Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Friday













It's Friday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is February 18th, the 49th day of 2011. There are 316 days left in the year.

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Bruins start fast, beat Islanders.

Rangers top Kings in shootout.

Red Wings polish off Yzerman's Lightning.

Predators top battered Canucks.

Oilers top Canadiens in Classic warmup.

Coyotes beat Thrashers for sixth straight win.

Sharks edge Capitals.

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Police in Belarus are chasing the bad guys in a tractor. The blue and white farm vehicle was originally donated by locals to help with last year's blizzard snow conditions. Now budget-crunched police officials have put it on the streets for routine duties because they can't afford new police cars.

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Black Hawks add twist to USA Hockey celebration.

Youngstown Phantoms recap and review.

Around the league.

A difference maker.

Stars beat Gamblers.

Vinton community night at the RoughRiders coming soon.

Herd topple Storm.

Condra records assist in NHL debut.

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Researchers (at Edinburgh Napier University) say Facebook can be stressful for some. Of the college kids surveyed, 12 percent said they actually dislike receiving friend requests. And more than one out of every 10 users said that the site made them anxious.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors SEJHL and MJHL teams were in action two weekends ago, with both teams playing their counterparts, the Florida Eels.
 
In SEJHL action on Saturday, February 5th, Wes Moon scored twice in the first perio and Brendan McGowan twice in the third, with Angelo Arcadapane and Ben Winter scoring once each and Jordan Krueger making 34 saves, as Tampa Bay skated to a 6-3 win.
 
On Sunday, February 6th, Zach White scored twice, helped by one goal each from Brendan McGowan, Zack Cantrell, Cody Post and Wes Moon, plus 29 saves by Dominic Calandra, as the Tampa Bay Juniors swept the Eels, winning 6-4.
 
In MJHL action on Saturday, February 5th, D.J. Thomas scored twice, Scott Vargas once and Andrew Silvers netted the shootout decider, and along with Evan Weiss' 18 saves, Tampa Bay grabbed a 4-3 victory.
 
On Sunday, February 6th, Chase Anderson scored twice, along with one each from Paul Lochner, Scott Vargas and DJ Thomas, plus 28 saves from Braxton Schulz, and Tanpa Bay swept the MJHL action, winning 5-3.

The regular season came to an end for the Tampa Bay Juniors this past weekend, with the SEJHL team playing the Florida Eels and the MJHL team taking on the Florida Junior Blades.
 
In SEJHL action on Saturday, February 12th, Goals from Michael Pignataro, Jonathan Yoho, Wes Moon, Nick Howell and Brendan McGowan helped the Juniors reach a deciding shootout, where goals from Pignataro, Michael Scalisi and McGowan helped the Juniors to a 6-5 win. Dominic Calandra made 47 saves, plus 3 more in the shootout.
 
On Sunday, February 13th, Michael Pignataro scored 3 goals in the second period, and Brendan McGowan, Zach White and Ben Winter added goals to the 28 save effort of Jordan Krueger, leading the Juniors to a 6-4 win over the Eels.
 
In MJHL action, on Saturday, February 12th, Paul Lochnor scored twice, while DJ Thomas and Patrick Rodgers scored once each and Evan Weiss made 41 saves, but the Junior Blades won in overtime 5-4.
 
On Sunday, February 13th, the Juniors fell behind 3-0 to the Junior Blades, but tied the game in the 2nd when Pat Trizis, DJ Thomas and Paul Lochner scored 37 seconds apart. However, the third period belonged to the Junior Blades, who skated off with a 7-4 win. Patrick Rodgers scored in the third period for the Juniors, who got a 54 save effort from Braxton Schulz.



Follow both teams throughout the post-season. All games will be webcast on fasthockey.com, and updated here and on tampabayjr.com.


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The artist Michelanglelo died in Rome on this date in 1564.

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Als make trio of signings.

Cats continue free agent frenzy.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Jimmy the Fire Chief.






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Less than a week after its official launch, the a project aimed at raising money to build Detroit a RoboCop statue has succeeded in its goal of raising $50,000. The project was started following the dismissal of the proposal by Detroit mayor Dave Bing.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - The Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock" opened in the U.K.

1958 - Production for the Elvis Presley movie "King Creole" began in New Orleans, LA. Filming was nearly impossible due to the large crowds in the streets.

1960 - Elvis received his first gold record for "Elvis."

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Venezuelan and French authorities seized 3.6 metric tons of cocaine. (Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, an appetizer.)

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Today in Beatles History:

1975 - John Lennon released "Rock n' Roll." It was his last record before he left the music business for 5 years.

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On this date in 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard freestyle. He did it with a time of 52-2/5 seconds in Miami, FL.

1943 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) joined the U.S. Army as a voluntary inductee.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 67 points against St. Louis.

1967 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) score the first of an NBA record 35 consecutive goals without a miss.

1968 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, MA.

1979 - Jerry Sloan became the first player for the Chicago Bulls to have his number retired. He wore #4.

2003 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) and owner Jerry Jones agreed that releasing Smith from the team was a "win-win situation." The formal announcement was made on February 27.

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"Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1949.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday--

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Phoenix Coyotes 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm

Saturday --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 1:00pm EST

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 8:00pm

Monday --

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 9:15am (Followed immediately by deciding mini-game, if necessary)

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Hersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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