Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Greeting and welcome to Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 13th, the 317th day of 2011. There are 48 days left in the year.

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USA wins bronze in Junior A Challenge.

Roberts dishes on ex-teammate and ex-neighbor.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal on this date in 1775.

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St. Louis, MO. -- Beating the Tampa Bay Lightning's 1-3-1 formation can be effective. However, the St. Louis Blues showed Saturday night there are ways to beat it.

Now, 28 other teams around the League have a blueprint.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock spoke that if his team can play with the puck, get into transition, get pucks behind the Lightning and get a lead, it forces the Lightning to play out of its element. And the Blues were able to do just about everything. They played incredibly stingy, then smothered the Lightning in all three zones.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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U.S. National Under-18 Team Defeats Finland, 3-1, in 2011
Under-18 Four Nations Tournament

Lane Tallies Game Winner, Olson Stops 24 Shots

MONTHEY, Switzerland - Matthew Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) tallied the eventual game-winning goal early in the second period and Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) stopped 24 shots, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team defeated Finland, 3-1, in the second round-robin game of the 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament here today at Monthey Arena.

“We skated hard for the entire 60 minutes," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "This team has earned the right to play for the tournament title and we look forward to a competitive game against Switzerland tomorrow."

The U.S. struck first at 2:00 of the opening period when Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) converted on the power play. Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) collected the lone assist on the goal. Netminder Olson stopped all 10 Finland shots he faced in the first frame.

Lane notched what would become the game-winning tally just 16 seconds into the middle stanza to double the U.S. lead. Team USA drew three consecutive power plays and put 14 shots on goal in the period in search of its third goal. Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) eventually capitalized at 18:54 when he buried the puck in the net off passes from Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) and Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.).

Finland notched a late tally in the final frame to pull with two goals, but the U.S. held on for the 3-1 victory. Olson made 24 total saves for Team USA in the victory.

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will conclude tournament play against host country Switzerland on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 10:00 a.m. EST. Team USA defeated the Swiss, 6-0, in exhibition play on Wednesday (Nov. 9).

NOTES: The U.S. went 2-for-7 on the power play, while Finland went 0-for-7 with the man advantage ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. has captured the tournament title the past three years (2008, 2009, 2010) ... The 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament will include teams from Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsU18.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 1 - 2 - 0 - 3
FIN 0 - 0 - 1 - 1

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Kerdiles (Hartman), 2:00, (pp). Penalties: FIN, Lindell (hooking), 1:11; USA, Trouba (hooking), 4:36; USA, Matteau (interference), 9:21; USA, Carrick (tripping), 14:16.

Second Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Lane (unassisted), 0:16; 3, USA, Trouba (Carrick, Matteau), 18:54, (pp). Penalties: FIN, Ikonen (interference), 3:56; FIN, Aronen (interference), 15:46; FIN, Nattinen (delay-of-game), 17:54.

Third Period – Scoring: 4, FIN, Friman (Lahtinen), 17:25. Penalties: FIN, Haapala (hooking), 1:44; USA, Vatrano (interference), 4:51; FIN, Lahtinen (holding), 10:02; USA, Matteau (roughing), 12:46; USA, Matteau (roughing), 12:46; FIN, Vainonen (roughing), 12:46; USA, Sieloff (slashing), 13:43; FIN, Tanus (hooking), 18:23; USA, Hartman (interference), 19:52.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 5 14 8 27
FIN 10 4 11 25

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Olson, 60:00 10/10 4/4 11/10 25/24
FIN, Auren, 60:00 5/4 14/12 8/8 27/24

Power Play: FIN 0-7; USA 2-7
Penalties: FIN 8-16; USA 8-16

Team USA 2011 Under-18 Four Nation Tournament Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Monthey Arena • Monthey, Switzerland

Date Opponent
Time (ET)/Result

Wed., Nov. 9 Switzerland* W, 6-0
Fri., Nov. 11 Sweden W, 3-2
Sat., Nov. 12 Finland W, 3-1
Sun., Nov. 13 Switzerland 10:00 a.m.
*Pre-tournament game at Leysin Arena

U.S. National Under-17 Team Topples Switzerland, 10-5, in 2011
Under-17 Four Nations Tournament

Chatham and Motte Net Two Goals Each in U.S. Win

BALASHIKHA, Russia - Connor Chatham (Belleville, Ill.) and Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) netted two goals each, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team toppled Switzerland, 10-5, in the second round-robin game of the 2011 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament here today at Arena Balashikha.

