Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's Wednesday












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

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Today is November 23rd, the 327th day of 2011. There are 38 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs sign D Percy to 3-year deal.

Coyotes re-sign Turris to 2-year contract.

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

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Today is Dr. Who Day.

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Tampa, FL. -- What is the next step for the Lightning?

There have been players-only meetings, changes of routines, tough practices and days off.

Nothing seems to be helping as the team disintegrated Tuesday night 7-1 to the Maple Leafs at the St. Pete Times Forum, the team's fourth loss in five games.

Read the rest here.

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Today is Fibonacci Day. (Linky Link)

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


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
13-1-0
9
2University of Minnesota, 167
3
12-2-0
9
3Cornell University, 155
2
7-1-0
9
4Boston College, 123
4
8-3-1
9
5Boston University, 113
5
9-4-1
9
6University of North Dakota, 94
6
9-4-1
9
7Mercyhurst College, 67
9
8-2-0
9
8University of Minnesota Duluth, 48
7
5-6-1
9
T-9Harvard University, 39
10
5-1-0
4
T-9Northeastern University, 39
8
10-3-0
7
Others receiving votes: Bemidji State University, 7; Clarkson University, 3.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the ninth 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.



Merrimack College New No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #8
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Merrimack College, 492 (20)
2
8-0-1
7
2University of Minnesota, 461 (12)
1
11-3-0
7
3University of Notre Dame, 455 (2)
4
9-2-2
8
4Colorado College, 410
5
7-2-0
8
5Boston College, 363
3
9-4-0
8
6University of Minnesota Duluth, 328
8
9-3-2
8
7Ferris State University, 274
6
10-3-1
5
8Yale University, 269
9
5-1-1
8
9University of Denver, 202
11
5-3-3
8
10Ohio State University, 192
T-14
10-3-1
2
11University of Michigan, 139
7
7-5-2
8
12Union College, 133
12
6-3-3
8
13Western Michigan University, 125
10
6-4-3
8
14Lake Superior State University, 69
13
9-3-2
4
15Colgate University, 61
NR
8-4-1
2
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 54; Cornell University, 48; Michigan Tech University, 5.
NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has three ranked programs ... A total of 18 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.

U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to Compete
in World Sledge Hockey Challenge Beginning Sunday
First IPC Event of the 2011-12 Season to Take Place in Calgary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2011-12 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will take part in its first International Paralympic Committee-sanctioned tournament of the season beginning Sunday (Nov. 27) at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta.

Team USA will face Canada, Norway and Japan in the four-team tournament from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. All of the games from the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com.

For full coverage of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team at the tournament, including photos, videos and live game blogs, click here.

NOTES: Team USA finished third at last year's World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which took place in April 2011 in London, Ont. ... The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship will take place this spring in Hamar, Norway ... For the full U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here ... Jeff Sauer, longtime men's collegiate head coach at the University of Wisconsin and Colorado College, is serving as head coach of Team USA, while Guy Gosselin, regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, is taking on the role of assistant coach.

Team USA 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Schedule
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 • Calgary, Alta. • WinSport Canada Ice Complex

Date Opponent Time (EST)
Sun., Nov. 27 Norway 6 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 28 Japan 2 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 30 Canada 9 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 1 Semifinal #1 2 p.m.
Semifinal #2 9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Third-Place Game 2 p.m.
First-Place Game 6 p.m.

Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Captures Title at
2011 USA Hockey Sled Classic, Presented by the NHL
Second Annual Tournament Featured Nine Teams Affiliated with NHL Teams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The second annual USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the NHL took place last weekend, with over 100 of the top sled hockey players in the country competing on nine sled hockey teams affiliated with NHL clubs. The event was part of Come Play Hockey Month, a joint effort of USA Hockey and the National Hockey League.

The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey team captured the tournament title on Sunday (Nov. 20), after defeating the Boston Bruins' sled team in the championship game at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Vorhees, N.J.

Other NHL teams represented at the event included the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, and tournament host Philadelphia Flyers.

For complete online coverage of the event, including full rosters and stats, click here.

NOTES: Buffalo finished the tournament undefeated with a 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record ... The Sabres' Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.) led the tournament with 15 points (7-8), while the Bruins' Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.Y.) led all participants with 12 goals ... Chace and Salamone were two of 13 members of the 2011-12 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to participate in the event ... FASTHockey.com streamed all 17 games of the tournament, and archived webcasts can be found here ... For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.

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Tie One On Day is today.

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Making the Grade: A look at the Blue Bombers.

Lions overcome terrible start to reach Grey Cup.

Cauz: Style over Swagger in the 99th Grey Cup.

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

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Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine on this date in 1835.

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Mike Remmers announced as Semi-Finalist for Burlsworth Trophy.

Mike Riley previews the Oregon game.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon on this date in 1889.

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

Week 11

Thursday, November 17th

At Denver 17, NY Jets 13

Sunday, November 20th

At Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26
At Detroit 49, Carolina 35
At Cleveland 14 Jacksonville 10
Oakland 27 at Minnesota 21
At Miami 35, Buffalo 8
Dallas 27 at Washington 24 (OT)
At Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24
At San Francisco 23, Arizona 7
Seattle 24 at St. Louis 7
At Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17
At Chicago 31, San Diego 20
Philadelphia 17 at NY Giants 10

Monday, November 21st

Kansas City at New England 8:30 PM

·Bye: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston

Week 12

All Times Eastern
Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 PM
Miami at Dallas 4:15 PM
San Francisco at Baltimore 8:20 PM

Sunday, November 27th

Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Arizona at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Carolina at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Chicago at Oakland 4:05 PM
Washington at Seattle 4:05 PM
Denver at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Philadelphia 4:15 PM
Pittsburgh at Kansas City 8:20 PM

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

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The first edition of "Life" was published on this date in 1936.

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Let's go see the fire trucks Mommy.

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The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended on this date in 1945.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Louis Balint, an umemployed sheet-metal worker, punched Elvis Presley at Toledo's Commodore Perry Hotel. Balint claimed that his wife's love of Presley led to his divorce. Balint was later jailed when he could not pay the fine ($19.60) for the assault.

1957 - Elvis Presley's song "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," the b-side of "Trying To Get To You," hit #15 in the U.K.

1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 25.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" was released nationwide in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley's 22nd film, "Spinout," opened in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "I'm Leavin'" hit #23 in the U.K.

1974 - The album "Having Fun With Elvis On Stage" hit #130 in the U.S.

1976 - Police arrested Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland after he showed up for the second time that night and made a scene by shouting, waving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis Presley.

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Dr. Frank G. Back patented the "Zoomar" lens on this date in 1948.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles shot promotional clips for "I Feel Fine," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!," "Day Tripper," and "We Can Work It Out" at London's Twickenham Studios.

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The play "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opened on this date in 1992.

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - The Milwaukee Bucks made their first NBA trade. They traded Bob Love and Bob Weiss to the Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson.

1971 - The Washington Senators announced that they would now use the name Texas Rangers after their move to Arlington, TX.

1984 - Boston College defeated Miami 47-45 on quarterback Doug Flutie's last-second 64-yard pass.

1988 - The New York Yankees signed free agent Steve Sax to a 3-year contract.

1988 - Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th National Hockey League goal.

1991 - The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games.

2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.

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On this date in 1998, U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county's effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30 EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 3:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 99th Grey Cup Game, Winnipeg vs BC at Vancouver, B.C. 6:30pm EST

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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