Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations




It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 15th, the 319th day of 2010. There are 46 days left in the year.

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Saturday's games:

Senators blank Bruins.  

Sabres beat Caps in OT for first home win.

Vancouver tops Toronto.

Canadiens break 'Canes hex with win.

Flyers knock off Pamthers.

Fleury solid again in Pens' win over Thrashers.

Wings dominate Avs.

Predators top Blackhawks in shootout.

Coyotes slip past Blues.

Sharks hold off Flames.

Kings trounce Islanders.

Sundays Games:

Gaborik's hat trick leads Rangers past Oilers.

Erskine leads Caps past Thrashers.

Backstom's 37 saves lead Wild past Lightning.

Stalberg's OT goal lifts Blackhawks past Ducks.

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Today is America Recycles Day.

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From Saturday:


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Today is I Love to Write Day.

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U.S. National Under-18 Team Tops Finland, 3-2, at 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup

Grimaldi Scores Twice; McNeely Makes 25 Saves

SUNDSVALL, Sweden - Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.) scored two goals and Matt McNeely (Burnsville, Minn.) made 25 saves, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team topped Finland, 3-2, here today at Sundsvall Arena, in its opening game of the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup.

"This was a good win for our team," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "All 22 players were committed to winning this hockey game and we will need everyone to contribute again tomorrow against a strong Switzerland team."

Team USA had a strong start to the first period, firing 16 shots on Finland goaltender Richard Ullberg. Grimaldi opening the scoring at the 13:25 mark of the frame, when he connected on a pass from Max Everson (Edina, Minn.) to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead.

Grimaldi then notched another goal with four minutes remaining in the second period to give the U.S. a two-goal advantage. Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) and Tyler Biggs (Cincinnati, Ohio) collected assists on the play.

Finland responded with a goal late in period, but J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio) scored a shorthanded goal less than three minutes into the final frame to increase Team USA's lead, 3-1. While on the penalty kill, Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.) sent a pass to Miller, who fired the puck into the back of the net for the eventual game-winning goal.
Finland scored another late goal in the third, but the U.S. held on for the 3-2 victory.
McNeely made 25 saves for Team USA in the win, while Ullberg stopped 43 shots in the loss for Finland

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will next face Switzerland on Saturday (Nov. 13) at 8 a.m. ET.
NOTES: Team USA outshot Finland, 46-27 ... 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.... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
USA 1 - 1 - 1 - 3

FIN 0 - 1 - 1 - 2

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Grimaldi (Everson), 13:25. Penalties: USA, Bardreau (hooking), 1:15; FIN, Pokka (holding), 9:31.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Grimaldi (Boucher, Biggs), 16:26; 3, FIN, Oksanen (Kallela, Liedes), 19:29. Penalties: USA, Everson (interference), 10:22.

Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Miller (Russo), 2:52, (sh); 5, FIN, Liedes (Ahlgren, Torniainen), 18:43, (pp). Penalties: USA, Grimaldi (interference), 0:52; FIN, Jarvelainen (roughing), 3:03; USA, Biggs (roughing), 3:03; USA, Ryan (hooking), 6:50; USA, Haggerty (cross-checking), 11:25; USA, Grimaldi (hooking), 18:22.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total

USA 16 16 14 46

FIN 6 12 9 27

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total

USA, McNeely, 60:00 6/6 12/11 9/8 27/25

FIN, Ullberg, 59:45 16/15 16/15 14/13 46/43

Power Play: USA 0-1; FIN 1-6

Penalties: USA 7-14; FIN 2-4

Team USA 2010 Under-18 Four Nation 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 W, 3-2

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. Women's Select Team Downs Sweden, 4-0

Team USA to Play in Four Nations Cup Championship Tomorrow


ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Four different players scored and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) stopped all 20 shots she faced, as the U.S. Women's Select Team posted a 4-0 shutout against Sweden at the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup here today at Mile One Centre. With the win, Team USA topped the round-robin standings with a 2-1-0-0 record and will play for the championship tomorrow (Nov. 13) against the winner of tonight's Canada-Finland game.

"It was another good win," said Katey Stone, head coach for Team USA. "We got better as the game went on, kept it simple and made a lot more team plays."

Team USA opened the scoring just 3:20 into the contest, marking the third consecutive game that the Americans took a 1-0 lead in the first five minutes of opening period. The all-University of Wisconsin line of Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) and Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) combined for goal No. 4 in the last two games. Duggan skated the puck into the Swedish zone and passed to Decker in the left faceoff circle. Decker spun the puck around to Knight, who beat Sweden goaltender Sara Grahn from the slot.

In the second period, Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) knocked in Jenny Potter's (Edina, Minn.) rebound from the right post on the power play at 2:24 to put the U.S. up, 2-0. Team USA had three additional man-advantage opportunities in the frame and a total of 15 shots, but was unable to solve Grahn again as the score remained 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) extended the U.S. lead to 3-0 just :29 in to the final stanza when her wrist shot from the right faceoff dot hit the crossbar and went into Sweden's net. Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) assisted on the play. Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) closed out the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:06 to account for the 4-0 final score.

