Last Week around the Leagues
by Fran Stuchbury
February 6, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Alliance of American Football
The Alliance of American Football and NFL Network announced a multi-year programming deal that will include live event coverage of The Alliance inaugural season. The NFL Network will televise 19 games that will be on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 pm est.
Turner Sports and the Alliance of American Football announced a multi-year partnership that will implement live game coverage across TNT and B/R Live. TNT will televise one AAF regular season game and one playoff game each year of the deal, while B/R Live will stream one game per week for free.
AAF plans to replace onside kicks by giving teams a chance to convert a fourth-and-12 from their own 28-yard line.
The XFL announced that it has formed a partnership with The Spring League, an elite professional football development organization, to test changes to rules and gameplay as it works to re-imagine the game when it kicks off in 2020.
Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League (CFL) and German Football League (GFL) have reached an agreement to form a long-term strategic partnership designed to grow the game of football in both countries.
The Montreal Alouettes unveiled their new identity, culminating with the presentation of the team's new logo and uniform during an event.
National Arena League
The Orlando Predators named Doug Miller their head coach. The former Arena Football League team has been revived and will be playing in the National Arena League this season.
Arena Football League
Former Arena Football quarterback Matt Nagy was named NFL Head Coach of the Year for the Chicago Bears.
Blaze Riorden scored 31 seconds into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Wings to a 15-14 win over the Rochester Knighthawks, giving the Wings their first win of their first season back in the NLL. The goal made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays. The Wings last played in the NLL during the 2014 season.
American Hockey League
Belleville Senators forward Drake Batherson scored five times on the night to earn Most Valuable Player honors, helping the North Division to a 1-0 shootout win over the Atlantic Division to win the 2019 AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday night.
Toronto Marlies forward Trevor Moore gets the shootout winner to give the North their second AHL All-Star win in a row:
San Jose Barracuda Head Coach and Bay Area native Roy Sommer collected the 750th American Hockey League win of his career on Friday in Stockton, 6-4. Sommer is the first coach in the 83-year history of the AHL to reach 750 wins.
Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League announced that the WHL Board of Governors have approved the relocation of the Kootenay ICE franchise to Winnipeg, effective for the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season.
Max Martin of the Prince Albert Raiders goes coast-to-coast for a sweet goal against the Victoria Royals:
Major League Soccer
Nashville's Major League Soccer team will open play in the 2020 season and play in Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans until its own facility is ready.
Atlanta United today announced it has transferred Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United of the English Premier League for an undisclosed fee that breaks the league's all-time record. The fee reported was for 26 million.
United Soccer league Championship
Loudoun United FC have announced that former D.C. United midfielder and three-time MLS Cup winner, Richie Williams, will be the first head coach in club history in their inaugural season in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship.
Canadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League (CPL) is pleased to announce that Forge FC will host York9 FC at Tim Hortons Field in the CPL's inaugural match Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. est. The full CPL schedule will be released at a later date.
National Women's Soccer League
In a press conference that detailed a compelling vision for the future of soccer in the South Sound, Seattle Reign FC announced that it would move its operations to Tacoma and play its home matches in Cheney Stadium beginning with the 2019 NWSL season.
Florida State League
Jeff Smith has been named the sixth manager in Charlotte Stone Crabs history and will lead the 2019 coaching staff, the Tampa Bay Rays announced. Smith, 44, comes to Port Charlotte directly from the Major Leagues after wrapping up a two-year stint as the first base coach for Minnesota.
New York Penn League
Check out the Brooklyn Cyclones snowy polar vortex:
Texas Legends guard Gary Trent Jr. wins it with a three pointer. He scored 39 points in their 136-133 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Khris Middleton became the first former G League player to be selected as an NBA All-Star. The Milwaukee Bucks forward suited up for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as a rookie in 2012.
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American Hockey League Stories from February 6, 2019
- Free Pizza, Dog Days Promo Set for Wednesday Showdown with Pens - Rockford IceHogs
- Amerks Earn Point in 2-1 Shootout Loss to Crunch - Rochester Americans
- Admirals Get Shutout by Stars - Milwaukee Admirals
- Grand Rapids Gets by Moose, 2-1 - Manitoba Moose
- Stars Goaltender Landon Bow Shuts out Admirals in 1-0 Win - Texas Stars
- Four Bears Score to Drop T-Birds, 4-2 - Hershey Bears
- Crunch Come Back to Top Amerks, 2-1, in Shootout - Syracuse Crunch
- T-Birds Unable to Keep Bears at Bay - Springfield Thunderbirds
- Tough Third Trips up Checkers - Charlotte Checkers
- Roadrunners 'Painted Fan of the Game' Starts February 23 - Tucson Roadrunners
- Iacopelli Assigned to Indy - Rockford IceHogs
- Berube's 40 Saves Helps Power Monsters Past Checkers, 5-1 - Cleveland Monsters
- Coyotes Recall Bunting from Tucson - Tucson Roadrunners
- Week 18 Report: Hot Hogs Storm out of All-Star Break - Rockford IceHogs
- John Muse Reassigned to Penguins - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- Colorado Avalanche Recall Greer, Lindholm - Colorado Eagles
- Minnesota Wild Recalls Forward Joel Eriksson Ek - Iowa Wild
- The Bridgeport Report: Week 18 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Kyle Connor Named Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month - AHL
- Coyotes Assign Hill and Mermis to Tucson - Tucson Roadrunners
- P-Bruins Week in Review - Providence Bruins
- Jets and Moose Celebrate Indigenous Culture with WASAC Night and Follow Your Dreams Day - Manitoba Moose
- Sens Acquire Beaudin from Colorado - Belleville Senators
- Colorado Avalanche Complete AHL Trade - Colorado Eagles
- Game Preview: Bears at Thunderbirds, 7:05 p.m. - Hershey Bears
- Ottawa Recalls Goloubef, Rodewald - Belleville Senators
- T-Birds Look to Cool off Bears Wednesday Night - Springfield Thunderbirds
- Barracuda Point Streak Halted at Seven in Loss to Wild - San Jose Barracuda
- Iowa Gets Back in the Win Column with 4-2 Victory against San Jose - Iowa Wild
- Last Week around the Leagues - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
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