulders). They have 12 available forwards overall. There had some talk of possibly cutting the forward. But that hasn’t happened at this point, and I don’t imagine it will happen with 4 forwards out of the lineup.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 19th, 2013

GOALTENDERS

Oscar Dansk
Number: 35
Age: 19
Hometown: Tumba, Sweden
Height: 6-2
Weight: 188
How acquired: 1st round (2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 11-23-3-3 record, 4.11 GAA, .888 save pct. (43 games)
Career stats: 11-23-3-3 record, 4.11 GAA, .888 save pct. (43 games)
Fast fact: Reassigned by Columbus (NHL) on Wednesday

Devin Williams
Number: 31
Age: 17
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
How acquired: 5th round (2011)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 8-17-1-2 record, 4.84 GAA, .886 save pct. (33 games)
Career stats: 10-21-1-3 record, 4.44 GAA, .891 save pct. (42 games)
Fast fact: Has recovered from sports hernia surgery earlier this summer

DEFENSE

Spencer Abraham
Number: 9
Age: 20
Hometown: Campbellville, Ont.
Height: 5-10
Weight: 172
How acquired: Trade from Brampton (Oct. 2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 7 goals, 20 points, -32 (67 games)
Career stats: 15  goals, 60 points, -48 (179 games)
Fast fact: Earned the final OA spot in the preseason

Travis Dermott
Number: 44
Age: 16
Hometown: Newmarket, Ont.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 181
How acquired: 9th round (2012)
2012-13 club: Newmarket (Jr. A)
2012-13 stats: 15 points, 24 points (53 games)
Career stats: 1st season
Fast fact: Was highly recruited by NCAA schools

Troy Donnay
Number: 57
Age: 19
Hometown: Fenton, Mich.
Height: 6-7
Weight: 185
How acquired: Trade from London (Jan. 2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 8 points, -39, 48 PIM (68 games)
Career stats: 17 points, -65, 104 PIM (143 games)
Fast fact: Signed with the N.Y. Rangers in the offseason

Justin Felker
Number: 5
Age: 17
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
How acquired: 2nd round (2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 2 points, -4 (17 games)
Career stats: 2 points, -4 (17 games)
Fast fact: Missed the second half of his rookie season with a compression fracture in his neck

Cory Genovese
Number: 3
Age: 18
Hometown: Hespeler, Ont.
Height: 6-3
Weight: 212
How acquired: Trade from Sudbury (Sept. 2013)
2012-13 club: Kitchener/Sudbury
2012-13 stats: 6 points, +6, 87 PIM (62 games)
Career stats: 11 points, +8, 175 PIM (118 games)
Fast fact: Brought to Erie for his skills as a stay-at-home defenseman

Adam Pelech
Number: 27
Age: 19
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
How acquired: 2nd round (2010)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 8 goals, 40 points, -16, 98 PIM (59 games)
Career stats: 11 goals, 74 points, -22, 177 PIM (168 games)
Fast fact: Has fully recovered from a third wrist surgery since early in the 2011-12 season.

Darren Raddysh
Number: 24
Age: 17
Hometown: Caledon, Ont.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
How acquired: 5th round (2012)

2012-13 club: Toronto Marlboros (Midget)/Georgetown (Jr. A)/Erie
2012-13 stats: 7 points, 28 PIM (50 games)
Career stats: 2 points, 12 PIM (24 games)
Fast fact: Joined the club as a rookie at midseason in 2011-12

LEFT WING

Andre Burakovsky
Number: 95
Age: 18
Hometown: Malmo, Sweden
Height: 6-1
Weight: 178
How acquired: 1st round (2013)
2012-13 club: Malmo (Sweden)
2012-13 stats: 4 goals, 11 points (43 games)
Career stats: 1st season
Fast fact: Has signed with Washington (NHL)