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Sweden, 42-20 ... Kacey Bellamy was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Team USA was 1-for-6 on the power play, while holding Sweden scoreless on three chances ... The shutout was the seventh in Jessie Vetter'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 1 1 2 -- 4
SWE 0 0 0 -- 0

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (Decker, Duggan), 3:20. Penalties: SWE, Rundqvist (hooking), 3:56; USA, Engstrom (hooking), 10:50; SWE, Holst (holding), 15:26.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA Bellamy (Potter, Duggan), 2:24. Penalties: SWE, Eliasson (body checking), 1:32; SWE, Backman (roughing), 4:27; USA, Lamoureux (tripping), 8:04; SWE, Malmstrom (body checking), 11:01; SWE, Malmstrom (body checking), 13:30.

Third Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (Coyne), :29.; 4, USA, Lawler (unassisted), 19:06 (en). Penalties: USA, Mangene (tripping), 16:41.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 11 15 16 42
SWE 6 4 10 20

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Vetter, 60:00 6-6 4-4 10-10 20-20
SWE, Grahn, 60:00 11-10 15-14 15-14 41-38

Power Play: USA 1-6; SWE 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; SWE 6-12
Officials: Referee-Melanie Bordeleau; Linesmen-Vanessa Stratton, 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 W, 4-0
Sat., Nov. 13 Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

U.S. National Under-17 Team Tops Russia, 9-3, to Advance to Championship Game of 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup

Nine Different Players Score for Team USA; Koules Nets Game-Winner

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Nine different players scored Team USA's goals, 15 players recorded at least one point and Miles Koules (Los Angeles, Calif.) notched the game-winner, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team topped Russia, 9-3, here tonight in the final round-robin game of the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup at Seven Bridges Ice Arena. With the victory, Team USA will face Russia again tomorrow night (Nov. 13) in the championship game of the tournament at 8 p.m. ET.

"We got off to a strong start and got a couple of quick goals, and then carried that strong play throughout the game," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "We know Russia will regroup and be a huge test for us tomorrow."

Kyle Osterberg (Lakeville, Minn.) opening the scoring for Team USA just under five minutes into the first period. Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) caused a turnover at the left sideboards and then sent a pass to Osterberg at the left faceoff circle, who fired a shot that beat Russia goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy on the glove side.

The U.S. then scored two goals within 1:13 to gain a 3-0 lead. Henrik Samuelsson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) converted on a turnover and backhanded a pass to Nikolas Olsson (Escondido, Calif.) at the right side of the crease, who lifted the puck past Vasilevskiy to give the U.S. a 2-0 edge.

Frankie Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.) then caused yet another Russian turnover and started the U.S. breakout by sending the puck up the left sideboards. Matthew Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) picked up the pass at the blueline and fired a shot that was blocked by the defense. He then found the loose puck and sent it past Vasilevskiy on the short side.

Early in the second period, Koules gave Team USA a 4-0 lead after converting on a pass from Quentin Shore (Denver, Colo.) for the eventual game-winning goal. Five minutes later, while on the power play, Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) scored off a slap shot from the right point to put the U.S. up, 5-0.

Just over one minute later, Dakota Mermis (Alton, Ill.) skated through center ice, stickhandled around the Russia defensemen, and wristed a shot that beat Vasilevskiy. At the 13:12 mark of the middle frame, Russia was awarded a penalty shot, but Jared Rutledge (Skokie, Ill.) made the save with his blocker.

Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) then notched a five-on-three power-play goal with just over four minutes left in the period to send Team USA into the second intermission with a 7-0 cushion.

At the 6:50 mark of the final frame, Samuelsson skated off the halfwall towards the left side of the goal and backhanded the puck into the net. Russia scored two consecutive goals, but Gavin Stoick (Portland, Ore.) converted another five-on-three opportunity into a goal, after connecting on a pass from Brady Skjei (Lakeville, Minn.).

Russia scored late in the third period, but the U.S. came away with the 9-3 victory.

Rutledge made 26 saves for Team USA in the win, while Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots for Russia in the loss.

NOTES: Team USA went 3-for-8 on the power play, while Russia was 0-for-5 with the man-advantage ... Miles Koules now leads the tournament with five points (3-2) in three games, while Jacob Trouba is tied for second with four points (2-2) ... All games during the Under-17 Four Nations Cup are available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores are 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 ... Running concurrently with the Four Nations Cup in Woodridge this weekend is USA Hockey's American Development Model International Youth Player Development Symposium. A live webcast of the event's seminars can be found here. To find out more about the symposium and the American Development Model, click here ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

RUS 0 - 0 - 3 - 3
USA 3 - 4 - 2 - 9

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Osterberg (Hartman), 4:36; 2, USA, Olsson (Samuelsson), 11:00; 3, USA, Lane (Vatrano), 12:13. Penalties: RUS, Khatsey (hooking), 1:12; USA, Grzelcyk (hooking), 8:50; USA, Trouba (slashing), 13:35; RUS, Kozlovskiy (kneeing), 13:35; USA, Matteau (interference), 15:58.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Koules (Shore), 1:57; 5, USA, Trouba (Grzelcyk, Shore), 6:33 (pp); 6, USA, Mermis (unassisted), 7:42; 7, USA, Kerdiles (Carrick, Koules), 15:52 (5x3 pp). Penalties: RUS, Solyankin-Pasternak (head contact), 4:37; RUS, Solyankin-Pasternak (game misconduct), 4:37; USA, Vatrano (high-sticking), 8:43; RUS, Vasilyev (tripping), 9:45; USA, Ostberberg (holding), 10:19; RUS, Zharkov (checking-from-behind), 14:36; RUS, Zharkov (game misconduct), 14:36; RUS, Malenkikh (roughing), 17:48; RUS, Osnovin (high-sticking), 19:59.

