Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Friday

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


Today is June 24th, the 175th day of 2011. There are 190 days left in the year.


Thursday's flurry of moves remakes Flyers.

Bruins-Flyers opener highlights schedule release.

McCormick: Healing continues in Vancouver.


Today is Celebration of the Senses.


U.S. Inline National Team Tops Germany, 16-1,
at IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
Team USA Advances to Face Canada in the Semifinals Friday

PARDUBICE, Czech Republic – Kyle Kraemer (St. Charles, Mo.) and Itan Chavira (Upland, Calif.) each scored four goals, as the U.S. Inline National Team defeated Germany, 16-1, in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship.

With the victory, Team USA improved to 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) overall and advanced to the semifinal round. The U.S. will face Canada tomorrow (June 24) at 2 p.m. EDT in a rematch of the two teams' preliminary round match-up, in which Team USA earned a 6-3 win.

“We know that our offense can be explosive and we showed that tonight," said Rob Chornomud, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. "Now we need to make sure that we play solid defense tomorrow also in order to advance to the gold-medal game..”

Team USA took a 3-0 lead after the first period with goals by Joey Doran (Corona, Calif.), Kraemer and Chavira. The U.S. then doubled its lead in the second period when Tyler Walser (Buffalo, N.Y.), Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) and Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) found the back of the net.

In the third period, Team USA pulled away further with a flurry of quick strikes. After Germany cut the U.S. lead to 6-1, Chavira and Gerald Osterkamp (Covina, Calif.) responded by scoring just 18 seconds apart. Then, late in the frame, C.J. Yoder (Hershey, Pa.), Walser and Kraemer potted goals within a 45-second span, giving the U.S. an 11-1 lead heading into the final period.

With the game already in hand, Team USA scored five more times in the fourth, including two goals each from Chavira and Kraemer and another by Osterkamp. U.S. netminder Tommy Tartaglione (Harbor City, Calif.) finished the game with 14 saves.

NOTES: Team USA out-shot Germany, 54-15, and allowed only two shots on goal in the second half ... Thirteen of Team USA's 14 dressed players registered at least one point for Team USA ... J.P. Beilsten (St. Louis, Mo.) led Team USA with five assists and five points in the game ... Rob Chornomud is serving as head coach of the U.S. InLine National Team for the third consecutive year, while former U.S. Inline National Team member Josh Milewski is the assistant coach for the second straight year … In the 14-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2010; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.


Scoring By Period

GER 0 0 1 0 -- 1
USA 3 3 5 5 -- 16

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Doran (Sigmund), 5:27; 2, USA, Kraemer (Beilsten), 6:36; 3, USA, Chavira (Cadiz, Tartaglione), 8:05. Penalties: None.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Walser (Yoder), 2:21; 5, USA, Gawrys (Yoder), 5:18; 6, USA, Cadiz (unassisted), 9:10. Penalties: None.

Third Period - Scoring: 7, GER, Blank (Holscher), 3:59; 8, USA, Chavira (Cadiz), 6:09; 9, USA, Osterkamp (Tartaglione), 6:27; 10, USA, Yoder (Sigmund, Beilsten), 11:08; 11, USA, Walser (unassisted), 11:28; 12, USA, Kraemer (Sigmund), 11:53. Penalties: GER, Wichert (hooking), 10:17.

Fourth Period - Scoring: 13, USA, Kraemer (Sigmund), 4:00; 14, USA, Chavira (Cadiz, Miner), 4:32; 15, USA, Osterkamp (Cadiz), 9:03; 16, USA, Chavira (Osterkamp, Beilsten), 11:07; 17, USA, Kraemer (Beilsten), 11:47. Penalties: USA, Kraemer (roughing), 4:06; GER, Blank (roughing), 4:06; GER, Blank (high-sticking), 9:41.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 4 Total
GER 7 6 2 0 15
USA 8 8 16 22 54

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 4 Total
GER, Vollmer, 20:05 8-5 -- -- 22-17 30-22
GER, Ower, 27:55 0-0 8-5 16-11 --- 24-16
USA, Tartaglione, 48:00 7-7 6-6 2-1 0-0 15-14

Power Play: GER 0-0; USA 0-2
Penalties: GER 3-4.5; USA 1-1.5

Team USA 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Schedule
June 19-June 25 • Pardubice, Czech Republic

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)
Sun., June 19 Slovakia W, 12-3
Mon., June 20 Slovenia W, 4-2
Tues., June 21 Canada W, 6-3
Thurs., June 23 Germany (QF) W, 16-1
Fri., June 24 Canada (SF) 8 p.m. / 2 p.m.
Sat., June 25 Medal Round TBD


Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. (Linky Link)


Vanstone: Drops part of Wednesday's flop.

Visit the team's official website at


Today is International Fairy Day. (Linky Link)


Down to the wire: Argos squeak out exciting win. Online Water Cooler: Pre-season #1.

Bombers announce 'Ken Ploen Way.'

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Jimmy makes a break for it. (Whatever "it" is.)


On this date in 1497, Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.


HOUSTON --  The Tampa Bay Rays, off yesterday, open up a three-game set in Houston tonight against the Astros. James Shields gets the start for Tampa Bay, Wandy Rodriguez for the Astros. First pitch is at 8:05pm EDT.
New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded on this date in 1664.

SAN FRANCISCO --   Any who questioned Tim Lincecum's skill may continue to speak. Their doubts will break the silence of the Minnesota Twins' bats, but they'll ultimately be drowned out by yet another sellout crowd at AT&T Park, roaring in celebration of Lincecum's excellence.
Lincecum ended his June slump in electrifying fashion Thursday, striking out 12 and yielding three hits in seven shutout innings as the Giants edged the Minnesota Twins, 2-1. San Francisco captured two of three games from Minnesota, which entered the Interleague series as baseball's hottest club.
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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's EP "Peace in the Valley" hit #3 in the U.S.

1960 - The principal photography for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" was completed.


Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber on this date in 1844.

Today in Beatles History:

1989John Lennon's second book, "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.K.

1988 - Paul McCartney received the Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Achievement In The World Of British Music at the annual Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre lunch.

1989 - Paul McCartney's album "Flower In The Dirt" hit #1 in the U.K.


TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this date in 1940.


Today in Sports History:

1911 - John J. McDermott became the first American-born winner of the U.S. Open.

1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League (NFL).

1952 - Eddie Arcaro became the first U.S.-born jockey to win 3,000 races.

1962 - The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, after 22 innings.

1968 - Jim Northrup (Detroit Tigers) tied a major league baseball record when he hit two grand slams in one game.

1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.

1979 - Bob Watson (Houston Astros) hit for the cycle against San Francisco. On September 15, 1979, he became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues when he did it with the Boston Red Sox.

1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta.

2003 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first player to reach 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases.

2010 - The NHL Board of Governors approved a penalty for a lateral, blindside hit to the head. The penalty an "illegal check ot the head" was set at a five-minute major penalty, an automatic game misconduct and possible supplemental discipline from the League.

2010 - John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours and 183 games. The sets were 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3) and 70-68.


On this date in 1997, the U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bucyrus 200 at Road America 5:30pm EDT

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 7:05pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 8:05pm EDT


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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