Michael Curtis
Number: 77
Age: 20
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 186
How acquired: Trade with Belleville (Aug. 2013)
2012-13 club: Belleville
2012-13 stats: 10 goals, 20 points (55 games)
Career stats: 51 goals, 99 points (243 games)
Fast fact: Scored a career-high 19 goals as a rookie in 2009-10

Stephen Harper
Number: 10
Age: 18
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
How acquired: 1st round (2011)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 18 goals, 38 points (67 games)
Career stats: 42 goals, 35 points (130 games)
Fast fact: Attended two NHL rookie camps with the Philadelphia Flyers this summer

Fabrizio Ricci
Number: 21
Age: 18
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
How acquired: Free agent (2013)
2012-13 club: Caledonia (Jr. B)/Barrie
2012-13 stats: 10 goals, 16 points, 119 PIM (50 games)
Career stats: 0 points (5 games)
Fast fact: Remains the lone free agent left on the roster

Travis Wood
Number: 37
Age: 17
Hometown: Hudson, Wis.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
How acquired: 11th round (2011)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 4 goals, 13 points (54 games)
Career stats: 10 goals, 31 points (118 games)
Fast fact: Has split time between wing and defense in the preseason

CENTER

Jake Evans
Number: 7
Age: 18
Hometown: Thorold, Ont.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 192
How acquired: 2nd round (2011)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 5 goals, 16 points (56 games)
Career stats: 17 goals, 39 points (123 games)
Fast fact: Begins the season out a knee injury

Dane Fox
Number: 74
Age: 19
Hometown: Thamesville, Ont.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
How acquired: Trade with London (Jan. 2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 19 goals, 36 points, 78 PIM (37 games)
Career stats: 54 goals, 119 points, 233 PIM (176 games)
Fast fact: Averaged a point per game a season ago after missing 2 months with a broken foot

Quentin Maksimovich
Number: 26
Age: 17
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
How acquired: 11th round (2012)
2012-13 club: Toronto Marlboros (major midget)
2012-13 stats: 11 goals, 17 points (25 games)
Career stats: 1st season
Fast fact: Signed with the club during training camp last month

Connor McDavid
Number: 97
Age: 16
Hometown: Newmarket, Ont.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
How acquired: 1st round (2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 25 goals, 66 points (63 games)
Career stats: 25 goals, 66 points (63 games)
Fast fact: Was named Rookie of the Year last season

Kyle Pettit
Number: 15
Age: 17
Hometown: Komoka, Ont.
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
How acquired: 2nd round (2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 3 goals, 6 points (67 games)
Career stats: 3 goals, 6 points (67 games)
Fast fact: Developed into a solid defender in his rookie season

Dylan Strome
Number: 19
Age: 16
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 178
How acquired: 1st round (2013)
2012-13 club: Toronto Marlboros (minor midget)
2012-13 stats: 65 goals, 143 points (60 games)
Career stats: 1st season
Fast fact: Older brother, Ryan, a former standout for Niagara, now plays for Bridgeport (AHL)

RIGHT WING

Nick Betz
Number: 29
Age: 18
Hometown: Clinton Township, Mich.
Height: 6-4
Weight: 217
How acquired: 6th round (2011)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 4 goals, 12 points, 38 PIM (44 games)
Career stats: 9 goals, 26 points, 83 PIM (105 games)
Fast fact: Missed 2 months early last season following an emergency appendectomy

Connor Brown
Number: 28
Age: 19
Hometown: Etobicoke, Ont.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
How acquired: 13th round (2010)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 28 goals, 69 points (63 games)
Career stats: 53 goals, 122 points (131 games)
Fast fact: Attended the Toronto Maple Leafs’ main camp

Hayden Hodgson
Number: 11
Age: 17
Hometown: Leamington, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 204
How acquired: 3rd round (2012)
2012-13 club: Erie
2012-13 stats: 8 goals, 12 points, 60 PIM (60 games)
Career stats: 8 goals, 12 points, 60 PIM (6o games)
Fast fact: Will miss the first three to complete a 10-game suspension incurred late last season

