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Posted: January 3rd, 2014

Dylan Strome

NORTH SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Erie Otters rookie Dylan Strome had two goals and an assist to lead Ontario to a 6-3 win against Sweden on Friday in the fifth-place game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Strome assisted on Kingston winger Lawson Crouse’s go-ahead goal with 14 seconds left in the first period. Then Strome handed Ontario (3-1-1) a 4-2 lead 4:58 left into the second period before capping the victory with another goal midway through the third period.
Strome finished the tournament with a team-leading 12 points (six goals, seven assists in five games.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Dylan Strome scored a goal, but the Erie Otters rookie and Ontario couldn’t overcome a four-goal third period in a 6-2 loss to the United States on Thursday in the final preliminar game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Ontario (2-1-1) failed to qualify for today’s semifinals after finishing third in Group B behind the U.S. (4-0-0) and Russia (3-1-0). Ontario finishes tournament play today at 1 p.m. in the fifth-place game against Sweden (2-1-1), the third-place team in Group A.
Strome leads Ontario and ranks among the top five overall with nine points (four goals and five assists).

Posted: January 1st, 2014

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Erie Otters rookie Dylan Strome had a goal and assist, and London F Mitchell Marner’s second hat trick of the tournament completed a two-goal comeback in the third period. But Ontario still lost to Russia 6-5 in a shootout in a preliminary-round game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge tonight.
Strome has three goals and a team-leading seven points in three games for Ontario (2-0-1), which stands second in Group B entering Friday’s 6 p.m. matchup with the first-place United States (3-0-0). Ontario needs to win in regulation to win the group, and finish at least second in the group to reach Friday’s semifinals. The gold-medal and bronze-medal games are set for Saturday.

Posted: May 16th, 2013

Add another major publication – Sports Illustrated – to the always growing list of media outlets throughout North America that have done feature stories on hockey phenom Connor McDavid since he joined the Erie Otters as a 15-year-old at the start of the 2013-14 OHL season.
Sports Illustrated has a four-page article in its latest magazine entitled “The Next Next Next One.” McDavid, the highly touted No. 1 pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection who’s already expected to be the top pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, also has been featured by media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today and, The Hockey News, Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail in Toronto) and Le Journal de Montreal.
McDavid, 16, a native of Newmarket, Ontario, finished second among all OHL rookies with 66 points in the regular season. He won a gold medal, and led all scorers with 14 points in seven games, with Canada in the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia.