Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's Wednesday













It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

************************************************

Today is April 20th, the 110th day of 2011. There are 255 days left in the year.

************************************************



Today is my wife's birthday. Isn't she beautiful?!?! Happy Birthday Dear. I love you!





************************************************





Sharks rally to stun Kings in OT.

Hawks rout Canucks to stay alive.

Here's the First Round playoff schedule.

************************************************

Todays Birthdays(Besides my wife): Actor George Takei (Star Trek) is 74; actor Ryan O'Neal (What's Up Doc?, Paper Moon, Love Story) is 70; actress Jessica Lange (King Kong, A Streetcar Named Desire) is 62; former New York Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly is 50; actor Crispin Glover (George McFly in Back to the Future, "Creepy Thin Man" in the Charlie's Angels movies) is 47; actor Andy Serkis (Sméagol/Gollum in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy) is 47; actor Joey Lawrence (Blossom, Dancing with the Stars) is 35; Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is 28.

************************************************















USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

Eastern Conference

Indiana Ice (#3) vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (#6)

Indiana wins series 2-0.

Team USA (#4) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)

Muskegon wins series 2-0.

Western Conference

Sioux Falls Stampede (#3) vs. Sioux City Musketeers (#6)

Sioux Falls wins series 2-1.

Fargo Force (#4) vs. Lincoln Stars (#5)

Fargo wins series 2-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Second Round

Eastern Conference

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:15 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Muskegon
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:15 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Muskegon**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids**

Green Bay Gamblers (#2) vs. Indiana Ice (#3)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Green Bay @ Indiana
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Green Bay @ Indiana**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay**

Western Conference

Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Fargo Force (#4)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Fargo
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Fargo**
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque**

Omaha Lancers (#2) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Omaha @ Sioux Falls
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Omaha @ Sioux Falls**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha**
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)

************************************************

A restaurant in Denmark was named best in the world for the second year in a row. Noma, in Copenhagen, was voted best by more than 800 international restaurant industry experts.


************************************************











U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Drops 3-1 Decision to Canada
in World Sledge Hockey Challenge Opener
Salamone Scores Lone Goal for Team USA
LONDON, Ont. - The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team dropped a 3-1 decision to Canada in its first preliminary-round game of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge here tonight at the Western Fair Sports Centre.
Alex Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.) scored Team USA's lone goal in the first period, but a pair of second-period goals for Canada proved too much to overcome.
"We made some critical mistakes in the second," said Ray Maluta, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "There's still a long way to go in this tournament, however, and our quest to reach the championship game continues tomorrow against Japan."
Canada took an early lead on the power play when Anthony Gale's centering pass from behind the net hit a sled and banked past U.S. goalie Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) at 5:42 of the opening frame.
Team USA answered just 66 seconds later, however. After Taylor Lipsett (Richardson, Texas) intercepted a pass in the neutral zone, he fed Alex Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.) at Canada's blue line. Salamone skated to the right circle and fired a wrist shot under the crossbar to knot the score, 1-1.
Canada's captain Greg Westlake scored a pair of goals in the second period, however, and Canada held on for the eventual 3-1 victory.
Team USA will next face Japan tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The game can be seen live atFASTHockey.com.
NOTESNikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... Canada's first-period power-play goal was the first surrendered by Team USA in nine games this season ... In the first preliminary-round game of the day, Norway defeated Japan, 7-6 ... 2011 marks the fourth World Sledge Hockey Challenge and the first to be held in London, Ont. Team USA won last year's event by topping Canada, 3-2, in overtime of the title game on Nov. 19, 2009, in Charlottetown, P.E.I. ... For full coverage of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, including a roster, photos, videos and live game blogs, click here.... All remaining games except for the championship tilt on April 23 will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
CAN1 -2 -0 -3
USA1 -0 -0 -1


First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Gale (Larocque), 5:42 (pp); 2, USA, Salamone (Lipsett), 6:58. Penalties: USA, Connelly (interference), 4:09.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, CAN, Westlake (Bowden), 5:04; 4, CAN, Westlake (Bowden), 14:38. Penalties: CAN, Grassi (interference), 2:18; USA, Page (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:25; CAN, Murray (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:25; CAN, Bridges (roughing), 6:37; CAN, Murray (hooking), 17:42.
Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Landeros (roughing), 1:01; CAN, Gale (teeing), 1:01; CAN, Whitson (interference), 5:18; USA, Salamone (holding), 5:52; USA, Salamone (delaying-the-game), 12:49; USA, Lipsett (spearing, double minor), 20:00.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
CAN97521
USA4149
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
CAN, Watson 60:00
4-3
1-1
4-49-8
USA, Cash 60:009-87-55-521-18








