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OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
January 26, 2021 - This past week two MLS head coaching vacancies were filled with Phil Neville joining Inter Miami CF and Hernan Losada becoming the DC United head coach; The NHL Montreal Canadiens announced an affiliation with the new ECHL Trois-Rivieres club; Boston Pride forward Jillian Dempsey became the first player in National Women's Hockey League history to reach 100 career points; and the American Association's Kansas City T-Bones were renamed the Kansas City Monarchs. Highlights from this week are from Major League Soccer, the Natio... Full Story

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Solar Bears Sign Defenseman Michael Prapavessis

ECHL Orlando Solar Bears January 26, 2021 - ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has signed defenseman Michael Prapavessis to an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season. Prapavessis (PRAHP-ah-VEHS-iss), 25, joins Orlando for his third full season of professional hockey after skating in 26 games with the AHL's Cleveland Monsters during the 2019-20 season, recording two points (1g-1a) and two penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound blueliner also logged two assists and four penalty minutes in six games with the Jacksonville I... Full Story

Billy Christopoulos Named Goaltender of the Week

ECHL Indy Fuel January 26, 2021 - PRINCETON, N.J. - Billy Christopoulos of the Indy Fuel is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan.18-24. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor. Christopoulos, who signed with Indy on Jan. 14, went 2-1-0 with a 1.65 goals-against and a save percentage of .950 in his first three appearances with the Fuel last week. The 26-year-old stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 win at Tulsa on Wednesday, made 38 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Oilers on Friday and turned aside 31 shots in a 2... Full Story

Phantoms Add Pair of Veteran Forwards

AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms January 26, 2021 - Lehigh Valley, PA - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced they have signed forward Chris Mueller to a professional tryout agreement (PTO) and forward Garrett Wilson to an AHL contract. The accomplished veterans have played a combined 1,422 professional games. Mueller, 34, is a widely respected veteran of 771 career AHL games with a championship pedigree. He has won the Calder Cup twice and also an NCAA Championship. Last year, he split his season betw... Full Story

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