Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 21st, the 293rd day of 2010. There are 72 days left in the year.


Sabres snap slide, beat Thrashers.

Nash, Mason lead Jackets past Ducks.

Chicago slips past Canucks in shootout.

Kings win, Doughty injured.

Hockey Fights Cancer.


Madonna's book SEX, complete with CD, appeared in bookstores on this date in 1992.     


Rink and Run blog: Hjelle, Cameranesi, Danberg, Bemidji rink.

Phantom's Captain strives for more.

Three Sioux Falls affiliate players on NHL Central Scouting's "Watch List."

Original 6 with Mac Bennett.

Jack Connolly has big weekend for UMD.

Parking problems at site of proposed Sioux Falls Events Center.

Party's over, game's on for Axtell.

Jacks hope for revenge over Ice.

USHL Update: Week #3.


My Ding-a-Ling, Chuck Berry's audience participation song, reached #1 on this date in 1972, becoming his biggest hit ever. .


O'Handley Named Head Coach of 2010 U.S. Junior Select Team

Strand, Lyle Selected as Assistant Coaches

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - P.K. O'Handley, head coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League's Waterloo Black Hawks, has been named the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the World Junior A Challenge Nov. 8-14 in Penticton, B.C., it was announced today by USA Hockey.

O'Handley will lead the U.S. Junior Select Team at the World Junior A Challenge for the second time, having guided Team USA in its first tournament appearance in 2007.

Luke Strand, head coach and general manager of the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, and Justin Lyle, associate head coach of the USHL's Indiana Ice, will join O'Handley on the coaching staff as assistant coaches.


O'Handley is making his fourth international coaching appearance. In addition to serving as the 2007 U.S. Junior Select Team head coach, O’Handley was the head coach for the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2005 Viking Cup in Camrose, Alta., leading the team to a third-place finish. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ont.

Currently in his ninth season as the head coach and general manager of the Waterloo Black Hawks, O'Handley has led the team to seven USHL postseason appearances in the past eight years, including a Clark Cup Championship in 2004. His 267-182-35 regular-season record and 28 playoff victories make him the winningest coach in Black Hawks history.

Prior to joining Waterloo, O'Handley served as an assistant coach for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL (1998-2002) and as head coach for the USHL's North Iowa Huskies (1991-98). His career USHL head coaching record (407-369-56) ranks him first among the league's active coaches. A former goaltender, O'Handley played collegiate hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


Strand is in his second season as head coach and general manager of the Sioux City Musketeers. Prior to Sioux City, Strand served as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros for two seasons (2007-09) and as head coach and assistant athletic director at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2005-07).

He also served as an assistant coach and assistant general manager for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL (2003-05) and as an assistant coach for the St. Norbert (Wisconsin) College men's ice hockey team (2000-03).

As a player, Strand competed for the USHL's North Iowa Huskies (1991-93) and the Eau Claire Blugolds (1993-97), before moving on to the United Hockey League's Madison Monsters (1997-99) and Madison Kodiaks (1999-2000).


Lyle, associate head coach of the USHL's Indiana Ice, is currently in his third season with the team. During his first season, he helped lead the team to the 2009 Clark Cup Championship.

Prior to joining the Ice, Lyle spent five years as an ice hockey official, working games in the AHL and USHL. He was one of four linesmen to officiate the AHL's Calder Cup Finals in 2006.

Before his officiating and coaching career, Lyle played for the USHL's Omaha Lancers (1993-95), winning a Clark Cup Championship in 1994. He then moved on to play collegiate hockey for the University of Alaska Anchorage of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, where he was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 1996.

NOTES: O'Handley, Strand and Lyle are all USA Hockey Level 4 certified coaches ... The World Junior A Challenge is in its fifth year and Team USA will be competing in the tournament for the fourth consecutive time ... The U.S. has won the championship the past two years (2008, 2009) and garnered a third-place finish in 2007 ... The 2010 World Junior A Challenge will include teams from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West) ... The 2010 U.S. Junior Select Team roster will be released at a later date ... For more information on the World Junior A Challenge, click here.

Team USA 2010 World Junior A Challenge Schedule

Nov. 8-14 • Penticton, B.C. • South Okanagan Events Centre

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)

Sat., Nov. 6 Canada West (Exhibition) 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 8 Canada East 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 10 Sweden 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Thu., Nov. 11 Quarterfinal Game 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Quarterfinal Game 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 Fifth-Place Game 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 13 Semifinal Game 2 p.m./5 p.m.

