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By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: September 8th, 2013

Oscar Dansk stopped 21-of-23 shots to lead Columbus to a 4-2 win against Erie Otters teammate Troy Donnay and the New York Rangers on Sunday in the NHL Prospects Tournament at Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. Donnay had no points and five penalty minutes for a fight with Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires.
Former Otter Andrew Yogan had no points, two shots and two penalty minutes for the Rangers.
Otters F Dane Fox had no p
oints, two shots and 11 penalty minutes in St. Louis’ 4-1 loss to Detroit. He had a fight with Guelph’s Tyler Bertuzzi.
The Rangers conclude the tournament Monday with a 3:30 p.m. game against Minnesota in the fourth-place game, followed by the Blues and Carolina at 4 p.m. in the third-place game. Columbus faces Dallas at 7 p.m. in the second-place game.
At the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament, Otters RW Connor Brown and the Maple Leafs lost their finale 6-2 to Ottawa at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.

Posted: September 6th, 2013

Erie Otters G Oscar Dansk earned a win in net today at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., despite having a rough outing. He allowed five goals on 18 shots for Columbus in a 7-5 victory against Carolina (1-1-0) at Center Ice Arena. The Blue Jackets (1-1-0) scored three goals in the final 8 1/2 minutes of the third period to erase a 5-4 deficit.
D Troy Donnay had no points and a minus-1 rating for the New York Rangers in a 6-5 overtime loss to Buffalo. Former Otters F Andrew Yogan, who split time between the AHL and ECHL a season ago, had no points on four shots, a minus-2 and two penalty minutes for the Rangers (0-1-1). Former Otters D Brady Austin, now with Belleville, had no points and a minus-1 for the Sabres (2-0-0).
F Dane Fox had no points on one shot and four penalty minutes for St. Louis (1-1-0) in a 3-2 overtime win against Minnesota (0-1-1). Teams take Saturday off before returning to game action Sunday. Dansk and the Blue Jackets face Donnay and the Rangers at 6:30 p.m., followed by Fox and the Blues against Detroit at 7 p.m. RW Connor Brown, former Otters Greg McKegg and David Broll and the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday at the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013

The Erie Otters and Niagara IceDogs meet in the preseason for the second time in three days. This time, it will be a 2 p.m. matchup today at Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines, Ontario.
The Otters capped their week-long training camp Saturday with a 6-3 win against the IceDogs at Mercyhurst Ice Center in their first of six exhibition games. The highly anticipated line of Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and Andre Burakovsky combined for five goals and 14 points in the win.
McDavid, the OHL’s reigning rookie of the year, led the way with a goal and five assists. Brown had two goals and three assists. Burakovsky, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 CHL Import Draft, had two goals – including the game-winner – and an assist in his Otters debut.
After today’s game, the Otters conclude the preseason with three more games – at Barrie on Friday at 7:30 p.m., against Owen Sound on Sunday at 2 p.m. at P&H Centre in Hanover, Ontario, at Kitchener on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and against Mississauga on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Caledon East Arena in Caledon, Ontario.
In other news, eight players leave the club Tuesday to attend NHL rookie camps – Brown (Toronto), Burakovsky (Washington), Connor Crisp (Montreal), Oscar Dansk (Columbus), Troy Donnay (N.Y. Rangers), Stephen Harper (Philadelphia), Dane Fox (St. Louis) and Adam Pelech (N.Y. Islanders).
Dansk, Donnay and Fox are set to play in the NHL Prospects Tournament, which begins Thursday at Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich.
Donnay and the Rangers face Carolina on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., followed by Fox and the Blues at 7 p.m. Dansk and the Blue Jackets play Carolina on Friday at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Rangers and Buffalo at 4 p.m. St. Louis meets Minnesota at 7 p.m. Donnay and Dansk will face off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Jackets-Rangers game. St. Louis faces Detroit at 7 p.m. The final day of games is next Monday.
Brown joins former Otters forwards David Broll and Greg McKegg in the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament, which begins Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Chicago at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The Maple Leafs face Pittsburgh on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Ottawa on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Burakovsky will attend the Capitals’ rookie camp from Thursday through next Monday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The camp ends with a game against Harper and the Flyers’ rookies next Monday at 3 p.m. The Flyers’ rookie camp runs from Friday through Sunday at The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. Crisp will attend the Canadiens’ rookie camp from Thursday through next Monday at Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, Quebec.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 15th, 2011

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Former Erie Otters Shawn Szydlowski and Phil Varone had an assist apiece in the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 win against the New York Rangers in the championship game of the NHL Prospects Tournament at Center Ice Arena on Wednesday.

