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Otters & OHL Announced 2021-22 Full Schedule

June 29, 2021 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Erie Otters News Release


Erie, Pennsylvania - The Ontario Hockey League announced the entire 2021-22 game schedule for the League, including the 68-game schedule for the 25th anniversary season of the Erie Otters.

The 25th anniversary season of the Erie Otters will get underway on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Flint, Michigan against the Firebirds at 7 PM. The Otters begin the home portion of the 21-22 campaign on Saturday, October 23rd at the Erie Insurance Arena against the Saginaw Spirit at 7 PM. The OHL's three American-based teams will open season facing each other exclusively through the end of October. The Otters return to Flint on Thursday, October 9th at 7 PM before visiting Saginaw for the Spirit's home opener on Saturday, October 16th at 7:05 PM and Sunday, October 17th at 5:30 PM.

The Otters round out the month of October with home games on October 24th (Saginaw, 2 PM), 29th, and 30th (Flint, 7 PM each night).

Divisional alignment remains the same for the 2021-22 OHL season with each of the League's 20 member teams playing a 68-game schedule (34 home and 34 away) unbalanced schedule predominantly consisting of intra-conference play. As a member of the OHL's Western Conference, the Erie Otters will play an unbalanced schedule against teams from their Midwest Division opponents (Guelph Storm

). Given Erie's close geographic proximity of cross-conference member teams, cross-conference play will occur with the Niagara IceDogs and Hamilton Bulldogs six times each. The number in brackets denotes the total number of games played both home and away this season.

"The League chose to return to play this year with a schedule that would provide all teams this optimum opportunity for success. We largely modeled the structure of games after the NHL this season, consisting of mainly regional play long with reduced travel and costs," said Commission David Branch in a League release today.

Highlights to the Otters' 2021-22 Home Schedule:

The annual Erie Thanksgiving Day Classic returns on Thursday, November 25, 2021, against the Soo Greyhounds at 7 PM.

Fans can RING OUT 2021 against the Guelph Storm on Friday, December 31, 2021, against the Guelph Storm at 6 PM and RING IN 2022 against the London Knights on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 7 PM in the New Year's Weekend Celebration.

The Otters will host the Sarnia Sting at 2 PM on Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 17, 2022, at 7 PM.

The back-to-back Owen Sound Attack home stand is Wednesday, February 9th at 11th for the annual School Day game at 11 AM and Thursday, February 10th at 6 PM.

Final regular season home stand will be Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd against the Hamilton Bulldogs and Kitchener Rangers at 7 PM respectively.

The Otters' 21-22 home schedule at the Erie Insurance breaks down as follows: 17 Saturdays, seven Fridays, four Sundays, three Wednesdays, two Thursdays, and one Monday game. Those games occur as follows: four home games in October, three in November, four in December, eight in January, six in February, seven in March and two in April.

"The Erie Otters organization quite simply cannot wait for the 2021-2022 season to begin. The last sixteen months have been extremely challenging for everyone. 580 days will have elapsed since the time our players last stepped off the ice on March 8, 2020, until we return on October 9th in Flint. We cannot wait for our players to return to Erie, and we look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary season with the Erie community this fall," said General Manager Dave Brown.

Type Date Home Team Visiting Team Time

Away Saturday, October 9, 2021 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Away Thursday, October 14, 2021 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Away Saturday, October 16, 2021 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Sunday, October 17, 2021 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 5:30 PM

Home Saturday, October 23, 2021 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 7:00 PM

Home Sunday, October 24, 2021 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 2:00 PM

Home Friday, October 29, 2021 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, October 30, 2021 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Away Thursday, November 4, 2021 Niagara IceDogs Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Away Saturday, November 6, 2021 Windsor Spitfires Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Sunday, November 7, 2021 Sarnia Sting Erie Otters 2:05 PM

Away Friday, November 12, 2021 Guelph Storm Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Home Saturday, November 13, 2021 Erie Otters London Knights 7:00 PM

Away Thursday, November 18, 2021 Windsor Spitfires Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Friday, November 19, 2021 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Away Sunday, November 21, 2021 Soo Greyhounds Erie Otters 2:07 PM

Home Thursday, November 25, 2021 Erie Otters Soo Greyhounds 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, November 27, 2021 Erie Otters Guelph Storm 7:00 PM

