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Posted: March 17th, 2014

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Oshawa vs. No. 8 Mississauga
Game 1 – Friday at Oshawa, 7:35 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday at Oshawa, 6:05 p.m.
Game 3 – March 25 at Mississauga, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4 – March 27 at Mississauga, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 – March 28 at Oshawa, 7:35 p.m.*
Game 6 – March 30 at Mississauga, 2 p.m.*
Game 7 – April 1 at Oshawa, 7:05 p.m.*

No. 2 North Bay vs. No. 7 Niagara
Game 1 – Friday at North Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday at North Bay, 2 p.m.
Game 3 – March 25 at Niagara, 7 p.m.
Game 4 – March 27 at Niagara, 7 p.m.
Game 5 – March 28 ay North Bay, 7:30 p.m.*
Game 6 – March 30 at Niagara, 2 p.m.*
Game 7 – April 1 at North Bay, 7 p.m.*

No. 3 Kingston vs. No. 6 Peterborough
Game 1 – Friday at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Game 3 – March 25 at Peterborough, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – March 27 at Peterborough, 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 – March 28 at Kingston, 7 p.m.*
Game 6 – March 30 at Peterborough, 7:05 p.m.*
Game 7 – April 1 at Kingston, 7 p.m.*

No. 4 Barrie vs. No. 5 Sudbury
Game 1 – Thursday at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Saturday at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3 – March 25 at Sudbury, 7 p.m.
Game 4 – March 27 at Sudbury, 7 p.m.
Game 5 – March 28 at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.*
Game 6 – March 30 at Sudbury, 7 p.m.*
Game 7 – April 1 at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.*

* If necessary

Posted: September 18th, 2013

REGULAR SEASON
x-denotes conference champion; * denotes playoff teams; y-denotes overall regular-season champion

Eastern Conference
East Division

1. Kingston*
2. Belleville*
3. Oshawa*
4. Peterborough
5. Ottawa
Central Division
1. x-Barrie*
2. North Bay*
3. Sudbury*
4. Mississauga*
5. Niagara*

Western Conference
Midwest Division

1. xy-London*
2. Guelph*
3. Erie*
4. Owen Sound*
5. Kitchener
West Division
1. Saginaw*
2. Plymouth*
3. Sault Ste. Marie*
4. Windsor*
5. Sarnia

PLAYOFFS

Eastern Conference
Quarterfinals

No. 1 Barrie def. No. 8 Niagara, 4-1
No. 2 Kingston def. No. 7 Oshawa, 4-1
No. 3 North Bay def. No. 6 Mississauga, 4-2
No. 4 Sudbury def. No. 5 Belleville, 4-2
Semifinals
No. 1 Barrie def. No. 4 Sudbury, 4-1
No. 3 North Bay def. No. 2 Kingston, 4-3
Finals
No. 3 North Bay def. No. 1 Barrie, 4-2

Western Conference
Quarterfinals

No. 1 London def. No. 8 Windsor, 4-0
No. 7 Sault Ste. Marie def. No. 2 Saginaw, 4-2
No. 3 Guelph def. No. 6 Plymouth, 4-2
No. 4 Erie def. No. 5 Owen Sound, 4-2
Semifinals
No. 1 London def. No. 7 Sault Ste. Marie, 4-1
No. 3 Guelph def. No. 4 Erie, 4-3
Finals
No. 1 London def. No. 2 Guelph, 4-2

League finals
No. 1 London def. No. 3 North Bay, 4-2

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 3rd, 2013

Here’s Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin‘s take on the trade…
* On wanting to acquire Cory Genovese: “(He’s) a strong defensive defenseman that can take care of the front of the net. We’ve been giving up too many goals. … We believe in this guy a lot.”
* On trading Connor Crisp, Jimmy McDowell: “You have to give up something to get (something in return). We believe very strongly that are forwards are pretty good. … We were very very happy with (overage D Spencer) Abraham and also (with) McDowell. That’s who (Sudbury) wanted.”
* On what lies ahead: “I don’t think we’re done tinkering with the team yet. We have to see how it goes. We don’t have any plans for anything specifically. We’ll keep listening. If we feel we have an opportunity to get experienced players, we’ll look at it.”