"Today we learned that our team can't let up in a tournament with this caliber of talent," said Don Granato, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "We are happy to come out with the win and look forward to play for our first championship on the international stage tomorrow."

J.T. Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) opened the scoring for the U.S. 25 seconds into the first period, but Switzerland knotted the game up at 2:09. The U.S. then reeled off four consecutive goals to take a 5-1 lead. Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis.) started the goal parade on the power play and was followed by another marker with the man advantage by Keaton Thompson (Devils Lake, N.D.). Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill.) added goals four and five for the U.S. before time expired in the first period.

Chatham notched the first of his back-to-back goals at 3:32 of the second stanza. Evan Allen (Sterling Heights, Mich.) and Michael McCarron (Macomb, Mich.) collected assists on the play. At 7:02, Chatham wired the puck into the net again, putting the U.S. up, 7-1. The Swiss scored at 14:50 to inch closer to Team USA, but Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn.) countered for the U.S. with a goal 12 seconds later. Back-to-back goals by Switzerland cut the U.S. lead in half, 8-4, at the end of the second period.

The Swiss notched its third consecutive goal at 2:59 of the final frame. But Team USA halted the attack, as Motte netted two goals to send the U.S. away victorious, 10-5. Curtis Frye (Northwood, N.H.) started the game for Team USA and made 11 saves. Hunter Miska (North Branch, Minn.) stopped seven shots afer he replaced Frye in the third period.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will conclude tournament play against host country Russia on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 9:30 a.m. EST. Team USA defeated the Russians, 6-2, in exhibition play on Wednesday (Nov. 9).

NOTES: Tyler Motte was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. went 2-for-7 on the power play, while Switzerland went 1-for-7 with the man advantage ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. has captured the tournament title the past two years (2009, 2010) ... The 2011 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament will include teams from Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsU17.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 5 - 3 - 2 - 10
SUI 1 - 3 - 1 - 5

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Compher (Butcher, Hayden), 0:25; 2, SUI, Girard (Rathgeb), 2:09; 3, USA, Butcher (unassisted), 6:00, (pp); 4, USA, Thompson (Voltin, Labanc), 11:57, (pp); 5, USA, Kelleher (Louis), 14:44; 6, USA, Louis (Santini), 18:51, (sh). Penalties: SUI, Lupert (slashing), 4:54; SUI, Steinauer (tripping), 8:52; SUI, Piquerez (interference), 11:32; USA, Motte (hooking), 17:34; USA, Labanc (tripping), 19:52.

Second Period – Scoring: 7, USA, Chatham (Allen, McCarron), 3:32; 8, USA, Chatham (Ausmus, Labanc), 7:02; 9, SUI, Fuchs (Wieser), 14:50; 10, USA, Fasching (unassisted), 15:02; 11, SUI, Brandli (Romanenghi), 15:35; 12, SUI, Hischier (Dupertuis, Rathgeb), 18:26, (pp). Penalties: SUI, Fuchs (tripping), 0:33; SUI, Steinauer (hooking), 5:30; USA, Butcher (tripping), 5:52; USA, Clifton (slashing), 7:20; SUI, Piquerez (tripping), 7:45; SUI, Steinauer (tripping), 10:58.

Third Period – Scoring: 13, SUI, Rathgeb (Piquerez, Girard), 2:59; 14, USA, Motte (unassisted), 8:44; 15, USA, Motte (unassisted), 12:34. Penalties: USA, Louis (hooking), 10:11; USA, Voltin (slashing), 14:08; USA, Clifton (slashing), 16:35.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 16 19 13 48
SUI 6 9 8 23

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Frye, 40:00 6/5 9/6 -- 15/11
USA, Miska, 20:00 -- -- 8/7 8/7
SUI, Graf, 20:00 16/11 -- -- 16/11
SUI, Paupe, 40:00 -- 19/16 13/11 32/27

Power Play: SUI 1-7; USA 2-7
Penalties: SUI 7-14; USA 7-14

Team USA 2011 Under-17 Four Nation Tournament Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Arena Balashikha • Balashikha, Russia

Date Opponent
Time (ET)/Result

Wed., Nov. 9 Russia* W, 6-2
Fri., Nov. 11 Slovakia W, 4-0
Sat., Nov. 12 Switzerland W, 10-5
Sun., Nov. 13 Russia 9:30 a.m.
*Pre-tournament game

U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Finland, 10-0,
at 2011 Four Nations Cup

U.S. to play Canada in Four Nations Cup Championship Game Sunday

NYKOPING, Sweden -- The U.S. Women's National Team shutout Finland, 10-0, in its third and final preliminary-round game of the 2011 Four Nations Cup to earn a spot in the championship game against Canada on Sunday (Nov. 12) at 9 a.m. EST.

"We came out flying and set the pace right off the bat with a lot of offense from a number of different lines," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "We put ourselves in a position to win a tournament in November."

The U.S. opened the scoring with three goals in less than three minutes. Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Amanda Kessel (Verona, Wis.) each connected for a goal to put the Americans up 3-0 in the first period. Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Id.) scored at 10:56 to give the U.S. a four-goal lead at the end of the opening frame.

Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) and Coyne scored 22 seconds apart in the second period at 3:15 and 3:37, respectively. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) each closed out the second period with a goal for Team USA.

Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) scored her first goal of the tournament in the third period before Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) found the back of the net with a power-play tally to secure the win and extend the U.S. Women's National Team overall record to 2-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament.

NOTES: Kendall Coyne was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kendall Coyne and Kelli Stack lead the tournament with six points apiece (3-3) ... Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls are tied for third in the tournament scoring with five points (3-2) ... Jenny Potter and Molly Engstrom served as alternate captains for the match-up against Finland ... For the full U.S. Women's National Team Four Nations Cup roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season and is guiding the team in Nyköping. Hilary Witt and Bobby Jay are serving as assistant coaches. Robb Stauber is serving as the goalie coach and team scout for the event ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring four of the top-ranked women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden ... To follow the team in Sweden, check out the U.S. Women's National Program blog by clicking here ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsWMN .

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 4 - 4 - 2 - 10
FIN 0 - 0- 0 - 0

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Coyne (Kessel), 4:01; 2, USA, Lamoureux (Stack), 6:08; 3, USA, Kessel (Coyne), 6:56; 4, Knight (Potter), 10:56. Penalties: USA, Engstrom (holding), 0:44.

Second Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Stack (Lamoureux, Lamoureux-Kolls), 3:15; 6, USA, Coyne (Kessel, Decker), 3:37; 7, USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (Chesson, Engstrom), 13:53; 8, USA, Potter (Marvin), 18:48. Penalties: USA, Lamoureux (high-sticking), 0:41; USA, Engstrom (hooking), 11:11; FIN, Koivula (tripping), 9:39.

Third Period - Scoring: 9, USA, Chu (Thatcher, Schoullis), 7:19; 10, USA, Decker (Coyne), 10:30 (pp). Penalties: USA, Kessel (delaying the game), 1:27; FIN, Lund (tripping), 4:25; FIN, Koivula (body-checking), 17:55.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 13 21 21 55
FIN 7 5 3 15

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Vetter, 60:00 7-7 5-5 3-3 15-15
FIN, Airaksinen, 6:56 8-5 0-0 0-0 8-5
FIN, Portnoj, 53:04 5-4 21-17 21-19 47-40

Power Play: USA 1-3; FIN 0-4
Penalties: USA 4-8; FIN 3-6

Team USA 2011 Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nykoping, Sweden • Stora Hallen Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST) Result
Wed., Nov. 9 Sweden 7 p.m./1 p.m. W, 8-0
Thurs., Nov. 10 Canada 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. L, 1-3
Sat., Nov. 12 Finland 4 p.m./10 a.m. W, 10-0
Sun., Nov. 13 Championship Game 3 p.m./9 a.m. Game Blog