Third Period - Scoring: 8, USA, Samuelsson (unassisted), 6:50; 9, RUS, Shingareev (Khatsey), 7:02; 10, RUS, Zharkov (Kozlovskiy), 11:57; 11, USA, Stoick (Skjei, Olsson), 14:36; 12, RUS, Osnovin (Philippov, Khlopotov), 19:08. Penalties: RUS, Vasilyev (slashing), 13:04; RUS, Ermakov (hooking), 14:17; USA, Hartman (hooking), 16:58; USA, Jones (cross-checking), 20:00.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
RUS 5 10 14 29
USA 14 16 12 42

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
RUS, Vasilevskiy, 60:00 14-11 16-12 12-10 42-33
USA, Rutledge, 60:00 5-5 10-10 14-11 29-26

Power Play: RUS 0-5; USA 3-8
Penalties: RUS 11-38; USA 7-14

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 Russia vs. USA W, 9-3
Sat., Nov. 13 Championship Game vs. Russia 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.

U.S. National Under-18 Team Tops Switzerland, 8-3, at 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup

Grimaldi Tallies Four Points; Biggs, Boyd and Russo Record Three Point Games

SUNDSVALL, Sweden - Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.) tallied four points and Tyler Biggs (Cincinnati, Ohio), Travis Boyd (Hopkins, Minn.) and Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.) all recorded three point games, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team topped Switzerland, 8-3, here today at Sundsvall Arena, in its second game of the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup.

"This was an excellent effort by our entire team and we did a lot of good things today," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "We will need to be sharp again tomorrow to win a championship."

Team USA wasted no time in finding the back of the net, when Biggs scored just ten seconds into the game. Grimaldi and Russo would collect assists on the play. Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) then converted on a power play opportunity at 9:10 in the first period and Biggs added his second goal of the game later in the first period, to increase the U.S. lead to 3-0.

Two late goals scored by Team USA in the second period further distanced themselves from Switzerland. With a minute remaining in the frame, J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio) connected with Grimaldi for a power play tally. Russo also assisted on the play. Adam Reid (Chino Hills, Calif.) would score with just 20 seconds remaining to send the U.S. into the second intermission, up 5-0.

The offensive outburst continued when the third period opened. Mario Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.) lit the goal lamp after being set-up by Miller and Boyd. Switzerland would answer with a goal of their own, but the U.S. added two goals, one each by Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Boyd, to put the game out of reach.

John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 25 saves for Team USA in the win, while Patrick Bonvin stopped 30 shots in the loss for Switzerland.

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will next face tournament host Sweden on Sunday (Nov. 14) at 9:30 a.m. ET. Team USA will be playing for a chance to repeat as tournament winners, having captured first place at the 2009 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Finland.

NOTES: Team USA outshot Switzerland, 38-28 ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... 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 ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 3 - 2 - 3 - 8
SUI 0 - 0 - 3 - 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Biggs (Grimaldi, Russo), 0:10; 2, USA, Boucher (Biggs, Grimaldi), 9:10, (pp); 3, USA, Biggs (Grimaldi, Russo), 15:05, (pp). Penalties: SUI, Luthi (tripping), 8:44; USA, Miller (slashing), 10:09; SUI, Neuenschwander (holding), 14:35; SUI, Bertschy (hooking), 17:37.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Grimaldi (Miller, Russo), 19:00, (pp); 5, USA, Reid (Paliotta), 19:40. Penalties: USA, Grimaldi (roughing), 2:27; USA, Fiala (tripping), 3:39; USA, Paliotta (tripping), 7:01; SUI, Leu (slashing), 7:37; SUI, Schneider (holding), 14:01; SUI, Antonietti (checking-from-behind), 17:06; SUI, Antonietti (game misconduct), 17:06.

Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Lucia (Miller, Boyd), 5:15; 7, SUI, Bertaggias (Bertschy), 6:51; 8, USA, McCabe (Bardreau, Boyd), 9:31, (pp); 9, USA, Boyd (Van Voorhis, Bardreau), 14:47, (pp); 10, SUI, Bertaggias (Bertschy), 15:26; 11, SUI, Hachler (Rouiller, Bertaggias), 17:03, (pp). Penalties: USA, Paliotta (high-sticking), 1:18; USA, Pietila (roughing), 6:13; SUI, Andrighetto (roughing), 6:13; SUI, Ness (slashing), 8:49; USA, Fiala (charging), 10:45; SUI, Bench (too-many-men), 12:32; SUI, Antonietti (roughing), 16:08; USA, Biggs (roughing), 16:08; USA, Biggs (cross-checking), 16:08; USA, Paliotta (holding), 16:19; USA, Carlson (slashing), 19:43.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 12 14 12 38
SUI 4 12 12 28

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Gibson, 60:00 4/4 12/12 12/9 28/25
SUI, Bonvin, 60:00 12/9 14/12 12/9 38/30

Power Play: USA 5-8; SUI 1-7
Penalties: USA 12-24; SUI 11-30

Team USA 2010 Under-18 Four Nation 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 W, 3-2
Sat., Nov. 13 Switzerland W, 8-3
Sun., Nov. 14 Sweden 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.

