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Posted: February 18th, 2014

Former Mercyhurst women’s hockey star Meghan Agosta-Marciano captured her third Olympic gold medal in Canada’s 3-2 OT win over the United States today.
Here’s an update on Agosta and other players with Erie ties playing in the Olympic men’s and women’s hockey tournament:

Meghan Agosta-MarcianoF Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Canada (Mercyhurst, 2006-09, 2010-11) – 3 goals (30 SOG), 1 assist in 5 games
D Arvid Rekis, Latvia (Otters, 1996-2000) – 0 points (2 SOG), 4 PIM in 5 games
F Sondre Olden, Norway (Otters, 2011-12) – 0 points (2 SOG) in 4 games

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Olympic men’s hockey schedule
at Sochi, Russia
(all games broadcast live)

Preliminary round – Feb. 12
Switzerland 1, Latvia
Preliminary round – Feb. 13
United States 7, Slovakia 1
Canada 3, Norway 1
Preliminary round – Feb. 14
Czech Republic 4, Latvia 2
Finland 6, Norway 1
Canada 6, Austria 0
Preliminary round – Feb. 15
United States 3, Russia 2 (SO)
Sweden 5, Latvia 3
Preliminary round – Feb. 16
Austria 3, Norway 1
United States 5, Slovenia 1
Canada 2, Finland 1 (OT)
Qualification round – Feb. 18
Russia 4, Norway 0 (Norway eliminated)
Latvia 3, Switzerland 1
Quarterfinals -Today
Sweden 5, Slovenia 0
Finland 3, Russia 1
Canada 2, Latvia 1
United States 5, Czech Republic 2
Semifinals – Today
Sweden vs. Finland, 7 a.m. a.m.NBCSN
Canada vs. United States, noon NBCSN
Bronze-medal game – Saturday
Sweden-Finland loser vs. Canada-U.S. loser, 10 a.m. NBCSN
Gold-medal game – Sunday
Sweden-Finland winner vs. Canada-U.S. winner, 7 a.m. WICU

Olympic women’s hockey schedule
at Sochi, Russia
(all games broadcast live)

Preliminary round – Feb. 8
United States 3, Finland 1
Canada 5, Switzerland 0
Preliminary round – Feb. 10
United States 9, Switzerland 0
Canada 3, Finland 0
Preliminary round – Feb. 12
Canada 3, United States 2
Semifinals – Feb. 17
United States 6, Sweden 1
Canada 3, Switzerland 1
Medal round – Thursday
Bronze-medal game: Switzerland 4, Sweden 3
Gold-medal game: Canada 3, United States 2 (OT)

TV at a glance
* NBCSN:
DirecTV – Channel 220, DISH Network – Channel 159, Time Warner Cable – Channel 324
* MSNBC: DirecTV – Channel 356, DISH Network – Channel 209, Time Warner Cable – Channel 29
* USA: DirecTV – Channel 242, DISH Network – Channel 105, Time Warner Cable – Channel 27

Posted: February 15th, 2014

Here’s an update on players with Erie ties playing in the Olympic men’s and women’s hockey tournament:

F Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Canada (Mercyhurst, 2006-09, 2010-11) – 3 goals (16 SOG), 1 assist in 3 games
D Arvid Rekis, Latvia (Otters, 1996-2000) – 0 points (1 SOG), 4 PIM in 3 games
F Sondre Olden, Norway (Otters, 2011-12) – 0 points (2 SOG) in 2 games

Posted: February 12th, 2014

Former Erie Otters Arvid Rekis (1996-2000) and Sondre Olden (2011-12) headline 34 former OHL players competing in the men’s Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.

OHL alumni at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games:
(last OHL team and season in parentheses; * indicates 2010 Olympic Winter Games participant)

Austria (1)
Andre Lakos (Barrie Colts 1999)

Canada (9)
Jeff Carter (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 2005)
Drew Doughty (Guelph Storm, 2008)*
Matt Duchene (Brampton Battalion, 2009)
Rick Nash (London Knights, 2002)*
Corey Perry (London Knights, 2005)*
Alex Pietrangelo (Barrie Colts, 2010)
Mike Smith (Sudbury Wolves, 2002)
P.K Subban (Belleville Bulls, 2009)
John Tavares (London Knights, 2009)

Czech Republic (2)
Jakub Kovar (Windsor Spitfires, 2008)
Lukas Krajicek (Peterborough Petes, 2002)

Finland (1)
Olli Maatta (London Knights, 2013)

Latvia (5)
Kaspars Daugavins (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, 2009)*
Arturs Kulda (Peterborough Petes, 2008)
Arvid Rekis (Erie Otters, 2000)*
Juris Stals (Owen Sound Attack, 2003)
Herbert Vasiljevs (Guelph Storm, 1996)*

Norway (2)
Sondre Olden (Erie Otters, 2012)
Mathis Olimb (Sarnia Sting, 2005)*

Russia (1)
Fedor Tyutin (Guelph Storm, 2002)*

Slovakia (6)
Peter Budaj (Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, 2002)*
Tomas Marcinko (Barrie Colts, 2008)
Richard Panik (Guelph Storm, 2011)
Branko Radivojevic (Belleville Bulls, 2001)*
Andrej Sekera (Owen Sound Attack, 2006)*
Tomas Zaborsky (Saginaw Spirit, 2008)

Slovenia (3)
Jan Mursak (Belleville Bulls, 2008)
Ziga Pance (Oshawa Generals, 2008)
Marcel Rodman (Peterborough Petes, 2001)

Sweden (1)
Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers, 2011)

Switzerland (2)
Denis Hollenstein (Guelph Storm, 2009)
Yannick Weber (Kitchener Rangers, 2008)*

United States (5)
Dustin Brown (Guelph Storm, 2003)*
Ryan Callahan (Guelph Storm, 2006)*
John Carlson (London Knights, 2009)
Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires, 2010)
Patrick Kane (London Knights, 2007)

Posted: February 12th, 2014

Here’s the television schedule for notable men’s hockey games featuring the United States, Canada, Norway (former Erie Otters F Sondre Olden) and Latvia (former Otters D Arvid Rekis) at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia:

Olympic men’s hockey schedule
at Sochi, Russia

(all games broadcast live)
Preliminary round – Today
Switzerland 1, Latvia 0
Preliminary round – Thursday
United States vs. Slovakia, 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Canada vs. Norway, noon USA
Preliminary round – Friday
Latvia vs. Czech Republic, 3 a.m. MSNBC
Norway vs. Finland, noon MSNBC
Canada vs. Austria, noon USA
Preliminary round – Saturday
United States vs. Russia, 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Latvia vs. Sweden, noon USA
Preliminary round – Sunday
Norway vs. Austria, 3 a.m. USA

Sondre Olden


United States vs. Slovenia, 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Canada vs. Finland, noon USA
Qualification round – Tuesday
4 games – teams TBD, 3 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and noon NBCSN, USA, MSNBC
Quarterfinals – Wednesday
4 games – teams TBD, 3 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and noon USA, MSNBC, NBCSN
Semifinals – Feb. 21
Quarterfinal winners, 7 a.m. and noon NBCSN
Bronze-medal game – Feb. 22
Semifinal losers, 10 a.m. NBCSN
Gold-medal game – Feb. 23
Semifinal winners, 7 a.m. WICU

TV at a glance
* NBCSN: DirecTV – Channel 220, DISH Network – Channel 159, Time Warner Cable – Channel 324
* MSNBC: DirecTV – Channel 356, DISH Network – Channel 209, Time Warner Cable – Channel 29
* USA: DirecTV – Channel 242, DISH Network – Channel 105, Time Warner Cable – Channel 27

Posted: January 7th, 2014

Check out the rosters for the hockey teams representing all 12 countries at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month…by the way, there are two players with local ties – former Erie Otters Arvid Rekis (Latvia) and Sondre Olden (Norway)

Group A: United States, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia

Group B: Canada, Finland, Norway, Austria

Group C: Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia

Posted: June 28th, 2013

The Otters’ past selections in the CHL Import Draft:

Year Pos. Name (pick) Home country Career statistics
1996 D Arvid Rekis (21st) Latvia 25 G, 138 Pts, 337 PIM – 242 GP (1996-2000)
1996 RW Vadim Sharapov (50th) Russia 34 G, 77 Pts, 220 PIM – 118 GP (1996-98)
1998 RW Nikita Alexeev (5th) Russia 72 G, 160 Pts, 101 PIM – 189 GP (1998-2001)
1999 LW Ivan Huml (52nd) Czech Republic Did not report
2000 RW Lubor Dibelka (29th) Czech Republic Did not report
2001 C Alex Karaulchuk (47th) Ukraine 39 G, 97 Pts, 345 PIM – 185 GP (2001-04)
2001 LW/C Michal Kokavec (55th) Slovakia 7 G, 14 Pts, 49 PIM – 66 GP (2001-02)
2002 C Tomas Galasek (51st) Czech Republic 23 G, 41 Pts, 107 PIM – 184 GP (2002-05)
2003 C Ilya Yakovlev (12th) Russia Did not report
2004 LW Vladimir Tufykov (32nd) Russia 0 Pts, 0 PIM – 1 GP (2004-05)
2005 D Ivan Maximkin (28th) Russia Did not report
2005 LW Christian Seest Olsen (72nd) Denmark 3 G, 16 Pts, 24 PIM – 69 GP (2005-07)
2006 RW Stanislav Polodna (12th) Czech Republic 10 G, 35 Pts, 27 PIM – 84 GP (2006-07)
2007 G Jaroslav Janus (2nd) Slovakia 45-53-7-2, 3.69 GAA, .902 save pct. (2007-09)
2008 C/W Edgar Rybakov (4th) Lithuania 0 G, 1 Pt – 23 GP (2008-09)
2009 G Ramis Sadikov (36th) Russia 51-50-5-5 record, 3.53 GAA, .901 save pct., 2 shutouts (2009-11)
2010 F Tim Tankeev (29th) Russia 0 Pts, 3 GP (2010-11)
2011 LW Sondre Olden (31st) Norway 11 goals, 32 points – 48 GP (2011-12)
2011 C Vladimir Tkachev (37th) Russia Did not report
2012 G Oscar Dansk (3rd) Sweden 11-23-3-3, 4.11 GAA, .888 save pct. (2012-Present)
2012 D Artem Kuleshov (63rd) Russia 4 points, -17 rating – 50 GP (2012-13)
Note: The Otters made no selections in 1997.

Posted: September 19th, 2012

Rookie goaltender Oscar Dansk didn’t practice with the Erie Otters the past few days. Instead, he skated with a group of Dave Brown‘s friends in St. Catharines, Ontario, while Dansk’s immigration paperwork was finalized.
His paperwork is complete, said Brown, Otters assistant manager of hockey operations. But will Dansk be ready to play in Thursday night’s season opener at Niagara? That will be determined before the game, coach Robbie Ftorek said today. Ftorek wants to evaluate Dansk before deciding on his starting goaltender against the IceDogs.
* Fox update: However, a decision on C Dane Fox (broken bone in left foot) already has been made. He won’t play this weekend. He has been recuperating at home in Thamesville, Ontario. So Ftorek won’t have a timetable on his return until after speaking with Fox this weekend.
If his foot is recovering well, Fox could return in another week or so. If his foot hasn’t progressed well, Ftorek said, “Who knows?” Meanwhile, forwards Connor Crisp and Jake Evans are banged, but Ftorek figures they will play Thursday. Yet Ftorek didn’t expect to finalize line combinations until after seeing both players skate at today’s practice.
* Olden waived: The club has placed overage LW Sondre Olden on waivers. Ftorek said club officials chose to keep rookie D Artem Kuleshov ahead of Olden for the second import spot because the Otters need depth on defense. Ftorek also has been impressed with Kuleshov’s play in practice.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 6th, 2012

