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Posted: April 24th, 2014

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters look to stay alive again in Game 5

Check out the Game 5 edition of Knoblauch Korner here… D Spencer Abraham shares his thoughts on facing the Storm in another elimination game… OHL playoffs at a glance Western Conference finals, Game 5 No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 1 Guelph Storm When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Sleeman Centre – Guelph, Ontario On the [...]


Posted: April 24th, 2014

OTTERS EXTRA: OHL’s top defenseman unveiled at today at 3

The OHL will announce the winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as Defenseman of the Year today at 3 p.m. Erie Otters D Adam Pelech is one of 6 finalists. Here is that list: Trevor Carrick (Sudbury Wolves) Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts) Slater Koekkoek (Windsor Spitfires) Roland McKeown (Kingston Frontenacs) Adam Pelech (Erie Otters) Nikita [...]


Posted: April 23rd, 2014

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, Storm stats in Western Conference finals

ERIE OTTERS Defense Devin Williams – 4.44 goals-against average, .851 save percentage Oscar Dansk – 0-1 record, 6.93, .795 Defense Adam Pelech – 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points, -2 rating, 4 PIM Cory Genovese – 1-1-2, -1 rating, 4 PIM Travis Dermott – 0-1-1, -2 rating Kurtis MacDermid – 0-1-1, -2 rating, 6 PIM [...]


Posted: April 22nd, 2014

OTTERS POST-GAME: Otters of old returned in critical Game 4

Now that looked like the Erie Otters club that won 52 games in the regular season. The Otters finally played their game for the first time in this best-of-7 Western Conference championship series against Guelph in a game they had to win – Game 4 tonight at Erie Insurance Arena. It took facing playoff elimination [...]


Posted: April 22nd, 2014

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, Storm lineups for Game 4 tonight at EIA

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS (starters in bold italics)   ERIE OTTERS Forwards Fox-McDavid-Brown Curtis-Strome-Burakovsky Wood-Gaunce-Wigle Evans-Pettit-Murphy Defense Genovese-Pelech MacDermid-Abraham Dermott-Donnay Goaltenders Williams Dansk Scratches: Felker, Raddysh, Maksimovich, Betz GUELPH STORM Forwards Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk McGinn-Horvat-Auger Bauman-Suter-Pierog Defense Finn-Trojanovic Leslie-Ebert Baltisberger-Harpur Goaltenders Nichols Mancina  Scratches: Craievich, Stevens, McFadden   Edited with BlogPad Pro


Posted: April 22nd, 2014

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters face elimination in Game 4 tonight at EIA

OHL playoffs at a glance Western Conference finals, Game 3 No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 1 Guelph Storm When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WJET-AM/1400, www.ottershockey.com (live stream) Series update: Guelph leads 3-0 (5-4 win in Game 1, 7-2 win in Game 2, 7-1 win in Game 3) Players [...]


Posted: April 21st, 2014

OTTERS POST-GAME: Otters struggling in many aspects of the game

My colleague, John Dudley, describes the Erie Otters’ troubles well in his column today – “The question isn’t who will be in net for the Erie Otters” for Game 4 Tuesday. “The question is whether it matters.” Devin Williams and Oscar Dansk had another tough night in goal against Guelph. The tandem in net allowed [...]


Posted: April 21st, 2014

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, Storm lineups for Game 3 tonight

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS (starters in bold and italics – will be posted soon) ERIE OTTERS Forwards Fox-McDavid-Brown Burakovsky-Gaunce-Wigle Curtis-Strome-Evans Murphy-Pettit-Betz Defense Genovese-Pelech MacDermid-Abraham Dermott-Donnay Goaltenders Williams Dansk Scratches: Felker (healthy), Raddysh (healthy), Maksimovich (healthy), Wood (healthy) GUELPH STORM Forwards Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk McGinn-Horvat-Auger Bauman-Suter-Pierog Defense Trojanovic-Finn Ebert-Leslie Baltisberger-Harpur Goaltenders Nichols Mancina Scratches: Craievich, Stevens, McFadden     [...]


Posted: April 21st, 2014

OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, Storm lineups for Game 3 tonight

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS (starters in bold and italics – will be posted soon) ERIE OTTERS Forwards Fox-McDavid-Brown Burakovsky-Gaunce-Wigle Curtis-Strome-Evans Murphy-Pettit-Betz Defense Genovese-Pelech MacDermid-Abraham Dermott-Donnay Goaltenders Williams Dansk Scratches: Felker (healthy), Raddysh (healthy), Maksimovich (healthy), Wood (healthy) GUELPH STORM Forwards Rychel-Fabbri-Mitchell Bertuzzi-Dickinson-Kosmachuk McGinn-Horvat-Auger Bauman-Suter-Pierog Defense Trojanovic-Finn Ebert-Leslie Baltisberger-Harpur Goaltenders Nichols Mancina Scratches: Craievich, Stevens, McFadden     [...]


Posted: April 20th, 2014

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Otters face must-win in Game 3 vs. Storm

OHL playoffs at a glance Western Conference finals, Game 3 No. 3 Erie Otters vs. No. 1 Guelph Storm When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Erie Insurance Arena On the air: WJET-AM/1400, www.ottershockey.com (live stream), Image Sports Network Series update: Guelph leads 2-0 (5-4 win in Game 1, 7-2 win in Game 2) Players to watch [...]