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: September 3rd, 2013

The Erie Otters made a deal for a defenseman. They traded two veteran performers to make it happen.
The Otters acquired defenseman Cory Genovese and two draft picks from Sudbury on Tuesday in exchange for forward Connor Crisp and defenseman Jimmy McDowell. The Otters also received Kingston’s third-round pick in the 2015 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection and Oshawa’s fourth-round pick in 2016.
“We like what he brings to the ice,” said Sherry Bassin, managing partner and general manager in a statement. “We gave up some significant players to get him, and that goes to show how much we believe in him.” Genovese, 18, a 6-foot 2-inch, 203-pounder from Hespeler, Ontario, had six points, a plus-8 rating and 87 penalty minutes in 62 games for Sudbury and Kitchener a season ago. He had 11 points, a plus-8 raring and 175 penalty minutes in 118 career OHL games.
“He’s a defensive defenseman and that’s what we needed,” coach Kris Knoblauch said in a statement. “We have a few young guys back there, and he can be a leader for them.” Crisp, 19, set career highs with 22 goals, 36 points and 139 penalty minutes in 63 games last season. He has 27 goals, 42 points and 188 penalty minutes in 117 games the past three seasons. McDowell set career highs with 14 goals and 33 points in 67 games last season. He had 15 goals, 42 points and a minus-52 rating in 92 games with the Otters.

Posted: June 27th, 2013

Erie Otters’ 2013-14 home schedule
October
5 – North Bay (formerly Brampton), 7 p.m. (Saturday)
9 – Owen Sound, 7 p.m. (Wednesday)
12 – Saginaw, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
18 – Belleville, 7 p.m. (Friday)
19 – Ottawa, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
23 – Plymouth, 7 p.m. (Wednesday)
26 – Peterborough, 7 p.m. Saturday)
November
8 – Oshawa, 7 p.m. (Friday)
9 – Sarnia, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
11 – Niagara, 2 p.m. (Monday)
15 – Sault Ste. Marie, 7 p.m. (Friday)
16 – Guelph, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
19 – Kitchener, 11 a.m. (Tuesday)
23 – Sudbury, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
28 – Guelph, 7 p.m. (Thursday – Thanksgiving Night)
30 – Mississauga, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
December
11 – Mississauga, 7 p.m. (Wednesday)
14 – London, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
31 – Kitchener, 6 p.m. (Tuesday – New Year’s Eve)
January
3 – Owen Sound, 7 p.m. (Friday)
4 – Owen Sound, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
12 – Windsor, 2 p.m. (Sunday)
17 – Kingston, 7 p.m. (Friday)
18 – Guelph, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
24 – Niagara, 7 p.m. (Friday)
February
6 – Saginaw, 7 p.m. (Thursday)
8 – London, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
14 – Barrie, 7 p.m. (Friday)
15 – Niagara, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
26 – London, 7 p.m. (Wednesday)
March
5 – Plymouth, 7 p.m. (Wednesday)
7 – Windsor, 7 p.m. (Friday)
8 – Kitchener, 7 p.m. (Saturday)
15 – Sarnia, 7 p.m. (Saturday)

Posted: April 17th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid will play for his native Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team at the IIHF U18 World Championship, which runs from Thursday through April 28 in Sochi, Russia. McDavid, 16, the OHL’s rookie of the year who had 25 goals and 66 points in 63 games this season, will be joined by 10 other OHL players on the 23-player roster – goaltender Spencer Martin (Mississauga), defensemen Chris Bigras (Owen Sound) and Roland McKeown (Kingston) and forwards Nick Baptiste (Sudbury), Sam Bennett (Kingston), Jason Dickinson (Guelph), Hunter Garlent (Guelph), Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound), Nick Ritchie (Peterborough) and Carter Verhaege (Niagara).
Canada begins the tournament Thursday at 10 a.m. against Slovakia, followed by games against Germany (Saturday at 4 a.m.), Switzerland (Monday at 4 a.m.) and Sweden (Tuesday at 4 a.m.). Medal-round play begins April 25 and is capped by the gold-medal and bronze-medal games April 28.

Posted: March 21st, 2013

Victor Fernandes unveils his predictions for the OHL playoffs:

Eastern Conference
Quarterfinals

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
Semifinals
No. 1 Belleville def. No. 6 Niagara, 4-2
No. 2 Barrie def. No. 4 Brampton, 4-1
Finals
No. 1 Belleville def. No. 2 Barrie, 4-3

Western Conference
Quarterfinals

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
Semifinals
No. 1 London def. No. 5 Guelph, 4-1
No. 2 Plymouth def. No. 3 Owen Sound, 4-2
Finals
No. 2 Plymouth def. No. 1 London, 4-3

League finals
No. 1W Plymouth def. No. 1E Belleville, 4-2

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: May 1st, 2012

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dougie Hamilton of the Niagara IceDogs is the 2011-12 recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy awarded to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman of the Year.

