The OHL will unveil the winner of the Emms Family Award for OHL rookie of the year Thursday at 11 a.m. Erie Otters center Connor McDavid (25 goals, 41 assists, 66 points) headlines a list of finalists that also includes forwards Sam Bennett (18-22-40 with Brampton), Blake Clarkee (19-32-51) with Brampton, Michael Dal Colle (15-33-48 with Oshawa), Nikolay Goldobin (30-38-68 with Sarnia) and Sergey Tolchinsky (26-25-51 with Sault Ste. Marie).
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Posted: April 3rd, 2013
Posted: March 21st, 2013
Victor Fernandes unveils his predictions for the OHL playoffs:
No. 1 Belleville def. No. 8 Mississauga, 4-1
No. 2 Barrie def. No. 7 Kingston, 4-0
No. 6 Niagara def. No. 3 Oshawa, 4-2
No. 4 Brampton def. No. 5 Sudbury, 4-2
No. 1 Belleville def. No. 6 Niagara, 4-2
No. 2 Barrie def. No. 4 Brampton, 4-1
No. 1 Belleville def. No. 2 Barrie, 4-3
No. 1 London def. No. 8 Saginaw, 4-0
No. 2 Plymouth def. No. 7 Sarnia, 4-1
No. 3 Owen Sound def. No. 6 Sault Ste. Marie, 4-1
No. 5 Guelph def. No. 4 Kitchener, 4-3
No. 1 London def. No. 5 Guelph, 4-1
No. 2 Plymouth def. No. 3 Owen Sound, 4-2
No. 2 Plymouth def. No. 1 London, 4-3
No. 1W Plymouth def. No. 1E Belleville, 4-2
- Victor Fernandes
Posted: April 26th, 2012
Erie Otters defenseman Adam Pelech has been awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL’s scholastic player of the year, the league announced Thursday. Pelech, the Otters’ first honoree since Brad Boyes in the 1999-2000 season, also earned the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award as the league’s top high school student. He is the first player in OHL history to capture both awards.
Pelech has a 95-percent average at McDowell and had 20 points in 44 games after recovering from a fractured wrist this season. His older brother, Matt, was named the league’s first recipient of the high school award while playing for Sarnia in 2005.
Posted: April 9th, 2012
Erie Otters center Dane Fox stands 46th among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, which was released Monday. Five teammates join him on the list, including first-tim selection Luke Cairns. The veteran center is considered No. 189 among North American skaters after not appearing on Central Scouting’s preliminary and midterm lists.
Right wing Connor Brown (No. 110 from No. 85 in the midterm rankings) as well as defensemen Adam Pelech (No. 120 from No. 54), Troy Donnay (No. 122 from No. 115) and Liam Maaskant(No. 195 from No. 134) slipped down the list.
Former Otters winger Chris Marchese, now with Windsor, stands at No. 122. Center Drake Caggiula, the Otters’ third-round pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, appears at No. 185. Caggiula, who played for Stouffville in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League this season, has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at North Dakota.
Sarnia’s duo of right wing Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk rank first and fourth, respectively, followed by Ottawa defenseman Cody Ceci (sixth), Kitchener center Radek Faksa (seventh) and London defenseman Olli Maatta (eighth). Belleville’s Malcolm Subban (first), Saginaw’s Jake Paterson (third) and Kitchener’s Frank Palazzese (ninth) rank among the top 10 North American goaltenders.
The NHL draft takes place June 22-23 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Check out the the complete rankings by clicking on the link.
Posted: September 22nd, 2011
Victor Fernandes unveils his predictions for the 2011-12 OHL season:
4. Owen Sound
5. Sault Ste. Marie
No. 1 Niagara def. No. 8 Kingston, 4-0
No. 2 Oshawa def. No. 7 Sudbury, 4-2
No. 3 Mississauga def. No. 6 Brampton, 4-1
No. 4 Ottawa def. No. 5 Peterborough, 4-1
No. 1 Niagara def. No. 4 Ottawa, 4-0
No. 3 Mississauga def. No. 2 Oshawa, 4-2
No. 1 Niagara def. No. 3 Mississauga, 4-2
No. 1 Plymouth def. No. 8 Owen Sound, 4-2
No. 2 London def. No. 7 Erie, 4-2
No. 6 Windsor def. No. 3 Saginaw, 4-3
No. 5 Sarnia def. No. 4 Kitchener, 4-2
No. 1 Plymouth def. No. 6 Windsor, 4-2
No. 2 London def. No. 5 Sarnia, 4-3
No. 1 Plymouth def. No. 2 London, 4-2
No. 1E Niagara def. No. 1W Plymouth, 4-2
Posted: October 1st, 2010
What: London Knights (2-1-0-0) at Erie Otters (1-3-0-0)
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Tullio Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Erie – C Greg McKegg (1 goals, 4 assists, 5 points), C Mike Cazzola (2-4-6), RW Anthony Luciani (3-1-4), LW David Broll (1-3-4), D Mitch Gaulton (2-0-2)
London – RW Vladislav Namestnikov (1-3-4), RW Jared Knight (2-1-3), LW Michael McDonald (1-2-3), LW Colin Martin (1-2-3), C Phil Varone (1-0-1)
Erie – The Otters attempt to snap a three-game losing streak at home, where they lost their opener to Saginaw 3-2 last weekend. … They lost four of six meetings with the Midwest Division rival Knights last season. But four of the defeats were by a goal – three in overtime or shootout. The Otters won two of three home games in the season series. … D Brett Cook suffered an apparent injury early in Friday’s loss to Kitchener and didn’t return. … Rookie C Connor Crisp (mild concussion) missed his fourth straight game on Friday. … The Otters have allowed power-play goals in all four games (seven goals on 18 chances). … Cazzola has points in all four games.
London – The Knights play their first road game of the season. They opened with three straight at home – a 3-2 shootout win against Plymouth, 4-3 overtime win against Sarnia and a 4-2 loss to Owen Sound. … Second-year goaltender Michael Houser (2-1-0-0 record, 2.53 goals-against average, .925 save percentage, 1 shutout) has started the first three games in front of rookie Igor Bobkov, an Anaheim Ducks prospect. … The Knight selected Namestnikov 20th overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft.
Up next: at Guelph (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Kitchener (Oct. 9, 7 p.m.)
- Victor Fernandes