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Encyclopedia > Erie Otters
Erie Otters
City: Erie, Pennsylvania
League: Ontario Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: Midwest
Founded: 1996-97
Home Arena: Louis J. Tullio Arena
Colors: navy blue, red, yellow and gold
Head Coach: Peter Sidorkiewicz
General Manager: Sherwood Bassin
Affiliate(s): Huntsville-Muskoka Otters
Franchise history
1953-60: Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1960-74: Hamilton Red Wings
1974-76: Hamilton Fincups
1976-77: St. Catharines Fincups
1977-78: Hamilton Fincups
1978-84: Brantford Alexanders
1984-88: Hamilton Steelhawks
1988-96: Niagara Falls Thunder
1996-Present: Erie Otters

The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They have played in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA from 1996 to present, at the Louis J. Tullio Arena. The Otters are the only Pennsylvania team in the OHL. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The 1996-97 OHL season was the 17th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Louis J. Tullio Arena is an arena in Erie, Pennsylvania ... Navy blue is an especially dark shade of the color blue. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... A yellow Tulip. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Peter Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland), is a Polish Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils. ... The Huntsville-Muskoka Otters are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. ... The Hamilton Tiger Cubs were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1953 to 1960. ... // The Hamilton Red Wingss were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1960 to 1974. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Brantford Alexanders were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1978 to 1984. ... The Hamilton Steelhawks were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1984 to 1988. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... The Louis J. Tullio Arena is an arena in Erie, Pennsylvania ...

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History

The Niagara Falls Thunder were relocated in 1996 from Niagara Falls, Ontario, becoming the Erie Otters. The team took its name from the otter, a water creature common to the south shore of Lake Erie. Skyline of Niagara Falls, Canada, as seen from Niagara Falls State Park across the river. ... This article is about the carnivorous mammal. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ...


The Otters' ownership partners are Ron Sertz, Jeff Fatica and Ray Irwin. Sherwood Bassin is the general manager and a managing partner of the team. Walt Wingfield is the head scout of the Otters.


The first three years in Erie were building years for the Otters, with the team eliminated in the first round of the playoffs each year. In the fourth year, all the hard work paid off with their first Midwest Division championship. The Holody Trophy, awarded in recognition of the contributions to the Ontario Hockey League by former Guelph and Owen Sound Platers Governor Joe Holody, was presented following the 1998-1999 season for the first time with the realignment of the League into four divisions. ...


For the Otters it would be their first of three consecutive Midwest Division championships, culminating in an OHL Championship in 2001-2002. Dave MacQueen won the Matt Leyden Trophy in 2000-01 as the OHL Coach of the Year. Sherwood Bassin was awarded OHL Executive of the Year in 2001-02 for his role as general manager in building a championship team. The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ... Matt Leyden Trophy The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year as selected by OHL coaches and general managers. ... The OHL Executive of the Year Award is given to the top executive in the Ontario Hockey League. ...


The Erie Otters celebrated their 10th anniversary in the 2005-2006 season.


2001-2002 OHL Champions

2001-2002 OHL Champions, Erie Otters

In the 2001-2002 season, the Erie Otters became only the second OHL team based in the United States of America, to win the OHL Championship. The first were the 1995 champions Detroit Junior Red Wings (now the Plymouth Whalers). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Plymouth Whalers are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit line up for a faceoff at the Compuware Sports Arena. ...


After a disappointing loss to the Plymouth Whalers the previous year in the conference finals, the Otters used their experience and work ethic to push themselves through the playoffs. Otters players had a puck holder hung on the wall of the dressing room with sixteen slots to fill for the sixteen wins needed for the title. Erie earned that 16th puck defeating the Barrie Colts in game 5 of the 2002 finals. The Colts celebrate a goal by Bryan Little during the second period, during a September 2005 game at the Brampton Battalion. ...


The Otters bid to host the 2002 Memorial Cup, but the Guelph Storm were chosen instead as hosts. The Otters earned a berth in the tournament as OHL Champions. The Otters ultimately finished in third place. The 2002 Memorial Cup occurred May 18-26 at the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre in Guelph, Ontario. ... Guelph Storm face off on home ice. ...


Two-time OHL MVP Brad Boyes led the Otters as captain. Team members for the 2002 championship were: Bradley Keith Boyes (born on April 17, 1982 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey forward now playing for the St. ...

T.J. Aceti, Chris Berti, Brad Bonello, Brad Boyes, Chris Campoli, Carlo Colaiacovo, Noel Coultice, Sean Courtney, Brandon Cullen, Scott Dobben, Jeff Doyle, Chris Eade, David Herring, Alex Karaulchuk, Mical Kokavec, Brian Lee, Thomas Lee, Chris Martin, Mike McKeown, Adam Munro, Cory Pecker, Mike Rice, Dave MacQueen (coach), Sherwood Bassin (GM)

Championships

The J. Ross Robertson Cup is hockey trophy awarded annually to the winner of Ontario Hockey League Championship Series. ... The Wayne Gretzky Trophy is the championship trophy of the Western Conference of the Ontario Hockey League, named in honour of Wayne Gretzky. ... The Hamilton Specator Trophy is an award given to the Ontario Hockey League team who finishes the season with the best record. ... The Holody Trophy, awarded in recognition of the contributions to the Ontario Hockey League by former Guelph and Owen Sound Platers Governor Joe Holody, was presented following the 1998-1999 season for the first time with the realignment of the League into four divisions. ...