Patrick Murphy
Number: 6
Age: 18
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
How acquired: 5th round (2011)
2012-13 club: Port Colborne (Jr. B)/Erie
2012-13 stats: 12 goals, 37 points, 90 PIM (49 games)
Career stats: 4 points (16 games)
Fast fact: Moved full time from defense this preseason

Joel Wigle
Number: 8
Age: 19
Hometown: Brantford, Ont.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
How acquired: Trade with Niagara (Jan. 2013)
2012-13 club: Niagara/Erie
2012-13 stats: 3 goals, 18 points, 50 PIM (66 games)
Career stats: 17 goals, 41 points, 114 PIM (167 games)
Fast fact: Will be out until at least next month (shoulders)

Posted: September 16th, 2013

One day after posting a solid effort in a 5-2 preseason win against Mississauga, goaltender Devin Williams (sports hernia surgery) said he’s ready to play in Friday night’s regular-season opener in Guelph. Yet head coach Kris Knoblauch will wait until Thursday, and possibly even Friday, before naming his starter.
No. 1 goaltender Oscar Dansk remains in NHL training camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets. If he returns to Erie by Thursday, Knoblauch said, Dansk should start against the Storm. But if Dansk doesn’t return until Friday, Knoblauch said Williams could get the start.
Knoblauch hasn’t received an update on Dansk or rookie winger Andre Burakovsky, who’s set to make his NHL debut tonight in the Washington Capitals’ preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Meanwhile, rookie Daniel Dekoning remains with the club.
*** In other news, the roster stands at 28 players after the club cut forward prospect Blake Jones. Club officials plan to make one or two more cuts, most likely on defense.
Nine defensemen remain on the roster. Knoblauch also wants to keep extra players up front, since three forwards are out of the lineup to start the season – Jake Evans (knee), Hayden Hodgson (final 3 games of a 10-game suspension incurred late last season) and Joel Wigle (shoulders).
Given the makeup of the blue line (see the updated roster below), it would seem that 2013 draft picks Jesse Saban and Cole Mayo are on the bubble. Ultimately, the roster will shrink to 22 or 23 players at some point into the season.
*** Here’s a few more tidbits…Patrick Murphy has permanently made the move to forward from defense. Knoblauch said that gives Murphy the best shot to stick with the team.

Goaltenders (3): Oscar Dansk (at Columbus camp), Devin Williams, Daniel Dekoning
Defensemen (9): Spencer Abraham, Travis Dermott, Troy Donnay, Justin Felker, Cory Genovese, Cole Mayo, Adam Pelech, Darren Raddysh, Jesse Saban
Forwards (16): Andre Burakovsky (at Washington camp), Nick Betz, Connor Brown, Michael Curtis, Jake Evans (injured), Dane Fox, Stephen Harper, Hayden Hodgson, Quentin Maksimovich, Connor McDavid, Patrick Murphy, Kyle Pettit, Fabrizio Ricci, Dylan Strome, Joel Wigle (injured), Travis Wood (also has seen time on D)

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 7th, 2013

The Erie Otters head to Hanover, Ontario, on Sunday looking to rebound from consecutive preseason losses.
The Otters face Owen Sound in a 2 p.m. game at a sold-out P&H Centre with a depleted roster, especially up front. They will play without seven players at NHL rookie camps – goaltender Oscar Dansk (Columbus), defensemen Troy Donnay (N.Y. Rangers) and Adam Pelech (N.Y. Islanders) and forwards Connor Brown (Toronto), Andre Burakovsky (Washington), Dane Fox (St. Louis) and Stephen Harper (Philadephia). Jake Evans (knee), Hayden Hodgson (shoulder), free agent Fabrizio Ricci (shoulder) and Joel Wigle (shoulders) are out with injuries.
The Otters had 17 skaters, one below the maximum allowed to dress for a game, in a 4-2 loss in Barrie on Friday night. But coach Kris Knoblauch had to play two rookie defensemen – Patrick Murphy and Jesse Saban – at forward because the Otters have only nine available forwards on the roster.
Fans can listen to the broadcast from Bluewater Radio 91.3 FM. Steve Fitzsimmons and Bill Granger, the longtime voices of the Guelph Storm, will call the action.

