Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Thursday




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

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Today is November 11th, the 315th day of 2010. There are 50 days left in the year.

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Sabres keep Devils winless at home with SO win.

Five in third leads Bruins past Penguins.

Blue Jackets blast Blues.

Panthers send Leafs to seventh straight loss.

Coyotes hand Blackhawks latest home loss.

Ducks edge Isles for fifth straight win.
  
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Today is Veteran's Day.

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Inside the Lancers passion for playing.

Recruit Ambroz shows all the skills.

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This is Origami Day in Japan. (Linky Link)

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Dale Tallon Added to U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Committee
Joins Burke, Holmgren, Lombardi, Poille, Shero and Waddell

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Dale Tallon, executive vice president and general manager of hockey operations for the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Committee, it was annouced today by USA Hockey.

"We're obviously excited to have Dale join our advisory group," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations at USA Hockey. "He brings a great deal of passion for international hockey and has shown an adept ability in evaluating players."

Tallon will join fellow NHL front-office personnel Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings), David Poile (Nashville Predators), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Don Waddell (Atlanta Thrashers) on the advisory committee that is charged with leading the selection of players for the U.S. Men's National Team.

NOTE: The 2011 U.S. Men's National Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship from April 29-May 15, 2011, in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.


NHL Opening Night Rosters Feature Highest-Ever U.S.-Born Percentage
20.5 Percent on Opening Night Rosters Born in U.S.; 25 of 50 States Represented

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Among the 711 players on the NHL's 2010-11 opening-night rosters, 146 of them (20.5 percent) were born in the United States, according to the NHL. This number represents the highest U.S.-born percentage ever on the NHL's early-season rosters.

In 1983-84, the percentage of American-born players in the NHL totaled 13 percent, while the year before the 2004-05 lockout, the percentage equated to 15.5 percent. Through 2007-10, the percentage averaged 19.8 percent.

Twenty-five of the 50 states were represented on NHL opening-night rosters, including non-traditional states, such as California, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas. In addition, more players from the state of New York (23) appeared on rosters than from Russia (22), and the New York state total matched that of Finland.


Ashley Bevan and Scott Monaghan Promoted
McLaughlin Receives Additional Responsibilities

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ashley Bevan has been promoted to senior director of adult hockey, while Scott Monaghan has been promoted to senior director of operations for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

"For more than a dozen years each, Ashley and Scott have successfully and conscientiously worked to build and improve our programs," said Dave Ogrean, USA Hockey's executive director. "The historic growth of our adult membership, and the unprecedented success of our National Team Development Program, are a testimony to the dedication and effort of each of them."

Bevan has been with USA Hockey for more than a decade, and has served as director of adult hockey since 2003. He will continue to oversee the adult men's and women's ice hockey department, including membership, staff and programming. He also serves as the USA Hockey staff liaison to the adult ice hockey council. Through Bevan's time at USA Hockey, he has been instrumental in growing the game at the adult level, particularly with the implementation of events like the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, that take place every winter.

Monaghan has been with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. since its inception in 1996. During the course of his career, he has served on the staff of 11 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Teams, including the gold medal-winning U.S. Men's National Under-18 Teams at the 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Under-18 Championships. Monaghan has also been part of the staff for six U.S. National Junior Teams, most recently serving as the team leader for the gold medal-winning team at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.

In addition, Ogrean announced that Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of hockey development for USA Hockey, will add oversight responsibilities for the organization's American Development Model and Coaching Education programs.


U.S. Women's Select Team Blanks Finland, 4-0, at Four Nations
Duggan Scores Twice to Lead Team USA to Second Victory

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) scored twice and Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) turned aside all 22 shots she faced in leading the U.S. Women's Select Team to a 4-0 victory over Finland here tonight at Mile One Centre. With the win, the U.S. remains unbeaten in the tournament with one round-robin game left against Sweden on Friday (Nov. 12).

"We played with a lot more energy and conviction tonight," said Katey Stone, head coach for Team USA. "We forced a lot of turnovers and capitalized on Finland's mistakes - overall we had a much better team effort tonight."

Team USA controlled play throughout the majority of the opening frame, holding a 15-5 advantage in shots and gaining a 2-0 lead over the Finns. Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) was first to score for the Americans, as she dove in front of the net to knock in Haley Skarupa's (Rockville, Md.) rebound at 4:08. Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) doubled the U.S. lead at 14:59 when she flipped the puck past Finnish netminder Maija Hassinen from the goalmouth at 14:59.

Duggan scored her pair of goals in the second period to extend the U.S. advantage to 4-0. Her first came at 3:24 from Decker, then she followed it up with a one-timer at 10:58 off a feed from Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho).

