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Joe Cannata Named Goaltender of the Week

West Valley City, Utah - Joe Cannata has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Oct. 12-14. It was the first week for Cannata in a Grizzlies uniform, who is under an NHL contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Cannata had an identical stat line in his 2 wins for the week, stopping 26 of 28 shots in each of his 2 victories, both against the Rapid City Rush. "I'm very happy for Joe. He had a great weekend. Kept things calm for us, made big saves, and did a great job of controlling ... Full Story

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Alliance of American Football Announces Full Schedule for Inaugural Season

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - October 16, 2018 - The Alliance of American Football today announced its 10-week, 40-game inaugural regular season schedule. The historic first snap will take place February 9, 2019, at 8:00pm ET with the Orlando Apollos hosting the Atlanta Legends at Spectrum Stadium, while the San Diego Fleet open at The Alamodome against the San Antonio Commanders. Rounding out opening weekend, on Sunday, February 10, 2019, the Birmingham Iron will host the Memphis Express at Legion Field Stadium, and the Arizona Hotshots will welcome the Salt Lake Stallions to Sun Devil Stadium. ... Full Story

Solar Bears Beat Stingrays 5-4 for First Win of Season

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears (1-1-0-0) took advantage of a four-goal run and survived a late comeback from the South Carolina Stingrays (0-2-0-0) to pick up their first victory of the season in a 5-4 win on Monday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Click here for the box score. Colby McAuley opened the scoring early in the first period for Orlando after Mike Monfredo and Alex Schoenborn helped force a turnover in the defensive zone, which allowed McAuley to bring the puck up the ice before snapping a shot past Adam Morrison at the 1:08 mark. The Stingrays evened the... Full Story

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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
BASEBALL American Association: The independent American Association announced its 2019 divisional alignment with the addition of the Milwaukee Milkmen expansion team and the suspension of operations for the Wichita Wingnuts. Milwaukee will be part of the six-team North Division, while the Sioux Falls (SD) Canaries will be moved from the North and take Wichita's spot in the six-team South Division. Arizona Fall League: Major League Baseball's AzFL started its 2018 season and again has six teams aligned in three-team East and West divisions. The AzFL uses six training facilities in t... 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. Columbia Fireflies - South Atlantic League (SAL)
  2. Tucson Sugar Skulls - Indoor Football League (IFL)
  3. Windy City ThunderBolts - Frontier League (FL)
  4. Lansing Ignite - United Soccer League One (USL1)
  5. Amarillo - Texas League (TL)
  6. Vancouver Warriors - National Lacrosse League (NLL)
  7. Traverse City - Northwoods League (Northwoods)
  8. Belleville Senators - American Hockey League (AHL)
  9. Newfoundland Growlers - ECHL (ECHL)
  10. Winnipeg Goldeyes - American Association (AA)


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The most recent minor league and alternative professional sports teams added to OurSports Central:

Minor Leagues on OSC

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, USL1
Women's Soccer
NWSL