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OTTERS ANNOUNCE ENTIRE 2021-22 SCHEDULE

Erie 2021 Schedule Announcement

 

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 {6}, Kitchener Rangers {6}, London Knights {4}, and Owen Sound {4}) and the West Division (Flint Firebird {12}, Saginaw Spirit {12}, Sarnia Sting {4}, Soo Greyhounds {2}, Windsor Spitfires {6}).  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 2 PM.
  • The back-to-back Owen Sound Attack home stand is Wednesday, February 9th at 11 AM 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.


# Date Away GF Home GF Time Links Watch Live Venue
11 Sat, Oct 9 ER 0 FLNT 0 7:00 PM Dort Financial Center
24 Thu, Oct 14 ER 0 FLNT 0 7:00 PM Dort Financial Center
37 Sat, Oct 16 ER 0 SAG 0 7:05 PM Dow Event Center
42 Sun, Oct 17 ER 0 SAG 0 5:30 PM Dow Event Center
59 Sat, Oct 23 SAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
63 Sun, Oct 24 SAG 0 ER 0 2:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
74 Fri, Oct 29 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
83 Sat, Oct 30 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
95 Thu, Nov 4 ER 0 NIAG 0 7:00 PM Meridian Centre
111 Sat, Nov 6 ER 0 WSR 0 7:05 PM WFCU Centre
117 Sun, Nov 7 ER 0 SAR 0 2:05 PM Progressive Auto Sales Arena
121 Fri, Nov 12 ER 0 GUE 0 7:30 PM Sleeman Centre
131 Sat, Nov 13 LDN 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
147 Thu, Nov 18 ER 0 WSR 0 7:30 PM WFCU Centre
148 Fri, Nov 19 ER 0 FLNT 0 7:00 PM Dort Financial Center
167 Sun, Nov 21 ER 0 SOO 0 2:07 PM GFL Memorial Gardens
173 Thu, Nov 25 SOO 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
185 Sat, Nov 27 GUE 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
191 Sun, Nov 28 ER 0 GUE 0 2:00 PM Sleeman Centre
202 Thu, Dec 2 ER 0 WSR 0 7:30 PM WFCU Centre
206 Fri, Dec 3 ER 0 LDN 0 7:30 PM Budweiser Gardens
217 Sun, Dec 5 ER 0 HAM 0 2:00 PM FirstOntario Centre
224 Wed, Dec 8 ER 0 FLNT 0 7:00 PM Dort Financial Center
240 Sat, Dec 11 SAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
246 Sun, Dec 12 SAR 0 ER 0 2:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
258 Fri, Dec 17 ER 0 GUE 0 7:30 PM Sleeman Centre
268 Sat, Dec 18 KIT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
284 Thu, Dec 30 ER 0 HAM 0 7:00 PM FirstOntario Centre
289 Fri, Dec 31 GUE 0 ER 0 6:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
296 Sat, Jan 1 LDN 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
316 Fri, Jan 7 ER 0 KIT 0 7:30 PM Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
323 Sat, Jan 8 KIT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
342 Fri, Jan 14 ER 0 KIT 0 7:30 PM Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
349 Sat, Jan 15 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
361 Mon, Jan 17 SAR 0 ER 0 2:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
371 Fri, Jan 21 ER 0 LDN 0 7:30 PM Budweiser Gardens
377 Sat, Jan 22 SAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
382 Sun, Jan 23 SAG 0 ER 0 2:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
390 Thu, Jan 27 ER 0 NIAG 0 7:00 PM Meridian Centre
394 Fri, Jan 28 HAM 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
402 Sat, Jan 29 WSR 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
430 Fri, Feb 4 ER 0 SAR 0 7:05 PM Progressive Auto Sales Arena
438 Sat, Feb 5 ER 0 SAG 0 7:05 PM Dow Event Center
443 Sun, Feb 6 ER 0 SAG 0 5:30 PM Dow Event Center
447 Wed, Feb 9 OS 0 ER 0 11:00 AM Erie Insurance Arena
452 Thu, Feb 10 OS 0 ER 0 6:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
464 Sat, Feb 12 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
476 Wed, Feb 16 NIAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
482 Fri, Feb 18 HAM 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
492 Sat, Feb 19 SAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
499 Mon, Feb 21 ER 0 HAM 0 2:00 PM FirstOntario Centre
520 Fri, Feb 25 ER 0 SAG 0 7:05 PM Dow Event Center
528 Sat, Feb 26 ER 0 SAG 0 7:05 PM Dow Event Center
529 Sun, Feb 27 ER 0 FLNT 0 2:00 PM Dort Financial Center
543 Fri, Mar 4 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
553 Sat, Mar 5 FLNT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
564 Wed, Mar 9 NIAG 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
571 Fri, Mar 11 WSR 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
582 Sat, Mar 12 WSR 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
604 Fri, Mar 18 ER 0 KIT 0 7:30 PM Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
612 Sat, Mar 19 ER 0 OS 0 7:30 PM Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre
620 Sun, Mar 20 ER 0 OS 0 2:00 PM Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre
625 Thu, Mar 24 ER 0 NIAG 0 7:00 PM Meridian Centre
636 Sat, Mar 26 GUE 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
643 Sun, Mar 27 NIAG 0 ER 0 2:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
654 Wed, Mar 30 ER 0 FLNT 0 7:00 PM Dort Financial Center
660 Fri, Apr 1 HAM 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena
669 Sat, Apr 2 KIT 0 ER 0 7:00 PM Erie Insurance Arena

Click this link  to print  copy of the 2021-2022 Block Schedule above.

Season Tickets are on sale now starting as low as $306.  For more information, CLICK HERE 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.

 

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