Power Play: CAN 1-3; USA 0-4
Penalties: CAN 6-12; USA 7-14
Officials: Referee - Mark Witlox; Linesmen - Shaun St. Amand, Greg Strauss
Team USA 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge ScheduleApril 18-23 • London, Ont. • Western Fair Sports Centre
DateOpponentTime (EDT)
Mon., April 18CanadaL, 3-1
Tues., April 19Japan12:30 p.m.
Wed., April 20Norway12:30 p.m.
Fri., April 22Semifinal #112:30 p.m.
Semifinal #27 p.m.
Sat., April 23Third-Place Game11 a.m.
First-Place Game2 p.m.




Sandelin, Ward & Exter Named Assistant Coaches
for 2012 U.S. National Junior Team
Trio Join Head Coach Dean Blais for 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Scott Sandelin (Hermantown, Minn.), Tom Ward (Prior Lake, Minn.) and Joe Exter (Saline, Mich.) will serve as assistant coaches for the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The trio will join head coach Dean Blais (International Falls, Minn.) behind the bench in leading Team USA at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.
Scott Sandelin
Scott Sandelin
Sandelin will be serving on the staff of his second U.S. National Junior Team, having taken on the role of head coach for the 2005 squad that finished fourth at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Grand Forks, N.D., and Thief River Falls, Minn. He recently completed his 11th season as head coach of the University of Minnesota Duluth's men's ice hockey team and guided the Bulldogs to the school's first-ever NCAA title earlier this month.
A 2010-11 Spencer Penrose Award nominee as the American Hockey Coaches Association NCAA Division I coach of the year and former winner of the award in 2003-04, Sandelin spent six years (1994-2000) as an assistant and associate head coach for the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team, where he worked directly with then-Fighting Sioux head coach Blais.
Along with his NCAA Division I coaching experience, Sandelin spent the 1993-94 season as head coach of the Fargo-Moorhead Junior Kings of the Junior Elite Hockey League after doubling as the head coach and general manager of the American Hockey Association's Fargo-Moorhead Express the year before.
An All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association First Team selection and Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist as a player at the University of North Dakota (1982-86), Sandelin played seven years of professional hockey, including stints with the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars. He also skated for Team USA at the 1984 IIHF World Junior Championship, the 1986 IIHF World Men's Championship and the 1990 Goodwill Games.
Tom Ward
Tom Ward
Ward returns behind the bench as an assistant coach of a U.S. National Junior Team for the second time, having worked beside head coach Blais for the gold medal-winning U.S. squad at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.
He recently completed his 12th season (1999-2011) at Shattuck-St. Mary's School, having led the 2010-11 18 & Under Midget team to the USA Hockey Youth Tier I 18 & Under National Championship in Simsbury, Conn. Overall, Ward has guided the SSM boys' hockey program to six USA Hockey National Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011).
Prior to coaching at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota men’s ice hockey team for four seasons (1995-99). He was also part of the coaching staff of the United States Hockey League’s St. Paul Vulcans for six seasons (1989-95), the last three campaigns as head coach and general manager.
Ward skated with the University of Minnesota's men's ice hockey team from 1982-85. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the ninth round (180th overall) of the 1982 National Hockey League Entry Draft, but did not play professionally.
Joe Exter
Joe Exter
Exter will be serving as an assistant coach for his third consecutive U.S. National Junior Team, having taken on the same role for the 2010 gold medal-winning and 2011 bronze medal-winning U.S. squads that captured Team USA's first-ever back-to-back medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
He is in his fourth season as the first full-time goaltending coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, where his responsibilities include planning, designing and executing the regular on-ice practices for goaltenders, as well as scouting and evaluating the nation's top goaltending prospects.
Exter is currently serving on the coaching staff of his third U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team at the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship, in Dresden and Crimmitschau, Germany. He was an assistant coach for U.S. squads that captured gold medals at the 2009 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship, in Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn., and the 2010 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship, in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus.
Exter is also the coordinator of the revolutionary Warren Strelow National Goaltending Mentor Program, which is designed to recruit, develop and produce elite goaltenders in the United States. As a player, he spent two seasons (2003-05) in the Pittsburgh Penguins' organization following a standout career at Merrimack College.
NOTES: Sandelin was named head coach of the 2005 U.S. National Junior Team in the summer of 2004 when Blais stepped down from the position after accepting a job as associate head coach with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets ... Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, will serve as the general manager of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team, whileTim Taylor will serve as director of player personnel for Team USA, a role he has held since 2010 ... The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will take place Aug. 6-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Players for the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in December 2011 ... For recaps of recent performances by U.S. squads at the IIHF World Junior Championship, click here.



