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KNIGHTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION: The London Knights will be appearing at Fanshawe College in the Gym for a Pizza Party and Autograph Session on Saturday, October 7, 2006 from 1:00-3:00 PM in support of the Arthritis Society.

GAGNER OFF TO A FAST START: London Knights Rookie Center Sam Gagner has recorded 11 points in his 1st 3 games with the London Knights....Gagner, 17 currently sits 2nd in the OHL with 1 Goal and 10 Assists in 3 games. Gagner was the Knights 4th Round Choice at the 2004 OHL Draft from Toronto Marlboros.

ALUMNI WATCH: Many former London Knights were assigned to their respective AHL teams this week after starting the NHL Pre Season in the National Hockey League. Here is a look at where some former Knights will play to start the AHL Season.

Danny Syvret Grand Rapids Griffins
Rob Schremp Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins
Adam Dennis Rochester Americans
Dylan Hunter Rochester Americans
Dan Girardi Hartford Wolf Pack
Marc Methot Syracuse Crunch
Bryan Rodney Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Brandon Prust Omaha Knights
Drew Larman Rochester Americans
Danny Fritsche Columbus Blue Jackets
Kyle Quincey Grand Rapids Griffins
David Bolland Norfolk Admirals
Danny Richmond Norfolk Admirals
Gerald Coleman Springfield Falcons
 

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Running With the Colts

WEEKEND RECAP: The Barrie Colts posted a 1-1 record over the weekend to extend their overall record to 2-1-0-0 on the season, good for a tie for third in the Central Division standings..Sep 29 @ Brampton: The Colts built a 3-1 lead after one period and 4-2 early in the third before the Battalion evened the game with a Jason Dale (1) goal at 9:39 of the final frame.Overtime solved nothing and the Colts capitalized in the shootout as Vladimir Nikiforov was the lone scorer to earn the Colts the extra point and the 5-4 victory..Richard Clune (3), Matthew Bragg (2), Hunter Tremblay (1) and Vladimir Nikiforov (1) scored in regulation..Andrew Perugini made his second consecutive start in goal and turned away 37 shots for the victory....Sep 30 vs. Mississauga: The Colts returned home after a September 21st victory in their home opener..They hosted the Mississauga Ice Dogs this time and suffered a 5-2 loss..Bryan Little (2) and Tomas Marcinko (1), with his first OHL goal, scored for the home side..The Ice Dogs never trailed in the game as they built a 2-1 lead in the first and also led 3-2 in the second before capping it off with two insurance markers including one into an empty net..Andrew Perugini made 32 saves in the crease and suffered his first loss of the season.Former Colt, Travis Fuller assisted on the game-winning goal in his first game back to the Molson Centre since joining them in the off-season after being part of a trade deadline deal between the two clubs..The victory improved the Ice Dogs' record to 3-0 on the season

WHAT'S ON TAP: The Colts begin October with a three game week that begins Thursday at home when they host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (7:30 p.m.)..The Hounds are 2-2-0-1 through five regular season games thus far, and it is undetermined whether Toronto Maple Leafs 1st Round Pick in 2006, Jiri Tlusty will be in the lineup for the Hounds..Friday, the Colts venture up the 400 Highway for a visit with the Oshawa Generals (7:35 p.m.)..The Generals are winless at 0-3-0-0 on the season and the game will be one of their last at the Civic Auditorium before moving into their new building in early November...Saturday, the Colts return home to host the Erie Otters at the Molson Centre (7:30 p.m.) before the team breaks for Thanksgiving...The Otters have a 1-2-0-1 record and currently place fourth in the Midwest Division through four games...Tickets are still available for both home games and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (705)-739-7666, in person at the Molson Centre box office, or on-line at www.barriecolts.com

WEEKEND POINTS LEADERS: Hunter Tremblay led all Colts with three points (1g-2a) over the weekend as was the Colts' nominee for OHL Player of the Week..Next to him, Richard Clune (1g-1a) and Bryan Little (1g-1a) tied for second on the Colts with two points throughout the weekend

STAYING CENTRAL: Here is a look at the Colts and how they fare in the Central Division standings after two weeks of the regular season:

1- Brampton Battalion 3-1-0-1, 7 points
2- Mississauga Ice Dogs 3-0-0-0, 6 points
3- Barrie Colts 2-1-0-0, 4 points
4- Sudbury Wolves 2-3-0-0, 4 points
5- St. Michael's Majors 2-4-0-0, 4 points