Hamilton led all OHL defencemen in scoring with 72 points in just 50 games and tied for third in the league with a plus-minus rating of plus-37. He scored 17 goals and finished tied for third overall in the league with 55 assists which included a league-high 30 assists recorded on the power play. Third in voting for this award last season, Hamilton becomes the first winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy in IceDogs’ team history.

“This year has been a ton of fun and it is a huge honour to win this award,” said Hamilton. “I spent the last couple of years watching the best defencemen in the league and then trying to get myself to that point and it is exciting to be here now and receive this award. A lot of past winners have gone on to NHL careers and hopefully I can follow suit.”

An 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, Hamilton was selected by the IceDogs 27th overall in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection. This season he was recognized as OHL Defenseman of the Month four of the six times the award was presented including October, November, February, and March.

Hamilton was selected by the Boston Bruins with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and represented the OHL on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship earning a bronze medal. Last season he earned the Bobby Smith Trophy for combining high standards of play and academic excellence before being named the CHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Dougie,” said IceDogs’ General Manager and Head Coach Marty Williamson. “The on ice stuff, it is easy to see how good he is, but he has leadership abilities off the ice and is a great role model not just for younger players on our team but in the community, we just can’t say enough good things about what he brings to the team.”

The Max Kaminsky Trophy is awarded each year to the Most Outstanding Defenseman as selected by OHL General Managers. Teams were not permitted to vote for their own nominee. Players received five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote and one point for a third place vote.

Hamilton received an impressive 80 of a maximum 95 points in the voting process ahead of Scott Harrington of the London Knights who finished in second place with 36 voting points, and Cody Ceci of the Ottawa 67’s who finished in third place with 28 voting points.

Other notable winners of the Max Kaminsky Trophy include Al MacInnis (Kitchener 1982-83), Chris Pronger (Peterborough 1992-93), Brian Campbell (Ottawa 1998-99), James Wisniewski (Plymouth 2003-04), Marc Staal (Sudbury 2006-07), Drew Doughty (Guelph 2007-08), and Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires 2008-09 and 2010-11). Ron Meighan (1981-82), and Bryan Fogarty (1988-89) both received the honour as members of the Niagara Falls Thunder.

The award is named in recognition of Max Kaminsky, who enjoyed a 10-year professional playing career that included four years in the NHL with Ottawa, Boston, and Montreal. After he retired from playing, Kaminsky enjoyed a 15-year coaching career that was capped by winning the Memorial Cup with the St. Catherine’s Teepees in 1960.

Hamilton will be formally presented with the Max Kaminsky Trophy at the OHL Awards Ceremony which takes place on Tuesday June 5, 2012, at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. He will also be the OHL’s nominee for CHL Defenseman of the Year.

- From OHL news release

Posted: September 22nd, 2011

Victor Fernandes unveils his predictions for the 2011-12 OHL season:

REGULAR SEASON

Eastern Conference

East Division

1. Oshawa

2. Ottawa

3. Peterborough

4. Kingston

5. Belleville

Central Division

1. Niagara

2. Mississauga

3. Sudbury

4. Brampton

5. Barrie

 

Western Conference

Midwest Division

1. London

2. Kitchener

3. Erie

4. Owen Sound

5. Guelph

West Division

1. Plymouth

2. Saginaw

3. Sarnia

4. Windsor

5. Sault Ste. Marie

PLAYOFFS

Eastern Conference

Quarterfinals

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

Semifinals

No. 1 Niagara def. No. 4 Ottawa, 4-0

No. 3 Mississauga def. No. 2 Oshawa, 4-2

Finals

No. 1 Niagara def. No. 3 Mississauga, 4-2

 

Western Conference

Quarterfinals

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

Semifinals

No. 1 Plymouth def. No. 6 Windsor, 4-2

No. 2 London def. No. 5 Sarnia, 4-3

Finals

No. 1 Plymouth def. No. 2 London, 4-2

 

League finals

No. 1E Niagara def. No. 1W Plymouth, 4-2

Posted: December 12th, 2010

Erie Otters can watch two games for the price of one at Tullio Arena on Saturday.

Before the Otters complete the first half of the season in a 7 p.m. game against Sudbury, local police officers will face local firefighters/EMS and paramedics in the inaugural Guns & Hoses Charity Hockey Game at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the game benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County.

Otters coach Robbie Ftorek will coach the Hoses team, which features fire and EMS officials from Erie, Kearsarge, West Lake and West Ridge fire departments and staff from Millcreek Paramedic Service and Emergycare. Otters assistant coach Peter Sidorkiewicz will lead the Guns team, which has officers from Erie, Edinboro, Millcreek and Pennsylvania State Police departments.

Fans can buy $10 tickets covering both games at the Otters’ office by mentioning Guns & Hoses Night.