Varone finished the four-game tournament tied for second on the team with four points (two goals, two assists). Szydlowski had a goal and two points overall.

The Sabres haven’t announced their training camp roster. Former Otters forward Andrew Yogan, who appeared to be injured earlier in the tournament, didn’t play for the second straight game.

Otters overage defenseman David Shields has been invited to camp with the St. Louis Blues, which begins Friday in St. Louis Mills, Mo. Shields had no points and a minus-2 rating in the Blues’ 4-3 OT win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third-place game. He finished the tournament with no points and a minus-1 rating.

Otters OA goaltender Ramis Sadikov was the backup in the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the seventh-place game. He had an 0-1-0 record, 4.00 goals-against average and .846 save percentage in one game. The Red Wings haven’t announced their camp roster.

Former Mercyhurst College standout forward Scott Pitt had no points and a minus-2 rating against the Red Wings. He finished tied for the team lead with two points (one goal, one assist), but didn’t receive an invitation to main camp.

 

 

 

Posted: September 14th, 2011

Greg McKegg (Contributed/Toronto Maple Leafs)

OSHAWA, Ontario – Erie Otters forwards Greg McKegg and Sondre Olden scored a goal apiece in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on the final day of the 2011 Rookie Tournament at General Motors Centre.

Then according to mapleleafs.nhl.com, they joined former Otters winger David Broll in earning invitations to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ main camp, which begins Friday in Toronto and is headlined by the preseason opener Sept. 19 against the Senators.

McKegg finished the tournament tied for the team lead with four points (two goals, two assists).

At Traverse City, Mich., former Otters center Phil Varone scored his second goal in the NHL Prospects Tournament in the Buffalo Sabres’ 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at Center Ice Arena. Former Otters teammate Shawn Szydlowski had no points for the Sabres.

Otters goaltender Ramis Sadikov didn’t play for the Red Wings. The Sabres face the New York Rangers today at 7 p.m. in the championship game. The game can be seen on NHL Network and Madison Square Garden Network.

But Varone and Szydlowski might not face former Otters teammate Andrew Yogan, who didn’t play in a 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. While I watched the broadcast of the Rangers’ win Sunday against the Dallas Stars, it appeared Yogan was injured while crashing into the boards.

Meanwhile, former Mercyhurst College standout Scott Pitt had a goal, assist and a plus-2 rating for the Hurricanes against the Rangers on Tuesday. Otters defenseman David Shields, who’s expected to begin his professional career this season, had no points and a plus-1 rating in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-1 win against the Stars.

- Victor Fernandes

 

 

 

 

Posted: September 12th, 2011

Greg McKegg (Contributed/Toronto Maple Leafs)

OSHAWA, Ontario – Erie Otters captain Greg McKegg had a goal and two assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 Rookie Tournament at General Motors Centre on Sunday.

Otters teammate Sondre Olden didn’t record a point for the Leafs. Former Otters winger David Broll was injured in the game, according to the team’s website. The Leafs face the Ottawa Senators on Monday at 7 p.m.

At Traverse City, Mich., Otters goaltender Ramis Sadikov allowed four goals on 26 shots in the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild in the NHL Prospects Tournament at Center Ice Arena.

Former Otters Shawn Szydlowski (goal) and Phil Varone (assist) led the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Former Otter Andrew Yogan scored a goal in the New York Rangers’ 6-2 win against the Dallas Stars.

Overage defenseman David Shields, who’s expected to begin his pro career this season, had no points in the St. Louis Blues’ 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Former Mercyhurst College standout Scott Pitt had no points and a minus-2 rating for the Hurricanes.

Tuesday’s schedule is N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina at 3 p.m.; St. Louis vs. Dallas at 3:30 p.m.; Minnesota vs. Columbus, 6:30 p.m.; and Buffalo vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.

 

 

Posted: September 10th, 2011

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Former Erie Otters center Phil Varone scored in the Buffalo Sabres’ 6-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at the NHL Prospects Tournament. Former teammate Shawn Szydlowski had no points and four shots on goal for the Sabres.

In other tournament action, David Shields, an overage defenseman with the Otters who’s expected to start his professional career this season, had no points and a plus-1 rating in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Former Otters forward Andrew Yogan, who was traded to Peterborough last month, had no points and a minus-1 rating for the Rangers.

