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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 23rd, 2014

No. 8 Robert Morris (19-3-2, 8-1-1 CHA) at Mercyhurst (14-6-3, 7-2-1)
When: Today, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Mercyhurst Ice Center
On the air: (live stream), (real-time statistics)
What to expect: Mercyhurst plays for the first time since a loss and tie at home against nationally ranked Cornell two weeks ago, which snapped a season-high, seven-game winning streak. … The Lakers have won five straight in College Hockey America play. … The Lakers received 10 votes in the latest Division I poll, seven points outside of the top 10. … Senior F Christine Bestland stands third on the Lakers’ career scoring list with 207 points. She needs 19 to pass Jesse Scanzano (225 points from 2007-11) for second place. Bestland ranks fifth on the school’s goals list with 83. She could move as high as second, as she trails Scanzano (85), Bailey Bram (87 from 2008-12) and Valerie Chouinard (91 from 2005-09). Bestland also could move as high as second in assists. She stands third with 124, only 16 behind Scanzano (140). … RMU head coach Paul Colontino, who served on Mercyhurst head coach Michael Sisti‘s staff from 2006-11, has the most wins in program history (53). … The Colonials are 7-6-1 in their last 14 games against the Lakers after losing the first 27 meetings in the all-time series. … They are 7-0-2 on the road this season, with a goal differential of more than two goals per game (2.89 goals scored and 0.67 goals against). … Freshman F Brittany Howard (12-20-32) leads all rookies in the nation in points and points per game (1.39). … Former Colonials G Brianne McLaughlin (2005-09) will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Dylan Strome scored a goal, but the Erie Otters rookie and Ontario couldn’t overcome a four-goal third period in a 6-2 loss to the United States on Thursday in the final preliminar game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Ontario (2-1-1) failed to qualify for today’s semifinals after finishing third in Group B behind the U.S. (4-0-0) and Russia (3-1-0). Ontario finishes tournament play today at 1 p.m. in the fifth-place game against Sweden (2-1-1), the third-place team in Group A.
Strome leads Ontario and ranks among the top five overall with nine points (four goals and five assists).

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

Andre Burakovsky

MALMO, Sweden – Sweden is on a roll at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Erie Otters teammates Andre Burakovsky and Oscar Dansk are big reasons why.
Burakovsky had two assists, while Dansk stopped all 18 shots he faced, in a 6-0 quarterfinal win against Slovakia today that moved unbeaten Sweden (5-0-0) into the semifinals. Sweden faces Russia (3-2-0), a 5-3 winner against the United States (3-2-0), on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The other semifinal on Saturday features Canada (4-0-1), which has the Otters’ duo of center Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech, meeting Finland (3-1-1) at 1 p.m. The winners will play for the gold medal Sunday at 1 p.m. The losers will play in the bronze-medal game Sunday at 9 a.m. NHL Network will televise all four games.
Burakovsky has three goals and seven points in five games. Dansk has a 4-0-0 record,

Oscar Dansk

1.75 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and one shutout in four games.
* Canada 4, Switzerland 1: McDavid and Pelech were held without a point, but Canada advanced to the semifinals for the 16th straight time with a two-goal third period that broke open a one-goal game today and clinched a matchup with Finland, a 5-3 winner against Czech Republic (2-3-0). Curtis Lazar scored 4 minutes, 11 seconds into the third to open a 3-1 lead. Derrick Pouliot’s goal with capped the win with 6:11 left capped the victory.
McDavid has a goal and four points in five games. Pelech has no points and an even plus-minus rating.

IIHF World Junior Championship schedule
at Malmo, Sweden (all times EST)
On TV:
All medal-round games on NHL Network*
Quarterfinals – Jan. 2
Russia 5, United States 3
Finland 5, Czech Republic 3
Canada 4, Switzerland 1
Sweden 6, Slovakia 0
Semifinals – Saturday
Russia (3-2-0) vs. Sweden (5-0-0), 9 a.m.
Canada (4-0-1) vs. Finland (3-1-1), 1 p.m.
Medal round – Sunday
Bronze-medal game (semifinal losers), 9 a.m.
Gold-medal game (semifinal winners), 1 p.m.
* DirecTV – Channel 215; Dish Network – Channel 157; Time Warner Cable (Channel 324)

Posted: January 1st, 2014

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Erie Otters rookie Dylan Strome had a goal and assist, and London F Mitchell Marner’s second hat trick of the tournament completed a two-goal comeback in the third period. But Ontario still lost to Russia 6-5 in a shootout in a preliminary-round game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge tonight.
Strome has three goals and a team-leading seven points in three games for Ontario (2-0-1), which stands second in Group B entering Friday’s 6 p.m. matchup with the first-place United States (3-0-0). Ontario needs to win in regulation to win the group, and finish at least second in the group to reach Friday’s semifinals. The gold-medal and bronze-medal games are set for Saturday.

