Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's Saturday



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

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Today is February 12th, the 43rd day of 2011. There are 322 days left in the year.

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Red Wings rout Bruins.

Devils keep rolling by beating Sharks.

Islanders pound Penguins.

Blue Jackets top slumping Avs.

Thrashers overtake Rangers.

Wild rally to top Blues in shootout.

Stars rally to beat Hawks in shootout.

Ducks rally to beat Flames in OT.

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The city of Santiago, Chile was founded on this date in 1541.

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Gamblers goalie McKay blanks Bucs.

Strelo resigns.

Goalie Michael Shibrowski helps Des Moines Buccaneers in playoff hunt.

RoughRiders see who has fastest shot.

Musketeers look to climb out of cellar.

Stampede alum gets first taste of NHL.

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On this date in 1544, Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after being charged with treason. She had claimed the throne of England for only nine days.

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USA HOCKEY NEWS FEED
• U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Named USOC Team of the Month
• 2011 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team Set for Competition
• Brian Fishman Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
• Cahill Assumes Additional Role with Social Media
 
Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team
Named U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of the Month for January
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, which captured the gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's U18 Championship last month in Stockholm, Sweden, was named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of Month for January.

It the third of such honors for the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, which garnered the same recognition in January of 2008 and 2009 after winning world titles in the first two years of the event.

At this year's world championship, the Americans swept through the preliminary round with three wins, including two shutouts. In the semifinals, the U.S. downed the Czech Republic, 14-1, to advance to the gold-medal game against rival Canada. Having outscored previous opponents, 42-2, Team USA dominated throughout the title match, going up 3-0 on the reigning world champions and gaining an eventual 5-2 victory.
The full U.S. roster can be found here.
 
2011 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team Set for Competition
Squad to Compete at 2011 Winter Deaflympics
Feb. 16-26, in Poprad, Slovakia
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2011 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team is set to compete in the 17th Winter Deaflympics from Feb. 16-25, in Poprad, Slovakia. The squad assembled in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Feb. 5 for a training camp that runs through today (Feb. 11) prior to the team's departure for Slovakia.
The 2011 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team contains three goaltenders, six defensemen and 14 forwards. The 23 players hail from 13 states, including five from Massachusetts, three each from Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and two each from Connecticut and Illinois.

Eleven players have participated in past Deaflympics, including nine who competed on the 2007 gold medal-winning squad in Salt Lake City, Utah. Among that group is forward Tony McGaughey(Holbrook, Mass.), a five-time Deaflympian (2007-gold; 2003-bronze; 1999-silver; 1995-gold) who will serve as a captain for the 2011 squad.

Twelve of the players were also members of the bronze medal-winning U.S. squad from the first-ever World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships, held in Winnipeg, Man. in 2009. Meanwhile, 12 players on the roster will be competing in their first Deaflympics.

Sixty-five players participated in an open tryout camp held in June 2010 at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill. The final roster was chosen following a selection and training camp featuring 35 players that was held last August in Rochester, N.Y. For the complete U.S. roster, click here.

"We have a young, very talented group of players that bodes well for this year's Deaflympics, as well as for future teams", said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team. "We are all extremely excited to travel to Slovakia and defend the United States' 2007 gold medal from Salt Lake City."
Jeff Sauer is serving his third stint as head coach ofthe U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team, having led the 2007 squad to a gold medal and the 2003 squad to a bronze medal in Sunsvall, Sweden. He also led Team USA to a bronze medal at the first-ever World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in 2009. Sauer is one of the most successful coaches in college hockey history and a longtime coach of the American Hearing Impaired Ice Hockey Association varsity team. Currently serving as an assistant to the commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Sauer recorded 655 victories in 31 seasons as an NCAA Division I head coach, which rank seventh most on the all-time list. During stints at the University of Wisconsin and Colorado College, he was twice named the WCHA Coach of the Year, and led Wisconsin to two national championships (1983, 1990).

Sauer is joined behind the bench by assistant coaches Joe Gotfryd and Rick McGaughey. Gotfryd is serving his second stint as an assistant coach for Team USA, having coached at the 2003 Winter Deaflympics, while McGaughey, a former player on the U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team, is coaching in the Deaflympics for the first time.

