Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is March 15th, the 73rd day of 2011. There are 291 days left in the year.

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Bolts damage Leafs' playoff hopes.

Hawks chase Niemi in win over Sharks.

Canucks beat Wild for sixth straight win.

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Today's Birthdays: Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 78; actor Judd Hirsch (Numb3rs, Taxi) is 76; singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 56; model Fabio is 50; singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 48; actress Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) is 36; rapper will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is 36.

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Gamblers youth hockey camp.

A look back at 2010 USHL entry draft.

The travels of Jonny Brodzinski.

Lancers hold off Stampede.

Former Waterloo Black Hawk signs pro deal with Reading Royals.

Musketeer player faces off for charity.

Sioux Falls Stampede's Rau named Minnesota's Mr. Hockey.

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It's Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply.

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


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll following a series sweep of Michigan Tech University in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. North Dakota, which improved to 28-8-3 and advanced to the WCHA's Final Five, collected 505 points and 29 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the fourth week in a row.

Boston College claims the No. 2 spot with 479 points and five first-place votes after twice defeating the University of Massachusetts in the Hockey East tournament, while Yale University (425) remains at No. 3 after winning its ECAC Hockey tournament series against St. Lawrence University. The University of Michigan (414) advances one place to No. 4 after clinching its Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament series against Bowling Green State University, while the University of Denver (359) rounds out the top five following two wins over Minnesota State University to advance in the WCHA tournament.

Colorado College makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 13, having claimed its WCHA playoff series against the University of Wisconsin this weekend. Dartmouth College also made its poll debut at No. 15 after defeating Harvard University two games to one in the ECAC Hockey tournament.

This week features three top-15 match-ups between No. 6 Miami University and No. 8 University of Notre Dame, No. 4 University of Michigan and No. 12 Western Michigan University, and No. 7 Merrimack College and No. 10 University of New Hampshire.

On Saturday (March 19), all five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, including the WCHA, Hockey East, ECAC Hockey, Atlantic Hockey and CCHA, will host their league championships.

NOTES: The WCHA leads all conferences with five ranked programs, while the CCHA boasts four ranked programs and Hockey East and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 20 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’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 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 - #23
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 University of North Dakota, 505 (29) 1 28-8-3 23
2 Boston College, 479 (5) 2 28-7-1 23
3 Yale University, 425 3 25-6-1 23
4 University of Michigan, 414 5 25-9-4 23
5 University of Denver, 359 6 23-10-5 23
6 Miami University, 345 7 21-9-6 23
7 Merrimack College, 298 9 24-8-4 10
T-8 Union College, 248 4 26-9-4 20
T-8 University of Notre Dame, 248 8 23-11-5 20
10 University of New Hampshire, 213 10 21-9-6 23
11 University of Minnesota Duluth, 202 11 22-9-6 23
12 Western Michigan University, 125 15 18-11-10 3
13 Colorado College, 86 NR 21-17-3 1
14 University of Nebraska Omaha, 58 12 21-15-2 19
15 Dartmouth College, 50 NR 18-11-3 1

Others receiving votes: Boston University, 13; University of Maine, 4; Rochester Institute of Technology, 4; Cornell University, 2; Rensselaer, 2.

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Authorities in India announced Monday that they're checking the licenses of all airline pilots in their country after four were found with fake documents. (They were identified as Captain Crunch, Captain Ahab, Captain James T. Kirk and Captain Morgan.)

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Canadian receiver Arthur extends with Stamps.

Eskimos release import LB Lloyd.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Let's play soccer-ball game!



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Reports of donation-seeking scams related to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have already begun to surface. Authorities say we need to beware of unsolicited emails and calls, which may come from scammers trying to sound like a well-known charity.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley performed two shows in Memphis, TN. They were his last stage performances until he was released from the U.S. Army.

1965 - Elvis Presley began filming "Harum Scarum."

1975 - Elvis Presley's album "Promised Land" hit #47 in the U.S.

2004 - In Australia, an interview with Lisa Marie Presley was broadcast in which she said that she had seen things she "couldn't do anything about" during her marriage to Michael Jackson. She clarified her remarks two days later and included that she had never seen Jackson engage in inappropriate behavior with kids.

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The family of Kate Middleton will be making a six-figure contribution to the royal wedding. Traditionally the royal family alone pays the entire cost.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles single "Please Please Me" was #1 for the fourth week in the U.K.

1964 - Taped footage from the Beatles performance at the Washington Coliseum was broadcast in U.S. movie theaters.

2002 - Yoko Ono unveiled a statue of John Lennon at the newly named Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

2004 - George Harrison became the third ex-beatle to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After Harrison was inducted, Tom Petty, ELO's Jeff Lynne and Harrison's son performed the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care" and the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

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A Naples, Florida woman got hit by a bottlenose dolphin. JoAnn Lorek was on her way to a beach picnic with friends when the dolphin -- 600 pounds -- jumped onto the boat and pinned her ankle. 

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Today in Sports History:

1869 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings played their first game. They were the first professional baseball team.

1912 - Pitcher Cy Young retired from baseball.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain finished the NBA season with 4,029 points in 80 games.

1962 - Canadian figure skater Donald Jackson became the first man to land a triple lutz jump.

1969 - Bob Beamon set an indoor record for the long jump with 27 feet, 2 3/4 inches. On October 17th at the Olympic Games in Mexico he jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches.

1991 - Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union became the first pole vaulter to clear 20'.

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New on DVD Today: The Fighter (Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg); Hereafter (Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, directed by Clint Eastwood); The Switch (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman); [Blu-ray] Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate); Coach - Season 4; Who Do You Think You Are? - Season 1.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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