Last Week around the Leagues
by Fran Stuchbury
October 15, 2019 - Canadian Premier League (CPL)
Last week the Washington Mystics won their first Women's National Basketball Association championship, the North Carolina Courage set a National Women's Soccer League record for most goals in a season with 54 and Todd Tryon was named the fourth commissioner in Indoor Football League history. Highlights from this week are from the Women's National Basketball Association, Canadian Premier League, American Hockey League and Canadian Football League.
Women's National Basketball Association
The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA Championship with a 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Here is a Mini Movie on the game!
National Basketball League of Canada
The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) announced its complete game schedule for the 2019-20 season. The NBLC eagerly embarks on its ninth campaign on the heels of the Toronto Raptors making our country proud by winning the NBA championship title.
National Women's Soccer League
Jessica McDonald scored twice to help the Courage close out a stellar regular-season with their 15th win of 2019 as they defeated Sky Blue FC 3-2. McDonald scored the team's 54th goal of the season, breaking the NWSL regular-season goal record set by the club in 2018.
United Soccer League One
USL League One announced today that Inter Miami CF and the New England Revolution will launch League One clubs and begin play during the 2020 season. Miami and New England join Union Omaha SC as expansion clubs that will begin play in League One's second season. Both clubs plan to unveil the names, Head Coaches, and crests of their League One teams later this year.
The 2019 USL League One Final will see No. 1 seed North Texas SC play host to No. 3 seed Greenville Triumph SC after a pair of thrilling Semifinals. The Final will kick off on Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. ET at Toyota Stadium. with all the action available in the United States on ESPN+.
Canadian Premier League
Rodrigo Gattas put the exclamation mark on York9 FC 4-0 victory over Forge FC
American Hockey League
What a night for Belleville Senators forward Drake Batherson - he picked up five points, including the OT winner over the Binghamton Devils
With just a second left in overtime, Travis Boyd secured the win for the Hershey Bears over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The American Hockey League announced the four people selected for induction into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame as the Class of 2020. Honored by the AHL Hall of Fame Selection Committee as the 15th group of enshrinees are Robbie Ftorek, Denis Hamel, Darren Haydar and Fred Thurier.
Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse announced that it has transitioned ownership of the Dallas Rattlers, LLC from New Balance, Inc. back to the league. This move was contemplated as part of the league restructuring that occurred earlier this year. The league will continue to operate the team and is currently in discussion with new ownership candidates. This transition is not an unprecedented event, for the league has previously operated franchises under the same construct. The league looks forward to the Dallas Rattlers competing for an MLL Championship in 2020.
Canadian Football League
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced the club has acquired quarterback Zach Collaros and a fifth-round draft selection in the 2020 CFL Draft from the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for Winnipeg's third round selection in the 2020 CFL Draft.
One of the wildest touchdowns you will ever see.
Logan Kilgore evades, escapes and finds Greg Ellingson for a wild Edmonton Eskimos first down!
Indoor Football League
The Indoor Football League (IFL) announced today that the role of Commissioner will be filled by former owner of the Sioux Falls Storm, Todd Tryon. Tryon becomes the fourth commissioner in IFL history.
National Arena League and Champions Indoor Football
Representatives of the National Arena League (NAL) and Champions Indoor Football (CIF) announced they will hold off on the previously announced partnership for the 2020 season. The leagues cited scheduling conflicts with the arenas as a major obstacle for the 2020 season.
The Massachusetts Pirates have announced that they will return to the National Arena League for the 2020 season. A recent chain of events saw the Pirates leave the NAL only to comeback exactly 14 days later. The reason is simple, nothing really changed. The long explanation in football terms is more like "offsetting penalties."
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