U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Defeats Japan, 8-1,
at World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Six Different Players Score for Team USA in Win
LONDON, Ont. - Six different players scored for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, as Team USA defeated Japan, 8-1, in its second preliminary-round game of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge here tonight at the Western Fair Sports Centre.
With the victory, the U.S. improved to 1-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) overall with one preliminary-round game remaining.
"Our response this afternoon after yesterday's loss was terrific," said Ray Maluta, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "Our goal will be to bring this level of intensity in each of our final three games and hopefully reach the championship on Saturday."
Team USA took a 1-0 lead just 15 seconds into the game. After winning the opening draw, Greg Shaw(Park City, Utah) jammed the puck free from the far boards to Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), who raced in from the Japanese blue line and fired a shot low under the sled of Japan goalie Makoto Majima and into the net.
The U.S. extended its lead to 2-0 in the final minute of the first period. Page threw a pass from the near corner to the slot, where Tim Jones (Mt. Ephraim, N.J.) shot the puck under the crossbar for his first goal of the season.
Just over one minute into the second period, Page potted his second of the night when he received a hard centering pass from Josh Pauls (South Plainfield, N.J.) and jammed a second effort shot into the net. Then, Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.) and Pauls scored less than 30 seconds apart to make the score 5-0 five minutes into the middle frame.
At 7:39 of the second, Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) fired a shot from the top of the left circle past new Japanese goaltender Shinobu Fukushima. Three minutes later, Taylor Lipsett (Richardson, Texas) connected from the far post on a pass from Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.) to give the U.S. a 7-0 advantage after two.
McCoy's second goal of the night with five minutes remaining in the third period pushed the Team USA lead to 8-0. Japan finally cracked the scoreboard against U.S. goalie Justin Kreger (Waterford, Wis.) with 17 seconds remaining in the contest, but mustered only six shots on goal overall against Kreger and U.S. starting netminder Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.).
Team USA will next face Norway tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. EDT in its final preliminary-round game. The game can be seen live at FASTHockey.com.
NOTES: Josh Pauls was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... Seven different players on Team USA had multiple-point games, including Jimmy Connelly (Galloway, N.J./0-3--3), Dan McCoy (2-1--3),Adam Page (2-1--3), Josh Pauls (1-1--2), Rico Roman (Portland, Ore./0-2--2), Alexi Salamone (0-2--2) and Greg Shaw (0-2--2) ... 2011 marks the fourth World Sledge Hockey Challenge and the first to be held in London, Ont. Team USA won last year's event by topping Canada, 3-2, in overtime of the title game on Nov. 19, 2009, in Charlottetown, P.E.I. ... For full coverage of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, including a roster, photos, videos and live game blogs, click here.... All remaining games except for the championship tilt on April 23 will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
JPN0 -0 -1 -1
USA2 -5 -1 -8


First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Page (Shaw, Carron), 0:15; 2, USA, Jones (Page, Connelly), 19:13. Penalties: JPN, Maruo (holding), 3:17.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Page (Pauls, Shaw), 1:04; 4, USA, McCoy (Roman, Connelly), 4:38; 5, USA, Pauls (Salamone, Connelly), 5:13; 6, USA, Landeros (McCoy), 7:39; 7, USA, Lipsett (Salamone), 10:28. Penalties: USA, McKee (interference), 13:39; USA, Shaw (interference), 18:13.
Third Period - Scoring: 8, USA, McCoy (Roman, McDevitt), 15:07; 9, JPN, Misawa (Sudo, Uehara), 19:43. Penalties: USA, Connelly (interference), 11:28; JPN, Maruo (teeing), 16:43.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
JPN0336
USA1014832
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
JPN, Majima 24:38
10-8
3-1
--13-9
JPN, Fukushima 35:22--11-88-719-15
USA, Cash 40:000-03-3--3-3
USA, Kreger 20:00----3-23-2










Power Play: JPN 0-3; USA 0-2
Penalties: JPN 2-4; USA 3-6
Officials: Referee - Pat Bell; Linesmen - Shaun St. Amand, Greg Strauss
Team USA 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge ScheduleApril 18-23 • London, Ont. • Western Fair Sports Centre
DateOpponentTime (EDT)
Mon., April 18CanadaL, 3-1
Tues., April 19JapanW, 8-1
Wed., April 20Norway12:30 p.m.
Fri., April 22Semifinal #112:30 p.m.
Semifinal #27 p.m.
Sat., April 23Third-Place Game10 a.m.
First-Place Game2 p.m.


