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A Brief History of the Houston Gamblers

USFL Houston Gamblers
OSC Original by Paul Reeths
On November 22, the FOX television network unveiled the teams which will comprise the new United States Football League when the circuit hits the field in 2022. Though FOX's USFL is a completely new entity, all its team names were initially used in the original USFL which played from 1983 to 1985. Below is a brief history of the first Houston Gamblers franchise. --- With the NFL's Houston Oilers having won just three games combined between the 1982 and 1983 seasons, the Houston Gamblers... Full Story

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St. Louis Blues Recall G Charlie Lindgren from T-Birds

AHL Springfield Thunderbirds ST. LOUIS, Mo. - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has placed Jordan Binnington in COVID protocols. In addition, the Blues recalled goaltender Charlie Lindgren from their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Binnington, 28, has posted a 8-5-3 record, including a 2.80 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 16 starts this season. Lindgren, 27, has dressed in 10 games with Springfield this season, posting an 8-1-1 record along with a 2.16 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. For mor... Full Story

Red Wings Reassign Renouf, Criscuolo to Grand Rapids

AHL Grand Rapids Griffins GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday reassigned center Kyle Criscuolo and defenseman Dan Renouf to the Grand Rapids Griffins. After being recalled on Monday, Criscuolo made his NHL debut last night against Seattle and totaled 9:17 of ice time and a minus-one rating. The Harvard University graduate is currently enjoying a four-game point streak (3-6-9) from Nov. 20-28 with the Griffins. He posted back-to-back three-point (1-2-3) nights last week against Milwaukee and Chicago. Criscuolo's three-game goal streak (Nov. 20-26) tied Jonatan Berggren (Oct. 30-Nov. 5) for the lon... Full Story

Wichita Wins First-Ever Meeting vs. Iowa

ECHL Wichita Thunder CORALVILLE, IA - Jay Dickman recorded the game-winner in the second round of the shootout to help Wichita skate past Iowa on Wednesday night, 3-2, at Xtream Arena. With the win, Wichita pulls into a first-place tie in the Mountain Division with the Utah Grizzlies. The Thunder jumped out to a two-goal lead as Peter Crinella and Logan Fredericks scored in the second period. Making his franchise-record 16th consecutive start, Evan Buitenhuis was outstanding in a 35-save winning effort. He stopped a breakaway with two minutes left in regulation and stopped two in overtime to snag his nint... Full Story

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  4. Akron RubberDucks - Double-A Northeast League (AA Northeast)
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