The 4-0 score held through the remaining frame, as Team USA killed off Finland's third power play of the night and Schaus made seven saves to preserve her shutout in net.

NOTES: Team USA outshot Finland, 40-22 ... Brianna Decker, who totaled a goal and two assists, was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... The U.S. was 0-for-1 on the power play, while Finland was 0-for-3 ... Molly Schaus' shutout was the fifth of her U.S. career ... The U.S. roster can be found here ... A media guide for the U.S. Women's Select Team can be downloaded here ... All U.S. games during the Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Four Nations Cup. Scores will be designated with #4NationsWMN ... Follow the U.S. Women's National Program blog here ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the top four women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 2 2 0 -- 4
FIN 0 0 0 -- 0

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Lamoureux (Skarupa, Lawler), 4:08; 2, USA, Decker (unassisted). Penalties: USA, Schleper (delay of game), 11:26.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Duggan (Decker), 3:24; 4, USA, Duggan (Knight, Decker), 10:58. Penalties: FIN, Tuomanen (holding), 11:20; USA, Duggan (hooking), 16:23.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Pucci (body checking), 15:02.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 15 16 9 40
FIN 5 10 7 22

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Schaus, 60:00 5-5 10-10 7-7 22-22
FIN, Hassinen, 60:00 15-13 16-14 9-9 40-36

Power Play: USA 0-1; FIN 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; FIN 1-2
Officials: Referee-Mary Anne Gage; Linesmen-Meagan Boyle, Haley Wieler

Team USA 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13, 2010 • Mile One Centre • St. John's, N.L.

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 5 Sweden* W, 4-1
Tues., Nov. 9 Canada W, 3-2 (SO)
Wed., Nov. 10 Finland W, 4-0
Fri., Nov. 12 Sweden 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

U.S. National Under-18 Team Falls to Sweden, 3-1, in Exhibition Game at 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup
Grimaldi Notches Goal; Gibson Makes 38 Saves

NYLAND, Sweden - Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.) notched a power-play goal and John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 38 saves, but the U.S. National Under-18 Team fell to Sweden, 3-1, here tonight at Gardehov Arena, in an exhibition game leading up to the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup.

"Tonight was a good learning experience for our team," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "We found out the difference between the U18 and U17 year in this team's first international loss."

Team USA grabbed an early lead less than two minutes into the first period, when Grimaldi scored on the power play. J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio) collected an assist on the play. Sweden then notched three goals in the second period to win the pre-tournament contest, 3-1.

Gibson made 38 saves for Team USA in the loss, while Niklas Lundstrom stopped 31 shots in the win for Sweden.

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will next face Finland on Thursday (Nov. 12) at 9:30 a.m. ET.

NOTES: For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. National Under-18 Team is competing against Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, and will look to defend the tournament title, having captured first place at the 2009 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Finland ... For more information on the event, visit USA Hockey's Under-18 Four Nations Cup homepage or USA Hockey's National Team Development Program blog. Live scoring updates will be available by following #4nationsU18 on Twitter ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 1 - 0 - 0 - 1
SWE 0 - 3 - 0 - 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Grimaldi (Miller), 1:48 (pp). Penalties: SWE, Vikstrand (hooking), 0:58; USA, Fiala (charging), 5:58.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, SWE, Zibanejad (Klefbom), 4:48; 3, SWE, Nermark (Blomstrand), 8:10; 4, SWE, Vikstrand (Gortz), 11:20. Penalties: SWE, Blomstrand (tripping), 5:47; USA, Russo (roughing), 14:48; SWE, Marklund (roughing), 14:48; USA, Boyd (game misconduct), 17:27.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, McCabe (kneeing), 2:53; SWE, De La Rose (holding), 7:20; USA, Gibson (hooking), 10:17; SWE, Johansson, (holding), 11:12; USA, Everson (tripping), 13:44; SWE, Johansson (roughing), 19:48; USA, Kaib (roughing), 19:48; SWE, Klefbom (roughing), 19:48; USA, Biggs (roughing), 19:48; USA, Biggs (roughing), 19:48; SWE, Johansson (roughing), 19:48.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 10 13 9 32
SWE 11 17 13 41

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Gibson, 60:00 11-11 17-14 13-13 41
SWE, Lundstrom, 60:00 10-9 13-13 9-9 32-31

Power Play: USA 1-8; SWE 0-9
Penalties: USA 9-18; SWE 8-16

Team USA 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 12-14 • Sundsvall Arena • Sundsvall, Sweden

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)

Wed., Nov. 10 Sweden^ L, 1-3
Fri., Nov. 12 Finland 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Switzerland 2 p.m./8 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 14 Sweden 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.

