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Posted: December 5th, 2013
Posted: October 31st, 2013
Read this heartwarming story of the Pittsburgh Penguins and one of their young fans…
Posted: October 1st, 2013
Players with Erie ties in the NHL:
Pos. Name (age), club NHL experience Local ties
RW Brad Boyes (31), Florida 9th season Erie Otters
LW David Broll (20), Toronto Rookie Erie Otters
C Chris Brown (22), Phoenix 1st season Millcreek Township*#
LW Luke Gazdic (24), Edmonton Rookie Erie Otters^
C Jordan Nolan (24), Los Angeles 3rd season Erie Otters
F Ryan O’Reilly (22), Colorado 5th season Erie Otters
RW Anthony Peluso (24), Winnipeg Rookie Erie Otters#
LW Mike Rupp (33), Minnesota 11th season Erie Otters
* Parents are McDowell graduates, still has family in Erie; # Played five games with their current clubs a season ago; ^ Claimed off waivers from Dallas on Sunday
Victor Fernandes makes his predictions for the 2013-14 NHL season:
6. Tampa Bay
2. x-N.Y. Rangers
3. x-N.Y. Islanders
8. New Jersey
2. x-St. Louis
1. x-San Jose
2. x-Los Angeles
x-automatic qualifier; y-wild card teams, z-conference champion, a-overall regular-season champion
No. 1M Pittsburgh def. WC No. 2 Columbus, 4-1
No. 1A Boston def. WC No. 1 Detroit, 4-2
No. 2M N.Y. Rangers def. No. 3M N.Y. Islanders, 4-2
No. 2A Ottawa def. No. 3A Toronto, 4-2
No. 1M Pittsburgh def. No. 2M N.Y. Rangers, 4-2
No. 1A Boston def. No. 2A Ottawa, 4-3
No. 1A Boston def. No. 1M Pittsburgh, 4-2
No. 1C Chicago def. WC No. 2 Winnipeg, 4-0
WC No. 1 Edmonton def. No. 1P San Jose, 4-2
No. 2C St. Louis def. No. 3C Minnesota, 4-2
No. 2P Los Angeles def. No. 3P Vancouver, 4-1
No. 1C Chicago def. No. 2C St. Louis, 4-2
No. 2P Los Angeles def. WC No. 1 Edmonton, 4-2
No. 1C Chicago def. No. 2P Los Angeles, 4-2
Stanley Cup Final
No. 1C Chicago def. No. 1A Boston, 4-2
- Victor Fernandes
Posted: September 12th, 2013
Alain Lemieux, older brother of Hockey Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins principal owner and chairman Mario Lemieux, has joined the coaching staff for the Gannon University club hockey team. Read more by clicking the link…
Posted: August 8th, 2013
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced ticket sale dates for their preseason and regular-season home games. Find out more by clicking the link …
Posted: August 8th, 2013
Check out the NHL’s complete schedule of preseason games by clicking this link …
Posted: July 19th, 2013
The NHL also announced the schedule for the 2013-14 season. Check out your favorite team’s schedule and other news by clicking the link …
Posted: April 16th, 2013
Erie native Ryan Zapolski has signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, The Post and Courier of Charleston (S.C.) reported Monday.
Zapolski, 26, a Cathedral Prep and Mercyhurst University alumnus, earned the opportunity with the Nashville Predators’ AHL affiliate after completing a record-setting season with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays last week.
Zapolski was the second player in league history to capture top rookie, top goaltender and most valuable player honors in the same season, as well as the third goaltender to ever claim the MVP award. He also set the league record with a 1.64 goals-against average, tied the mark for shutouts (8) and tied for the second-best save percentage (.942). He led the league in all three categories this season and finished tied for second with 27 wins.
