Staff writer Victor Fernandes has ice in his veins. Hockey – he plays it, coaches it and provides the region's best coverage of it.

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Posted: October 24th, 2013

OTTERS GAMENIGHT: Preview of Erie Otters-London Knights matchup

Erie Otters (10-2-1-0) at London Knights (8-3-1-0) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Budweiser Gardens – London, Ontario On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, (live stream) Up next: vs. Peterborough (Saturday, 7 p.m.) What to watch: The Otters have won eight straight games, their longest streak since the 2010-11 club finished the regular season with eight consecutive [...]

Posted: October 6th, 2012

OTTERS UPDATE: Otters battle back against Knights, lose in SO

The shootout already had ventured into the ninth round. Yet Erie Otters goaltender Oscar Dansk wanted it to last longer. After eight failed attempts, Dansk hoped to give his teammates another chance against London Saturday night at Erie Insurance Arena. But Knights rookie Kyle Platzer scored the only goal of the nine-round marathon to hand [...]

Posted: September 18th, 2012

OTTERS UPDATE: Look at Midwest Division

This week, I’ll break down all 20 OHL clubs division by division and unveil my predictions for the 2012-13 season. Today, let’s look at the Western Conference’s Midwest Division (listed in alphabetical order): Erie Otters Coach/GM: Robbie Ftorek/Sherry Bassin 2011-12 finish: 10-52-3-3, 5th division, 10th conference Playoff finish: Did not qualify Key players: C Connor [...]

Posted: April 9th, 2012

OTTERS UPDATE: Fox leads six Otters on NHL draft list

Erie Otters center Dane Fox stands 46th among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, which was released Monday. Five teammates join him on the list, including first-tim selection Luke Cairns. The veteran center is considered No. 189 among North American skaters after not appearing on Central [...]

Posted: January 11th, 2012

OTTERS UPDATE: 5 Otters on NHL’s midterm draft lists

Third-year forward Dane Fox and second-year defenseman Adam Pelech headline five Erie Otters named to NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the NHL Entry Draft in June. Fox, 18, who was acquired along with second-year defenseman Troy Donnay from London last week, stands 48th among North American skaters. Pelech, 17, is six spots back at [...]