Semifinal Game 6 p.m./9 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 14 Third-Place Game TBD

First-Place Game TBD


A live TV-broadcast of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale aired on this date in 1954. It starred Barry Nelson, making him the first 007.


Three steps to redemption for Oregon State.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears on Saturday, October 30th, time TBA. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

Boyd, Susac pace Orange team to win over black team in game three of Orange and Black baseball series.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.


Today is Mammography Day.


Riders add kicker to practice roster.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders take their 9-6 record on the road this Saturday, for a 7:00pm EDT matchup with the Edmonton Eskimos. Listen link is on the right side of this blog.


Today is Babbling Day. (Finally, a day in honor of the Johnny Blog!)


1,000 yards can't make up for 5-10 to Simon.

Stamps' Claybrooks odd man out in numbers game.

Visit the league's official website,


Today is Count Your Buttons Day.


Jimmy plays with his "Farm."


Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.


Here's the Week 7 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers

Sunday October 24 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday October 24 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday October 24 4:15 p.m. New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 24 4:15 p.m. Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Sunday October 24 8:20 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

Monday October 25 8:30 p.m. New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys


The Guggenheim Museum opened on this date in 1959.


Texas Rangers 3-2 vs
Tampa Bay Rays 2-3

New York Yankees 3-0 vs
Minnesota 0-3

Atlanta Braves 1-3 vs
San Francisco Giants 3-1

Cincinnati Reds 0-3 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 3-0


New York Yankees 2-3 vs Texas Rangers 3-2

San Francisco Giants 3-1 vs Philadelphia Phillies 1-3
Friday's game:

New York Yankees 6 at Texas Rangers 5
Saturday's games:

New York Yankees 2 at Texas Rangers 7

San Francisco Giants 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 3

Sunday's game:

San Francisco Giants 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 6

Monday's game:

Texas Rangers 8 at New York Yankees 0

Tuesday's games:

Philadelphia Phillies 0 at San Francisco Giants 3

Texas Rangers 5 at New York Yankees 3

Wednesday's games:

Texas Rangers 2 at New York Yankees 7

Philadelphia Phillies 5 at San Francisco Giants 6


Henry Ford dedicates the Thomas Edison Institute on this date in 1929.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Juan Uribe's sacrifice fly broke a ninth-inning tie and left the Giants dancing in ecstasy Wednesday night as they captured a 6-5 decision over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

The outcome gave the Giants a 3-1 series lead and left them one victory away in the best-of-seven showdown from advancing to the World Series, which they've reached only three times since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958.

Read the rest here.


The USS Constitution was launched on this date in 1797.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered.

1965 - Bill Black died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #7 in the U.K.

1992 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Benajmin Storm Keough.


Dizzy Gillespie was born on this date in 1917.


Today in Beatles History:

1974 - John Lennon began producing his "Rock 'n' Roll" album at the Record Plant Studios.

2003 - Yoko Ono's EP "Will I/Fly" was released.


Plains Indians sign key provisions of the Medicine Lodge Treaty in Kansas on this date in 1867.


Today in Sports History:

1956 - Billy Howton (Green Bay Packers) caught seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score was 42-17.

1966 - The U.S. Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger.

1973 - Fred Dryer (Los Angeles Rams) became the first NFL player to record two safeties in a single game. The Rams defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-7.

1975 - Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run in the 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six of the World Series.

1976 - The Philadelphia 76ers purchased the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets.

1980 - The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series.

1984 - Steve Cox (Cleveland Browns) kicked a 60-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals. IT was the second longest field goal in NFL history. The Browns lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 12-9.

1997 - Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins) became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games.

1998 - The New York Yankees set a major league baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined.

2000 - The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in 12 innings. It was the longest World Series game at 4 hours and 51 minutes.

2004 - The CAS ruled that Paul Hamm could keep his Olympic gold medal ruling that Hamm was the rightful champion in the men's all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games. South Korea had challenged the medal.


President Harding publically condems lynching on this date in 1921.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Game 5, NLCS -- Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: Game 6, ALCS -- New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)

Saturday --

Baseball: Game 6, San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 3:30pm EDT
(If necessary)

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Juniors 5:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 7:00pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: East Coast Eagles at Tampa Bay Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Game 7, ALCS -- New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey -- East Coast Eagles at Tampa Bay Juniors 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning 6:00pm EDT

Baseball: Game 7, ALCS -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:30pm EDT (If necessary)


That's all for today. Enjoy your Thursday, see you tomorrow.

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