Away Sunday, November 28, 2021 Guelph Storm Erie Otters 2:00 PM

Away Thursday, December 2, 2021 Windsor Spitfires Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Friday, December 3, 2021 London Knights Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Sunday, December 5, 2021 Hamilton Bulldogs Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, December 11, 2021 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 7:00 PM

Home Sunday, December 12, 2021 Erie Otters Sarnia Sting 2:00 PM

Away Friday, December 17, 2021 Guelph Storm Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Home Saturday, December 18, 2021 Erie Otters Kitchener Rangers 7:00 PM

Away Thursday, December 30, 2021 Hamilton Bulldogs Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Home Friday, December 31, 2021 Erie Otters Guelph Storm 6:00 PM

Home Saturday, January 1, 2022 Erie Otters London Knights 7:00 PM

Away Friday, January 7, 2022 Kitchener Rangers Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Home Saturday, January 8, 2022 Erie Otters Kitchener Rangers 7:00 PM

Away Friday, January 14, 2022 Kitchener Rangers Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Home Saturday, January 15, 2022 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Home Monday, January 17, 2022 Erie Otters Sarnia Sting 2:00 PM

Away Friday, January 21, 2022 London Knights Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Home Saturday, January 22, 2022 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 7:00 PM

Home Sunday, January 23, 2022 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 2:00 PM

Away Thursday, January 27, 2022 Niagara IceDogs Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Home Friday, January 28, 2022 Erie Otters Hamilton Bulldogs 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, January 29, 2022 Erie Otters Windsor Spitfires 7:00 PM

Away Friday, February 4, 2022 Sarnia Sting Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Saturday, February 5, 2022 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Sunday, February 6, 2022 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 5:30 PM

Home Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Erie Otters Owen Sound Attack 11:00 AM

Home Thursday, February 10, 2022 Erie Otters Owen Sound Attack 6:00 PM

Home Saturday, February 12, 2022 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Home Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Erie Otters Niagara IceDogs 7:00 PM

Home Friday, February 18, 2022 Erie Otters Hamilton Bulldogs 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, February 19, 2022 Erie Otters Saginaw Spirit 7:00 PM

Away Monday, February 21, 2022 Hamilton Bulldogs Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Away Friday, February 25, 2022 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Saturday, February 26, 2022 Saginaw Spirit Erie Otters 7:05 PM

Away Sunday, February 27, 2022 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 2:00 PM

Home Friday, March 4, 2022 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, March 5, 2022 Erie Otters Flint Firebirds 7:00 PM

Home Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Erie Otters Niagara IceDogs 7:00 PM

Home Friday, March 11, 2022 Erie Otters Windsor Spitfires 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, March 12, 2022 Erie Otters Windsor Spitfires 7:00 PM

Away Friday, March 18, 2022 Kitchener Rangers Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Saturday, March 19, 2022 Owen Sound Attack Erie Otters 7:30 PM

Away Sunday, March 20, 2022 Owen Sound Attack Erie Otters 2:00 PM

Away Thursday, March 24, 2022 Niagara IceDogs Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, March 26, 2022 Erie Otters Guelph Storm 7:00 PM

Home Sunday, March 27, 2022 Erie Otters Niagara IceDogs 2:00 PM

Away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Flint Firebirds Erie Otters 7:00 PM

Home Friday, April 1, 2022 Erie Otters Hamilton Bulldogs 7:00 PM

Home Saturday, April 2, 2022 Erie Otters Kitchener Rangers 7:00 PM

Season Tickets are on sale now starting as low as $306. For more information, visit https://ottershockey.com/21-22-season-memberships or call the Otters Office at 814-455-7779.

Flex plans information, single game ticket information and on-sale dates, along with the team's promotional schedule will be announced over the next few weeks leading up to training camp.

The next event on the calendar for the Erie Otters and the Ontario Hockey League is the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft on Wednesday, June 30. Held annually since 1992, the CHL Import Draft sees Canadian Hockey League teams draw from international talent in a two-round selection process held live on CHL.ca. The ERIE OTTERS hold the 33rd and 66th overall selections. In 2020 CHL Import Draft, the Otters selection Alexei Kolosov from the Belarus U18 and U20 national teams and Artem Kulakov from Spartak St. Petersburg U17.

For the latest Otters news, visit www.ottershockey.com, or follow the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/erieottershockey), Twitter (@ErieOtters), and Instagram (@ErieOtters).

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