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Americans and Mavericks Open Western Conference Semifinal Series Tonight

Kansas City, Missouri - The Allen Americans and Missouri Mavericks are meeting in a playoff series for the second time in franchise history, as they open their semifinal series tonight in Missouri. The puck drops at 7:05 PM. The Americans advanced to Round 2 of the postseason after a 3-2 overtime victory over the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday night at Allen Event Center. Tristan King scored the Americans goal in the extra session, after he fired one hard on goal that found its way into the ba... Full Story

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Red Wings Reassign Paterson; Griffins Recall Chouinard, Sign Jenks to PTO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings have reassigned goaltender Jake Paterson to the Grand Rapids Griffins from the ECHL's Toledo Walleye, while the Griffins have recalled defenseman Joel Chouinard from Toledo and signed forward A.J. Jenks to a professional tryout. In two starts for the Griffins this season, Paterson showed a 3.11 goals against average, a 0.928 save percentage and a 0-2-0 record. Detroit's second choice (80th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Paterson appeared in 30 games with the Walleye during his first full professional season. The Mississauga, Ontario, nat... Full Story

Lemon Promoted to Charlotte, Garcia Placed on DL

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - Infielder Marcus Lemon, who is hitting .273 (9-for-33) in nine games with the Double-A Birmingham Barons this season, has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights today. Lemon will take the roster spot of infielder/outfielder Leury Garcia, who was placed on Charlotte's disabled list (retroactive to April 28). Charlotte's active roster is set at 24 players. Lemon, 27, was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent on March 12, 2015. He spent the 2015 campaign with Birmingham and hit .268 (71-for-265) in 95 games. Originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the f... Full Story

Series Preview: Pensacola, Peoria Rivalry Manifests Again with Championship on the Line

The Peoria and Pensacola hockey rivalry has always been intense, going back to the Rivermen's days in the ECHL against the Pensacola Ice Pilots. The two cities don't meet as often as some others but the games are always heated. Now the Ice Flyers and the Rivermen will renew hostilities in the Southern Professional Hockey League's first best-of-five President's Cup Final since 2011 when the Mississippi Surge swept the Augusta RiverHawks. The Rivermen finished the regular season in first place for the second season in a row and had to get past the Macon Mayhem and Fayetteville FireAntz to ... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Toledo Walleye - ECHL (ECHL)
  2. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
  3. Tucson - American Hockey League (AHL)
  4. Utah Grizzlies - ECHL (ECHL)
  5. Missouri Mavericks - ECHL (ECHL)
  6. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  7. Providence Bruins - American Hockey League (AHL)
  8. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)
  9. Portland Thorns FC - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
  10. Hershey Bears - American Hockey League (AHL)


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BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
D-League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AFL, AIF, CIF, CIFL, IFL
Outdoor Football
CFL, FXFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
PFL, PRO Rugby
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, NASL, USL
Women's Soccer
NWSL