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Posted: January 30th, 2014

Erie Otters (38-9-2-0) at Owen Sound Attack (21-20-3-3)
When: Today, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre – Owen Sound, Ontario
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream)
Up next: vs. Saginaw (Thursday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters complete the three-game road trip against the Midwest Division rival Attack after clinching their first OHL playoff spot since the 2010-11 season with an 8-1 win at Niagara on Thursday night. … The Otters head into the final two regular-season meetings with the Attack with a 3-0-1 mark in the series. The only blemish was a 3-2 overtime loss Jan. 3, which was the Otters’ first loss at Erie Insurance Arena this season. … C Connor McDavid (15 goals, 50 assists, 65 points) needs two points to set a new single-season career high. He had 65 points as a rookie a season ago. … LW Dane Fox (52-35-87) has one goal in his last six games. He still needs two goals to break Cory Pecker‘s single-season franchise record of 53 set in the 2001-02 season. … RW Andre Burakovsky (29-34-63) has five goals and 10 points in

Andre Burakovsky

four games since returning from a head injury. He has points in a career-high 16 straight games, the longest active streak and fourth longest overall in the league this season. He’s two points shy of equaling the franchise record of 18 games in a row, held by Tim Connolly (Jan. 1-Feb. 13, 1998) and Rob Hisey (Oct. 2-Nov. 18, 2004). … The Attack have lost three straight to slip to seventh in the Western Conference, three points behind sixth-place Saginaw. … They have lost eight of their 10 last games. … They are 18th in the league with 141 goals scored. In contrast, the Otters are second with 227 goals. … RW Holden Cook leads the Attack with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists), while RW Zach Nastasiuk has 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists).

- Victor Fernandes

- Victor Fernandes

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.

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