U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Tops Germany, 7-3,
at 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship
Boucher, Grimaldi and Miller Each Record Three Points
CRIMMITSCHAU, Germany – Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich./2-1), Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif./1-2) and J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio/1-2) each recorded three points, as the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team topped Germany, 7-3, here tonight in its final preliminary-round game of the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's U18 Championship. With the win, Team USA remained undefeated with a 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record and earned a bye to the semifinal round.
"We were fortunate to jump out early in the game in front of such a large home crowd," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team. "The best six teams are now moving on and we are looking forward to the final games of the tournament."
The U.S. opened the scoring just 1:02 into the game, when Miller collected a rebound off an initial shot by Boucher and flipped the puck over German goaltender Philip Lehr. Grimaldi also collected an assist on the play. 
The same line of Boucher, Grimaldi and Miller connected again at the 13:46 mark to give Team USA a 2-0 lead. Grimaldi fed the puck to Miller near the right side of the net. Miller then circled the net, drawing the attention of Lehr, and backhanded a pass to the front of the crease, where Boucher was waiting to knock the puck in.
Germany cut the lead in half at 8:26 of the second frame, but the U.S. responded only 50 seconds later.Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.) sent a long outlet pass to Miller, who skated through the offensive zone to the left of Lehr and connected with Grimaldi for the score.
The host country drew within one just 44 seconds later, but Team USA's offense erupted with three unanswered goals. Boucher netted his second tally of the game on a quick wrist shot that beat Lehr and Adam Reid (Chino Hills, Calif.) redirected a shot by Barrett Kaib (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) to put the U.S. up, 5-2. Tyler Biggs (Cincinnati, Ohio) then deposited a rebound goal with less than a minute remaining in the middle frame to send Team USA into the second intermission with a four-goal cushion.
Germany converted on a five-on-three power play at 6:28 of the third period, but Blake Pietila (Brighton, Mich.) fired a shot into the top right corner of the net in the final five minutes of regulation to complete Team USA's 7-3 victory.
John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 24 saves in the win for the U.S., while Lehr stopped 36 shots in the loss for Germany.
The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team has a bye to the semifinal round on Saturday (April 23), when it will face the winner of the quarterfinal match-up between Germany and Canada (April 21) at Crimmitschau Arena. The game will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com.
NOTES: The U.S. went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Germany was 2-for-5 with the man advantage ...Reid Boucher was named Team USA's Player of the Game. The forward now has five goals in four games, which ranks him tied for second in scoring at the tournament. He has scored three game-winning goals for the U.S. ... Robbie Russo now has recorded a point in each of the first four games of the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship. He is currenlty tied for the lead among tournament defensemen with seven points (1-6) ... Rocco Grimaldi continues to climb the leaderboard in all-time points at the IIHF World Men's U18 Championship for Team USA, with 17 points (4-13) in 11 games to rank third. He also played for the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team at last year's tournament in Belarus ... The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team has appeared in the semifinals in each of the last 10 IIHF World Men's U18 Championships, an unprecedented feat ... Team USA went undefeated in the preliminary round for the first time since 2006, when the U.S. went 4-0-0 in preliminary play en route to a gold medal in Sweden ... The U.S. has captured a record seven consecutive medals at the IIHF World Men's U18 Championship, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005-06 and 2009-10, two silver medals (2004, 2007) and one bronze (2008). Team USA also captured the gold medal in 2002 ... All 22 players on the 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team come from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Clickhere for the full U.S. roster ... Team USA coverage throughout the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship, including game recaps, photos and videos, can be found on USAHockey.com andFacebook. For live U.S. scoring updates, follow @USAHockeyScores and #U18WMC on Twitter ... All U.S. games will be streamed live on USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... All 22 members of the 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team 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 -4 -1 -7
GER0 -2 -1 -3