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

U.S. Women's Select Team Edged by Canada, 3-2, in Overtime

Team USA Finishes Second at 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Despite Molly Schaus' (Natick, Mass.) 49 saves, the U.S. Women's Select Team was edged by Canada, 3-2, on a power-play goal in overtime of the championship game at the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup here tonight at Mile One Centre. Team USA finished the tournament with a 2-1-1-0 record to garner second place.

"We played our hearts out and put everything on the ice," said Katey Stone, head coach for Team USA. "It was a great hockey game."

The U.S. came out strong in the first period, jumping out to a 10-5 advantage in shots despite being down a player for four minutes of the early part of the frame. Canada gained momentum from a goal at 16:46 and a late power-play opportunity, and evened the shots at 10-10 by the end of the 20 minutes. Rebecca Johnston was the goal-scorer for the Canadians, as her shot from the slot flipped up and over Schaus.

In the second period, Team USA scored back-to-back goals at 9:07 and 10:24 to take a 2-1 lead before Canada evened the tally at 18:11.

Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) beat Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados with a backhanded shot after a give-and-go with Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) for the first U.S. goal, then Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) scored 1:17 later off a feed across the goalmouth from Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.).

Meaghan Mikkelson netted a rebound power-play goal for Canada at 18:11 to knot the game at 2-2 heading into the second intermission.

The score remained tied throughout the third period, with Schaus making 20 saves in net for the U.S. to force a 20-minute four-on-four sudden-death overtime session.

In overtime, Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) was whistled for tripping as she tried to stop a rushing Canadian player in front of the U.S. net. As she was called, she went down with an injury and had to be taken off the ice before play resumed. Canada then scored on the power play at 6:25 to claim the tournament championship.

NOTES: Canada outshot the U.S. by a 52-26 margin ... The U.S. was 0-for-6 on the power play, while Canada was 2-for-9 ... Molly Schaus was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) finished as Team USA's top scorer with five points (3-2).

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 2 0 0 -- 2
CAN 1 1 0 1 -- 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Johnston (Irwin, Agosta), 16:46. Penalties: USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (hooking), 5:22; USA, Bellamy (body checking), 7:20; CAN, Guay (interference), 10:01; USA, Cahow (cross checking), 18:01.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Chu (Lamoureux), 9:07; 3, USA, Coyne (Lamoureux-Kolls, Potter), 10:24; 4, CAN, Mikkelson (Irwin, Agosta), 18:11 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Mikkelson (interference), 2:10; USA, Engstrom (holding), 5:03; USA, Chu (hooking), 10:50; USA, Cahow (interference), 17:31; CAN, Wickenheiser (hooking), 19:22.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: CAN, Agosta (slashing), 3:39; CAN, Larocque (tripping), 7:07; USA, Chu (holding), 7:17; CAN, Poulin (hooking), 16:48; USA, Bellamy (body checking), 19:43.

Overtime - Scoring: 5, CAN, Johnston (Mikkelson, Irwin), 6:25 (pp). Penalties: USA, Bellamy (tripping), 4:58.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
USA 10 5 9 2 26
CAN 10 11 20 11 52

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 OT Total
USA, Schaus, 66:25 10-9 11-10 20-20 11-10 52-49
CAN, St-Pierre, 66:25 10-10 5-3 9-9 2-2 26-24

Power Play: USA 0-6; CAN 2-9
Penalties: USA 9-18; CAN 6-12
Officials: Referee-Melanie Bordeleau; Linesmen-Vanessa Stratton, Denise Gaughey

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 W, 4-0
Sat., Nov. 13 Canada^ L, 2-3 (OT)
*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)
^Championship Game

U.S. Junior Select Team Earns 5-1 Semifinal Win over Canada West at 2010 World Junior A Challenge

Team USA to Face Canada East in Championship Game Tomorrow

PENTICTON, B.C. - The U.S. Junior Select Team defeated Canada West, 5-1, in the semifinal round of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge. Team USA advanced to the championship game with an undefeated 3-0-0-0 record (W-OTW-OTL-L) and will face Canada East tomorrow (Nov. 14) at 8:30 p.m. EST.

"I was very pleased with our start tonight," said P.K. O'Handley, head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team. "I know it sounds cliche, but this game was just another step. We need to remain focused tomorrow and compete like we did tonight."

The U.S. took a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game when Caleb Herbert (Bloomington, Minn.) knocked in a rebound goal. Just three minutes later, Garrett Allen (Delafield, Wis.), who logged an assist on Team USA's opening goal, extended his team's lead to 2-0 with a tally of his own.

Michael Parks (O'Fallon, Mo.) pushed the U.S. advantage to 3-0 early in the second period when he snapped a hard wrist shot high past Canada West goalie Matthew Krahn for an unassisted tally.
Then, following a shorthanded goal by Canada West, U.S. defenseman Nick Mattson (Chanhassen, Minn.) potted a power-play goal to send Team USA to the second intermission ahead, 4-1.