Posted: August 29th, 2013

TEAM RED
2 Travis Dermott – D
4 Jimmy McDowell – D
5 Jesse Saban – D
6 Troy Donnay – D
7 Gregory Allen – D
8 Andre Burakovsky – LW
10 Connor McDavid – C
11 Connor Crisp – C
12 Kyle Pettit – C
13 Nick Betz – RW
14 Travis Wood – LW/D
15 Blake Jones – C
16 Matt Marsden – C
17 Jordan Dunin – C
18 Trent Fox – C
19 Cameron Etherington – RW
20 Connor Brown – RW
21 Justin Felker – D
30 Cosimo Lazzarino – G

TEAM BLUE
2 Adam Pelech – D
3 Darren Raddysh – D
4 Spencer Abraham – D
5 Cole Mayo – D
6 Khadyn Butterfly – D
7 Patrick Murphy – D
8 Dane Fox – LW
9 Michael Curtis – LW/C
10 Jake Evans – C
11 Stephen Harper – LW
12 Dylan Strome – C
13 Hayden Hodgson – RW
14 Quentin Maksimovich – C
15 Fabrizio Ricci – LW
16 Thomas Lattavo – RW
17 Jeff St. Pierre – RW
18 Cristiano DiGiacinto – RW
19 Nolan Dunn – LW

31 Daniel Dekoning – G
32 Oscar Dansk – G

Posted: August 28th, 2013

Seven members of the 2013 draft class – Sean Kohler (6th round), Patrick Fellows (7th round), T.J. Fergus (8th round), Frank Pucci (12th round), Jack Scanlan (13th round), Owen Headrick (14th round) and Trayvon Henry (15th round) – headlined the Erie Otters’ opening round of camp cuts. The club also cut free agents Brady Allen, Matthew Bell, Anton Bura, Teilen Celentano, Brett Dykstra, Arun Kumar and Alexander Row.
That leaves 44 players in camp, which will be divided into two teams for Thursday’s workouts. Six free agents survived cut day – Cameron Etherington, Nolan Dunn, Jeff St. Pierre, Fabrizio Ricci, Khadyn Butterfly, Cristiano DiGiacinto and Matt Marsden. The Otters also have five players from the 2013 class left – top three picks Dylan Strome, Jesse Saban, Cole Mayo, fifth-rounder Trent Fox (younger brother of F Dane Fox) and CHL first-round pick Andre Burakovsky, who arrived late Wednesday and will be on the ice Thursday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013

CAMP ROSTER
(subject to change)

TEAM RED
No. Name (status)
Goaltenders

30 Cosimo Lazzarino (9th round, 2013)
Defensemen
2 T.J. Fergus (8th round, 2013)
4 Darren Raddysh (Veteran)
7 Teilen Celentano (Free agent)
15 Adam Pelech (Veteran) – may not participate (wrist)
16 Riley Robertson (3rd round, 2012)
17 Jimmy McDowell (Veteran)
Left wing
14 Adam Bomberry (Free agent)
20 Nolan Dunn (Free agent)
22 Dane Fox (Veteran)
Center
6 Jake Evans (Veteran)
11 Quentin Maksimovich (11th round, 2012)
19 Trayvon Henry (15th round, 2013)
21 Dylan Strome (1st round, 2013)
23 Jordan Dunin (7th round, 2011)
Right wing
5 Cameron Etherington (Free agent)
8 Alexander Row (Free agent)
10 Jack Scanlan (13th round, 2013)
18 Nick Betz (Veteran)

