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OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Erie Otters

September 24, 2016 - It wasn't so long ago that the Erie Otters missed the OHL Playoffs five times in an eight-year span. What transpired in the three years following their last playoff absence in 2013 has been nothing short of outstanding. Though 154 wins over three seasons and the many memories created by the likes of Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome and Connor Brown are all big highlights, the Otters are still chasing the coveted OHL Championship that has eluded the franchise since 2002. Read the Full Article at ... Full Story

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OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Niagara IceDogs

September 24, 2016 - After coming just wins away from a championship last spring, the Niagara IceDogs are back at the drawing board, devising another plan to capture the coveted OHL title that has narrowly eluded them in both 2012 and 2016. After claiming a pair of Eastern Conference crowns over the past five seasons, the Dogs enter a new era in the Garden City, returning with a younger group on the ice and a different look behind the bench. Read the Full Article at ... Full Story

Winterhawks Take Season Opener 7-3 over Seattle

September 24, 2016 - The Portland Winterhawks (1-0) opened the season with a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds (0-1) Saturday at the Moda Center in front of 8,705 fans. Not only was it a win in the first game of the season, it was the first win for Vice President, General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston in his return to the Hawks' bench. Portland got on the board first 16:21 into the first on a power play when defenseman Keoni Texeira's blast from the point got through traffic and beat Seattle netminder Rylan Toth for a 1-0 lead... Full Story

Fighting Saints Turn the Tables on RoughRiders

September 24, 2016 - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Down 1-0 for most of the contest, the Dubuque Fighting Saints got the game-tying goal midway through the third period, and the game-winner under two minutes into overtime from rookie defenseman Jacob Semik. The Saints topped the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 2-1 on Saturday night from The Stable. The game was largely kept in check by goaltender Jaxon Castor, who played rock solid in net for Dubuque. He made 29 saves, many of the grade-A variety on CR forwards Marc McLaughlin and Sam Sternschein, en route t... Full Story

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