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Mark Cooper Returns for 2nd Season in SC

October 20, 2020 - NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals and AHL's Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Mark Cooper for the 2020-21 season. Cooper, 28, returns for his second year with the Stingrays after posting 46 points in 55 ECHL games last season on 17 goals and 29 assists. His goal total was third-most on the team while his assist and point totals were fifth-best among SC skaters. "We're extremely excited to have Mark back in a Stingrays jersey", sai... Full Story

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Penguins Sign Goaltender Shane Starrett

October 20, 2020 - WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Shane Starrett to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. Starrett, a six-foot-five, 26-year-old goalie, rose to prominence while playing college hockey at Air Force Academy. Earning the starting role as a freshman in 2015-16, Starrett posted a 16-9-5 record to go along with a 1.92 goals against average, .924 save percentage and four shutouts. Those statistics earned him the honor of being named the A... Full Story

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October 19, 2020 - BASEBALL Frontier League: The independent Frontier League's new Ottawa (Ontario) team, which will start play in the 2021 season, announced a name-the-team contest with suggestions open until October 28, 2020. This team will replace the city's most recent team called the Ottawa Champions that played five seasons (2015-19) in the independent Can-Am League, which was merged into the Frontier League after the 2019 season. Prospect League: The summer-collegiate Prospect League's expansion team to be based in Johnstown (P... Full Story

Kings Extend Strand, Imama

October 19, 2020 - ONTARIO, CA - The LA Kings have signed forward Boko Imama and defenseman Austin Strand to one-year contract extensions, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake. Both contracts are two-way and carry an average annual value (AAV) of $735,000 at the NHL level. Imama is a 6-1, 220-pound winger who recorded 14 points (4-10=14) and 134 penalty minutes in 50 games last season with Ontario. He led the team and ranked second in the league in penalty minutes. The 24-year old forward registered 21 points (7-14=2... Full Story

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