Coaches

Dave MacQueen won the Matt Leyden Trophy in 2000-01 as the OHL Coach of the Year. Matt Leyden Trophy The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year as selected by OHL coaches and general managers. ...


Multiple years in parentheses

  • 1996-1997 Chris Johnstone, Dale Dunbar
  • 1997-1998 Dale Dunbar (2)
  • 1998-1999 Paul Theriault
  • 1999-2006 Dave MacQueen (7)
  • 2006- Peter Sidorkiewicz

Dale Dunbar (born October 14, 1961 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a retired professional hockey defenceman who played briefly in the National Hockey League during the 1980s. ... Peter Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland), is a Polish Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils. ...

Players

Since the franchise relocated to Erie prior to the 1996-1997 season, a total of 21 players have been selected at the National Hockey League Entry Draft including a five-year stretch from 1997-2001 in which seven members of the team were selected in the first round (1997 Jason Ward, 11th, Montreal; 1998 Michael Rupp, ninth, New York Islanders; 1999 Tim Connolly, fifth, New York Islanders; 2000 Nikita Alexeev, eighth, Tampa Bay and Brad Boyes, 24th, Toronto; 2001 Carlo Colaiacovo, 17th, Toronto and Adam Munro, 29th, Chicago).


Award Winners

The CHL Scholastic Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League player who is best able to combine success on the ice with success in school. ... The Bobby Smith Trophy is awarded annually to the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year who best combines high standards of play and academic excellence. ... The Red Tilson Trophy is an annual award given to the most outstanding player in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The William Hanley Trophy is awarded to the OHLs Most Sportsmanlike Player. ... The Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the player of the Ontario Hockey League that is the most humanitarian. ... The CHL Sportsman of the Year award on display at the 2007 Memorial Cup. ... The Red Tilson Trophy is an annual award given to the most outstanding player in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The William Hanley Trophy is awarded to the OHLs Most Sportsmanlike Player. ... The Wayne Gretzky 99 Award is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. ... The Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the best overage player in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The CHL Humanitarian Player of the Year Award is given out annually to the Canadian Hockey League player judged to have made the most notable contribution to his community in a humanitarian sense. ... The Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the player of the Ontario Hockey League that is the most humanitarian. ... The Roger Neilson Memorial Award is awarded annually to the top academic College/University player in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Jack Ferguson Award is awarded each year to the top draft pick in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Draft. ...

NHL Alumni

Nikita Alexeev (b. ... Michael Blunden (born December 15, 1986) is a Canadian winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. ... Bradley Keith Boyes (born on April 17, 1982 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey forward now playing for the St. ... img=srchttp://img264. ... Carlo Colaiacovo (born January 27, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. Colaiacovo also has an identical twin brother, Paulo Colaiacovo who is a goaltender currently playing for the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League. ... Tim Connolly (born May 7, 1981 in Baldwinsville, New York) is an American ice hockey player in the NHL. Connolly played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League prior to 1999. ... Steve Montador (b. ... Adam Munro (born November 12, 1982 in Burlington, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. Munro was drafted in the 1st round, 29th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. ... Jeff Paul (born on 1 March 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player, who plays for the Destil Trappers, in the Dutch ice hockey league. ... Geoff Platt (born 7-10-1985 in Mississauga, Ontario) is an ice hockey player. ... Michael (Mike) Rupp (born on January 13, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Stephen Valiquette (born August 20, 1977) is a Canadian goaltender for the New York Rangers organization of the National Hockey League. ... Jason Ward (b. ...

Current Roster

Goalies For the close-in weapon system, see Goalkeeper CIWS. A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from...

Defencemen Shanty Bay is a charming small village in Ontario, about 5 km outside the city of Barrie. ... Monaca is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River, 25 miles (40 km) west of Pittsburgh. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ...

Forwards Sundridge is a village in northern Ontario, Canada, approximately 75 km south of North Bay, Ontario, on the shore of Lake Bernard. ... Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region Grimsby (2001 population 21,297) is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida in the United States. ... Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (approximately 10 km) north of Lancaster. ... St. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Woodbridge is a large suburban community (Estimated 2006 pop. ... Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offense. ...

King City is an affluent, unincorporated village in King Township, Ontario, Canada, located just north of Toronto. ... Milevsko is city in Czech Republic. ... St. ... Clinton is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Clinton, Clinton County, New York Clinton, Dutchess County, New York Clinton, Oneida County, New York Clinton also is a name used to refer to the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Nickname: Motto: Naturally Gifted Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario District Algoma District Incorporated 1887 (town), 1912 (city) Government  - City Mayor John Rowswell  - Governing body The Corporation of the City of Sault Sainte Marie  - MPs Tony Martin  - MPPs David Orazietti Area  - City  276 sq mi (715 km²) Elevation  630 ft (192... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Nickname: Location in the Region of Peel, in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Province Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Government  - Mayor Susan Fennell  - Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members)  - MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi  - MPPs Vic Dhillon, Linda Jeffrey... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...