U.S. Men's Select Team Falls to Switzerland, 3-2, in a Shootout
at the 2011 Deutschland Cup Tournament

Team USA to face Germany Tomorrow

MUNICH, GERMANY - Marty Sertich (Roseville, Minn.) and Brian Salcido (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) each recorded a goal, but the U.S. Men's Select Team lost to Switzerland, 3-2 in a shootout, in the team's second game of the 2011 Deutschland Cup Tournament.

"I'm really disappointed for our guys because we played so hard," said Don Waddell, head coach of the U.S. Men's Select Team. "We had some great scoring chances in the third period. I'm proud of our guys and the effort they gave."

Team USA's Sertich gave the U.S. an early lead with his goal at 1:13 of the opening frame. Sergio Somma (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was credited with an assist on the tally. But Switzerland recorded two consecutive goals to take a 2-1 lead at the first intermission.

The U.S. scored the lone goal of the second period at 15:50 to tie the game at 2-2. Salcido received a drop pass from Ryan Lasch (Lake Forest, Calif.) at the top of the left circle and fired a snap shot over the blocker of the Switzerland goalie Reto Berra. Somma was credited with his second assist of the game.

Neither team was able to break the 2-2 deadlock in the third period, as U.S. goalie Chris Holt (Billings, Mont.) made 13 saves in the frame.

Team USA had a power-play opportunity in the overtime session, but was unable to cash in. Switzerland's first shooter scored the lone goal in the ensuing shootout to give the Swiss the 3-2 win.

With the shootout loss, Team USA drops to 0-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) overall and will play its final game of the tournament tomorrow (Nov. 13) against Germany at 11:15 a.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Ryan Lasch was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. went 0-for-7 on the power play, while Switzerland went 0-for-6 with the man advantage ...For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The Deutschland Cup has been held every year since 1987 and will feature teams from Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA has participated in the Deutschland Cup on six occasions (2002-05, 2007, 2009). The U.S. won the tournament in 2003 and 2004, garnered second-place finishes in 2007 and 2009 and finished third in 2005 ... Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, will serve as general manager of the team. Don Waddell, long-time head coach and general manager in the National Hockey League and International Hockey League, will serve as head coach with Chris Chelios, advisor to hockey operations of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, and Bill Guerin, player development coach of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, serving as assistant coaches ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #DeutschCup.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

SUI 2 - 0 - 0- 0- 1- 3
USA 1 - 1 - 0- 0- 0 - 2

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Sertich (Somma), 1:13; 2, SUI, Brunner (Romy), 2:14; 3, SUI, Weiser (Trachsler), 4:59. Penalties: USA, Wagner (high sticking), 5:22; SUI, Brunner (interference), 3:51; SUI, Chiesa (tripping), 11:00; SUI, Bench (too many players on the ice), 14:34.

Second Period – Scoring: 4, USA, Salcido (Lasch, Somma), 15:50. Penalties: USA, Little (holding), 5:19; USA, Stastny (slashing), 7:28; SUI, Berger (slashing), 10:03; USA, Klubertanz (hooking), 14:41; USA, Meyer (tripping) 19:24; SUI, Sprunger (slashing), 19:24; USA, Elkins (high-sticking), 19:48.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: SUI, Grossman (hooking), 3:19; USA, Salcido (slashing), 4:04; USA, Ross (roughing), 11:08; USA, Ross (roughing), 11:08; SUI, Walker (roughing), 11:08; SUI, Walker (roughing), 11:08; SUI, Rubin (roughing), 13:08; SUI, Rubin (roughing), 13:08; USA, Collins (roughing), 13:08; SUI, Loeffel (roughing), 15:36.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties, SUI, Bykov (high-sticking), 1:47.

Shootout - USA, Schremp (no goal); SUI, Brunner (goal); USA, Sertich (no goal); SUI, Sprunger (no goal); USA, Lasch (no goal).