NOTES: U.S. goaltender Jeffrey Mansfield (Boston, Mass.), a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard University graduate school, was the recipient of the the first-ever USA Hockey Disabled Athlete of the Year award in 2005 ... Forward Stephen Wangberg (Cass Lake, Minn.) will serve as a captain alongside McGaughey ... The United States has participated in four previous Deaflympics, securing two gold medals (1995, 2007), two silver medals (1991, 1999) and a bronze medal (2003) ... Four other countries will be competing in ice hockey at the 2011 Winter Deaflympics, including Canada, Finland, Russia and Slovakia ... Coverage of Team USA's games can be found at 2011Deaflympics.org ... The Deaflympics, founded in 1924, is the second oldest international multi-cultural sports event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games, which were founded in 1894. Competition will feature more than 700 athletes from 26 countries competing in alpine, cross country and freestyle skiing, snowboarding, curling and ice hockey. More information on the Deaflympics can be found atDeaflympics.com.
2011 Winter Deaflympics Team USA Schedule Feb. 16-25 • Winter Stadium • Poprad, Slovakia
Date
Opponent
Time (Local/EST)
Wed., Feb. 16
Canada
7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m
Thu., Feb. 17
Slovakia
3:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 20Finland
3:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Mon., Feb. 21
Russia
5:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 23Semifinal #13:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Semifinal #27:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 25Bronze-Medal Game3:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
 
2011-12 Brian Fishman Internship Applications
Now Being Accepted

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Applications are now being accepted for the 13th annual Brian Fishman Internship. The 2011-12 Brian Fishman Intern will work in the communications department at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a 12-month period beginning in June.

The Brian Fishman Internship is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28.

The Brian Fishman Intern will assist with various communications projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

Applications must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 25. Those interested should forward a completed application form, current résumé, list of references and samples of work produced. Applicants must also submit a brief essay (400-500 words) in which they detail their interest in the Brian Fishman Internship and relate their personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including determination, integrity and a love of hockey.

Application forms are available at BrianFishmanInternship.com.

Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience working in their college or university sports information office. Preference will also be given to those who have have earned an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or a related field.

The recipient of the Brian Fishman Internship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of collegiate athletic programs; print and electronic media; USA Hockey and its National Team Development Program; and Fishman family and friends.

NOTES: To make a contribution to help perpetuate the internship through The USA Hockey Foundation, please contact Sara Luther at 719-538-1162 ... Previous Brian Fishman Interns include (most recent listed first): Caryn Switaj (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston College), Matt Caracappa (Randolph, N.J./Penn State University), Carly Peters (Bloomington, Minn./Syracuse University), Chris Peters(Chicago, Ill./Iowa State University), Craig Stancher (Calumet, Mich./Michigan Tech University), Alex Clark (Glenview, Ill./Colgate University), Christy Jeffries (White Lake, Mich./Boston University), Caitlin Lazaro (Effingham, N.H./University of New Hampshire), Seth Cole (Blue Hill, Maine/St. Michael’s College), Yariv Amir (Plainsboro, N.J./Colgate University), Cassy Maxton (Vandalia, Ohio/Miami University) and Jennifer Dame (St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Cloud State University).
 
Cahill Assumes Additional Social Media Role
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Christy Cahill has been named manager of communications and social media, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In this new role, Cahill will continue to serve as manager of communications, while overseeing USA Hockey's social media efforts.
 
Cahill is in her fifth year as the manager of communications for USA Hockey. In her role, she is responsible for all media and public relations responsibilities relating to the U.S. Women's National Program, in addition to her overall duties within the organization's marketing and communications department.

Cahill travels to all international tournaments with the U.S. Women's National and Select Teams. She has been on the staff at five Women's Four Nations Cups (2006-10), three International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championships (2007-09) and four IIHF World Women's U18 Championships (2008-11).

Beyond her duties with the women's program, Cahill is responsible for overseeing the selection for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award and the planning the award ceremony. She is involved with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as many other initiatives and events involving hockey at all levels. In addition, she served as the primary media contact for the 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Team in the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and continued in that role for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team as it won the silver medal in Vancouver.

Prior to joining USA Hockey, Cahill spent a year as the assistant director of athletic communications at Boston University, where she served as the primary media contact for the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team, as well as five other Division I sports.

A 2004 graduate of BU with a bachelor's degree in public relations, Cahill spent the year after her graduation as USA Hockey's Brian Fishman Intern in the communications department.
 
U.S. National Under-17 Team Tops Switzerland, 5-1,
at 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament
Five Players Score for Team USA
PIESTANY, Slovakia - Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.) collected a goal and an assist, 
as the U.S. National Under-17 Team topped Switzerland, 5-1, here today at the 
Piestany Ice Arena in its opening game of the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament. 
Five players scored for Team USA and twelve U.S. players recorded a point in the win.

"The team played well once they became familiar with the rink and got their legs 
moving," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. 
"We positioned ourselves well and need to follow up with another good game tomorrow."
Team USA opened the scoring 6:24 into the first period with a goal by Matthew 
Lane (Rochester, N.Y.).The U.S. then took a two-goal lead when Cameron Darcy 
(South Boston, Mass.) struck with less than three minutes remaining in the frame 
for the eventual game-winning goal. Matteau and Henrik Samuelsson (Scottsdale, 
Ariz.) assisted on the tally.

Switzerland scored the lone goal of the second period to cut Team USA's lead in half, 
but Matteau notched a power-play goal just 1:35 into final stanza to put the U.S. ahead, 
3-1.
Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) followed with a shorthanded goal at the 8:28 mark 
and Riley Barber(Livonia, Mich.) added a goal with 4:24 remaining in regulation to 
lift the U.S. to a 5-1 victory.

Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) made 23 saves in the win for the U.S., while 
Luca Boltshauser stopped 28 shots in the loss for Switzerland.

Team USA next faces Germany tomorrow (Feb. 12) at 6:15 a.m. EST at the 
Piestany Ice Arena.

NOTES: The U.S. finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while Switzerland went 0-for-5 
with the man advantage ... USA Hockey's coverage of the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla 
Tournament can be found atUSAHockey.com/USANTDP and on USA Hockey's 
National Team Development Program Facebook page. For live scoring updates, 
follow @USAHockeyScores and #NTDPU17 on Twitter. Live stats for each game 
can be found here ... The U.S. National Under-18 Team is also competing 
internationally  this week, at the 2011 Five Nations Tournament in Hradec 
Kralove, Czech Republic, from Feb. 9-13 ... The U.S. National Under-17 
and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new 
software program released on October 1, 2010 that trains hockey sense. To 
learn more, visitUSAHockeyIntelliGym.com.

GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
USA2 -0 -3 -5
SUI0 -1 -0 -1


First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Lane (Vatrano, Di Pauli), 6:24; 2, USA, Darcy 

(Matteau, Samuelsson), 17:24. Penalties: SUI, Hebeisen (hooking), 11:36; USA, 
Osterberg (tripping), 14:48.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, SUI, Gerber (Ness), 14:33, (sh). Penalties: USA, 
Trouba (roughing), 0:06; SUI, Bertaggia (roughing), 0:06; SUI, Kukan (kneeing), 
3:54; USA, Skjei (kneeing), 6:45; SUI, Celio (hooking), 9:47; USA, Sieloff 
(tripping), 11:49; SUI, Blatter (tripping), 13:58; USA, Bench (too-many-men), 17:07.
Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Matteau (Trouba, Samuelsson), 1:35, (pp); 5, 
USA, Hartman (Shore), 8:28, (sh); 6, USA, Barber (Silk), 15:36. Penalties: SUI, 
Hebeisen (tripping), 0:41; USA, Silk (tripping), 6:56; SUI, Amstutz (hooking), 11:16.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
USA9121233
SUI89724
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Olson, 60:00
8-8
9-8
7-724-23
SUI, Boltshauser, 60:009-712-1212-933-28









Power Play: USA 1-6; 
SUI 0-5
Penalties: 
USA 6-12; SUI 7-14

Team USA 2011 Vlad DzurillaTournament ScheduleFeb. 11-13 • 
Piestany  Ice Arena • Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponent
Time (EST)/Result
Fri., Feb. 11SwitzerlandW, 5-1
Sat., Feb. 12Germany6:15 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 13Slovakia9:30 a.m.


Fourth Annual Hockey Weekend Across America One Week Away
NBC's Hockey Day in America Coverage New Part of Celebration of the Game
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The fourth annual Hockey Weekend Across America,
presented by Reebok, is next week. The three-day celebration of the sport of hockey will take place Feb. 18-20 nationwide.

Each of the three days associated with Hockey Weekend Across America has
a theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, 
sponsored byShopUSAHockey.com on Friday; Bring A Friend to the Rink, 
sponsored by the NHL on Saturday and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes, 
sponsored by the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Program on Sunday.
New this year is NBC Sports' Hockey Day in America on Sunday (Feb. 20)
 from 12 - 6 p.m. EST, which will include an NHL doubleheader and content
throughout the broadcast that showcases all levels of hockey in the United States.

As part of the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration, XM/Sirius'
Hockey This Morning will interview a prominent figure in American hockey for
five straight days at 9:25 a.m. EST each day beginning on Monday (Feb. 14). A
full list of guests appears below.

In addition, Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, will be featured
on NHL Live on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. EST, and the NHL Network
will air programming tied into the initiative, including the debut of the 2010 U.S. Hockey
 Hall of Fame broadcast on Sunday at 6 p.m.

On Friday (Feb. 18), as part of Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day, fans
are encouraged to submit photos of themselves, their friends and colleagues
donning their favorite hockey jersey to USA Hockey's Facebook page.

On Saturday (Feb. 19), more than 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 in
honor of Bring a Friend to the Rink Day. A list of currently scheduled clinics can
be found here.

In honor of Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day on Sunday (Feb. 20), USA
Hockey is asking its fans to post stories, photos or videos of their hockey heroes
to USA Hockey's Facebook page to share with the world.

At the conclusion of the weekend, fans are encouraged to upload photos of their
 experiences to Reebok Hockey's Facebook page to be part of the "Faces
of Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok." Select photos will
be featured in the April/May issue of USA Hockey Magazine, the world's
most widely distributed hockey magazine.

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.

HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com is the information hub for the event.
It includes highlights of activities planned in conjunction with Hockey Weekend
Across America from around the country, giveaway contests and downloadable
promotional materials. Associations, teams and fans are encouraged to submit their
plans to celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America online by clicking here.

NOTES: 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 ... USA Hockey will stage media
conference calls as part of Hockey Weekend Across America on Wednesday (Feb. 16)
and Thursday (Feb. 17), featuring members of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's and
Women's Ice Hockey Teams as well as USA Hockey Executive Director Dave
Ogrean and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ... On Feb. 20, USA Hockey
will celebrate the registration of its record-setting 100,000th member in the 8-and-
under age group, Laura Clements, at a Learn to Play practice at Tabor
Academy in Marion, Mass. Among those in attendance will be U.S. Olympic
Women's Ice Hockey Team members Kacey Bellamy (2010), Colleen 
Coyne (1998), and Karen Thatcher (2010), as well as Reagan Carey,
USA Hockey's director of women's ice hockey.

2011 Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok
A Look at Some of the Happenings Around the Country
Chubbuck, IdahoThe Chubbuck Pocatello Hockey Association has planned a
Hockey Weekend Across America event with a ribbon cutting, hockey heroes
and a celebrity game.


Davenport, IowaThe Quad City Hockey Association has an exciting weekend
of hockey games, demonstrations, clinics and more. 
www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks


Lowell, Mass.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawks are hosting a pair of games
over Hockey Weekend Across America. On Feb. 18, their game against the
University of Maine will include a Tom Caron bobblehead giveaway. Then, on
Feb. 19, the Riverhawks game against Maine will include Country Fest with
Ayla Brown. http://www.goriverhawks.com/


Brownstown, Mich.The Henry Ford Hurricanes/Nitro Hockey Association will
host free hockey on Feb. 19 from 1-4 p.m., followed by games and
clowns. http://www.iceboxsports.com/


Traverse City, Mich.The Grand Traverse Hockey Association will host
its Skylympic Games on Feb. 19 at Centre Ice Arena from 10 a.m. -
6 p.m. EST. http://www.tchockey.com/


Bayonne, N.J.The Bayonne Hockey Association will host a benefit game on Feb.
18 in memory of a fallen local police officer. Event Web Site


Rio Rancho, N.M.The New Mexico Amateur Hockey Association invites
children who have never played hockey to hit the ice at Blades from 2:15-4:15
 p.m. MST. http://www.nmaha.org/


Amherst, N.Y.Amherst Youth Hockey will host a Try Hockey for Free event at
Northtown Center on Feb. 19 and will honor heroes at the Coaches vs. Cops game
on Feb. 20 at the Feature Rink.http://www.amherstyouthhockey.org/


New York, N.Y.The New York Rangers will host their third annual Rangers Winter
 Hockey Fest from 12 - 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 19 at Wollman Rink in Central
Park. http://www.newyorkrangers.com/


Skaneateles, N.Y.The Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association is creating an
outdoor rink to play old-fashioned pond hockey games on Feb. 19. More pond
hockey will follow on Feb. 20 followed by a Local Hockey Hero Award
Ceremony. http://syha.goalline.ca/


Williston, N.D.The Williston Basin Skating Club will host an open skate
honoring three North Dakota Miss/Mr. Hockey winners on
Feb. 20. aaron.schmit@raymondjames.com


York, Pa.The York Ice Hockey Club will honor local hockey hero Steve Mitchell
on Feb. 20. http://www.yorkdevils.com/


Providence, R.I.Lite Rock/105/WWLI-FM on- and off-ice clinics hosted by
local college hockey heroes on Sunday.http://www.literock105fm.com/


Vancouver, Wash.The River City Jaguars invite kids to a Feb. 19 morning skate
 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. PST. Kids will receive basic instruction and meet the Jr. A
River City Jaguars. http://www.mtviewice.com/
To register your city or local association's event with USA Hockey, click here.

NHL Network U.S.
Special Programming During Hockey Weekend Across America
Wednesday, Feb. 16NHL Live Interview with Dave Ogrean -- 12:18 a.m. EST
USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean will visit with NHL Live to discuss
the current state of hockey in the United States.
Saturday, Feb. 19NCAA Men's Ice Hockey -- 12 p.m. EST -- Western 
Michigan Univ. at Univ. of MichiganA rebroadcast of a Friday-night showdown
 between Central Collegiate Hockey Association foes from Yost Arena in Ann Arbor,
Mich.
NCAA Men's Ice Hockey -- 2 p.m. EST -- Dartmouth College at Colgate Univ.
Tape-delayed coverage of a Friday-night ECAC Hockey tilt from Starr Rink in 
Hamilton, N.Y.
Sunday, Feb. 20U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony -- 6 p.m. EST 
The debut showing of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that honored
Art Berglund,Derian HatcherKevin HatcherDr. V. George Nagobads and
Jeremy Roenick.

XM/Sirius Radio
Hockey Weekend Across America Programming
Hockey This Morning on XM/Sirius
All guests on with host Mike Ross at 9:25 a.m. EST
XM 204 / Sirius 208
Monday, Feb. 14
Bob Chase, 58-year veteran play-by-play broadcaster for the Central Hockey League's
Fort Wayne Komets

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Taylor Chace, 2010 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team gold medal-winning 
defenseman and 2010 U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic SportsMan of the Year

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Jerry York, four-time NCAA Division I champion head coach and current men's 
ice hockey head coach at Boston College
Thursday, Feb. 17
Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey

Friday, Feb. 18

Katey Stone, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey 
history and current head coach at Harvard University

U.S. National Under-18 Team Defeats the Czech Republic, 3-1,
at 2011 Five Nations Tournament
Team USA Improves Overall Record to Perfect 3-0-0-0
HRADEC KRALOVE, Czech Republic - Blake Pietila (Brighton, Mich.) scored a
game-winning shorthanded goal midway through the second period, as the U.S.
National Under-18 Team topped the Czech Republic, 3-1, here today at Hradec
Kralove Arena in its third game of the 2011 Five Nations Tournament.

With the win, Team USA improved to 3-0-0-0, with its final game of the tournament to
come against Finland on Sunday (Feb. 13) beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST.

"This was a tough win against a hard-working Czech team," said Ron Rolston, head
coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "We found a way to win, and I’m
extremely proud of our guys."

Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) opened the scoring for Team USA 8:10 into the
first period. Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.) skated into the offensive zone and
fed Boucher who backhanded the puck into the net. The Czech Republic answered
with a power-play goal at 9:57 and the two teams remained knotted at one goal each
heading into the intermission.

After the Czech Republic tied the game at 1-1 after one period, Team USA took the
lead once again midway through the second while shorthanded. Travis Boyd
(Hopkins, Minn.) passed to Pietila, who broke in alone on a breakaway, deked
to his backhand and deposited the puck behind the Czech goalie Patrik Bartosak.

Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) gave the U.S. a two-goal cushion when he
created a turnover in front of the Czech goal and capitalized with a quick shot.

The U.S. defense and goaltender John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) stood their ground
in the third period to preserve Team USA's 3-1 victory.

NOTES: Rocco Grimaldi leads the U.S. at the tournament with five goals and eight
points through three games, while Reid Boucher has seven points (3-4) ... USA
Hockey's coverage of the 2011 Five Nations Tournament can be
found at USAHockey.com/USANTDP and on USA Hockey's National Team
Development Program Facebook page. For live scoring updates,
follow @USAHockeyScores and#NTDPU18 on Twitter. Live blogs for each game
can be found here ... The U.S. National Under-17 Team is also competing
internationally this week at the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia ...
The U.S. National Under-18 and Under-17 Teams train with The Hockey 
IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software program released on October 1, 2010
that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
USA1 -2 -0 -3
CZE1 -0 -0 -1



First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Boucher (Grimaldi), 8:10; 2, CZE, Faksa
(Kvapil), 9:57, (pp). Penalties: USA, Van Voorhis (tripping), 9:51; CZE, Stary
(tripping), 15:38; USA, Boucher (roughing), 15:53; CZE, Kvapil (roughing),
15:53; CZE, Svihalek (interference), 16:07.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Pietila (Boyd), 8:24, (sh); 4, USA,
Kerdiles (unassisted), 12:32. Penalties: USA, Fiala (slashing), 6:33.
Third Period - Scoring: Penalties: USA, Biggs (roughing), 3:27; CZE, Dolezal
(roughing), 3:27; USA, Boucher (tripping), 12:35.

Power Play: USA 0-2; CZE 1-3
Penalties: 
USA 5-10; CZE 4-8

Team USA 2011 Five Nations Tournament ScheduleFeb. 9 - Feb. 13, 2011 
 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
DateEventLocation
Time (ET)/Result
Wed., Feb. 9USA vs. SwedenNovy BydzovW, 6-2
Thurs., Feb. 10Russia vs. USAHradec KraloveW, 10-4
Fri., Feb. 11Czech Republic vs. USAHradec KraloveW, 3-1
Sun., Feb. 13USA vs. FinlandHradec Kralove7:30 a.m.


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Savannah, Georgia, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe on this date in 1733.

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CFHOF: Unlikely duo share induction with family.

Riders get boost on O-Line; sign Gauthier.

Bombers resign Smith and Oosterhuis.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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On this date in 1912, China's boy emperor Hsuan T'ung announced that he was abdicating, ending the Manchu Ch'ing dynasty. Subsequently, the Republic of China was established.

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Jimmy tosses the ball around.

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The cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC was laid on this date in 1915.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's "Too Much" hit number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It the first of four number one songs for Elvis in 1957.

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"The Eveready Hour" became radio’s first sponsored network program on this date in 1924. The National Carbon Company was the first sponsor of a network show.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles performed two 25-minute sets at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1965 - The "New Musical Express" reported that the Beatles would star in a film adaptation of "A Talent for Loving." The project was never completed.

1965 - Ringo Starr officially announced that he and Maureen Cox were married and were honeymooning.

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Mutual Radio presented the first broadcast of the radio play "The Adventures of Superman"  on this date in 1940.

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Today in Sports History:

1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask.

1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.

1880 - The National Croquet League was organized in Philadelphia, PA.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky tied the NHL record for points in a season when he got his 153rd point.

1987 - Bill Fitch became the fifth coach in NBA history to get 700 career wins.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky got his 45th career hat trick and achieved a 40+ goal season for the 10th time in his career.

1993 - The San Jose Sharks lost their 17th straight game to tie an NHL record.

1997 - Kevin Johnson reached 1,000 career steals.

2002 - Baseball owners approved the sale of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos.

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Today is the start of Random Act of Kindness Week..

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 6:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 12:15pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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