Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening.


Today is February 22nd, the 53rd day of 2011. There are 312 days left in the year.





Isles roll over Panthers.

Toews' speech inspires Hawks in win over Blues.

Caps blank Pens.


Today's birthdays: Announcer Don Pardo (Saturday Night Live) is 93; director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is 67; NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 61; actress Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, The O.C.) is 43; TV personality Clinton Kelly (What Not To Wear) is 42; actress Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens, 50 First Dates) is 36.


Riders rebound with win at Dubuque.

USHL Alumni voices: Kyle Okposo.

Des Moines Buccaneers' Coldwell and Decowski Named USHL CCM-All Stars.

Lancers benefit from cozy Civic.


Today is Be Humble Day.


2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Nominees Announced

Twenty-Six Players Nominated for Top Honor in Women's College Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twenty-six players are among the list of nominees for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.

Held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by LECOM, will be given out at a brunch ceremony on March 19 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa.

The list of 26 nominated players includes 17 forwards, five goaltenders and four defensemen hailing from 12 different schools in all four NCAA Division I women's ice hockey leagues. Mercyhurst College, host of the 2011 NCAA Women's Frozen Four, leads all schools with five nominated players.

The 34 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey head coaches will select the top-10 finalists from among the group of 26 nominees, with the announcement taking place March 3. A 13-member selection committee will choose the three finalists (announced March 10), as well as the award recipient, which will be announced live at the brunch ceremony in Erie on March 19.

Tickets to the 14th annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony, presented by LECOM, may be purchased by calling 719-538-1184 or by submitting a completed ticket form (located at PattyKaz.com). Individual seats are $65, while tables of 10 are available for $600.

A list of the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award nominees is below.

NOTES: All 34 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey head coaches were asked to nominate players for the award. New to the selection process in 2011 is the stipulation that a player had to be nominated by at least two coaches in order for her to make the official nomination list ... Among the 26 nominees are 10 seniors, six juniors, seven sophomores and three freshmen. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with eight nominees, while College Hockey America has seven, ECAC Hockey has six and Hockey East has five. Mercyhurst College leads all schools with five nominees, while Cornell University has four; Boston University and the University of Wisconsin each have three; Boston College, the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of North Dakota each have two; and the University of Minnesota, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Syracuse University and Yale University each have one ... Eight of the nominated players were also nominated in 2010, including last year's winner Vicki Bendus (Wasaga Beach, Ont./Mercyhurst College); top-three finalist Noora R├Ąty (Espoo, Finland/Univ. of Minnesota); top-10 finalists Bailey Bram (Ste. Ann, Man./Mercyhurst College) and Jesse Scanzano (Montreal, Que./Mercyhurst College); and Jenni Bauer(St. Catherines, Ont./Niagara Univ.), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Cornell Univ.), Lauriane Rougeau(Beaconsfield, Que./Cornell Univ.) and Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa./Yale Univ.) ... Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Mercyhurst College) was a top-three finalist in 2007, 2008 and 2009 prior to taking the 2009-10 season off for the 2010 Olympics. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Cornell Univ.),Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho/Univ. of Wisconsin), Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D./Univ. of North Dakota), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass./Boston College) and Jenn Wakefield(Pickering, Ont./Boston Univ.) were all top-10 finalists in 2009 prior to taking the 2009-10 season off for the 2010 Olympics ... The award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman for Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28, following a long struggle with a rare blood disease … For more information and to sign up for the Kaz Connection, a free monthly e-newsletter dedicated solely to the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, please visit PattyKaz.com ... The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is supported in part by a grant from the NHL Foundation.

2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Nominees
Name Pos Yr School Hometown
Meghan Agosta F Sr. Mercyhurst College Ruthven, Ont.
Kelly Babstock F Fr. Quinnipiac Univ. Mississauga, Ont.
Jenni Bauer G Sr. Niagara Univ. St. Catherines, Ont.
Vicki Bendus F Sr. Mercyhurst College Wasaga Beach, Ont.
Bailey Bram F Jr. Mercyhurst College Ste. Ann, Man.
Brianna Decker F So. Univ. of Wisconsin Dousman, Wis.
Meghan Duggan F Sr. Univ. of Wisconsin Danvers, Mass.
Laura Fortino D So. Cornell Univ. Hamilton, Ont.
Haley Irwin F Jr. Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Thunder Bay, Ont.
Brianne Jenner F Fr. Cornell Univ. Oakville, Ont.
Rebecca Johnston F Jr. Cornell Univ. Sudbury, Ont.
Hilary Knight F Jr. Univ. of Wisconsin Sun Valley, Idaho
Jocelyne Lamoureux F So. Univ. of North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D.
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls F/D So. Univ. of North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D.
Jocelyne Larocque D Sr. Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Ste. Ann, Man.
Isabel Menard F So. Syracuse Univ. Ottawa, Ont.
Hillary Pattenden G Jr. Mercyhurst College Surrey, B.C.
Marie-Philip Poulin F Fr. Boston Univ. Beauceville, Que.
Noora Raty G So. Univ. of Minnesota Espoo, Finland
Lauriane Rougeau D So. Cornell Univ. Beaconsfield, Que.
Jesse Scanzano F Sr. Mercyhurst College Montreal, Que.
Molly Schaus G Sr. Boston College Natick, Mass.
Jackee Snikeris G Sr. Yale Univ. Downington, Pa.
Kelli Stack F Sr. Boston College Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
Jenn Wakefield F Jr. Boston Univ. Pickering, Ont
Catherine Ward D Sr. Boston Univ. Montreal, Que.

University of North Dakota New No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota is the new No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after posting a 1-0-1 record against St. Cloud State University last weekend. North Dakota, which boasts a 22-8-3 record, collected 487 points and 18 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the first time this season.

Boston College is in the No. 2 spot with 468 points and seven first-place votes after compiling a 1-1-1 record against Northeastern University last week, while Yale University sits at No. 3 with 463 points and nine first-place votes after defeating Quinnipiac University and Princeton University. Merrimack College (406) advances one place to No. 4 following a weekend sweep of the University of Massachusetts, while Union College (354) rounds out the top five after earning wins over Clarkson University and St. Lawrence University.

This weekend features a top-15 weekend series between No. 6 University of Denver and No. 12 University of Nebraska Omaha.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs, while Hockey East boasts four ranked programs and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 21 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Pollis conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five 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
Men's College Hockey Poll - #20(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 University of North Dakota, 487 (18) 2 22-8-3 20
2 Boston College, 468 (7) 1 22-7-1 20
3 Yale University, 463 (9) 3 22-5-0 20
4 Merrmiack College, 406 5 21-5-4 7
5 Union College, 354 7 24-7-3 17
6 University of Denver, 407 4 19-8-5 20
7 University of Minnesota Duluth, 298 6 19-7-5 20
8 University of Notre Dame, 256 8 20-9-5 17
9 University of New Hampshire, 236 9 18-7-5 20
10 University of Michigan, 220 11 21-9-4 20
11 Miami University, 214 10 17-9-6 20
12 University of Nebraska Omaha, 122 12 19-11-2 16
13 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 94 14 19-9-4 12
14 University of Wisconsin, 68 13 19-11-4 15
15 Boston University, 49 15 16-9-7 17

Others receiving votes: University of Maine, 8; Dartmouth College, 7; Western Michigan University, 5; Robert Morris University, 4; Rochester Institute of Technology, 3; Cornell University, 1.


A new law in Honduras allows people to call the police for help when a family member starts smoking. (What we need is a law that allows you to call the police when a family member drinks all the orange juice then puts the empty carton back in the refrigerator.)


Bids heat up for free agent QB Jackson.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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


Maybe I can see better from up here.


Two Libyan Air Force fighter pilots defected on Monday by flying their planes to Malta. They said they did it because they had been ordered to bomb protesters.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."

1992 - The Elvis Presley album "From The Heart - His Greatest Love Songs" hit #4 in the U.K.

Got the hots for someone who's attached? A new website will let you stop refreshing her Facebook page and let you know once she's single again. Breakup Notifier allows you to select Facebook friends you want to track. Once you've done this, you'll get an email as soon as these friends change their relationship statuses to "single." Seems like a minor form of stalking, doesn't it?


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.

1965 - Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas.

1992 - Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" hit #3 in the U.K. The b-side was Jackson's cover of the Beatles' "Come Together."

2003 - Paul McCartney performed a concert as a birthday gift for Wendy Whitworth. Ralph Whitworth offered to pay McCartney $1 million to play a show in San Diego for about 150 guests. McCartney agreed and said he would donate the money to the charity Adopt-A-Minefield.


Facebook photos got a woman in the UK in trouble with the tax man. She was on government aid, but had posted photos that showed she was clearly spending more than she earned. Investigators found numerous photos of multiple vacations in Turkey and photos of her lavish wedding in Barbados.


Today in Sports History:

1860 - Organized baseball’s first game was played in San Francisco, CA.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) attempted 34 free throws in a game against St. Louis.

1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman to win a U.S. thoroughbred horse race.

1980 - The U.S. beat the U.S.S.R. 4-3 in Olympic hockey en route to a gold medal.

1985 - George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs) scored his 25,000th career point.

1992 - Don Nelson (Golden State) won his 700th games as a coach.

1993 - Glenn Anderson (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the 36th NHL player to score 1,000 points.

1995 - The NFL and CBS Radio agreed to a new four-year contract for an annual 53-game package of games.


Oscar ballots are due today. The Academy Awards are Sunday night.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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 --

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

Sunday --

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

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 7:00pm (Followed immediately by deciding mini-game, if necessary)

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

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'


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

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