CURRENT POINT STREAKS: Bryan Little and Hunter Tremblay each have recorded points in all three of Barrie's regular season games..Little leads the club with seven points (3g-4a) and Tremblay is third with five (2g-3a)

PLENTY OF OFFENSIVE CONTRIBUTION: The Colts currently have eight players in their lineup that have recorded at least two points and six players have recorded at least three points through the club's first three regular season games

SPECIAL TEAMS OUTLOOK: The Colts' powerplay currently ranks seventh in the OHL with a 25.0% efficiency rate scoring six times through 24 opportunities..On the defensive side, their penalty kill currently ranks 19th (72.7%) having gave up nine goals through 33 shorthanded situations
 

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Peckham named Attacker of the Week

The Owen Sound Attack has named Theo Peckham the Becker Shoes Attacker of the Week for the week of September 25th - October 1st.

The Attack played 3 games this week beginning Wednesday night at home to Sarnia. Theo had 3 goals and 4 points in the 6-3 win over the Sting. With his first OHL Hatrick, 2 goals on the power play and the third shorthanded, Theo was named first star of the game.

In Friday's 6-5 shootout loss against the London Knights, Theo added 2 assists on the power play.

Saturday night the Attack were home to division rival Kitchener Rangers, Theo added yet another 2 assists (1 power play and 1 shorthanded) and was a +1.

He is currently in second in Attack scoring and OHL defencemen scoring with 9 pts.

Theo will receive his award at the next Owen Sound Attack home game on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30pm against the Plymouth Whalers. The game is sponsored by Peninsula Ford. Tickets are now on sale at the Attack Box Office weekdays 8:30am - 5pm or by calling 371-7452 or toll free 1-866-5ATTACK. Internet orders at www.attackhockey.com.
 

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Spirit Dance Team Launches New Website

(Saginaw, MI) The Saginaw Spirit Dance Team has launched a new web site, www.saginawspiritdancers.com! The new website will feature videos, pictures, and bios, as well as a calendar of public events. The site, maintained by Tim Roenicke and the Dance Team, will also feature information on the Saginaw Spirit Junior Dance Camps that take place through out the year.

"We have been looking for the means to promote the Dance Team in a medium that is outside our normal practices", stated Spirit Director of Game Day Operations Jim Biewer, "Tim and his staff has put together a website that accomplishes that goal and puts the Dance Team on the same level as other professional Dance Teams".

The Dance Team is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company, S.C. Johnson, the Midland Community Center, and Paradise Island Tan. The team performs before, during, and after most Saginaw Spirit games, as well as many community events.

The Spirit home game on Thursday, October 19th will feature a Dance Team poster give-a-way and autograph session.
 

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Eagles Nest Notes

Welcome to Eagles' Nest Notes, the weekly Spirit update and preview. Saginaw enters its fifth season on the wings of its most successful season in team history, and most successful season in the past ten years of franchise history. Saginaw will also be the host of the 2007 OHL All Star Classic, presented locally by the Dow Chemical Company. "All Star Hockey for an All Star Community".

The Spirit enter the week with a record of 1-3-0-1, with 3 pts

Saturday at 7:11 PM
October 7, 2006
Home vs. the Ottawa 67's

For ticket information, please visit www.saginawspirit.com or call 1-989-497-7747

The Ottawa 67's head to Windsor on October 5th with a record of 1-2-0-0 with 2 points, then come to Saginaw for a Saturday match-up against the Spirit. Jamie Mcginn is the current points leader with 3 goals and 1 assist. Last year's rookie standout Logan Couture has already notched 3 assists. Defenseman Joe Grimaldi returns from the New York Islanders camp to man the blue line, while goalie Brady Morrison and Swiss rookie Lukas Flueler will be backing the team up in net.

Sunday at 2:00 PM
October 8, 2006
Home vs. the Sudbury Wolves

For ticket information, please visit www.saginawspirit.com or call 1-989-497-7747

The Sudbury Wolves will face-off against the Spirit on Sunday, October 6th. Veteran Marc Staal returns to the Wolves blue line, along with Adam Mcquaid and Nicholas Tuzzolino. Staal will also be joined this year by his little brother Jared, who was drafted in the first round of this year's OHL Priority Selection, as well as Nick Foligno, Jonathan D'aversa, and Akim Aliu. Forward Kevin Baker is the teams current point leader, with 3 goals and 6 assists. Overager Kevin Beech returns to the Wolves net this season. The Wolves have a record of 2-3-0-0, good for 4 points, going into the weekend.
 

