Whether or not the Erie Otters season ends this week at the hands of the Guelph Storm, let's not forget where this team and franchise was a year ago. Having not made the playoffs again, rumors that the team would be sold and moved and unsure about the future, the Otters took off and had one of the best seasons' in franchise history with records broken both on and off the ice. Of course it is disappointing that the Otters could not have won the OHL title (as I write this they are down 3-0 and I hope I can eat my words) but it is a hockey team that thrilled thousands of fans throughout the year with some of the best junior players in the world wearing the Otters jersey. McDavid, Fox, Brown, Burakovsky and Pelech are names Otters fans will remember for years to come. Sometimes it's not always about winning, but rather, about enjoying the sport at the junior level and remembering where the players got their start. For Erie and it's fans, it's something we should cherish win or lose.