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin said today that G Oscar Dansk only has a “minor issue” in one knee. In contrast, the Columbus Dispatch has reported today that Dansk has minor sprains in both knees. Dansk, a Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick, was evaluated by doctors from the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
The Dispatch also reported Dansk won’t need surgery, but won’t be able to skate for the next two or three weeks. Yet Bassin said Dansk can skate 30 minutes per day as long as he feels well, and he can increase the amount of time Dansk spends on the ice as he progresses.
Club officials will remain cautious with Dansk, Bassin said, but he hasn’t ruled Dansk out for the season opener Sept. 20 at Niagara. Bassin is taking a similar approach with forward Dane Fox, who continues to recover from a fractured bone in his left foot. Bassin doesn’t expect Fox will be ready for the opening weekend of games, but Fox hasn’t been ruled out either.
In other news, second-year LW Sondre Olden and rookie D Artem Kuleshov arrived in Erie on Wednesday and participated in their first practice with the team. But neither will play in tonight’s preseason game against the IceDogs.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: August 31st, 2012

The Erie Otters cut 5 more players from training camp today, leaving the roster at 28 heading into tonight’s preseason opener against Niagara at Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster, Ontario.
The latest cuts included 2011 draft picks Sean Darroch and Justin Maiolino, who had brief stints with the Otters last season, and free agents Aidan Muir, Sebastian Stangherlin and Lucas Venuto.
Here’s a list of the remaining players in camp:

Veterans: RW Nick Betz, RW Connor Brown, G Keinan Brown, C Luke Cairns, LW Anthony Cortellessa, C Connor Crisp, D Troy Donnay, C Mitch Eisenberg, C Jake Evans, C Dane Fox (injured), D Nathan Glass, LW Stephen Harper, D Liam Maaskant, LW Mac McDonnell, D Jimmy McDowell, RW Johnny McGuire, RW Sondre Olden (expected to join the team Monday), D Adam Pelech, G Devin Williams, D/LW Travis Wood

Prospects: G Oscar Dansk (signed), D Justin Felker (agreed to terms), RW Hayden Hodgson (agreed to terms), C Blake Jones, D Artem Kuleshov (unsigned, expected to join the team Monday), C Connor McDavid (signed), D Patrick Murphy (signed), C Kyle Pettit (signed)

Posted: August 28th, 2012

ANCASTER, Ontario – The Erie Otters have depth on defense for the 2012-13 OHL season.
But veteran Kris Grant won’t be a part of that unit.
Grant, 19, who spent the past two seasons with the team, has requested a trade to a team closer to home in the Kingston, Ontario, area. So club officials told Grant to stay away from training camp to avoid being a distraction.
Sherry Bassin, managing partner and general manager, wasn’t surprised by Grant’s decision. “Last year, I was worried that he wasn’t committed to play,” Bassin said.
* An emergency plan: Bassin acquired goaltender Keinan Brown, 19, from Peterborough for a 10th-round draft pick Tuesday. Brown, who joins the team at camp Wednesday, appeared in two games in an emergency role late last season after Ramis Sadikov and Devin Williams suffered concussions.
Brown had an 0-2-0-0 record, 5.01 goals-against average and .873 save percentage with the Otters. Now Brown headlines Bassin’s emergency plan if Oscar Dansk or Williams are injured during the season.
* McCarthy released: The club waived Tyler McCarthy, and then released the overager after he cleared waivers. Bassin was unsure what McCarthy’s plans are for the coming season.
* On their way: Dansk, the third overall pick in the CHL Import Draft who agreed to terms with the Otters Monday, is scheduled to arrive in Toronto shortly after midnight Friday morning, and then join the team at camp later that day.
Meanwhile, second-year winger Sondre Olden and CHL second-round pick Artem Kuleshov are expected to join the team Monday in Erie.
Olden is training with his native Norway’s senior men’s team, which Bassin said gives him a better chance of possibly earning a spot with the national team.
Kuleshov remains unsigned, but “I don’t foresee that being an issue,” said Dave Brown, assistant manager of hockey operations. The transfer paperwork for the Russian-born defenseman is done, Brown said, but club officials still have immigration documents to complete.

- Victor Fernandes

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