Shots by Period
1 2 3 OT SO Total
SUI 8 16 13 1 1 39
USA 6 12 16 3 0 37

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 OT SO Total
SUI, Berra, 65:00 6/5 12/11 16 3/3 0/0 37/35
USA, Holt, 65:00 8/6 16/16 13/13 1/1 1/0 39/36

Power Play: SUI 0-6; USA 0-7
Penalties: SUI 12-24; USA 11-22

Team USA 2011 Deutschland Cup Schedule
November 11-13 • Munich, Germany

Date Opponent
Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 11 Slovakia L, 0-2
Sat., Nov. 12 Switzerland L, 2-3 (SO)
Sun., Nov. 13 Germany 5:15 p.m./11:15 a.m.

U.S. Junior Select Team Blanks Sweden, 4-0,
in the World Junior A Challenge Third-Place Game

Gothberg Earns Shutout Victory for Team USA


LANGLEY, B.C. -- Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls, Minn./Fargo Force) made 23 saves in a 4-0 shutout victory, as the U.S. Junior Select Team secured a third-place finish at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge. With the win, Team USA finished the tournament with a 3-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) overall record and earned a top-three finish for the fifth straight year.

"I'm happy with the way our guys responded after a tough game last night," said Regg Simon, head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team. "We concentrated on our offensive zone possession and really pushed the tempo tonight."

Mario Lucia (Chanhassen, Minn./Penticton Vees) notched his fourth goal of the tournament at 14:28 of the first period to give Team USA a 1-0 lead. Sean Kuraly (Dublin, Ohio/Indiana Ice) dropped a pass through his legs to Lucia, who collected the puck in the high slot and wired a snap shot into the net.

Austin Cangelosi (Estero, Fla./Youngstown Phantoms) scored his first goal of the tournament at 1:22 of the second period when he deflected in a shot from the top of the crease. The U.S. then extended its lead to 3-0 when Tony Cameranesi (Maple Grove, Minn./Waterloo Black Hawks) converted on an odd-man rush with assists to Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill./Waterloo Black Hawks) and Brian Cooper (Anchorage, Alaska/Fargo Force).

Kuraly tallied his second point of the night with a goal from the high slot at 16:31 to secure the third-place finish for Team USA. Cangelosi and Cooper were credited with assists on the goal.

NOTES: Vince Hinostroza was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... Both the U.S. and Sweden went 0-for-5 on the power play... Kuraly and Lucia lead the tournament with four goals each ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The World Junior A Challenge is in its sixth year and Team USA will be competing in the tournament for the fifth consecutive time ... The U.S. has won the championship the past three years (2008, 2009, 2010) and garnered a third-place finish in 2007 ... The 2011 World Junior A Challenge includes teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West) ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #JrAChallenge.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 1 - 2 - 1- 4
SWE 0- 0- 0- 0

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Lucia (Kuraly), 14:28. Penalties: USA, Cooper (kneeing), 8:00.

Second Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Cangelosi (Pigozzi, McCoshen), 1:22; 3, USA, Cameranesi (Hinostroza, Cooper), 8:31. Penalties: USA, Bourbonnais (tripping), 2:44; SWE, Brehmer (tripping), 9:22; SWE, Hagg (elbowing), 10:52; USA, Reilly (tripping), 11:14; USA, Broadhurst (tripping), 17:48.

Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Kuraly (Cangelosi, Cooper), 16:31. Penalties: SWE, Sandberg (interference), 1:36; SWE, Karlsson (holding), 3:49; USA, Kuraly (goaltender interference), 4:39; SWE, Amesson (slashing), 6:25.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 8 12 13 33
SWE 7 8 8 23

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Gothberg, 60:00 7/7 8/8 8/8 23/23
SWE, Israelsson, 60:00 8/7 12/10 13/12 33/29

Power Play: USA 0-5; SWE 0-5
Penalties: USA 5-10; SWE 5-10

Team USA 2010 World Junior A Challenge Schedule
Nov. 7-13 • Langley, B.C. • Langley Events Centre

Date Opponent
Result

Sat., Nov. 5 Canada East* W, 4-1
Mon., Nov. 7 Sweden L, 0-1
Wed., Nov. 9 Canada West W, 6-1
Thu., Nov. 10 Russia W, 6-3
Fri., Nov. 11 Canada East (Semifinals) L, 2-4
Sat., Nov. 12 Sweden (Third-Place Game) W, 4-0
*pre-tournament game

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On this date in 1805, Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter.".

