New Otters Head Coach, Chris Hartsburg!

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The Ontario Hockey League Champions, Erie Otters, have a new head coach!  Today, the Otters introduced 27 year old Chris Hartsburg as the 8th Head Coach in franchise history.

Hartsburg replaces Kris Knoblauch, who left to take an Assistant Coaching job with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hartsburg was an assistant to Knoblauch with the Otters during the 2013-2014 season.  He had served as Head Coach of the Lincoln Stars in Nebrasky since 2014.

Craig Smylie will have much more tonight on the news at 5, and you can find the Otter’s write-up on their website at

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