Team records

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 102 2000-01
Most Wins 45 2000-01
Most Goals For 271 1998-99
Least Goals For 181 2002-03
Least Goals Against 171 2000-01
Most Goals Against 378 2006-07
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Cory Pecker 53 2001-02
Most Assists Colin Pepperall 60 1997-98
Most Points Cory Pecker 99 2001-02
Most Points, rookie Tim Connolly 62 1997-98
Most Points, defenceman Chris Campoli 66 2003-04
Best GAA (Goalie) Adam Munro 2.31 2000-01
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played




Yearly Results

Regular Season

Legend: T = Tie (2004-05 & previous), SL = Shoot Out Loss (2005-06 & onward)

Season Games Won Lost T/SL OTL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1996-97 66 23 36 7 - 53 0.402 240 260 5th Central
1997-98 66 33 28 5 - 71 0.538 261 252 4th Central
1998-99 68 31 33 4 - 66 0.485 271 297 3rd Midwest
1999-00 68 33 28 4 3 73 0.515 224 229 1st Midwest
2000-01 68 45 11 10 2 102 0.735 264 171 1st Midwest
2001-02 68 41 22 4 1 87 0.632 246 218 1st Midwest
2002-03 68 24 35 6 3 57 0.397 181 248 5th Midwest
2003-04 68 29 26 6 7 71 0.471 221 212 5th Midwest
2004-05 68 31 26 6 5 73 0.500 186 207 4th Midwest
2005-06 68 26 35 3 4 59 0.434 219 266 5th Midwest
2006-07 68 15 50 2 1 33 0.243 209 378 5th Midwest

The 1996-97 OHL season was the 17th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 OHL season was the 18th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 OHL season was the 19th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 OHL season was the 20th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 OHL season was the 21st season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 OHL season was the 22nd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 OHL season was the 23rd season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 OHL season was the 24th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 OHL season was the 25th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 OHL season was the 26th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 OHL season will be the 27th season of the Ontario Hockey League. ...

Playoffs

  • 1996-97 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1997-98 Lost to London Knights 4 games to 3 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1998-99 Lost to Guelph Storm 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 1999-00 Defeated Brampton Battalion 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to S.S. Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 3 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2000-01 Defeated London Knights 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Brampton Battalion 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to Plymouth Whalers 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
  • 2001-02 Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Defeated Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Lost to Victoriaville Tigres 5-4 (OT) in the Memorial Cup semi-finals.
  • 2002-03 Out of playoffs.
  • 2003-04 Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Lost to London Knights 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
  • 2004-05 Lost to Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2005-06 Out of playoffs.
  • 2006-07 Out of playoffs.

Uniforms & Logos

Erie Otters
third jersey

The team mascot of the Erie Otters is an anthropomorphic otter named Shooter, who wears a home jersey. The Otters home uniforms are white background, and the road uniforms are navy blue background. Both have red, yellow & gold trim. The logo is an angry otter with a hockey stick. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ...


For the 2005-2006 season (the team's 10th/Diamond Anniversary), the Otters unveiled a third jersey as part of the "All About Erie" campaign. The jersey has a red background with navy blue, white and gold trim. The third logo has "Erie" in big letters across the chest with "Otters" written beneath it.


Arena

The Erie Otters play home games at the Louis J. Tullio Arena located in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The arena was built in 1983 and seats 5,500 spectators. The Tullio arena is one of the loudest in the league and works well for home ice advantage. The arena is part of the Erie Civic Center Complex which includes Jerry Uht Park, a baseball stadium, home to the AA Erie SeaWolves. The Louis J. Tullio Arena is an arena in Erie, Pennsylvania ... Jerry Uht Park is a stadium in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Southern Division Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Current uniform Name Erie SeaWolves (1987-present) Ballpark Jerry Uht Park Minor League titles League titles Division titles Owner(s)/Operated By: Mandalay Sports Entertainment Manager: Matt Walbeck General Manager: The Erie SeaWolves are a...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Erie Otters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League.
The franchise won the Memorial Cup in 1962 as the Hamilton Red Wings, and again in 1976 as the Hamilton Fincups.
So far, in their 10-Year history as the Erie Otters, the franchise won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in the 2001-02 Playoffs.
Erie, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2384 words)
Erie lost its status as the state's third-largest city to Allentown after the 2000 census, likely because Allentown is located in the fast-growing Lehigh Valley area.
The City of Erie was part of the Erie Triangle that was claimed by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (as part of its Western Reserve), and Massachusetts.
Erie is home to Presque Isle State Park (known to the locals as "The Peninsula"), a peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie and boasts numerous public beaches, wetlands, and good fishing locations.
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