First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Miller (Boucher, Grimaldi), 1:02; 2, USA, Boucher (Miller, Grimaldi), 12:40. Penalties: USA, Boucher (slashing), 13:46.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, GER, Uvira (Ackermann, Grozinger), 8:26, (pp); 4, USA, Grimaldi (Miller, Russo), 9:16; 5, GER, Fischbuch (Meirandres), 10:00; 6, USA, Boucher (Russo, Jones), 10:26, (pp); 7, USA, Reid (Kaib), 15:43; 8, USA, Biggs (Boyd, Kerdiles), 19:19. Penalties: GER, Meirandres (hooking), 3:21; USA, Paliotta (elbowing), 7:08; GER, Ackermann (checking-from-behind), 10:12; GER, Ackermann (misconduct), 10:12.
Third Period - Scoring: 9, GER, Pfoderl (Mebus, Ackermann), 6:28, (5-on-3); 10, USA, Pietila (Larraza, Kaib), 15:05. Penalties: USA, Grimaldi (tripping), 5:19; USA, Boucher (elbowing), 5:19; GER, Daxlberger (hooking), 11:10; USA, Biggs (boarding-major), 57:11; USA, Biggs (game-misconduct), 57:11.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
USA14181143
GER6101127
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Gibson, 60:006-610-811-1027-24
GER, Lehr, 60:0014-1218-1411-1043-36






Power Play: USA 1-3; GER 2-5
Penalties: 
USA 6-33; GER 3-16

Team USA 2011 IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship Schedule
April 14-24 • Crimmitschau, Germany
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)Live Webcast
Sat., April 9Canada (exhibition)*L, 1-2
Mon., April 11Finland (exhibition)*W, 4-2
Thu., April 14SwitzerlandW, 2-1
Fri., April 15SlovakiaW, 8-1
Sun., April 17RussiaW, 4-3
Tue., April 19GermanyW, 7-3
Thu., April 21QuarterfinalsTBD
Sat., April 23SemifinalsTBDFASTHockey.com
Sun., April 24Bronze-Medal Game2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game6:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
*Exhibition games played in Dresden, Germany



************************************************

A guy in South Africa committed suicide by wandering into crocodile-infested waters. Police think he'd had a spat with his girlfriend.


************************************************

 




Rider profile - Coach Doug Berry.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

************************************************
               
Mr. Dynamo.

************************************************

The Philadelphia Orchestra is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (You know your industry's in jeopardy when it can be replaced with an iPad app.)

************************************************
















ST. PETERSBURG -- James Shields wanted the complete game.
Once he finished the job, the Rays had a 2-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night with 13,731 watching at Tropicana Field. In winning, the Rays claimed their seventh win in their last eight games and their eighth win in their last 11 to move to 8-9 on the season.
Read the rest here.
************************************************
Today is Lima Bean Respect Day.
************************************************










DENVER -- After the Giants dismantled the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, Tuesday night, one player used non-verbal communication to explain how San Francisco could thoroughly subdue a club that seemed so dominant in the early season.

He reached for the jersey in an adjacent dressing stall and yanked at the right sleeve, exposing the "World Series Champions" patch sewn there.
Explanation received.
Read the rest here.

************************************************

Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley started a job at Crown Electric driving a truck for $1 an hour.

1957 - Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" hit #1.

1960 - Elvis Presley's returned to Hollywood to film "G.I. Blues."

1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered in New York City.

1964 - The principal filming for the Elvis Presley movie "Roustabout" began.

1967 - Elvis Presley began rehearsals for "Clambake."

1970 - Elvis Presley's single for "The Wonder of You" was released.


************************************************
The world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday Tuesday with a breakfast of grilled sea bream, miso soup and red-bean rice. And the Japanese man announced he'd be living to the age of 120. 

************************************************

Today in Beatles History:

1966The Beatles layed down tracks for Paul McCartney's song "Eleanor Rigby."

1970 - The "New York Times" reported that Christian groups had adopted the Beatle's "Yellow Submarine" as a religious symbol.

1976 - George Harrison joined Monty Python onstage to sing "The Lumberjack Song."

2004 - The remastered version of the soundtrack to "Porky's Revenge" was released. The album contained George Harrison's "I Don't Want To Do It."

************************************************

On American Idol tonight, the Top 7 will be performing hit songs from after January 1, 2001.

************************************************      


Today in Sports History:

1912 - Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.

1916 - Chicago's Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League game at the ballpark. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.

1953 - The Boston marathon was won by Keizo Yamada with a record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 51 seconds.

1998 - Kenyan runner Moses Tanui, 32, won the Boston Marathon for the second time. He also registered the third fastest time with 2 hours 7 minutes and 34 seconds.

2003 - The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 in the third overtime to win the series 4-2. It was the first time in the 11-year history of the Tampa Bay franchise that they advanced in the playoffs.

************************************************

A new study finds that the most contented country on earth is Denmark. (Which explains why there's no TV show called The Real Housewives of Copenhagen.)

************************************************


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6:40pm EDT

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nashville 300 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

************************************************

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

No comments:

Oh Baby Vision

How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



I hope you like 'em

My CRC Connections

Jimmy's Eighth Birthday!

Countdown to Beaver Football

Countdown To Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey