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Posted: February 26th, 2014

The Erie Otters slipped another spot in the CHL top 10, as they stand fifth in the latest poll that was released today. The WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (49-9-0-4) remain No. 1, with Guelph (46-10-2-) at No. 2. London (42-12-1-4) rose to sixth from eighth, while Oshawa (39-16-0-5) moved onto the honorable-mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 49-9-0-4
2. Guelph (OHL) 46-10-2-1
3. Portland (WHL) 46-12-2-3
4. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 42-15-1-3
5. Erie (OHL) 44-13-2-0
6. London (OHL) 42-12-1-4
7. Edmonton (WHL) 44-15-1-1
8. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 37-14-4-5
9. Victoria (WHL) 43-17-1-3
9. Rimouski (QMJHL) 37-15-3-4

strong>Honorable mention: Calgary (WHL) 41-15-3-4, Oshawa (OHL) 39-16-0-5, Halifax (QMJHL) 39-18-0-3

Posted: February 19th, 2014

The Erie Otters dropped to 4th to 3rd in the latest CHL top 10 ranking, which was released today. Portland (43-12-2-3 in the WHL) moved ahead of the Otters, while Kelowna (46-8-0-4 in the WHL) and Guelph (44-9-2-1) remain Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. London (40-12-1-4) is still 8th, while Sault Ste. Marie (37-15-1-4) are on the honorable-mention list.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 46-8-0-4
2. Guelph (OHL) 44-9-2-1
3. Portland (WHL) 43-12-2-3
4. Erie (OHL) 43-11-2-0
5. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 37-11-4-5
6. Edmonton (WHL) 41-14-1-1
7. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 39-14-1-3
8. London (OHL) 40-12-1-4
9. Quebec (QMJHL) 34-15-3-6
10. Victoria (WHL) 41-16-1-3
strong>Honorable mention: Calgary (WHL) 39-15-3-3, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 37-15-1-4, Halifax (QMJHL) 37-18-0-3

Posted: January 15th, 2014

The Erie Otters (34-7-2-0) remain second in the latest CHL top 10 ranking, while the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets (36-5-0-2) hold onto the top spot. The Otters headline four OHL clubs on the list, followed by Guelph (32-8-2-1) at No. 3, London at No. 6 (28-9-1-4) and Sault Ste. Marie (29-10-1-4) at No. 10. Sudbury (24-10-3-4) moved onto the honorable-mention list for the first time this season.

CHL top 10 ranking
Club (league) Record

1. Kelowna (WHL) 36-5-0-2
2. Erie (OHL) 34-7-2-0
3. Guelph (OHL) 32-8-2-1
4. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 28-9-4-3
5. Calgary (WHL) 29-10-2-3
6. London (OHL) 28-9-1-4
7. Portland (WHL) 28-12-2-3
8. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 28-12-1-3
9. Rimouski (QMJHL) 26-12-3-4
10. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 29-10-1-4
Honorable mention: Victoria (WHL) 29-15-0-2, Quebec (25-12-3-5), Sudbury (OHL) 24-10-3-4

Posted: November 13th, 2013

The Erie Otters (16-3-1-0) rose to fifth from fourth in the latest CHL top 10 ranking, which was released today. They are one of three OHL clubs in the top five, along with Guelph (15-3-1-0) and Sault Ste. Marie (15-2-0-2). The Otters face both teams in key Western Conference matchups this weekend. Here’s the complete top 10:

No. Club (league) Record
1. Blainville-Broisbriand (QMJHL) 17-2-2-0
2. Guelph (OHL) 15-3-1-1
3. Kelowna (WHL) 14-2-0-2
4. Erie (OHL) 16-3-1-0
5. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 15-2-0-2
6. Portland (WHL) 16-4-1-1
7. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 15-5-0-3
8. Oshawa (OHL) 16-4-0-1
9. Medicine Hat (WHL) 14-3-3-0
10. Halifax (QMJHL) 16-8-0-0
Honorable mention: Everett (WHL) 14-3-3-0, Gatineau (QMJHL) 16-8-0-0, Swift Current (WHL) 14-8-0-1

