Woke up this morning to a frenzy of stories saying the Erie Otters are on the move to Hamilton.
This story in the Hamilton Spectator says the Otters would play out of the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena before moving downtown to Copps Coliseum, should the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs leave town for Quebec as rumoured.
The Erie-Times News says the Otters are keeping mum. To be fair, this rumour has been circulating for years and the Otters are trying to get a favourable deal extension at the Tullio Arena, which is undergoing renovations.
Team owner Sherry Bassin said talks are going well between the club and the city on an extension.
The last OHL squad in the Hammer was the Dukes, who went on to become the Guelph Storm in 1991.