Jimmy Mullin (Cincinnati, Ohio) collected his tournament-leading fifth goal three minutes into the third period when he slid a shot through Krahn's legs on a penalty shot. Meanwhile, U.S. goalie Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls, Minn.) turned aside all seven shots he faced in the final frame and 27-of-28 shots overall to preserve the victory.
NOTES: Garrett Allen was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. was 1-for-6 on the power play, while Canada West went 0-for-9 with the man advantage ... Team USA has allowed only one power-play goal in 21 shorthanded situations during the tournament ... Team USA topped Canada East, 6-1, on Nov. 8 in its first game of the preliminary round ... 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 ... 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 included 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

CAN W 0 - 1 - 0 - 1

USA 2 - 2 - 1 - 5

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Herbert (Ambroz, Allen), 7:01; 2, USA, Allen (Mayfield, Hohmann), 10:30. Penalties: CAN W, George (tripping), 2:09; CAN W, Bokenfohr (hooking), 7:35; USA, Gaede (delaying-the-game), 11:00; USA, Mattson (holding), 15:10; USA, Hohmann (hooking), 18:48.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Parks (unassisted), 1:52; 4, CAN, Breitkreuz (unassisted), 16:09 (sh); 5, USA, Mattson (Dzingel), 18:36. Penalties: USA, Harstad (hooking), 6:06; USA, Parks (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:25; CAN, Kaiser (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:25; CAN, Holland (holding), 11:28; USA, Team (too-many-men), 13:09; CAN, Gallacher (interference), 15:54; CAN, Laleggia (tripping), 18:22.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Mullin (unassisted), 2:49 (ps). Penalties: USA, Ambroz (tripping), 0:20; CAN, Mellor (tripping, penalty shot), 2:49; USA, Windle (hooking), 4:32; CAN, Mellor (delaying-the-game), 7:27; USA, Cooper (hooking), 10:10; USA, Mayfield (elbowing), 14:58; CAN, St. Denis (slashing), 19:34; USA, Herbert (slashing), 19:34.
Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total

CAN W 10 11 7 28

USA 14 11 11 36

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total

CAN W, Krahn, 58:40 14-12 11-9 11-10 36-31

USA, Gothberg, 60:00 10-10 11-10 7-7 28-27

Power Play: CAN W 0-9; USA 1-6

Penalties: CAN W 9-16; USA 11-22

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 Canada West (Semifinals) W, 5-1

Sun., Nov. 14 Canada East (First-Place) 5:30 p.m./8:30 p.m.

*Pre-tournament game

U.S. National Under-17 Team Claims Tournament Title with 6-1 Win over Russia at 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup

Team USA Wins Second Consecutive Championship

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Brady Skjei (Lakeville, Minn.) and Cameron Darcy (South Boston, Mass.) each recorded a goal and an assist and Skjei notched the game-winner, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Russia, 6-1, to claim its second consecutive 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup title here tonight at Seven Bridges Ice Arena.

"I thought the team played an excellent game tonight," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "We knew Russia was going to come out strong after last night, but our team played a great brand of hockey and was rewarded with the championship."

Team USA opened the scoring at the midway point of the first period with two goals just 38 seconds apart. Kyle Osterberg (Lakeville, Minn.) and Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) converted on a turnover and fed the puck to Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.), who wristed the puck past Russia goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy at the 10:08 mark. On the following shift, Osterberg sent a pass to Skjei, who found the back of the net to give the U.S. a two-goal lead.

Five minutes later, Seth Jones (Plano, Texas) scored a four-on-three power-play goal to put Team USA up, 3-0. Thomas Di Pauli (Woodridge, Ill.) won the faceoff back to Skjei, who sent the puck over to Jones at the left point. Jones then fired a slap shot that sailed past Vasilevskiy.

Russia scored the lone second-period goal, but the U.S. notched three goals in the final frame to complete the 6-1 victory. Miles Koules (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Henrik Samuelsson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) scored two goals 1:29 apart to increase Team USA's lead to 5-1 in the first five minutes of the period.

With 40 seconds left in regulation, U.S. goaltender Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) passed the puck up to Darcy as he was skating through the neutral zone. Darcy then stickhandled around the Russia defense and fired a wrist shot that beat Vasilevskiy high on the blocker side.

Olson made 33 saves for Team USA in the win, while Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots for Russia in the loss.

NOTES: The U.S. went 1-for-8 on the power play, while Russia was 1-for-7 with the man-advantage ... Miles Koules led Team USA at the tournament with seven points (5-2) in four games, while Brady Skjei finished the tournament with five points (2-3) ... All games played during the Under-17 Four Nations Cup are available archived at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Additional coverage, include video from tonight's championship game and celebration, will be available on the NTDP blog found here ... The U.S. has now won the tournament championship two years in a row, having captured the 2009 title in Trnava, Slovakia ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 3 - 0 - 3 - 6
RUS 0 - 1 - 0 - 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Hartman (Kerdiles, Ostberberg), 10:08; 2, USA, Skjei (Ostberberg), 10:46; 3, USA, Jones (Skjei, Di Pauli), 15:38 (4x3 pp). Penalties: RUS, Kudreman (holding), 4:54; USA, Sieloff (slashing), 11:31; RUS, Slepyshev (tripping), 14:05; RUS, Gareev (holding-the-stick), 14:06; USA, Darcy (hooking), 14:48; USA, team (too-many-players), 17:00; RUS, Philippov (slashing), 17:51.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, RUS, Shingareev (Khatsey, Kamaev), 17:04 (pp). Penalties: USA, Kerdiles (hooking), 0:58; RUS, Ermakov (interference), 1:30; RUS, Solyankin-Pasternak (roughing), 3:04; USA, Samuelsson (hooking), 5:38; USA, Skjei (hooking), 8:36; RUS, Gareev (interference), 11:07; RUS, Solyankin-Pasternak (hooking), 15:27.

Third Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Koules (Shore), 4:03; 6, USA, Samuelsson (Darcy), 5:32; 7, USA, Darcy (Olson). Penalties: RUS, Galin (slashing), 9:05; USA, Koules (hooking), 11:39; USA, Matteau (slashing), 20:00.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 12 14 12 38
RUS 14 5 15 34

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Olson, 60:00 14-14 5-4 15-15 34-33
RUS, Vasilevskiy, 60:00 12-9 14-14 12-9 38-32

Power Play: USA 1-8; RUS 1-7
Penalties: USA 8-16; RUS 9-18

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 Russia vs. USA W, 9-3
Sat., Nov. 13 Championship Game vs. Russia W, 6-1

U.S. National Under-18 Team Claims Tournament Title in 5-4 Shootout Win Over Sweden at 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup

Russo Scores Once in Regulation, Twice in Shootout; McNeely Stops 37 Shots

SUNDSVALL, Sweden - Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.) scored one goal in regulation and twice in the shootout and Matt McNeely (Burnsville, Minn.) made 37 saves as the U.S. National Under-18 Team defeated Sweden, 5-4, to claim its second consecutive 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup title here today at Sundsvall Arena.

"We are extremely proud of our guys and we showed a lot of character in winning this game and this tournament," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "Sweden is an excellent team and we never gave up."

Sweden opened the scoring early in the game and added another goal midway through the first period to take a 2-0 advantage. Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) cut the lead in half when he tallied Team USA's first goal of the game at 9:16 of the frame. J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio) colleceted an assist on the goal. Sweden would answer, adding two more goals to go up 4-1 heading into the first intermission.

Team USA started their comeback bid at 3:26 in the second period when Russo scored off a pass from Blake Pietila (Brighton, Mich.). The U.S. further chipped away at Sweden's lead when Miller tallied a goal at 16:46 in the stanza on assists by Travis Boyd (Hopkins, Minn.) and Mario Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.).

The third period's lone goal was scored by Team USA when Michael Paliotta (Westport, Conn.) took a pass from Boucher and netted the game-tying goal. The U.S. would put 15 total shots on goal in the period and four in overtime, but could not come up with the game-winner after 65 minutes of play.

Tied at four goals apiece, Sweden and the U.S. would go into a shootout. Boucher notched a shootout goal and Russo added two more, including the game-winner, to give Team USA the win and the tournament title, 5-4.

McNeely made 37 saves for Team USA in the win, while Niklas Lundstrom stopped 43 shots in the loss for Sweden.

NOTES: Team USA outshot Sweden, 48-41 ... Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif./3-3) and Robbie Russo (2-4) led Team USA at the tournament with six points in three games, while Tyler Biggs finished the tournament with five points (2-3) ... The U.S. has now won the tournament championship two years in a row, having captured the 2009 title in Finland ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5
SUI 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 4

First Period - Scoring: 1, SWE, Bjorklund (Blomstrand, Karlsson), 1:22; 2, SWE, Rask (Boyce-Rotevall, Johansson), 8:46, (pp); 3, USA, Boucher (Biggs), 9:16; 4, SWE, Bengtsson (Zibanejad, Rask), 12:48, (pp); 5, SWE, Zibanejad (Bengtsson, Rask), 16:19, (pp). Penalties: SWE, Marklund (holding), 1:58; SWE, Johansson (slashing), 2;07; USA, Russo (interference), 5:20; USA, Miller (puck out-of-bounds), 7:14; USA, Fiala (tripping), 12:45; SWE, Bjorklund (slashing), 13:45; USA, Kaib (holding), 16:13; USA, Carlson (boarding), 18:33.

Second Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Russo (Pietila), 3:26; 7, Miller (Boyd, Lucia), 16:46. Penalties: SWE, Boman (tripping), 9:17; SWE, Zibanejad (interference), 11:37.

Third Period - Scoring: 8, Paliotta (Boucher), 12:19. Penalties: SWE, Johansson (hooking), 3:00; USA, Pietila (hooking), 3:40; SWE, Nielsen (boarding), 15:37.

Overtime Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: SWE, Rask (interference), 2:47.

Shootout: Round 1: USA, Boucher (saved); SWE, Zibanejad (saved). Round 2: USA, Grimaldi (saved); SWE, Johansson (saved). Round 3: USA, Russo (goal); SWE, Arvidsson (goal). Round 4: SWE, Arvidsson (saved); USA, Boucher (saved). Round 5: SWE, Collberg (saved); USA, Russo (saved). Round 6: SWE, Arvidsson (saved); USA, Grimaldi (saved). Round 7: SWE, Johansson (goal); USA, Boucher (goal). Round 8: SWE, Zibanejad (saved); USA, Russo (goal).

Shots by Period 1 2 3 OT Total
USA 15 13 15 4 47
SWE 20 10 8 3 41

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 3 Total
USA, McNeely, 65:00 20/16 10/10 8/8 3/3 41/37
SWE, Lundstrom, 65:00 15/14 13/11 15/14 4/4 47/43

Power Play: USA 0-8; SWE 3-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; SWE 8-16

Team USA 2010 Under-18 Four Nation 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 W, 3-2
Sat., Nov. 13 Switzerland W, 8-3
Sun., Nov. 14 Sweden W, 5-4 SO

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

U.S. Junior Select Team Captures Title at 2010 World Junior A Challenge with a 6-4 Victory over Canada East

Team USA Erases Three-Goal Deficit to Win Third Straight Championship

PENTICTON, B.C. - The U.S. Junior Select Team erased a three-goal deficit en route to a 6-4 victory over Canada East in the championship game of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge. The win gave Team USA its third straight World Junior A Challenge title.

Austin Czarnik (Washington, Mich.) scored a pair of goals including the game-tying third-period tally, while Jimmy Mullin (Cincinnati, Ohio) netted the game-winning goal with just three minutes remaining to complete the U.S. comeback.

"Our goal for the entire tournament was to 'climb the mountain,'" said P.K. O'Handley, head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team. "We were naturally concerned, down 4-1. But we stuck with our plan and came out on top. This was one of my best hockey experiences of my coaching career."

After Canada East took a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the contest, Team USA knotted the score four minutes later on the power play. Seth Ambroz (New Prague, Minn.) parked in front of the Canadian net and connected off of a centering feed from Max McCormick (De Pere, Wis.). But Canada East notched a power-play goal of its own to take a 2-1 lead after one period.

Canada East extended its lead to 4-1 with a pair of quick backhand goals in the first five minutes of the middle frame. But Team USA responded with two late second-period goals. Sam Warning (Chesterfield, Mo.) redirected a Brian Cooper (Anchorage, Alaska) slap shot for his second goal of the tournament at 15:01 of the second.

Then, with just one minute remaining in the period, Czarnik fired a quick snap shot over the glove of Canada East goalie Jordan Ruby to cut the Canada East lead to 4-3 after two.

After 15 scoreless minutes in the third period, Team USA erupted with three goals in less than four minutes. Czarnik potted his second of the night with another high, hard shot from the slot. Then, just 40 seconds later, Mullin chipped his tournament-leading sixth goal between Ruby and the near post to give the U.S. its first lead of the game, 5-4.

Michael Parks' (O'Fallon, Mo.) empty-net goal sealed the victory for Team USA. U.S. goalie Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.), who replaced starter Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls, Minn.) early in the second period, stopped all eight shots he faced in the win. Meanwhile, Ruby made 37 saves in the loss.

NOTES: Austin Czarnik was named Team USA's player of the game ... The U.S. was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Canada East went 1-for-5 with the man advantage ... Scott Mayfield (St. Louis, Mo.) and Jimmy Mullin were named to the tournament all-star team. Mayfield was also named the most valuable player of the tournament ... Nine United States Hockey League teams were 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, served 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, served as assistant coaches ... The World Junior A Challenge celebrated its fifth year and Team USA competed in the tournament for the fourth consecutive time ... The U.S. won the championship in 2008 and 2009, and garnered a third-place finish in 2007 ... The 2010 World Junior A Challenge included teams from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West).
GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

CAN E 2 - 2 - 0 - 4
USA 1 - 2 - 3 - 6

First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN E, Tys. Spink (Juha), 6:47; 2, USA, Ambroz (McCormick), 10:33 (pp); 3, CAN E, Wilson (Tyl. Spink, Rodrigues), 18:49. Penalties: CAN E, McCarthy (interference), 10:28; CAN E, Spink (high-sticking), 12:12; CAN E, Huard (slashing), 13:05; USA, Warning (roughing), 15:57; CAN E, Chiarantano (holding), 15:57; USA, Fallen (delaying-the-game), 18:19; USA, Gaede (hooking), 19:44.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, CAN E, Wilson (Peca), 3:17; 5, CAN E, Peca (unassisted), 5:00; 6, USA, Warning (Cooper), 15:01; 7, USA, Czarnik (Mattson), 19:00. Penalties: USA, Cooper (hooking), 15:01; CAN E, Tardif (roughing), 18:36; USA, Mullin (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:36.

Third Period - Scoring: 8, USA, Czarnik (Warning), 15:27; 9, USA, Mullin (unassisted), 16:54; 10, USA, Parks (unassisted), 19:00 (en). Penalties: USA, Team (too-many-men), 0:44; CAN, Hyman (holding), 4:03; USA, Herbert (goalie interference), 4:27.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
CAN E 10 5 7 22
USA 14 17 12 43

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
CAN E, Ruby, 59:30 14-13 17-15 11-9 42-37
USA, Gothberg, 25:00 10-8 4-2 --- 14-10
USA, DeSmith, 35:00 --- 1-1 7-7 8-8

Power Play: CAN E 1-5; USA 1-4
Penalties: CAN E 6-12; USA 7-14

Team USA 2010 World Junior A Challenge Schedule
Nov. 8-14 • Penticton, B.C. • South Okanagan Events Centre

Date Opponent Result

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 Canada West (Semifinals) W, 5-1
Sun., Nov. 14 Canada East (Championship) W, 6-4

*Pre-tournament game

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Today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.

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Oregon State (4-5, 3-3 Pac-10) hosts the USC Trojans (4-3, 7-3) November. 20th. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and air live on ABC.

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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This is National Bundt (Pan) Day.

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The Riders travel to Calgary this coming Sunday to meet the Stampeders in the Western Final. 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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The animated Megamind stayed at the top of the box office. The 3-D comedy made just over $30 million. Opening in second was the action thriller Unstoppable.

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Cauz's MMQB: Playoff Edition.

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

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At the 20th annual Senior Olympics in Southern California, 92-year-old Bill Wewer won gold when he did 59 pushups in 2 minutes. Wewer, a retired school principal, was the oldest overall competitor Saturday and the only entrant in the 85-and-older push-up category.

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Here's the Week 10 NFL Schedule:

At Atlanta Falcons 26, Baltimore Ravens 21

At  Buffalo Bills 14, Detroit Lions 12

At Indianapolis Colts 23, Cincinnati Bengals 17

New York Jets 26 at Cleveland Browns 20

At Chicago Bears 27, Minnesota Vikings 13

At  Miami Dolphins 29, Tennessee Titans 17

At Jacksonville Jaguars 31, Houston Texans 24

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Carolina Panthers 16

Dallas Cowboys 33 at New York Giants 20

At Denver Broncos 49, Kansas City Chiefs 29

At San Francisco 49ers 23, St. Louis Rams 20

Seattle Seahawks 36 at Arizona Cardinals 18

New England Patriots 39 at Pittsburgh Steelers 26

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

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The former record for solving a Rubik's cube was 7.08 seconds, but on Saturday that record was smashed in Australia when 15-year-old Feliks Zemdegs took a stab. He solved the Rubik's cube in 6.77 seconds.  (See him do it here.)
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Today in Elvis History:

1956- Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" premiered in Los Angeles to benefit the Hemophilla Foundation. Ronald Reagan, Juliet Prowse and Cesar Romero attended the event. The movie was released nationwide on November 23, 1960.

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "Bringing It Back" hit #65 in the U.S.

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Happy Birthday today to Former "People's Court" judge Joseph Wapner is 91; actor Ed Asner is 81; actor Sam Waterston (Law & Order) is 70; actress Beverly D'Angelo is 59; musician Kevin Eubanks (formerly of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) is 53.

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Today in Beatles History:


1959 - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison participated in the final round of Carroll Lewis' "TV Star Search." The men were calling themselves Johnny & the Moondogs.

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On this date in 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.

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Today in Sports History:


1983 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) got his 75th career hat trick.

1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle Supersonics) began a free throw streak of 75 games.

1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) moved into third place on the all-time touchdown list when he got his 127th.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) registered his fifth straight 100-yard running game. It was the 75th of his career.

2002 - Mike Madano (Dallas Stars) scored his 1,000th NHL point. He was only the 5th U.S.-born player to reach the milestone.

2002 - Dave Andreychuck (Tampa Bay Lightning) scored his 250th NHL power-play goal.

2005 - Major League Baseball players and owners agreed to tougher penalties for steroid use for the next season. The new rules called for a 50 game suspension for a first offense, 100 games for the second, a lifetime ban for a third, plus testing for amphetamines.

2006 - Emmitt Smith was named winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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On this date in 1939, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

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AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Carl Edwards continued his dominant weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, winning Saturday's Wypall 200 Nationwide Series race in a cakewalk over runner-up Kevin Harvick.


Edwards started second to Joey Logano but quickly went to the front. He led 153 of 200 laps at the one-mile track en route to his fourth victory of the season and the 29th of his career. The victory was Edwards' fourth at Phoenix and his second consecutive in the series.

Logano finished third, followed by 2010 series champion Brad Keselowski and Reed Sorenson. Aric Almirola, Colin Braun, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Steve Wallace completed the top 10. Danica Patrick finished 32nd, seven laps down, in her 12th Nationwide start.

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The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted on this date in 1926 with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular."

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AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson didn't have the fastest car in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway -- at the end of the day, race winner and pole-sitter Carl Edwards did.

Johnson, the four-time defending Cup Series champion, didn't lead a lap. Denny Hamlin, ahead in the points and seeking his first title, led a race-high 190 laps.

Ultimately, none of that mattered. Short on fuel at the end of a race he had dominated, Hamlin short-pitted with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch on Lap 298 of 312, while Edwards, Johnson and Kevin Harvick were conserving fuel after pit stops under caution on Lap 224.

All three won their gambles, and Hamlin, who finished 12th, saw his lead over second-place Johnson shrink from 33 points to 15 entering next Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick is third in the standings, 46 points behind Hamlin.

Edwards crossed the finish line 4.77 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Newman to break a winless streak of 70 races, dating to Homestead in November 2008. Edwards squeezed 88 laps out of his last tank of gas to win for the 17th time in his career, completing a sweep of a weekend that also included a victory in Saturday's Nationwide Series race.

Joey Logano and Greg Biffle finished third and fourth, respectively, followed by Johnson and Harvick. Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray completed the top 10.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 3:30pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 4:00pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 4:50pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 7:50pm EST
College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 10:40am EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 1:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 1:20pm EST
NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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