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Posted: April 18th, 2014

Western Conference finals, Game 1
Erie Otters vs. Guelph Storm

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS
Starters in bold italics

ERIE OTTERS
Forwards
Burakovsky
-Gaunce-Wigle
Fox-McDavid-Brown
Curtis-Strome-Evans
Murphy-Pettit-Betz

Defense
Genovese-Pelech
MacDermid-Abraham
Dermott-Donnay

Goaltenders
Dansk
Williams

Scratches: Felker (healthy), Raddysh (healthy), Maksimovich (healthy), Wood (healthy)

GUELPH STORM
Forwards
Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell
Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk
McGinn-Horvat-Auger
Bauman-Suter-Pierog

Defense
Finn-Trojanovic
Leslie-Ebert
Baltisberger-Harpur

Goaltenders
Nichols
Mancina

Scratches: Craievich, Stevens, McFadden

Posted: January 9th, 2014

The Erie Otters head on the road for back-to-back games in Barrie tonight and Owen Sound on Friday night.
On Wednesday, head coach Kris Knoblauch shared his thoughts on facing the Colts and Attack in the latest edition of Knoblauch Korner.
Knoblauch and D Justin Felker also spoke on how the players are handling the natural uncertainty that surrounds OHL trade deadline week.

Erie Otters (31-7-2-0) at Barrie Colts (20-16-1-2)
When: Today, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barrie Molson Centre – Barrie, Ontario
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Owen Sound (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Windsor (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
What to watch: Barrie’s game at Owen Sound on Wednesday was postponed because of inclement weather and poor travel conditions. Tonight’s game and Erie’s game in Owen Sound on Friday are still scheduled, but the team should receive official word before they leave at 11:30 a.m. today. … G Oscar Dansk, D Adam Pelech and Fs Andre Burakovsky, Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome rejoin the team for their first game since leaving last month for international tournaments. … G Devin Williams starts tonight, head coach Kris Knoblauch said, so Dansk has time to recoup mentally from playing in the IIHF World Junior Championship. Dansk should start a game this weekend, namely Sunday’s matchup with Windsor at Erie Insurance Arena. … The Otters split a two-game series with Owen Sound last weekend, which included their first home loss of the season. … They are 2-3-1 in their last six games. … The Otters snapped a 0-for-10 streak on the power play with a goal on their only chance in last Saturday’s win against the Attack. They are 3 for their last 31, but remain the best in the OHL at 29.4 percent. … Erie’s lead in the Western Conference has shrunk to three points over Guelph and four over London. … The Otters remain second in the latest CHL top 10 poll, followed by Guelph at No. 3, London at No. 5 and Oshawa at No. 10. … The Otters (100 goals against) and Colts (115) are first and fourth, respectively, in the league. … The Otters are second with 182 goals scored, while the Colts are eighth with 143. … The Colts are fourth in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of North Bay. … The Colts acquired RW Joseph Blandisi, a Colorado Avalanche prospect with 21 goals and 37 points in 37 games, from Ottawa on Wednesday in exchange for C Erik Bradford and third-round picks in 2015 and 2016. … Former Otters D Liam Maaskant has four points, a plus-3 rating and 32 penalty minutes in 28 games with Barrie this season. … Mackenzie Blackwood (10-10-1-1 record, 2.77 goals-against average, .909 save percentage, 1 shutout) and Daniel Gibl (7-6-0-1, 2.55, .919, 1 shutout) have been a solid pair in net for the Colts.

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: 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 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

Posted: November 5th, 2013

Justin Felker has played regular minutes on the Erie Otters’ defense while Cory Genovese served a pair of five-game suspensions. Now that Genovese is eligible to rejoin the lineup, Felker should move out of head coach Kris Knoblauch’s six-man rotation on the blue line. But he’s handling the disappointment with a positive attitude.
Watch his video interview by clicking here

Posted: October 26th, 2013

STARTING LINEUPS
* denotes starters

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

DEFENSE
Pelech-Raddysh*
Dermott-Donnay
Felker-Abraham

GOALTENDERS
Devin Williams*
Oscar Dansk

Scratches: D Cory Genovese (Game 3 of a 5-game suspension), RW Joel Wigle (upper-body injury), RW Patrick Murphy (healthy), LW/D Travis Wood (healthy)

PETERBOROUGH PETES

FORWARDS
Hatcher-Cornel-Nosad*
Betzold-Clarke-Tanus
Maguire-Pierog-McCartney
Lorentz-Stefano-Paulovic

DEFENSE
Boland-Seymour*
Armstrong-Spencer
Varga-Devlin

GOALTENDERS
Andrew D’Agostini*
Michael Giugovaz

Scratches: D Cameron Lizotte, LW Mitchell Webb, LW Nick Ritchie

Referees: TBA ; Linesmen: TBD

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