Posted: October 30th, 2013

Erie Otters forwards Connor Brown and Connor McDavid and defenseman Adam Pelech were selected to play for Team OHL in the two-game Subway Super Series. The games against the Russian National Junior Team will be played Nov. 21 at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario, and Nov. 25 at Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ontario.
Brown entered Thursday’s schedule leading the league with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists), while McDavid was tied for third with 28 points and stands atop the list with 23 assists. Pelech ranks among the top 10 defensemen with 13 points (five goals, eight assists).
The Russian team also will face Team QMJHL on Nov. 18 in Gatineau, Quebec, and Nov. 20 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The annual event concludes with games against Team WHL on Nov. 27 in Red Deer, Alberta, and Nov. 28 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Check out rosters for both games by clicking here

Posted: October 16th, 2013

The Erie Otters (7-2-1-0) aren’t in the CHL’s top 10 yet, but here’s who is…

1. Blaineville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) — 10-0-1-0
2. London (OHL) — 7-1-1-0
3. Spokane (WHL) — 8-2-0-0
4. Kingston (OHL) — 7-1-0-1
5. Medicine Hat (WHL) — 7-1-1-0
6. Seattle (WHL) — 8-2-0-0
7. Charlottetown (QMJHL) — 8-2-0-1
8. Guelph (OHL) — 6-3-0-0
9. Kelowna (WHL) — 5-1-0-2
10. Rimouski (QMJHL) — 7-3-0-1

Honorable mention: Victoriaville (QMJHL) — 8-3-1-0, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) — 6-1-0-1, Prince Albert (WHL) — 7-4-1-0

Posted: September 12th, 2013

1. London Knights (OHL)
2. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
3. Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
4. Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
5. Guelph Storm (OHL)
6. Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
7. Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
8. Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
9. Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
10. Kootenay Ice (WHL) — Erie Otters coach Kris Knoblauch‘s former team

Posted: May 14th, 2013

The city of London, Ontario, and the OHL’s London Knights will host the 2014 Mastercard Memorial Cup, the league announced Tuesday.
The Knights earned the right to hold the CHL’s annual tournament, which includes champions of the OHL, WHL and QMJHL and the host club, over the Barrie Colts and Windsor Spitfires. Officials from all three clubs made formal bid presentations to the site selection committee this past April 17.
The Knights’ potential roster, which has more than 22 players eligible to return from a team that won a second straight league championship Monday, proved to be in the Knights’ favor. “The site selection committee determined that while all three clubs possess sufficient elements for a suitable host city,” OHL legal counsel Gord Kirke, a committee members, said in a statement, “it is the projected quality of the London Knights Hockey Club next season that is the decisive factor.” The 96th annual tournament will be held at Budweiser Gardens in London May 16-25, 2014. The Knights begin play in the 2013 Memorial Cup Friday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, against the host Saskatoon Blades.

Posted: April 24th, 2013

Erie Otters winger Stephen Harper stood 128th among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, which was released Wednesday. Harper, 18, slid 90 spots down the list after being picked 38th in the midterm rankings released in January. He had 18 goals and 38 points in 67 games this season after totaling 24 goals and 35 points in 63 games as a rookie in the 2011-12 OHL season.
Otters winger Nick Betz, 17, doesn’t appear in the final rankings after standing 106th among North American skaters on the midterm list. He had four goals and 12 points in 44 games this season. He missed two months of the season’s opening half recovering from an appendectomy.
Defenseman Seth Jones (Portland, WHL) and goaltender Zachary Fucale (Halifax, QMJHL) top the list among North American skaters and goaltenders, respectively. Sault Ste. Marie defenseman Darnell Nurse and Ottawa center Sean Monahan rank among the top five skaters, while Mississauga’s Spencer Martin ranks fifth among goaltenders. The Finnish-born duo of Aleksander Barkov and Juuse Saros top the list of European skaters and goaltenders, respectively. The NHL Entry Draft is set for June 30 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Posted: October 30th, 2012

Millcreek Township native Cameron Trejchel, 12, has been selected to play for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres’ 12-under team in the prestigious Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. The 53rd annual event will be held Feb. 14-24 at Pepsi Coliseum, in Quebec City, Quebec – home of the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques from 1972-1995 and current home to the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
Trejchel, who plays for the Amherst (N.Y.) Knights during the season, joins a group of 19 other players from western and central New York on the Jr. Sabres’ roster. The tournament for 11 and 12-year-olds, which has featured more than 600 current and former NHL players in the past, reportedly attracts an estimated 2,300 players from 16 countries and 200,000 spectators each year.

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