Saturday, January 22, 2011

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


Today is January 22nd, the 22nd day of 2011. There are 343 days left in the year.





Islanders stun sloppy Sabres.

Canadiens slam slumping Senators.

Lightning edge Panthers in shootout.

Flames end Stars' streak.


Another night, another shootout win for the Lightning. Boy, was the sale this past summer good for them. They are once again a fun team to watch.


Lumberjacks net 4 of 6 points on homestand.

Phantoms feeling shootout pressure.

Hawks win 2 of 3.

WMU's Brown has goalies seeing red.

UNO recruit another USHL success story.

Back to drawing board for Saints.

Late Stampede power play beats Storm.

For Jacks' Thrush, it's all business.

Charities, Force, team up for cancer benefit.

Fargo Force J.P. Burkemper Q & A.

Salmon King's Turek an all-star.

On the clock with Ben Ryan.


On this date in 1666, Shah Jahan, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, died at the age of 74. He was the Mongul emperor of India that built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz-i-Mahal.


Veteran DE Stewart re-signs with Als.

Quite a year for Bombers' QB Elliott.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


The Falkland Islands were ceded to Britain by Spain on this date in 1771.


U.S. National University Teams Set to Compete in Exhibition Series Prior to 2011 Winter World University Games

World University Games To Take Place Jan. 27-Feb. 6 in Erzurum, Turkey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Men's and Women's National University Teams, comprised of players from American Collegiate Hockey Association ice hockey teams, are set to compete in exhibition series this weekend (Jan. 22-23), prior to departing for the 2011 Winter World University Games, taking place Jan. 27-Feb.6, in Erzurum, Turkey.

This marks the sixth time that the U.S. will send a men's team to the Winter World University Games, and the first time that a women's team will be competing in the tournament.

The U.S. National University Teams' exhibition games will take place at the Center Ice of Dupage, in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The U.S. men's squad will take on the World University Games All-Stars and Davenport University, while the U.S. women's team will face off against the Chicago Young Americans and Robert Morris University.

The complete exhibition and 2011 Winter World University Games schedule can be found below.

NOTES: The Winter World University Games is a biannual multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The international competition is staged in both the summer and the winter, similar to the Olympic Games. For more information on the 2011 Winter World University Games, click here ... The 22-player rosters were selected following the 2010 USA Hockey Winter World University Games Evaluation Camp, which was held Aug. 6-8, 2010, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... For complete men's and women's team rosters, click here ... Dave Debol, in his sixth season as head coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, is serving as head coach of the U.S. Men's National University Team, while Mo Stroemel, in his fourth season as head coach of the Penn State University Lady Icers, is serving as head coach of the U.S. Women's National University Team ... USA Hockey coverage throughout the Winter World University Games, including all game recaps, can be found on the tournament homepage; on the U.S. National University Team blog; and on USA Hockey's Facebook page. Scoring updates will be available by following #WUG on Twitter.

Team USA 2011 Winter World University Games Schedule
Jan. 27-Feb. 6 • Erzurum, Turkey

Date Team Opponent Time (Local/EST) /Result

Mon., Dec. 27* Men Castleton State College (NCAA Div. III) W, 5-4
Tues., Dec. 28* Men Saint Michael's College (NCAA Div. II)
L, 2-3
Wed., Dec. 29* Men University of Vermont (NCAA Div. I) L, 1-7
Sat., Jan. 22^ Women Chicago Young Americans (U19) 4:10 p.m./5:10 p.m.
Men World University Games All-Stars 7:20 p.m./8:20 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 23^ Women Robert Morris University (ACHA Div. I) 3:10 p.m./4:10 p.m.
Men Davenport University (ACHA Div. I) 6:20 p.m./7:20 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 27 Women Slovakia 9:30 a.m./2:30 a.m.
Fri., Jan. 28 Women Turkey 11 a.m./4 a.m.
Men Kazakhstan 8 p.m./1 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 30 Women Finland 3 p.m./8 a.m.
Men Slovakia 4 p.m./9 a.m.
Mon., Jan. 31 Women Canada 11 a.m./4 a.m.
Tue., Feb. 1 Men Spain 4 p.m./9 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 2 Women Great Britain 12:30 p.m./5:30 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 3 Men Qualifying/Relegation Rounds TBD
Fri., Feb. 4 Men Quarterfinals TBD
Women Semifinals TBD
Sat., Feb. 5 Women First-Place Game 1 p.m./6 a.m.
Men Semifinals TBD
Sun., Feb. 6 Men First-Place Game 3 p.m./8 a.m.

*Men's pre-tournament series in Vermont
^Men's and women's pre-tournament series in Glen Ellyn, Ill.


James Shields began a term as a U.S. Senator from Missouri on this date in 1879. He had previously served Illinois and Minnesota. He was the first Senator to serve three states.


Ride 'em Jimmy!


Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Baltimore Ravens 24

Green Bay Packers 48 at Atlanta Falcons 21

At Chicago Bears 35, Seattle Seahawks 24

New York Jets 28 at New England Patriots 21

Here's the NFL Championship Round Schedule:

Sunday, January 23rd 3:00pm Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Sunday, January 23rd 6:30pm New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers   


The Columbia Phonograph Company was formed in Washington, DC on this date in 1889.


Today in Elvis History:

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Bossa Nova Baby." The single was released in October 1963.

1966 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Harem Holiday" hit #11 in the U.K.

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded his single "Suspicious Minds."


The National Association of Manufacturers was organized in Cincinnati, Ohio on this date in 1895.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - Apple Corps opened its first London headquarters.

1969 - The Beatles began recording what would become "Let It Be."

1981 - A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.


U.S. President Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe on this date in 1917, calling for "peace without victory." America entered the war the following April.

Today in Sports History:

1951 - Fidel Castro was ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics.

1959 - British world racing champion Mike Hawthorn was killed while driving on the Guildford bypass.

1960 - The 10th NBA All-Star Game was played. The East beat the West 125-115 in Philadelphia.

1961 - Wilma Rudolph, set a world indoor record in the women’s 60-yard dash. She ran the race in 6.9 seconds.

1968 - The NBA awarded franchises to Milwaukee and Phoenix.

1973 - Joe Frazier lost the first fight of his professional career to George Foreman. He had been the undefeated heavyweight world champion since February 16, 1970 when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis. The event was HBO's first televised boxing match.

1982 - Reggie Jackson, a free agent at the time, ended five seasons as a New York Yankee when he signed a four-year contract with the California Angels.

1983 - Houston became the first NBA team to not score a point in overtime. They lost to the Portland Trail Blazers after being outscored 17-0 in overtime.

1983 - Bjorn Borg retired from tennis. He had set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.

1984 - Barry Manilow sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.

1984 - Annette Kennedy (State University of New York) set a woman's collegiate basketball record when she scored 70 points.

1998 - Minnesota's new NHL franchise selected the nickname Wild.

2001 - Former National Football League (NFL) player Rae Carruth was sentenced to a minimum 18 years and 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams died a month later from her wounds. The baby survived and lives with the victim's mother.

2002 - Pat Summerall announced that he would leave his NFL broadcasting partner, John Madden, after they called the Super Bowl for Fox Sports. The two had worked together for 21 years.

2002 - Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson held a press conference to announce an upcoming fight. After an altercation the fight was delayed until June when Lewis knocked Tyson out in the eighth round.

2002 - Theo Fleury (New York Rangers) made an obscene gesture to fans at the end of a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders. The next day the NHL fined Fleury $1,000.

2003 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) became the third highest all-time scorer in the NBA.

2006 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. It was the second highest point total in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a single game in 1962.


On this date in 1947, KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, California, began operation as the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 5:15pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 9:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 5:00pm EST    


That's all for today. See you again tomorrow. 

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