Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is November 1st, the 305th day of 2011. There are 60 days left in the year.

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Devils activate Brodeur from IR.

No shortage of surprise teams in season's first month.

Wings' Kronwall signs seven-year extension.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Lyle Lovett is 54; Actress Toni Collette (United States of Tara, The Hours, Muriel's Wedding) is 39; Actress Jenny McCarthy is 39; American Idol runner-up Bo Bice is 36.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors' Empire South and EJHL South teams traveled to Atlanta over the weekend, taking 2 of 4 games from the Jr. Knights.

On Saturday, October 29th, Dustin Disbro scored a power play goal just past the midway point of the third period, sending the Empire South Juniors on the way to a 5-4 win over Atlanta. Ben Winter scored a pair of first-period goals, while Jeff Meyer and Michael Hirschauer scored in the second period for Tampa Bay, which got 41 saves from Kyle Gertz. The Knights were led by Brandon Harley, who scored three times in the first period. Richard Privette scored in the second period for Atlanta. Zachary Voskamp had 14 saves. The Juniors were 3-for-8 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill.

Also on Saturday, the EJHL Juniors scored 3 times in the second and twice more in the third, for a 6-3 comeback win over Atlanta. Daniel Clifford scored twice and Tobias Wilhelm, Matt Panzo, Pat Trizis and newcomer James Gabrione once each. Chris Dylewski made 35 saves. For Atlanta, Jordan Simmonds scored twice and Mikey Edwards once, with Terry Shafer making 32 saves. Tampa Bay was 2-for-6 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday, October 30th in Empire South action, it was Atlanta scoring four times in each of the first two periods, rolling to a 9-3 win. For the Knights, Richard Privetter had 2 goals and 3 assists, Brandon Harley had a goal and 2 assists, James Ugone had a goal and an assist, Wesley Davis added 3 assists and Patrick Wenzell made 24 saves. Goal scorers for Tampa Bay were Brendan Nicholson, Jeff Meyer and Daniel Fritz. Kyle Gertz was busy in net, making 40 saves. Both teams were 1-for-2 on the power play.

In Sunday's EJHL South game, Atlanta scored 4 times in the third, breaking open a tie game and winning 7-3.  George Gerasimou tallied 3 goals and 1 assist for the Knights, Dave Castellion had a goal and 2 assists and both Scott Andler and Jordan Simmonds had a goal and an assist each. Derek Willms made 35 saves. Jason Horikawa scored twice for the Tampa Bay Juniors, Tommy Whiteley once and Braxton Schulz made 39 saves. The Juniors were 2-for-8 on the power play and 5-of-6 on the penalty kill.

Coming up next for the Tampa Bay Juniors is a four-game home weekend with the Palm Beach Hawks on Saturday, November 5th and 9:30am EST Sunday, November 6th. The Empire South teams meet at 5:15pm EDT Saturday and 9:30am EST Sunday. The EJHL South teams play at 8:00pm EDT on Saturday and 12:15pm EST on Sunday. Follow the games on FASTHockey.com.

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November is Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month. (Linky Link)

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning play at the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Get a preview of the game right here.

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November is Aviation History Month.

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Boston College Retains No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #5
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 507 (30)
1
7-1-0
5
2Colorado College, 464 (3)
3
4-0-0
5
3University of Michigan, 427
4
6-1-1
5
4University of Notre Dame, 366
5
5-2-0
5
5University of Minnesota, 353
8
7-1-0
5
6Western Michigan University, 311
10
5-0-3
5
7Merrimack College, 309
9
6-0-0
4
8University of Denver, 281
2
3-2-1
5
9Yale University, 244 (1)
6
1-0-1
5
10Ferris State University, 174
7
6-2-0
2
11Union College, 158
11
3-1-3
5
12Boston University, 126
12
3-2-1
5
13Lake Superior State University, 109
NR
7-1-0
1
14University of Minnesota Duluth, 86
15
4-3-1
5
15University of North Dakota, 54
13
3-4-1
5
Others receiving votes: Northern Michigan University, 23; Colgate University, 21; Michigan Tech University, 21; Quinnipiac University, 18; University of Maine, 12; Clarkson University, 9; Dartmouth College, 6; United States Air Force Academy, 1.
NOTES: Boston College earned the No. 1 ranking for the fourth straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association led all conferences with five ranked teams each, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 23 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th 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.