Zapolski had a week-long stint with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ affiliate, this past December. But he didn’t play in any games. He joins an Admirals club that includes former Erie Otters winger Michael Liambas. They are tied for ninth with the Chicago Wolves in the Western Conference, two points behind the Rockford IceHogs for the final playoff spot with four games left in the regular season. The Admirals play Chicago tonight.
In other Lakers’ news, fifth-year senior goaltender Max Strang signed an amateur tryout contract with the ECHL’s Reading Royals last Friday. Strang, who completed his Mercyhurst career last month, said he has replaced an injured goaltender on the Royals’ roster.
Posted: March 14th, 2013
Erie Otters (18-40-3-5) at Guelph Storm (38-23-1-4)
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sleeman Centre – Guelph, Ontario
On the air: WJET-AM/1400, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)*
Upcoming schedule: Saturday vs. Guelph, 7 p.m. (season finale)
What to expect: The Otters enter the final weekend of the season tied with the 2007-08 club (18-46-2-2) for the third-fewest, single-season wins in the franchise’s 17-year history. They currently have the fourth-worst, single-season winning percentage (.333) in franchise history, behind only the 2011-12 club (.191), 2006-07 club (.243) and 2007-08 club (.294). … The Otters have topped 300 goals against for the second straight season and fourth time in the past seven years. … The Otters have clinched the No. 2 pick in the OHL Priority Selection April 6. Ottawa (16-43-0-5) will have the No. 1 pick. … Otters C Connor McDavid (25 goals, 37 assists, 62 points) entered Thursday trailing Sarnia RW Nikolay Goldobin (27-36-63) by one point for the league’s rookie scoring title. McDavid leads his counterpart by one assist and trails him by two in goals. The Sting faced Oshawa at home Thursday night. … McDavid needs one point to set a new franchise mark for points by a rookie in a season. He’s tied with Tim Connolly, who had 62 points in the 1997-98 season. McDavid already has broken the club’s mark for assists by a rookie in a season originally held by Brad Boyes (36 in 1998-99). … RW Connor Brown (26-41-67) could finish the season among the league’s top 20 scorers. … C Jake Evans (5-11-16) remained on crutches for Wednesday night’s loss to London at Erie Insurance Arena. … The Otters are holding a raffle as part of their annual Mario Lemieux Foundation Night. Tickets are $5 for one, $20 for five and $50 for 15 and will be drawn Saturday night. The list of 15 prizes include a framed Lemieux sweater signed by 15 players from his fantasy camp and sweaters signed by Lemieux, a Hockey Hall of Famer and Penguins co-owner, and current Penguins Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. … Guelph stands four points behind Midwest Division rival Kitchener with two games left. The Storm need to sweep the Otters this weekend and Rangers losses in Sault Ste. Marie and Saginaw this weekend to clinch the fourth seed and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. … The Storm are fourth in the league with 247 goals scored despite having one player among the top 20 in goals (RW Scott Kosmachuk, 33) and no players among the top 20 in points.
* Saturday’s game will air on WFNN-AM/1330
- Victor Fernandes
Posted: February 4th, 2013
Former Erie Otters Michael Rupp and Nick Palmieri were involved in a trade between the NHL’s New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild.
According to reports Monday, the Rangers sent Rupp, 33, to the Wild for Palmieri, 23, and fellow forward Darroll Powe. Rupp had four goals, five points and 109 points in 68 games since joining the Rangers a season ago. He has 53 goals, 95 points and 765 penalty minutes in 565 games with the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes from 2002-13.
Rupp, a Cleveland native, had 51 goals, 110 points and 293 penalty minutes in 137 games with the Otters from 1997-2000. Palmieri totaled 65 goals and 114 points in 174 games for the Otters from 2005-08 before being traded to Belleville. He was playing for the Houston Aeros, the Wild’s AHL affiliate, this season. He had 10 goals and 21 points in 40 games. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 87 career NHL games with New Jersey (2009-11) and Minnesota (2011-12). He reportedly will play with the Connecticut Whale, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate.