Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Saturday



It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 18th, the 352nd day of 2010. There are 13 days left in the year.

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Erat's pair leads Nashville to win at New Jersey.

Panthers put away Sabres.

Hawks snap slump by beating Wings.

Avs beat Sens in OT.

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Today is International Migrants Day.

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Life starting to get hectic for UND recruit Miller..

Hjelle back and even better.

Goalies stand tall during Storm homestand.

Following Abdelkader's footsteps.

Reign get some defensive help.

Friday's Boxscores:

Team USA 4, Indiana 3

Tri-City 4, Muskegon 2

Dubuque 4, Youngstown 1

Sioux City 5, Lincoln 1

Cedar Rapids 2, Omaha 1

Des Moines 5, Waterloo 4

Green Bay 5, Chicago 2

Fargo 6, Team USA 1

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New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1787.

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USA Hockey Forms Multi-Year Partnership With RBC

RBC Has Long Track Record of Helping Grow Game of Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced a new multi-year partnership with RBC, one of the largest banks in the world. Under the agreement, RBC will be designated as USA Hockey's exclusive financial services partner, and will serve as an official sponsor of U.S. National Team programs.

"We're extremely pleased to partner with RBC, an organization with a long track record in helping to grow the game of hockey,” said Dave Ogrean, USA Hockey's executive director. "We look forward to a mutually beneficial and long-term relationship."

In addition, RBC, which is one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, will be a premier partner of the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, 2012 IIHF World Women's Championship and Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships.

"We are pleased to expand on our commitment to hockey in the U.S. and play a greater role in developing the game from the grassroots level," said Jim Little, chief brand and communications officer, RBC. "Later this month, at the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, we will begin to connect and unify our passion for hockey. Through this new partnership, RBC will have the opportunity to build our brand, engage our clients and employees, as well as further encourage hockey in communities across North America."

ABOUT USA HOCKEY
USA Hockey, Inc., founded in 1937 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the National Governing Body for 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 RBC AND HOCKEY
RBC is committed to helping hockey happen in communities across North America. As a premier partner of Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, RBC is an official sponsor of each country’s Men’s and Women’s National teams, the 2011 World Junior Championship, Canada’s national Junior A Championship – RBC Cup, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. As one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, RBC employs approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 18 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 50 other countries.

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On this date in 1796, the "Monitor," of Baltimore, MD, was published as the first Sunday newspaper.

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Esks name Crandell offensive coordinator.

Stamps add Gibson to coaching staff.

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

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The first orthopedic hospital was organized in New York City on this date in 1862. It was called the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.

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Tired little guy.

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A new automobile speed record was set on this date in 1898 at 39 mph (63 kph) .

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Here's the Week 15 NFL Schedule:

At San Diego Chargers 34, San Francisco Giants 7

Sunday December 19 1:00p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams

Sunday December 19 1:00 pm Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

Sunday December 19 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday December 19 4:15 p.m. New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday December 19 4:15 p.m. Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Sunday December 19 8:20 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots

Monday December 20 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

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The discovery of the Piltdown Man in East Sussex was announced on this date in 1912. It was proved to be a hoax in 1953.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "Milkcow Blues Boogie."

1970 - Elvis Presley bought his father a Mercedes.

1971 - The Elvis Presley album "I Got Lucky" hit #104 in the U.S.

1971 - The U.K. maxi-single reissue of "Jailhouse Rock" hit #42 in the U.K.

1978 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 3" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1982 - The Elvis Presley single "It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You" hit #80 in the U.K.

2002 - "Elvis Presley 55" was released. The vinyl release was a collection of Elvis radio shows recorded during 1955.

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U.S. President Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith Bolling Galt at her Washington home on this date in 1915.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - Britain's EMI Records rejected the Beatles. They later signed them.

2002 - "The Beatles - Now and Then, Photographs by Harry Benson" went on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art. The exhibit featured approximately 80 of Benson's classic images of the Beatles.

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The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1917.
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Today in Sports History:

1977 - The Cleveland Cavaliers retired Nate Thurmond's jersey, #42.

1961 - Wilt Chamberlain scored 78 points against Los Angeles.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain scored 62 points against the St. Louis Hawks.

1983 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 100th point of the season.

1983 - The San Diego Clippers ended a 29 game road losing streak.

1993 - The NFL announced a new 4-year agreement with ABC, ESPN, TNT and FOX. FOX had taken the NFC championship package from CBS.

1994 - Darryl Strawberry pled not guilty to tax evasion charges.

2001 - John Rocker was traded to the Texas Rangers.

2001 - The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced that they would ban all bottles, including plastic, from Giants Stadium.

2002 - A press conference was held to announce Robert Johnson as the new owner of the NBA's new Charlotte expansion franchise.

2006 - The NBA announced fines and supsensions related to a fight that occurred during a game between the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks on December 16, 2006. Both teams were fined $500,000, Carmelo Anthony was suspended for 15 games and Nate Robinson and J.R. Smith were suspended 10 games.

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A $1 silver certificate was issued for the first time in the U.S. on this date in 1935.
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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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