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November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month.

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Ken Miller to step down following season.

Pedersen: Miller's swan song at Mosaic Stadium.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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After 72 days of marriage Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries. A source says the reason for the couple's impeding split is location, location, location. Apparently Humphries wanted to settle in his home state of Minnesota while Kardashian did not.

... Another source says Kim simply didn't have time for her marriage, what with all the famous-person stuff she has to do, and that the couple never had any time alone.

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Coach Reed blown away by lineman Gord Hinse.

Higgins: An in-depth look at flag stats.

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

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I had a great Halloween. (I passed out a lot of candy, then I ate the remaining candy and passed out.)

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Beavers set to host Stanford for ABC tilt.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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National Fig Week starts today.

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

Week 8

Sunday, October 30th

At Baltimore 30, Arizona 27
Minnesota 24 at Carolina 21
At Houston 24, Jacksonville 14
At NY Giants 24, Miami 20
At St. Louis 31, New Orleans 21
At Tennessee 27, Indianapolis 10
Detroit 45 at Denver 10
Buffalo 23, Washington 0 at Toronto
Cincinnati 34 at Seattle 12
At San Francisco 20, Cleveland 10
At Pittsburgh 25, New England 17
At Philadelphia 34, Dallas 7

Monday, October 31st

At Kansas City 23, San Diego 20 (OT)

·Bye: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Oakland, NY Jets, Tampa Bay

Week 9

Sunday, November 6th

All times Eastern

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

Monday, November 7th

Chicago at Philadelphia 8:30 PM

·Bye: Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Jacksonville

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Officials in Russia, China and India are all claiming the 7 billionth human was born in their country. Of course, the "7 Billionth Human" badge is merely symbolic since a half-dozen population-tracking organizations can't agree on when Spaceship Earth will really get its 7 billionth passenger.

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Jimmy dressed as a fireman for trick-or-treaat.

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A man in an Australian hospital (in Sydney) faces charges after he was found with a handgun in his prosthetic leg. Officers were called to the hospital Monday after a doctor spotted the firearm. The 66-year-old man was in hospital because he had his other leg amputated due to a medical condition.

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Sam Phillips sold his contract with Elvis Presley to RCA records for $35,000.

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" hit the Hot 100. The single would be Elvis's last U.S. #1.

1971 - The documentary "Elvis On Tour" opened in the U.S. The film covered Elvis Presley shows from April 5th-April 19th.


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Today is All Saints Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles began their first headlining tour of England at Cheltenham's Odeon Theatre. The supporting acts were Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, the Brook Brothers, and the Vernons Girls.

1968 - George Harrison released the soundtrack "Wonderwall." He was the first Beatle to release a solo album.

1969 - The Beatles album "Abbey Road" hit #1.

2005 - "The Beatles - The Biography" by Bob Spitz went on sale. The original project consisted of 2,792 pages. When released it was edited down to 856 pages.

2005 - The DVD "The Dick Cavett Show - John & Yoko Collection" was released.

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We know Christmas has arrived because Justin Bieber and Boyz II Men perform a song from Bieber's Christmas album on tonight's (Tuesday) "Dancing with the Stars" results show.

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Today in Sports History:

1913 - Notre Dame defeated Army 35-13. It was the first time the forward pass was used as a main offensive weapon in football.

1950 - Charles Cooper became the first black man to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.

1964 - Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) became the first NFL player to exceed 10,000 yards rushing.

2001 - Dan Neil (Denver Broncos) was fined $15,000 for an illegal block that broke the leg of Bryan Cox (New England Patriots).

2010 - The San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since moving to California. They defeated the Texas Rangers in five games.

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ON DVD TODAY - Toy Story 3D Trilogy; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Cars 2; Water for Elephants; Californication: The Fourth Season;Deadliest Catch Season 7; Hell's Kitchen: Season 6 Raw & Uncensored; Mr. Sunshine: Season 1

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Coming up:

Tonight:

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT

Wednesday:

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday:

Nothin' Doin'

Friday:

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks 7:30pm

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 9:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season.)

Saturday:

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 12:55pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal 3:30pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

Sunday:

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 5:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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