Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Wednesday

Happy Wednesday to you. Here's what's happening....


Today is November 9th, the 313th day of 2011. There are 52 days left in the year.


Sweden stays perfect at World Junior A Challenge.

NHL launches official French language website.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Actor Robert David Hall (coroner Dr. Albert Robbins on CSI) is 64; Actor Lou Ferrigno (TV's The Incredible Hulk) is 60; Wrestler/singer/TV host Chris Jericho is 41; Actor Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) is 39; Singer/actor Nick Lachey is 38; Actress Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, Huge) is 23.


The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the St. Pete Times Forum. The game can be seen on Versus beginning at 7:30pm EST.

Read a preview of the game right here.


November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month.


University of Wisconsin Remains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #7
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 189 (18)
2Cornell University, 169 (1)
3University of Minnesota, 155
4Boston College, 105
5University of Minnesota Duluth, 102
6Boston University, 96
7University of North Dakota, 92
8Mercyhurst College, 56
9Northeastern University, 51
10Harvard University, 26
Others receiving votes: Bemidji State University, 3; Ohio State University, 1.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the seventh straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 12 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’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 four 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.

Little Named to 2011 U.S. Men's National Select Team

Forward to replace Bochenski

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Broc Little (Phoenix, Ariz./Yale University) has been named to the 2011 U.S. Men's National Select Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

Little is currently in his first season with VIK Vasteras of HockeyAllsvenskan in Sweden. Prior to joining Vasteras, Little played four seasons (2007-11) at Yale University where he posted 72 goals and 142 points, both fifth on the school's career charts. He received the Mallory Award in 2011, Yale University's most prestigous honor for a senior male student-athlete.

The U.S. Men's National Select Team will compete at the Deutschland Cup from Nov. 11-13, in Munich, Germany. Team USA opens play against Slovakia on Nov. 11 at 10:15 a.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

For Team USA's full roster, click here.

NOTES: Little replaces Brandon Bochenski (Blaine, Minn./University of North Dakota) on the Team USA roster ... The U.S. roster includes 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders ... Twelve members of Team USA have National Hockey League experience, while 20 played U.S. college hockey ... 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.

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

Date Opponent
Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 11 Slovakia 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 Switzerland 6:15 p.m./12:15 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 Germany 5:15 p.m./11:15 a.m.


This is Sweet Potato Awareness Month. (Linky Link)


Whitaker eager to host Eastern Semi-Final.

CFL Daily: Head coaches hoping to make history.

Visit the leagues' official website,


All radio and TV show broadcasts in the U.S. will be interrupted at (2p ET) today (Wednesday) for the first nationwide test of the country's Emergency Alert System (EAS).


Beavers prepare for showdown with Bears.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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


On this date in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."


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 at San Diego 8:20pm

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


National Young Readers Day is today. (Linky Link)


Trick-or-treating is fun Daddy!


A new study suggests that fumes from traffic jams cause brain damage. (Which explains why people can't merge.)


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Jailhouse Rock" hit #1 in the U.S. and it's b-side "Treat Me Nice" hit #27.

1957 - Elvis Presley's song "Party," the b-side to "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do," hit #17 in the U.K.

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister" hit #1 in the U.K.

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "Something For Everyone" hit #2 in the U.K.

1962 - Elvis Presley completed his work on "It Happened at the World's Fair" and traveled to Las Vegas.

1996 - The album "Presley - The All Time Greats" hit #32 in the U.K.

2010 - "Viva Elvis - The Album" was released. It was the companion album to the Cirque de Soleil Las Vegas extravaganza.


This winter you'll be seeing kids running around the neighborhood having old-fashioned snowball fights -- with a new-fashioned snowball weapon: The Snowball Blaster. It's a machine gun that fires snowballs up to a distance of 50 feet. Snow is loaded into three compartments in the top and then compacted into three balls that are ready to fire at your friends.


Today in Beatles History:

1961 - Brian Epstein saw the Beatles play for the first time at a Cavern Club lunchtime session.

1966 - John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time at an Indica Gallery in London's West End.

1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.

1996 - The Beatles release of "Anthology Volume 2" hit #4 in the U.K.

2001 - It was reported that George Harrison was in a hospital and he was being treated with an experimental drug used for cancer and brain tumors.

2004 - Ringo Starr's "Anthology-So Far" was released.


The 45th Annual CMA Awards air tonight (Wednesday) on CBS. Up for Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban.


Today in Sports History:

1861 - The first documented Canadian football game took place at the University of Toronto.

1952 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard became the NHL's leading goal scorer with his 325th career goal. He later sent the puck to Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major league baseball did not come within the scope of federal antitrust laws.

1961 - The Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) eliminated its "caucasians only" rule.

1965 - Willie Mays was named the National League's Most Valuable Player.

1971 - The NHL announced that it had granted a franchise to Atlanta.

1972 - John Bucyk (Boston Bruins) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC.

1984 - Larry Bird and Dr J. got into a fight during a game. They were both fined $7,500.

1991 - Roman Anderson (Houston Cougars) became the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points when he kicked a 32-yard field goal.


After collecting data from the 100 most populous cities and tracking spending for a full year, Bundle recently discovered that Washington, D.C. is not just our nation's capital, but our nation's shopping capital. According to the survey, the average American spends $142.08 a month on clothes, shoes, etc., while the average D.C. resident spends $263 a month.


Coming up:


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs Boston Bandits 10:10am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs New England Huskies 5:00pm EST

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs Valley Jr. Warriors 5:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 6:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues 8:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

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


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

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