Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Wednesday



It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 1st, the 335th day of 2010. There are 30 days left in the year.

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Gagne's OT goal lifts Lightning past Leafs.

Predators snap slide by beating Phoenix.

Hawks celebrate homecoming by beating Blues.

Thrashers beat Avs in OT for sixth straight win.

Wings cruise to win in San Jose.

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Today is the start of Cookie Cutter Week.

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Team USA visits Indy for Friday night showdown.

Youngstown Phantoms Week #9.

Checking out John-Michael Liles.

Diebold earns USHL award.

Black Hawks weekly.

USHL Honors: Week #9.

Phantoms trade for Stephen Collins.

Stampede Weekly.

Conor Allen working on mental aspect to game.

USHL Update: Week #9.

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Tolerance Week starts today.

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Cornell University New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cornell University is the new No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll after twice defeating Niagara University last weekend. The Purple Eagles accumulated 175 points and eight first-place votes to earn the top spot for the second time this season.

The University of Wisconsin claims the No. 2 spot with 168 points and nine first-place votes following a weekend split with the University of Minnesota Duluth, while Mercyhurst College remains at No. 3 with 152 points and two first-place votes after defeating Colgate University. The University of Minnesota Duluth (141) stays at No. 4 following the weekend split with Wisconsin, and Boston University (111) rounds out the top five after earning two victories over Princeton University.

Northeastern University makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 10 following a win over Brown University.

This weekend features two top-10 teams squaring off, as No. 8 University of North Dakota will host No. 2 University of Wisconsin in a weekend series.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East has three, and ECAC Hockey and College Hockey America each have one team ranked ... A total of 13 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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 four 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
Women's College Hockey Poll - #10
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Cornell University, 175 (8) 2 10-1-0 10
2 University of Wisconsin, 168 (9) 1 12-2-0 10
3 Mercyhurst College, 152 (2) 3 10-2-0 10
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 141 4 10-4-0 10
5 Boston University, 111 5 11-2-3 10
6 Boston College, 108 6 10-2-4 10
7 University of Minnesota, 71 7 10-5-0 9
8 University of North Dakota, 54 8 8-4-2 10
9 The Ohio State University, 28 9 8-6-2 8
10 Northeastern University, 14 NR 9-3-4 1

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 13; Harvard University, 6; Dartmouth College, 4.

Fourth Annual Hockey Weekend Across America Set for Feb. 18-20, 2011

Event to Celebrate, Promote Hockey Across the Nation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The fourth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok -- a three-day nationwide celebration of the sport of hockey -- will take place Feb. 18-20, 2011.

Each of the three days associated with Hockey Weekend Across America has a theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, presented by ShopUSAHockey.com on Friday; Bring A Friend to the Rink, presented by the NHL on Saturday and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes, presented by Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports on Sunday.

HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com will serve as the information hub for the event. It features material for download, including the event logo, posters and both video and audio public service announcements. Additional information will continue to be added, including highlights of activities planned in conjunction with Hockey Weekend Across America from around the country.

On Friday, Feb. 18, USA Hockey will direct fans to its Facebook page to submit photos of themselves, their friends and colleagues donning their favorite team's sweater at work or at school during "Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey" day.

On Saturday, Feb. 19, over 200 rinks across the nation will host Try Hockey for Free Clinics, exposing over 4,000 young kids to hockey for the very first time. A list of currently scheduled clinics as well as information on how local associations or rinks can host their own event can be found here.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, NBC presents its Hockey Day in America coverage, including an NHL doubleheader and content throughout the broadcast that showcases all levels of hockey in the United States.

Finally, USA Hockey and Reebok Hockey are teaming up to provide free head-to-toe equipment packages to three lucky winners with the Hockey Weekend Across America "Get Your Gear On Sweepstakes." For official rules and to enter, click here.

Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.

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Now, tell me again why I agreed to this water torture?

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Today is the start of Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week.

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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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This is Civil Air Patrol Day.

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Moffat: Als and Calvillo cementing their legacy.

Riders clean out lockers after Grey Cup loss.

Buono to continue as coach of Lions.

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 13 NFL Schedule:

Thursday December 2 8:20 p.m. Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 5 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. St Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 5 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Monday December 6 8:30 p.m. New York Jets at New England Patriots

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This is National Pie Day.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Any Way You Want Me" hit #27 in the U.S.

1977 - The album "Elvis Country" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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Today is National Eat a Red Apple Day.

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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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Today is National Pie Day. In a survey our favorite is pumpkin.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons played the first NHL game to be played in the United States. The game was played at Boston Arena.

1964 - The Houston Colt .45s changed their name to the Astros.

1967 - Seattle was awarded an American League franchise.

1967 - Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record when he missed 22 free throws.

1984 - Doug Flutie won the 50th Heisman Trophy.

1994 - Mike Frier (Seattle Seahawks) was paralyzed in a car accident.

2003 - Bidding began on the baseball that was deflected by a fan in the stands during a Chicago Cubs game. The ball was sold on December 18, 2003, for $106,600 at auction. The foul ball appeared to be headed for the glove of left fielder Moises Alou in Game 6 of the National League Championship series. The Florida Marlins ended up winning the game 8-3. The Cubs then lost Game 7.

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The citizens of Boston will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for caroling on Saturday when the Boston Pops will lead a cast of (hopefully) thousands in holiday songs. The current Guinness record is 7,514.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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