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BASEBALL Atlantic League: The new Atlantic League team to be based in High Point (NC) will be called the High Point Rockers when it starts play next season. Other nicknames up for fan voting were Dragon Claws and Splinters. All nickname choices were associated with furniture because of the High Point-Thomasville's history in the U.S. furniture industry. International League: The Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League will be changing its nickname next season as a res... Full Story

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Komets Snag Kelly Cup Champ Goalie Lukas Hafner; Forward Kevin Miller Also Added to Preseason Roster

Fort Wayne, IN - The Komets announced Monday that they have added two players to the 2018-19 preseason roster. Goaltender Lukas Hafner has agreed to terms and becomes the first goalie to be added to the roster. Also center Kevin Miller has signed for the upcoming campaign. Hafner, 26, completed three years of juniors in 2011-12 appearing in 48 games with Cornwall in the CCHL, leading the league with a 2.11 goals-against average and a league-best .929 save percentage earning a spot on the CCHL Second all-Star Team. In 2015-16 Hafner finished a four-year collegiate career with Western Michiga... Full Story

Steelheads Extend Affiliation Agreement with the Dallas Stars

Boise, ID - The Dallas Stars and Idaho Steelheads announced Monday morning that they will renew their affiliation agreement, a two-year deal extending their partnership through the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. The Steelheads have served as the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars since the 2005-06 season, as well as during the 2003-04 season. The Steelheads have won two Kelly Cup Championships (2004, 2007) and been to three Kelly Cup Finals since their partnership with the Stars began. Ten former Steelheads- G Richard Bachman, G Matt Climie, G Dan Ellis, F BJ Crombeen, F Aaron Gagnon,... Full Story

Haseley Named Eastern League Player of the Week

(Reading, PA) - The Eastern League has announced that Reading Fightin Phils outfielder Adam Haseley has been named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of July 9th through July 15th. The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies First Round Draft pick is receiving the award for the first time this season. Haseley has already made an impact with the Fightin Phils after just having been called up to double-A on Wednesday, July 11th. He played in his first game with the Fightins on Thursday, July 12th against the Bowie Baysox. He batted .385 with one double, two home runs, three runs batted in, f... 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. Martinez Clippers - Pacific Association (PA)
  2. Hartford Athletic - United Soccer League (USL)
  3. Buffalo Bisons - International League (IL)
  4. Birmingham - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  5. Utica City FC - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)
  6. Quad City Storm - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
  7. USL New Mexico - United Soccer League (USL)
  8. Sudbury Five - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)
  9. San Diego - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  10. San Antonio - Alliance of American Football (AAF)


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OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

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
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

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

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AAL, AFL, CIF, IFL, NAL
Outdoor Football
AAF, CFL, XFL

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
MLR
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, USL, USL D3
Women's Soccer
NWSL