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Preview: RBs take centre stage in Eastern Semi.

Preview: Battle of Alberta, Western Semi Edition.

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

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This is National Tongue Twister Day. (Linky Link)

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San Francisco, CA. -- First it was Isi Sofele, then C.J. Anderson.

Didn’t matter who it was, the Oregon State football team had no answer.

Cal used a two-headed monster in the backfield to pound the OSU defense all game long.

The result was a 23-6 Pacific-12 Conference win at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Saturday.

Read the rest here.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on this date in 1850. He is best known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week nine results:

Week 9

Sunday, November 6th

Miami 31 at Kansas City 3
Atlanta 31 at Indianapolis 7
At New Orleans 27, Tampa Bay 16
NY Jets 27 at Buffalo 11
At Dallas 23, Seattle 13
At Houston 30, Cleveland 12
San Francisco 19 at Washington 11
Cincinnati 24 at Tennessee 17
Denver 38 at Oakland 24
NY Giants 24 at New England 20
At Arizona 19, St. Louis 13 (OT)
Green Bay 45 at San Diego 38
Baltimore 23 at Pittsburgh 20

Monday, November 7th

Chicago 30 at Philadelphia 24

·Bye: Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Jacksonville

Week 10

All Times Eastern

Thursday, November 10th

Oakland 24 at San Diego 17

Sunday, November 13th

Arizona at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Carolina 1:00 PM
Houston at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
Washington at Miami 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Denver at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Dallas 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Baltimore at Seattle 4:05 PM
NY Giants at San Francisco 4:15 PM
Detroit at Chicago 4:15 PM
New England at NY Jets 8:20 PM

Monday, November 14th

Minnesota at Green Bay 8:30 PM

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On this date in 1927, the Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

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Trick-or-treating at Gramma and Grampa's house.

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The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars on this date in 1971.

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Today in Elvis History:

1971 - Elvis Presley performed in Dallas, TX.

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The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time on this date in 1977.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Paul McCartney caught the flu. The British press reported on his condition in hour-by-hour progress reports.

1966 - It was reported in Britain's "Sunday Telegraph" that two unnamed Beatles had approached Allen Klein about having him manage their affairs. Beatles manager Brian Epstein dismissed the report.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1969 - John Lennon declared that any hippie could live on the island Dorinch. Lennon had purchased the island, which is off of Ireland.

1991 - The 83-minute archive video "The Beatles

2001 - Paul McCartney's album "Driving Rain" was released.

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on this date in 1982.

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - The Baltimore Orioles entered major league baseball's American League.

1934 - Ralph "Scotty" Bowman (St. Louis Eagles) scored the first penalty shot goal in NHL history.

1991 - Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award for the American League.

1993 - The Dallas Mavericks began a 20 game streak of losses.

1995 - Greg Maddox (Atlanta Braves) became the first pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards.

1997 - Mike Keenan was named the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.

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"The Wizard of Oz" was released on the big screen by Warner Bros on this date in 1998, 59 years after its original release.

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Avondale, AZ. -- Sam Hornish Jr. cruised to his first Nationwide Series victory Saturday as Elliott Sadler's championship hopes crumbled behind him.

Taking the lead after a two-tire stop on Lap 131 put him on the front row, Hornish held off teammate Brad Keselowski to win the Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Carl Edwards ran third, followed by Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who all but locked up his first series championship with one race left.

The victory was Hornish's first in NASCAR, but the driver of the No. 12 Dodge scored two IndyCar Series wins at the one-mile track. In fact, Hornish got his first victory in the open-wheel series at Phoenix in March 2001.

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Tonight -- 

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 10:30am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Houston Texans 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm

EJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase TBA TBD

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers 1:00pm EST

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