We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today







Erik Cole Traded To Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers NHL club picked up Oswego native Erik Cole in a trade with Cole’s former team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

ESPN reports Cole was traded to Edmonton because the Oilers are getting rid of high-salaried talent in order to be an active player on the free agent market.  This was one of the first deals made on Tuesday, the opening of the free agent season.

Cole was traded for Joni Pitkanen, a talented scorer who was something of a liability on defense.

Cole won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes.  Last year, he scored 22 goals and had 29 assists.  He’s in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4 million this year.

Blogging for Sportsnet.ca, Chris Nichols writes:

“Edmonton is a stronger team today than they were just a few days ago, no doubt.

Is Cole’s health a worry for poolies? Perhaps. Any physical forward is at a higher than normal injury risk level and Cole in particular has had some bad ones, but obviously [management] feels he’s worth the risk.”

The Hurricanes issued a statement thanking Cole for his six years with the team:

“We thank Erik for his years of service to the Hurricanes organization and the Triangle community. We wish Erik, his wife Emily, and their family the best of luck in the future.”

In Edmonton, Cole could team up with the other Oswego County native playing high-level professional hockey, Robbie Schremp.  Schremp played in two games for the Oilers after being called up from Edmonton’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.  Schremp is training with Edmonton now.

Print This Post Print This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Search Our Archives:

Give The Gift Of Reading – Tutor Orientation Scheduled

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer tutor? Oswego County Opportunities’ Literacy Volunteers Program is offering a tutor orientation for its 2014 fall session on October 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Continue reading


Stick Around and Take A ‘Staycation’ In Upstate NY

When most people think of travel in upstate New York, they think of time spent on the water, engaging in activities like boating, fishing and everything in between. However, what many don’t realize is that our region’s fall season is one of the best times to take in all our area has to offer. If you’re planning an upcoming getaway, consider a “staycation, a vacation where one takes time off at or close to home, instead.

Continue reading


The last RaiderNet Daily for September features an update on the Raider cross-country teams

Today’s News: GRB’s Most Spirited, Out of synch Raiders fall 3-0 to Oswego and more!

Continue reading


Fun For All at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival

On October 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival will fill Washington Square Park with food vendors crafters, fresh from the farm produce, music, games and rides for children of all ages, and of course…giant pumpkins! The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In, with Just Push Play Productions serving as emcee, begins October 4 at 10 a.m.

Continue reading


Vehicles Pulled From Pond Hours After Tragic Accident

State Route 3 between Route 8 and Rathburn Road remained closed as of midnight as State Troopers were still on the accident scene. By 11 p.m. tow truck operators began pulling the unrecognizable Honda Civic and overturned FedEx Ground truck from nearly 3 feet of water along the north side of Route 3.

Continue reading


v3_2014_64