^Pre-tournament game at Gardehov Arena in Nyland, Sweden

U.S. Junior Select Team Tops Sweden, 5-1, at 2010 World Junior A Challenge
Team USA Advances to Semifinals with Perfect 2-0-0-0 Record

PENTICTON, B.C. - The U.S. Junior Select Team topped Sweden, 5-1, in its final preliminary-round game of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge. Team USA advanced to the semifinal round with an undefeated 2-0-0-0 record and will next play Saturday (Nov. 13).

"We're a little banged up right now, so the two days of rest come at a perfect time for us," said P.K. O'Handley, head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team. "The mistakes that we've made are fixable, and we're right where we want to be."

Jimmy Mullin (Cincinnati, Ohio) gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead with his fourth tally of the tournament three minutes into the contest.

Just over one minute into the second period, Team USA extended its lead to 2-0 on the power play. A pass from Max McCormick (De Pere, Wis.) slid through traffic in the slot to the near boards, where Max Gaede (Woodbury, Minn.) fired a one-timer past Sweden goalie Tim Harrysson.

Cason Hohmann (Plymouth, Mich.) gave Team USA a 3-0 advantage five minutes into the second period when he tapped in a power-play goal from the near post. Seth Ambroz (New Prague, Minn.) tallied a rebound goal of his own less than four minutes later to push the U.S. advantage to four.

Team USA's Sam Warning (Chesterfield, Mo.) closed out the scoring with the lone goal of the third period. U.S. goalie Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls, Minn.) made 32 saves in the victory, while Harrysson stopped 25 shots in a losing effort.

NOTES: Seth Ambroz was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. was 2-for-7 on the power play, while Sweden went 0-for-5 with the man advantage ... All games during the World Junior A Challenge will be available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates throughout the tournament. Scores will be designated with #JrAChallenge ... For Team USA's full roster, click here. Nine United States Hockey League teams are represented, with the Fargo Force boasting five players and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Sioux City Musketeers each boasting four ... P.K. O'Handley, head coach and general manager of the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks, is serving as head coach of the 2010 U.S. Junior Select Team, having guided Team USA in its first World Junior A Challenge appearance in 2007. Luke Strand, head coach and general mangager of the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, and Justin Lyle, associate head coach of the USHL's Indiana Ice, are serving as assistant coaches ... 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) ... For more information on the World Junior A Challenge, click here.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

SWE 0 - 1 - 0 - 1
USA 1 - 3 - 1 - 5

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Mullin (Warning, St. Clair), 3:21. Penalties: SWE, Vesterholm (tripping), 7:19; USA, Cooper (tripping), 13:07; SWE, Thorell (slashing), 14:23; USA, Harstad (roughing), 14:23; SWE, Nordstrom (interference), 19:10.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Gaede (McCormick, Ambroz), 1:10 (pp); 3, USA, Hohmann (Francis), 4:54 (pp); 4, USA, Ambroz (Herbert, Fallen), 8:35; 5, SWE, Lagerstrom (Nyman, Gunnarsson), 11:17. Penalties: SWE, Hultstrom (hooking) 2:21; SWE, Team (too-many-men), 3:39; SWE, Larsson (hooking), 4:36; USA, McCormick (tripping), 5:26.

Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Warning (Gaede), 0:10. Penalties: SWE, Granlund (slashing), 8:51; USA, Schmaltz (holding), 10:00; USA, Allen (hooking), 11:38; SWE, Netterberg (roughing), 12:12; USA, McCormick (hooking), 19:25.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
SWE 12 9 12 33
USA 7 13 10 30

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
SWE, Harrysson, 60:00 7-6 13-10 10-9 30-25
USA, Gothberg, 60:00 12-12 9-8 12-12 33-32

Power Play: SWE 0-5; USA 2-7
Penalties: USA 6-12; SWE 8-16

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* W, 5-3
Mon., Nov. 8 Canada East W, 6-1
Wed., Nov. 10 Sweden W, 5-1
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

*Pre-tournament game

U.S. National Under-17 Team Defeats Switzerland, 6-1, at 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup
Miles Koules Records Three Points and Nets Game-Winner

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Miles Koules (Los Angeles, Calif./2-1) recorded three points, including the game-winning goal, and Thomas Di Pauli (Woodridge, Ill.) and Patrick Sieloff (Ann Arbor, Mich.) each collected a goal and an assist, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Switzerland, 6-1, here tonight in the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup at Seven Bridges Ice Arena.

