Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 30th, the 334th day of 2010. There are 31 days left in the year.

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Pens beat Rangers for seventh straight win.

Stars alone in first with win over Canes.

Gerber's 22 saves leads Oilers past Sens.

Kiprusoff comes up big in Flames' win over Wild.

Hiller, Ducks send Kings to fourth straight loss.

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The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris on this date in 1782, ending the Revolutionary War.

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Lumberjacks wrap up season-long homestand with loss to Youngstown.

Grimaldi doesn't let small stature stand in his way.

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Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France on this date in 1803.

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U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster to Be Announced Dec. 7 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Players to Attend Pre-Tournament Camp in New York Prior to 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The preliminary roster for the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team will be unveiled Dec. 7 at a press conference at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., USA Hockey announced today. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EST.

The roster will include approximately 28 players who will gather Dec. 16 in Albany, N.Y., for a training camp in preparation for the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jim Johannson, U.S. National Junior Team general manager and USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations, will be on hand in Buffalo for the press conference, while Team USA Head Coach Keith Allain will be available via teleconference. The announcement will be streamed live at USAHockey.com.

The final 22-player U.S. roster for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship will be announced exclusively on USAHockey.com prior to Team USA's pre-tournament game against Norway on Dec. 23.

Following the announcement, Johannson will be the featured speaker at the Buffalo Sabres Power Play Luncheon at HSBC Arena (Dec. 7, 12 p.m.). For ticket information, click here or call (716) 855-4444

NOTES: The U.S. will be defending its 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal, having defeated Canada, 6-5 in overtime, to claim the title last year in Saskatoon, Sask. For a full tournament schedule and ticket information, visit BuffaloWorldJuniors.com ... Team USA's training camp will take place in Albany, Troy, Rochester and Jamestown, N.Y., Dec. 16-23, and will include pre-tournament games against Rensselaer's men's ice hockey team (Dec. 19), the Czech Republic (Dec. 21) and Norway (Dec. 23). For game times and ticket information on these games, click here ... Keith Allain, head men's ice hockey coach at Yale University, will be assisted by Mark Osiecki, head men's ice hockey coach at The Ohio State University; Phil Housley, head boys' ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) high school; and Joe Exter, goaltending coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... Jim Johannson is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, Tim Taylor, former U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach and longtime Yale University men's ice hockey team head coach, is also serving his second straight year as Team USA's director of player personnel ... From July 30 - Aug. 7, 44 of the top U.S. under-20 players took part in USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. For the full roster and camp coverage, click here.

2011 IIHF World Junior Championship
Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent Time* City Arena (Tickets Link)
Dec. 19 RPI# 4:00 p.m. Troy, N.Y. Houston Field House
Dec. 21 Czech Republic# 7:00 p.m. Rochester, N.Y. The Sports Centre at MCC
Dec. 23 Norway# 7:30 p.m. Jamestown, N.Y. Savings Bank Arena
Dec. 26 Finland 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 28 Slovakia 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 30 Germany 7:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 31 Switzerland 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 3 Semifinals^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 5 Bronze-Medal Game^ 3:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Gold-Medal Game^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena

*all times EST
#pre-tournament game
^if qualified

University of Minnesota Duluth Unanimous No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Minnesota Duluth is the unanimous No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. The idle Bulldogs collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the third week in a row.

Yale University advances one place to No. 2 with 454 points following a win over Sacred Heart University last week, while Boston University sits in the No. 3 spot with 448 points after earning a tie against Brown University. The idle University of Nebraska Omaha (405) remains at No. 4, while the University of New Hampshire (368) rounds out the top five after defeating Merrimack College and tying Brown University.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 15 with wins over the University of Connecticut and Bowling Green State University.

This weekend features eight top-15 match-ups, including weekend series' between No. 1 University of Minnesota Duluth and No. 10 University of Denver; No. 3 Boston University and No. 8 Boston College; and No. 6 Miami University and No. 12 University of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, No. 2 Yale University will host No. 13 Union College and No. 15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey has three ... A total of 20 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Men's College Hockey Poll - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34) 1 11-1-2 9
2 Yale University, 454 3 8-1-0 9
3 Boston University, 448 2 7-1-5 9
4 University of Nebraska Omaha, 405 4 9-2-1 7
5 University of New Hampshire, 368 6 7-2-4 9
6 Miami University, 325 5 9-4-3 9
7 University of North Dakota, 299 10 9-5-2 9
8 Boston College, 256 7 9-5-0 9
9 University of Maine, 233 9 6-3-3 9
10 University of Denver, 195 13 10-4-2 9
11 University of Michigan, 194 8 8-4-4 9
12 University of Notre Dame, 132 11 9-4-2 6
13 Union College, 126 12 7-2-3 6
14 University of Alaska, 70 14 8-5-3 8
15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 20 NR 7-3-3 1

Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 17; Merrimack College, 13; University of Minnesota, 13; Dartmouth College, 1; Robert Morris University, 1.

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Jimmy likes the rocking chair.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this date in 1835. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.

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The Beavers have one last chance to become bowl eligible this coming Saturday, when they host the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, with the listen link for the game onn the right side of this blog.

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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London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire on this date in 1936. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.

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Lang's look back: Alouettes won fair and square.

Pedersen: Riders have come a long way.

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

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I doubt many wives will be buying this for their guy for Christmas but if your man is really hard to buy for, consider every issue of Playboy magazine from 1953 to 2010 in digital format on an external hard drive. That's 650 issues.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Pittsburgh Steelers 19 at Buffalo Bills 16

At New York Giants 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

At Chicago Bears 31, Philadelphia Eagles 26

At Atlanta Falcons 20, Green Bay Packers 17

At Baltimore Ravens 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10

At Houston Texans 20, Tennessee Titans 0

Minnesota Vikings 17 at Washington Redskins 13

At Cleveland Browns 24, Carolina Panthers 23

Kansas City Chiefs 42 at Seattle Seahawks 24

Miami Dolphins 33 at Oakland Raiders 17

St. Louis Rams 36 at Denver Broncos 33

San Diego Chargers 36 at Indianapolis Colts 14

San Francisco 49ers 27 at Arizona Cardinals 6

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Thousands are expected in Rockefeller Center tonight (Tuesday) to see the lighting of The World's Most Famous Christmas Tree. This year's tree is a 12-ton, 74-foot tall Norway spruce. NBC will have coverage.

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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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The head of the Washington State Potato Commission is done with his 60-day potatoes-only diet. Chris Voigt said he lost about 17 pounds and ate about 1,200 potatoes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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The Association for Pet Obesity says there's an epidemic of overweight pets in America. (Not enough time running around in the backyard and too much time spent on the couch watching Animal Planet.)

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

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On this date in 1931, Irma Rombauer self-published the groundbreaking Joy of Cooking. The first commercial edition of the cookbook appeared in 1936.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels at Palm Beach 6:00pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades at Palm Beach 11:10am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 4:15pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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