Posted: December 31st, 2013

MALMO, Sweden – Erie Otters center Connor McDavid picked the perfect time to score his first goal of the IIHF World Junior Championship.
He scored the go-ahead goal 3 minutes, 54 seconds into the third period in Canada’s 3-2 win against the United States today that clinched first place in Group A. Canada (3-0-1) will face Switzerland (2-2-0) Group B’s fourth-place team, in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 11 a.m. The U.S. (3-1-0) finishes second in Group A and faces Russia (2-2-0), Group B’s third-place team, on Thursday at 6 a.m.
The other quarterfinals feature Sweden (4-0-0), led by Otters teammates Oscar Dansk and Andre Burakovsky, facing Slovakia (1-3-0) at 1:30 p.m., and Czech Republic (2-2-0) facing Finland (2-1-1) at 8:30 a.m.
NHL Network will televise all four games, as well as the semifinals on Saturday and the gold-medal and bronze-medal games on Sunday.
McDavid’s goal snapped a 1-1 tie. Curtis Lazar‘s goal gave Canada a 3-1 lead less than three minutes later. Stefan Matteau scored for the U.S. with 2:45 left. But Canada held on for their second straight comeback win. Canada rallied from a 3-1 second-period deficit to beat Slovakia 5-3 on Monday.
McDavid has one goal and three assists in four games. Otters defenseman Adam Pelech has no points and an even rating for Canada.

Posted: December 31st, 2013

Oscar Dansk

MALMO, Sweden – Oscar Dansk stopped 23-of-25 shots and Erie Otters teammate Andre Burakovsky had an assist to lead unbeaten Sweden to a 3-2 win against Russia on Tuesday that clinched first place in Group B at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Sweden (4-0-0) faces Slovakia (1-3-0), the fourth-place team in Group A, in the last of four quarterfinal games on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on NHL Network.
Burakovsky, who assisted on a goal that opened a 2-0 lead late in the first period, has three goals and five points in four games in the tournament. Dansk has a 3-0-0 record, 2.33 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in three starts.
At Sydney, Nova Scotia, Otters rookie Dylan Strome and Ontario (5-1) continue preliminary-round play at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge today at 6 p.m. against Russia (0-1-0 entering today’s game against Germany.
Check back for an update on C Connor McDavid, D Adam Pelech and Canada, who’s facing the United States today in Group A play.

Posted: April 28th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid captured the gold medal Sunday, as Canada defeated the four-time defending champion United States 3-2 in the title game of the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. McDavid didn’t record a point for the second straight game, but he still led all players with eight goals and 14 points in seven games and tied for the lead with six assists. He was named the most valuable player and best forward.
McDavid set Canadian records for goals and points in the tournament. Meanwhile, Canada won gold for the first time since 2008.

Posted: April 26th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid was held without a point for the first time in six games at the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. Yet the Canadians still beat Finland 3-1 in the semifinals today to earn a spot in Sunday’s gold-medal game against the United States, which beat Russia 4-3 in the other semifinal.
Canada will play for the U18 title for the first time since winning in 2008. McDavid, who had hat tricks in his previous two games, still leads all players with eight goals and 14 points. He’s tied for the lead with six assists. He already has set Canadian records for goals and points in this tournament.

Posted: April 25th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid’s second straight hat trick led Canada to a 6-0 quarterfinal win Thursday in the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. Canada (5-0) moves into today’s semifinal matchup against Finland, with the United States and Russia in the other semifinal. Meanwhile, McDavid added to his tournament-leading totals of eight goals, six assists and 14 points after netting a hat trick in a 6-0 win against Sweden in the final preliminary-round game Tuesday. He already has set Canadian records for goals and points in this tournament with as many as two goals left to play.