Otters Release 2011-12 Schedule
The Erie Otters in cooperation with the Ontario Hockey League have announced their schedule of games and promotional nights for the 2011-2012 regular season.
The Otters open their 16th campaign of OHL play with a three-game road swing starting Friday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. against the Sarnia Sting. They will return to Erie for their home opener Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. against the Oshawa Generals. The first 1,000 fans will receive a magnetic schedule and there will be a post-game meet and greet with Otters players.
Hockey for the Hungry will take place twice this season on October 12 and October 26. Fans that donate a non-perishable food item can get into each game for $2.00. A lithograph poster giveaway is scheduled for October 15 against the Windsor Spitfires, who make their first visit to Erie since their first round playoff battle in April. Cancer Awareness Night wraps up the promotions for the month of October on the 22nd, against the Ottawa 67's.
The Fourth Annual Teddy Bear Toss returns Thanksgiving Night against the Belleville Bulls. Last year's total netted 4,618 stuffed animals, a team record.
The Toys for Tots Drive will take place December 16 and 17. Fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy to either game will receive a voucher good for a free ticket to the games on January 6 or 7.
Team posters will be given away to the first 1,000 fans on January 21 against the Peterborough Petes. A meet and greet will follow after the game.
This year's Alumni Night will be February 4 against the Saginaw Spirit, almost a year after last year's wildly successful celebration. The first 1,000 fans will receive a cowbell on February 25, when the Otters host the Kingston Frontenacs. Literacy Day returns March 11 against the Guelph Storm for a special 4:30 p.m. start.
The home schedule will wrap up on St. Patrick's Day, which is Saturday, March 17 against the London Knights. The green ice will return for the game after a year hiatus (due to the Women's Frozen Four), which is also Fan Appreciation and Mario Lemieux Foundation Night. The first 1,000 fans will receive an autograph book and there will be a post-game meet and greet.
2011-2012 Otters Schedule Highlights:
- Home Opener: Saturday, October 1 @ 7:00 p.m. against the Oshawa Generals.
- Annual Thanksgiving Game will take place on Thursday, November 24 against the Belleville Bulls.
- Home Game Breakdown: 16 Saturdays; 10 Fridays; six Wednesdays; one Thursday; and one Sunday.
- Longest Home Stand: four games (twice, October 1-12 and October 15-26).
- Longest Road Trip: four games (twice, November 12-18 and December 9-15).
- Eight sets of three-games-in-three days.
DayÂ DateÂ OpponentÂ Time DayÂ DateÂ OpponentÂ Time
FridayÂ 9/23/2011 atÂ SarniaÂ 7:00Â PM Wednesday 12/28/2011 atÂ OshawaÂ 7:05Â PM
SaturdayÂ 9/24/2011 atÂ PlymouthÂ 7:05Â PM ThursdayÂ 12/29/2011 atÂ PeterboroughÂ 7:05Â PM
FridayÂ 9/30/2011 atÂ GuelphÂ 7:30Â PM SaturdayÂ 12/31/2011 atÂ BarrieÂ 7:30Â PM
SaturdayÂ 10/1/2011 vs.Â OshawaÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 1/6/2012 vs.Â SarniaÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 10/7/2011 vs.Â OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:00Â PM SaturdayÂ 1/7/2012 vs.Â KitchenerÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 10/8/2011 vs.Â OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 1/13/2012 atÂ OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:30Â PM
WednesdayÂ 10/12/2011 vs.Â MississaugaÂ 7:00Â PM SaturdayÂ 1/14/2012 atÂ OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:30Â PM
FridayÂ 10/14/2011 atÂ LondonÂ 7:30Â PM SundayÂ 1/15/2012 atÂ BramptonÂ 2:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 10/15/2011 vs.Â WindsorÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 1/20/2012 vs.Â NiagaraÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 10/21/2011 vs.Â PlymouthÂ 7:00Â PM SaturdayÂ 1/21/2012 vs.Â PeterboroughÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 10/22/2011 vs.Â OttawaÂ 7:00Â PM SundayÂ 1/22/2012 atÂ LondonÂ 2:00Â PM
WednesdayÂ 10/26/2011 vs.Â NiagaraÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 1/27/2012 atÂ SaultÂ Ste.Â MarieÂ 7:05Â PM
FridayÂ 10/28/2011 atÂ KitchenerÂ 7:30Â PM SaturdayÂ 1/28/2012 atÂ SudburyÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 10/29/2011 vs.Â KitchenerÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 2/3/2012 vs.Â BramptonÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 11/4/2011 atÂ GuelphÂ 7:30Â PM SaturdayÂ 2/4/2012 vs.Â SaginawÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 11/5/2011 vs.Â LondonÂ 7:00Â PM Wednesday 2/8/2012 vs.Â OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 11/11/2011 vs.Â WindsorÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 2/10/2012 atÂ SaginawÂ 7:11Â PM
SaturdayÂ 11/12/2011 atÂ LondonÂ 7:00Â PM SaturdayÂ 2/11/2012 atÂ WindsorÂ 7:05Â PM
SundayÂ 11/13/2011 atÂ PlymouthÂ 2:00Â PM Wednesday 2/15/2012 vs.Â NiagaraÂ 7:00Â PM
WednesdayÂ 11/16/2011 atÂ OwenÂ SoundÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 2/17/2012 atÂ KingstonÂ 7:30Â PM
FridayÂ 11/18/2011 atÂ KitchenerÂ 7:30Â PM SundayÂ 2/19/2012 atÂ OttawaÂ 2:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 11/19/2011 vs.Â GuelphÂ 7:00Â PM MondayÂ 2/20/2012 atÂ BellevilleÂ 2:00Â PM
ThursdayÂ 11/24/2011 vs.Â BellevilleÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 2/24/2012 vs.Â SaultÂ Ste.Â MarieÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 11/25/2011 atÂ KitchenerÂ 7:30Â PM SaturdayÂ 2/25/2012 vs.Â KingstonÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 11/26/2011 vs.Â LondonÂ 7:00Â PM SundayÂ 2/26/2012 atÂ MississaugaÂ 2:00Â PM
ThursdayÂ 12/1/2011 atÂ NiagaraÂ 7:00Â PM Wednesday 2/29/2012 vs.Â GuelphÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 12/2/2011 vs.Â BarrieÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 3/2/2012 vs.Â SaginawÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 12/3/2011 vs.Â KitchenerÂ 7:00Â PM SundayÂ 3/4/2012 atÂ NiagaraÂ 2:00Â PM
FridayÂ 12/9/2011 atÂ SarniaÂ 7:00Â PM Wednesday 3/7/2012 vs.Â PlymouthÂ 7:00Â PM
SaturdayÂ 12/10/2011 atÂ WindsorÂ 7:05Â PM SaturdayÂ 3/10/2012 vs.Â KitchenerÂ 7:00Â PM
SundayÂ 12/11/2011 atÂ SaginawÂ 4:00Â PM SundayÂ 3/11/2012 vs.Â GuelphÂ 4:30Â PM
ThursdayÂ 12/15/2011 atÂ NiagaraÂ 7:00Â PM Wednesday 3/14/2012 atÂ GuelphÂ 7:00Â PM
FridayÂ 12/16/2011 vs.Â SudburyÂ 7:00Â PM FridayÂ 3/16/2012 atÂ KitchenerÂ 7:30Â PM
SaturdayÂ 12/17/2011 vs.Â SarniaÂ 7:00Â PM SaturdayÂ 3/17/2012 vs.Â LondonÂ 7:00Â PM
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