TEAM GOLD
No. Name (status)
Goaltenders

32 Arun Kumar (Free agent)
Defensemen
3 Gregory Allen (6th round, 2011)
5 Cole Mayo (3rd round, 2013)
8 Travis Dermott (9th round, 2012)
9 Spencer Abraham (Veteran)
10 Anton Bura (Free agent)
11 Patrick Murphy (5th round, 2011)
Left wing
4 Brady Allen (Free agent)
6 Fabrizio Ricci (Free agent)
14 Travis Wood (Veteran) – also plays defense
22 Stephen Harper (Veteran)
Center
15 Blake Jones (14th round, 2011)
16 Connor Crisp (Veteran)
19 Kyle Pettit (Veteran)
20 Trent Fox (5th round, 2013)
Right wing
7 Hayden Hodgson (Veteran)
17 Brett Dykstra (Free agent)
18 Jeff St. Pierre (Free agent)
21 Joel Wigle (Veteran) – won’t participate (surgery on both shoulders – out until October)

TEAM BLUE
No. Name (status)
Goaltenders

33 Daniel Dekoning (8th round, 2012)
34 Oscar Dansk (Veteran)
Defensemen
3 Troy Donnay (Veteran)
4 Justin Felker (Veteran)
6 Owen Headrick (14th round, 2013)
7 Jesse Saban (2nd round, 2013)
9 Matthew Bell (Free agent)
11 Khadyn Butterfly (Free agent)
Left wing
5 Andre Burakovsky (1st round, 2013)
18 Patrick Fellows (7th round, 2013)
19 Oakley Thomas (Free agent)
20 Sean Kohler (6th round, 2013)
Center
8 Frank Pucci (12th round, 2013)
14 Matt Marsden (Free agent)
17 Michael Curtis (Veteran) – also plays left wing
21 Connor McDavid (Veteran)
Right wing
10 Thomas Lattavo (6th round, 2012)
12 Cristiano DiGiacinto (Free agent)
15 Connor Brown (Veteran)
23 Sean Darroch (8th round, 2011)
* More online: Check out the rosters for the Prospect Game on the Shootout hockey blog at GoErie.com/blogs/shootout and Twitter at www.twitter.com/goeriehockey.

PROSPECT GAME ROSTERS
TEAM RED – Coach:
Chris Hartsburg
No. Name (status)
Goaltenders

30 Cosimo Lazzarino
Defense
2 T.J Fergus
4 Patrick Murphy
6 Owen Headrick
7 Teilen Celentano
16 Riley Robertson
Forwards
5 Cameron Etherington
8 Alexander Row
10 Sean Darroch
11 Quentin Maksimovich
14 Adam Bomberry
15 Jordan Dunin
17 Trent Fox
18 Patrick Fellows
19 Trayvon Henry
20 Nolan Dunn

TEAM BLUE – Coach: Vince Laise
No. Name (status)
Goaltenders

32 Arun Kumar
Defense
3 Gregory Allen
9 Matthew Bell
10 Anton Bura
11 Khadyn Butterfly
Forwards
4 Brady Allen
5 Jack Scanlan
6 Fabrizio Ricci
7 Cristiano DiGiacinto
8 Frank Pucci
12 Sean Kohler
14 Matt Marsden
15 Blake Jones
17 Brett Dykstra
18 Jeff St. Pierre
19 Oakley Thomas

Posted: August 14th, 2013

Five Erie Otters picks in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection – C Dylan Strome (1st round), D Jesse Saban (2nd), D Cole Mayo (3rd), LW Sean Kohler (6th) LW and Patrick Fellows (7th) – will join 63 other players at Team Ontario’s Under-17 Provincial Camp today through Sunday at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.
They are vying for spots on the team that will play in the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is set for Dec. 27-Jan. 5 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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