Otters overage goaltender Ramis Sadikov didn’t play for the Detroit Red Wings in a 7-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Former Mercyhurst College standout Sc0tt Pitt had a minus-2 rating and one shot on goal in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 8-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Here is Sunday’s tournament schedule:

Columbus vs. Buffalo, 2:30 p.m.

Carolina vs. St. Louis, 3 p.m.

Dallas vs. N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. (Live on NHL Network, replay on NHL Network at 9 p.m.)

Detroit vs. Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.

Here’s the rest of the tournament schedule:

Tuesday

Dallas vs. St. Louis, 3 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (Live on NHL Network, replay on NHL Network at 7 p.m.)

Columbus vs. Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.

Detroit vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday

7th-place game, 3 p.m.

5th-place game, 3:30 p.m.

3rd-place game, 6:30 p.m.

Championship game, 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Posted: September 1st, 2011

Erie Otters goaltender Ramis Sadikov enjoyed a quick skate late Thursday afternoon before watching his teammates in an intra-squad scrimmage later in the evening.

But how long will they remain his teammates?

Sadikov, 20, will practice with the team until he leaves Sept. 8 to play for the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. He hopes his performance at the tournament and at the Red Wings’ main camp will earn him a professional contract.

“I will show them what I’ve come to do,” said Sadikov, who arrived from Moscow, Russia, on Thursday.

Sadikov could return to Erie whether he signs or not. But Sherry Bassin, Otters managing partner and general manager, has said Sadikov isn’t a part of the team’s current plans, given his pro possibilities and the 18-year-old goaltending tandem of Chris Festarini and the recently acquired Tyson Teichmann. Bassin has expressed interest in trading Sadikov.

“I feel bad,” Sadikov said of possibly being traded. “Erie is my family.”

But he added, “I would say goodbye to my fans and get new ones (with a new OHL team).” However, one piece of Sadikov would stay in Erie – his unique post-game victory celebrations, which have been synonymous with the Otters the past two seasons.

“(There will be) no celebrations with a different team,” he said.

- Victor Fernandes

 

 

 

 

Posted: September 19th, 2010

Andrew Yogan (Contributed/Mark Bell & Erie Otters)

Erie Otters forward Andrew Yogan injured his shoulder while training with the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, Otters managing partner/general manager Sherry Bassin confirmed Sunday. But the severity of the injury remains unknown, Bassin said.

Yogan is in New York City for tests with the Rangers’ medical staff. Bassin plans to speak with Rangers officials on Monday to learn more about Yogan’s condition.

“I’ve heard every wide range (of news) from bad to not so bad,” Bassin said. “I don’t (read) a lot into it. I don’t get caught up into that until I know the facts.”

It’s unclear when Yogan, 18, the Rangers’ fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft,  suffered the injury. He played for the Rangers in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., a week ago. He scored a goal in the club’s final game on Wednesday.

He was invited to Rangers’ training camp, which began Friday.

Yogan was the Otters’ fifth-leading scorer in the 2009-10 season with 25 goals and 55 points. But he suffered a season-ending, fractured left foot late in the regular season. He missed the final month of the regular season and the playoffs in 2008-09 because of a concussion.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 15th, 2010

Greg McKegg (Contributed/Toronto Maple Leafs)

Erie Otters forward Greg McKegg and former teammates Justin Hodgman and Michael Liambas are among 63 players heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ training camp, which begins Friday in Toronto. McKegg and Liambas concluded play in the Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament on Tuesday with a 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.

Otters forward Shawn Szydlowski played for the Senators. But he didn’t receive an invitation to the NHL club’s main camp, which includes former Otters defenseman Chris Campoli.

At the NHL Prospects Tournament at Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., Otters forward Andrew Yogan scored a goal in the New York Rangers‘ 7-2 win against the Dallas Stars in the fifth-place game on Wednesday. The Rangers haven’t announced their roster for training camp.

Former Otters winger Luke Gazdic played for the Stars. Now he heads to Stars’ main camp this weekend in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Former Otters goaltender Jaroslav Janus stopped 3o-of-34 shots in a 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the third-place game. Defenseman David Shields played for the St. Louis Blues. But he won’t join former Otters Brad Boyes and Carlo Colaiacovo at main camp.

In other NHL camp news, defenseman Tyler Hostetter will attend the Philadelphia Flyers‘ main camp, which begins Friday at The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Vo0rhees, N.J. Hostetter signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers last September.

- Victor Fernandes

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