"We are very happy with the outcome of the game," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "We did a lot of good things on the ice, especially killing those three consecutive penalties in the third period."

Team USA opened the scoring with a goal at the 13:08 mark of the first period, when Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) converted on a five-on-three power-play opportunity. Seth Jones (Plano, Texas) sent a pass to Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.), who fired a slap shot on net from the left point. When Trouba's shot was blocked away by Swiss goaltender Melvin Nyffeler, Kerdiles banged in the rebound for the score.

Switzerland tied the game just a minute and a half later, but the U.S. responded with a goal by Koules to regain the lead heading into the first intermission. After a scrum in front of the net, Koules found the puck and poked it through Nyffeler for the 2-1 edge.

Di Pauli then gave Team USA a two-goal advantage when he scored 6:40 into the second period, by knocking Frankie Vatrano's (East Longmeadow, Mass.) shot out of the air and into the back of the net. Sieloff netted Team USA's second power-play goal of the game six minutes later, when he scored on a pass from Koules to increase the U.S. lead to 4-1. Just 28 seconds after his own goal, Sieloff fed the puck to Koules, who recorded his second score of the game.

Brady Skjei (Lakeville, Minn.) notched the lone third-period goal on a slap shot from the left point, after connecting on a cross-ice pass from Gavin Stoick (Portland, Ore.), to lift Team USA to a 6-1 victory.

Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) made 19 saves for Team USA in the win, while Nyffeler stopped 32 shots for Switzerland in the loss.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will next face Russia on Friday (Nov. 12) at 8 p.m. ET.

NOTES: Team USA went 3-for-5 on the power play, while Switzerland was 0-for-6 with the man-advantage ... All games during the Under-17 Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsU17 ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. is the defending champion at the tournament, having captured the 2009 title in Trnava, Slovakia ... For more information on the Under-17 Four Nations Cup, including the tournament schedule, statistics and team standings, as well as ticket information, click here ... Seven Bridges Ice Arena recently hosted the first International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Under-18 Championship on U.S. soil, from March 27-April 3, 2010 ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 2 - 3 - 1 - 6
SUI 1 - 0 - 0 - 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Kerdiles (Trouba, Jones), 13:08 (5x3 pp); 2, SUI, Zangger (Nageli), 14:27; 3, USA, Koules (unassisted), 18:46. Penalties: SUI, Dunner (tripping), 11:44; SUI, Balmelli (holding), 12:20; USA, Samuelsson (slashing), 15:29.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Di Pauli (Vatrano), 6:40; 5, USA, Sieloff (Koules), 12:50 (pp); 6, USA, Koules (Sieloff), 13:18. Penalties: SUI, Zangger (high-sticking), 12:46; USA, Osterberg (interference), 15:12; SUI, Bucher (tripping), 17:43.

Third Period - Scoring: 7, USA, Skjei (Stoick, Di Pauli), 3:41 (pp). Penalties: SUI, Zangger (tripping), 3:06; USA, Sieloff (high-sticking), 4:23; USA, Shore (hooking), 9:05; USA, Hartman (holding), 11:01; USA, Darcy (tripping), 13:19.

Shots by Period
1 2 3
Total
USA 12 13 13 38
SUI 7 5 8 20

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Olson, 60:00 7-6 5-5 8-8 20-19
SUI, Nyffeler, 60:00 12-10 13-10 13-12 38-32

Power Play: USA 3-5; SUI 0-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; SUI 5-10

Team USA 2010 Under-17 Four Nation Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Seven Bridges Ice Arena - NHL Rink • Woodridge, Ill.

Date Event
Time (Local/ET)

Tue., Nov. 9 USA vs. Slovakia W, 4-1
Wed., Nov. 10 USA vs. Switzerland W, 6-1
Fri., Nov. 12 USA vs. Russia 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.

USA Hockey Extends Partnership with Bauer Hockey
Bauer Hockey to Continue as an Official Sponsor; Partners with USA Hockey to Promote Hockey Safety and Education

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced it has extended its partnership agreement with Bauer Hockey. Along with remaining an Official Sponsor of USA Hockey, Bauer Hockey will also continue as the Official Helmet, Facial Protection and Glove Supplier of select U.S. National Teams, as well as USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Bauer Hockey,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “It’s terrific to have an industry leader like Bauer, a company that prides itself on innovation and quality, working with us on multiple fronts, including in our efforts to grow the game.”