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Kelsey Wilson Signs With Nashville Predators

(GUELPH) The Guelph Storm Hockey Club has announced that Kelsey Wilson has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators. Terms of the two-way agreement were not disclosed.

Last season with the Storm, Wilson set career highs for goals (38), assists (31) and points (31). A veteran of three OHL seasons, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native was acquired by the Storm in January 2005 from the Sarnia Sting.

Wilson will open the 2006/07 season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on October 7th.

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Rangers arrive for midweek encounter

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League start one of their busiest stretches of the season tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the Tullio Arena when they welcome the Kitchener Rangers for a 7:30 p.m. face-off.

The game will be the first of four games in six days for the Otters. The Otters enter Wednesday's game with a 1-2-0-1 record and coming off a 7-3 loss to the London Knights on Saturday.

Andrew Hotham is off to a quick start on the offensive side of things. The veteran defenseman has scored at least once in each of the Otters first four games of the season, totaling five goals, which leaves him tied for seventh in OHL goal scoring. The 20 year-old's goal-scoring streak is tied for the longest by a defenseman in Otters franchise history. Chris Campoli (2000-04) enjoyed a four-game goal scoring streak (totaling five goals) in 2003-04. Overall, Hotham has a team-leading seven points in four games.

A trio of Otters forwards have collected six points in the first four games to tie for second in team scoring. Sean O'Connor, Justin Hodgman and Nick Palmieri each have two goals and four assists in early-season action.

The Rangers will be completing a stretch of four games in six days when they arrive at the Tullio Arena. Kitchener is 1-3 on the season and lost their last two, including a 5-3 loss in Guelph on Sunday.

Justin Azevedo and Nick Spaling share the Rangers scoring lead with six points each. Azevedo has two goals and four assists while Spaling has collected six assists.

The game will be the second of eight meetings between the Otters and the Rangers this season. Kitchener captured the opener of the season series with a 4-2 home ice win on Friday.

Tickets for Wednesday's game are on sale now at all Erie-area TicketMaster locations as well as the Civic Center Box Office. The game can also be heard live on 1330 Erie's ESPN Radio and on-line at www.ottershockey.com (presented by the James H. Cross Company) beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15 p.m.

Single game regular season ticket prices for the 2006-2007 season are $13.50 for platinum level seating and $11.50 for gold level seating. A child ticket is also available for $9.50 for children 12 and under in any seating section. All single season ticket prices include the City of Erie 3% Entertainment Tax.
 

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O'Marra returns vs. Rangers

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League announced this afternoon that Ryan O'Marra has received medical clearance and is scheduled to be in the line-up tomorrow (Wednesday) night when the Otters face off against the Kitchener Rangers at 7:30 p.m. at the Tullio Arena.

O'Marra, selected 15th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft, has been sidelined since August after suffering a broken ankle during off-season workouts. He rejoined the Otters on September 25th after spending nearly two weeks rehabbing at the Islanders Training Camp. Today represents the one-week mark since the Otters captain returned to the ice.

O'Marra finished second in Otters scoring in 2005-06 posting career highs in every offensive category. He finished his third OHL season with 27 goals and 50 assists for 77 points in 61 games. In 188 career games with the Otters O'Marra has 68 goals and 104 assists for 172 points.

Tickets for Wednesday's game are on sale now at all Erie-area TicketMaster locations as well as the Civic Center Box Office. The game can also be heard live on 1330 Erie's ESPN Radio and on-line at www.ottershockey.com (presented by the James H. Cross Company) beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15 p.m.

Single game regular season ticket prices for the 2006-2007 season are $13.50 for platinum level seating and $11.50 for gold level seating. A child ticket is also available for $9.50 for children 12 and under in any seating section. All single season ticket prices include the City of Erie 3% Entertainment Tax.
 

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Wolves add another Staal

Having his youngest brother as a teammate for the first time eased just a little of the sting Marc Staal felt over his demotion from the New York Rangers.

The Rangers returned the 19-year-old defenceman to the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves on the weekend.

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Perrys thrust Knights forward

No, London Knights teammates Adam Perry and Todd Perry don't come from the same family tree.

Adam is the younger brother of former Knights star and current Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry.

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Schremp sent down from Oilers

Rob Schremp's bid for direct entry into the National Hockey League straight out of the junior ranks, fell just short when the Edmonton Oilers assigned him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

Drafted first overall by the Mississauga IceDogs in 2002, Schremp was named the Ontario Hockey League rookie of the year after contributing 26 goals and 48 assists in 65 games.

After producing six points in three games for the IceDogs in the 2003-04 season, Schremp demanded a trade and was eventually sent to the London Knights, for whom the 20-year-old centre won a Memorial Cup.

Schremp capped off his three seasons with the Knights with 126 goals and 178 assists for 304 points in 179 games.

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Farrell waiting for his turn to get into the Attack lineup

It would be hard to blame Michael Farrell if he invested in a do-it-yourself voodoo doll kit.

The kind that lets you attach the face of somebody on the doll's head and then stick pins wherever you'd like.

But the Owen Sound Attack rookie centre isn't resorting to such tactics yet, despite being the only player on the team to have yet to play an Ontario Hockey League game this season.

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Wolves get another Staal injection as Marc joins brother Jared

All in the family; Wolves get another Staal injection as Marc joins brother Jared

Donna Spencer / The Canadian Press
Local Sports - Tuesday, October 03, 2006 @ 11:00

Having his youngest brother as a teammate for the first time eased just a little of the sting Marc Staal felt over his demotion from the New York Rangers.

The Rangers returned the 19-year-old defenceman to the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves on the weekend.

Marc was the Rangers' first draft pick, 12th overall, in 2005 and he was hoping for a longer run on Broadway. But space was tight on a veteran Rangers' blue-line.

"It was disappointing," Marc said Monday from Sudbury.

"Obviously I wanted to stay a lot longer than I did.

"They had a lot of good, older veterans who were on the team already. It wasn't an easy task to get into that lineup."

His return gives the 2-3 Wolves a whole new dimension on defence because he is a big, skilled defenceman who dominates in his own end and can contribute offensively while eating up a lot of minutes.

An upside for Marc is that he'll have 16-year-old Jared Staal as a teammate.

Marc and Jared are the second and fourth of the talented Staal brothers from Thunder Bay.
Three years apart, they've never been teammates before.

"Playing with him here and showing him what the league is about is going to be good," Marc said.

"It should be fun for both of us."

Eric, a 21-year-old star forward with the Carolina Hurricanes, and Jordan, an 18-year-old forward who signed a three-year rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, are the eldest and third in the birth order.

While there's competition between the four siblings, Marc said it didn't grate on him that Jordan was still in the NHL and he wasn't.

"We're two different players obviously and he's in a different situation than I was in," Marc said.

"I'm just proud of him that he's still there."

Marc and Jared played their first game together Sunday in a 5-4 loss to the St. Michael's Majors in Toronto, bearing M. Staal and J. Staal on the backs of their respective jerseys.

"I was pretty excited," Jared said.

"I want to make an impression on him and show him I'm not just the youngest brother who doesn't know how to play hockey."

Marc, six foot four and 200 pounds, played distracted as he was still trying to get his head around being back in the OHL.

"His head really wasn't with us," Wolves coach and GM Mike Foligno said.

"He did us a favour because he thought maybe we were tired, but he probably could have used and I probably should have given him a couple of days.

"This is normal for these type of players."

Jared, six foot two and 180 pounds, played the best game of his five for the Wolves, Foligno said.

His brother's return may have had something to do with that.

"Sure I'm happy he's here, but I'd rather he be playing in the NHL, for him and me, too," Jared said.

"I want to see him playing at the highest level possible, but I guess it's not a bad thing that he's here."

When Marc arrived late Saturday night, he roomed with Jared and the two got caught up.

"We talked about how the month went for him in Sudbury and what I did and obviously what Eric or Jordan were up to," Marc said.

Marc and Jared will not live with the same billet families in Sudbury.

Parents Henry and Linda now have double the reason to make the 10-hour drive from Thunder Bay to Sudbury.

"My vehicle is still in Thunder Bay and they have to get that down to me as fast as possible," Marc said to provide added incentive.

The expectations of the Wolves this season rise dramatically upon Marc's return.

"I think it gives me a pretty solid defence corps," Foligno said.

"We're going to expect a little bit more from the players and push them a little harder."

And it is also good news for the Canadian junior team that will attempt to defend its gold medal in Leksand and Moria, Sweden, starting Dec. 26.

Marc shut down Russian star Evgeni Malkin in the gold-medal game of the world junior championship in Vancouver last January to help Canada win 5-0.

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Judge wolves by their finish, not by their start

As much fun as doing a Mexican hat dance on the panic button would have been after the Sudbury Wolves began the season with two losses on home ice, I wasn't ready to join the party.

And I'm not just saying that because they won two of three this weekend. Frankly, their current 2-3 record puts the locals ahead of the game as far as I expected.

It's not that the Wolves look to have a bad team.

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