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Otters Name Chris Hartsburg Head Coach, Extend Adams and Wolf

Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that the Otters have hired Chris Hartsburg as the team’s eighth head coach in its Erie history, while promoting B.J. Adams to Associate Coach and extending him and Assistant Coach Wes Wolfe through 2020. “We’re happy to have Chris back with the Otters family,” said General Manager Dave Brown. ...

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OHL Pre Season opens in Buffalo

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the exhibition game schedule for the 2017-18 season. The schedule includes 45 games from Friday September 1 through Sunday September 17 and also features a six-team Pre-Season Showcase in partnership with Buffalo’s HarborCenter. The HarborCenter OHL Showcase features the hostErie Otters along with the Flint Firebirds, Kitchener Rangers, North Bay Battalion, Peterborough ...

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Minnesota Wild Draft Otters Ivan Lodnia

Chicago, Illinois – Erie Otters forward Ivan Lodnia was selected by the Minnesota Wild with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Lodnia, the Erie Otters first round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, finished eighth on the team in scoring, compiling 24 goals and 57 points in the 2016-17 campaign. His ...

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…..For immediate release….. Thursday, June 15, 2017 Buffalo Regals Juniors to hold 2nd mini-camp! The Buffalo Regals of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League will conduct the second in a series of mini camps on Wednesday, June 21st and Friday, June 23rd at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga.  The ice session  starts at 5pm on the 21st and 5:30pm on ...

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USA Hockey Rule Changes Summary

2017 USA Hockey Annual Congress Summary (as put together by Janice Cavaretta) June 10, 2017 Proposals Summary Overview I. 198 Major Rule Change proposals submitted: 78 CARRIED: 114 DEFEATED: 3 SUBMITTED LATE II. 38 Junior: 3 CARRIED (Housekeeping): 36 CARRIED: 2 DEFEATED III. 6 Housekeeping: 6 CARRIED IV. 4 Separate consideration: 3 CARRIED 1 FAILED V. 3 Legislative: a) Waiver ...

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Niagara Falls Power Hawks Rookie Camp

“We had a great weekend at our Rookie Camp at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls, NY.  There was a great deal of talent on display all weekend and we thank all players and parents who committed to being there” claimed General Manager Frank Vecchio.  “We also thank Mike and Gene Carella of Hyde Park for making sure the ...

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NIAGARA ACHA COMMITS FOUR LOCAL

NIAGARA ACHA COMMITS FOUR LOCALS Niagara University ACHA Hockey is happy to announce the commitment of four more players for the 2017-2018 season. Kyle Clifford (D) Buffalo Regals 18U/GOJHL, St. Joe’s Varsity Fed Buffalo, NY Thoughts from Recruiter Nate Miller: Kyle is an outstanding performer every time he hits the ice. He’s a solid defenseman, reads the angles very well, ...

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First Round Pick Emmett Sproule Commits to Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that Emmett Sproule, team’s first round selection in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, has committed to the team and agreed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement. “The Otters family is excited to add a player of Emmett Sproule’s caliber to our organization,” General Manager Dave Brown said. ...

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Regals Juniors hire professional skills coach

The Buffalo Regals Junior team of the GOJHL are pleased to welcome Mark Metzger as the team Director of Player Development and Skills Coach. Metzger is Owner/Head Instructor of Precision Hockey, a hockey training and player development company located here in western NY. Mark is a skills coach well known throughout North America and is currently the skating and skills ...

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Otters Prospect Development Camp Scheduled for June 3-4th Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Otters Hockey Club today announced the schedule for their yearly Prospect Development Camp, which will be held Saturday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 4th. The weekend will include fitness testing, on-ice development, and scrimmages with members of the Erie Otters 2017 OHL Priority Selection class, Under-18 Priority ...

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