In addition to its extended agreement as Official Sponsor, Bauer Hockey has partnered with USA Hockey and other industry leaders to form the hockey safety panel, an independent organization developed to promote awareness and education on safety issues of today’s hockey. The resulting safety panel includes representatives from Bauer Hockey, USA Hockey and other governing bodies as well as leaders in the medical and athletic training communities.

“At Bauer Hockey, we are committed to developing the best possible products for all levels of hockey and we’re excited to continue our partnership with USA Hockey so that we continue to meet the needs of players throughout the country,” said Kevin Davis, chief executive officer and president of Bauer Hockey. “Our goal is to make the sport enjoyable and accessible to everyone and programs like the safety panel will only help grow the game of hockey in the U.S.”

Bauer Hockey will also continue its role as the presenting partner of the Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Award, which is awarded each year at USA Hockey's Annual Congress.

ABOUT USA HOCKEY
USA Hockey, Inc., founded in 1937 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the National Governing Body of the sport of ice hockey in the United States. With a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that spans all 50 states, USA Hockey seeks to promote the growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. For more information, visit usahockey.com.

ABOUT BAUER HOCKEY
Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1927, Bauer developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful Supreme ® and Vapor ® lines of products.

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Jimmy schnuggles up on the couch.

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Today is Death/Duty Day.

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Quality bowl game still possible if Beavers become eligible.

Beavers release 2011 football schedule.

Oregon State (4-4, 3-2 Pac-10) hosts the Washington State Cougars (1-9, 0-7) Nov. 13. The game will kickoff at 1:10 p.m. and air live on FSN Northwest.

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.

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Today is Remembrance Day in Canada.

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Fantuz named finalist for Most Outstanding Canadian.

The Riders host the BC Lions in the first round of the CFL Playoffs this coming Sunday. Kickoff on the Rider Radio Network is 4:30pm EST, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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This is Independance Day in Poland.

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Player Awards finalists announced.

Cohon: A Remembrance Day message.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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This is Bonza Bottler Day.

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Here's the Week 10 NFL Schedule:

Thursday November 11 8:30 p.m. Detroit Lions at  Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at  Miami Dolphins

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Sunday November 14 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday November 14 8:20 p.m. New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday November 15 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

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Today is the 125th birth anniversary of George S. Patton (1885-1945).

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Wild In The Country."

1964 - The Elvis Presley film "Roustabout" opened in the U.S.

1970 - The documentary "Elvis - That's The Way It Is" opened in the U.S. The film covered Elvis' Las Vegas shows during the summer of 1970.

1995 - The Elvis Presley single "The Twelfth Of Never" hit #21 in the U.K.

2003 - The Elvis Presley two-CD compilation "Louisiana Hayride/Interviews With Elvis" was released.

2003 - The DVD "Elvis - The Man the Music the Legend" was released.


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Happy Birthday today to Bibi Andersson, Barbara Boxer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Jonathan Winters, Fuzzy Zoeller.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - Two albums called "Plastic Ono Band" were released. One was by John Lennon. The other was recorded by Yoko Ono.

2003 - Ringo Starr's "Ringo Rama Deluxe" was released. The two-CD release included a bonus DVD.

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Today is St. Martin's Day in Sweden.

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Today in Sports History:

1868 - The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club.

1944 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4).

1946 - The New York Knickerbockers (later the Knicks) played their first game at Madison Square Garden. New York lost the game 78-68 to Chicago.

1963 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) tied Rocket Richard's record of 544 career goals.

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (L.A. Dodgers) became the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award in the same season.

1981 - The Minnesota North Stars scored 8 goals in the second period against the Winnipeg Jets. The North Stars won the game 15-2.

1984 - The Houston Oilers ended their streak of 23 consecutive road losses when they beat Kansas City 17-16.

1990 - Derrick Thomas (Kansas City Chiefs) set an NFL record when he had 7 sacks in a game against the Seahawks.

1997 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the third major league player to win the Cy Young Award four times.

2002 - Barry Bonds became the first major league baseball player to win the leagues Most Valuable Player title five times.

2002 - The NHL suspended Krzysztof Oliwa (New York Rangers) for five games for a cross-check against Grant Marshall (Columbus Bluejackets) on November 9. Coach Bryan Trottier (New York Rangers) was suspended for two games for sending several enforcers on the ice for the final 2.5 seconds of the same game.

2004 - Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat) hit 22,000 points for his career.

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The Mayflower Compact was signed on this date in 1620 by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:00pm EST

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

College Football -- Washington State Cougars at Oregon State Beavers 4:00pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- WYPALL 200 Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional at Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona 4:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

NFL Football -- Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona 3:00pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Minnesota Wild at Tampa Bay Lightning 5:00pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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