Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Tuesday















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

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Today is March 6th, the 66th day of 2012. There are 300 days left in the year.

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Surging Lightning closing gap in playoff race.

Bruins lose Rask for 4-6 weeks, sign Turco.

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

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Today is: Peace Corps Birthday, Unique Names Day (Linky Link) and U.S. Snowshoe Day.

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Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their quest for a playoff spot tonight when they host the Ottawa Senators..

Read the preview right here.

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Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam on this date in 1521.

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Boston College Unanimous 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 - #22
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 510 (34)
1
25-10-1
22
2Ferris State University, 443
3
22-9-5
17
3University of Minnesota Duluth, 408
2
22-8-6
22
4University of Minnesota, 381
5
24-12-1
21
5University of Michigan, 374
6
21-11-4
18
6Boston University, 343
4
21-12-1
19
7Union College, 323
7
20-7-7
20
8UMass Lowell, 322
8
22-10-1
10
9University of Denver, 234
10
21-11-4
21
10University of Maine, 177
11
20-11-3
7
11Miami University, 167
9
21-13-2
6
12University of North Dakota, 124
15
20-12-3
10
13Cornell University, 108
13
15-7-7
12
14Merrimack College, 75
12
17-10-7
21
15Michigan State University, 67
14
19-13-4
7
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan University, 9; Colorado College, 5; University of Notre Dame, 5; Northern Michigan University, 3; United States Air Force Academy, 2.
NOTES: This weekend marks the quarterfinals for each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences ... The Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 20 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.

2012 USA Hockey National Championships Set to Kick Off

FASTHockey.com to Provide Live Streaming Coverage of Tier III Junior National Division
Beginning This Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2012 USA Hockey National Championships kick off this week, beginning with the Tier III Junior National Division in Foxboro, Mass., from March 9-12. Live video streaming of all 2012 USA Hockey National Championships will be provided by FASTHockey at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

This week's USA Hockey National Championship is the first of many taking place across the country over the coming months. Champions will be crowned at various Youth, Girls, Junior, Women and Adult levels. A full schedule is included.

For additional information on the 2012 USA Hockey National Championships, including schedules, standings and player statistics, click here.

Fans can also follow all of the action from each tournament on Twitter. In addition, fans are encouraged to post photos and stories about their USA Hockey National Championships experiences to USA Hockey's Facebook page.

NOTES: Games streamed on FASTHockey will be offered on a pay-per-view basis. FASTHockey uses a game-credit system, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users who want to watch one or more games must first sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Users can then buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits can be used to watch live games or on-demand archives and never expire. In addition, games will be available for purchase on DVD at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

2012 USA Hockey
National Championships Upcoming Schedule
Date Classification Site
March 9 - 12 Junior Tier III (National Division) Foxboro, Mass.
March 21 - 25 High School Salt Lake City, Utah
March 28 - April 1 Youth Tier I (All Divisions) Buffalo, N.Y.
March 28 - April 1 Youth Tier II 12 & Under Ashburn, Va.
March 28 - April 1 Youth Tier II 14 & Under Wayne, N.J.
March 28 - April 1 Youth Tier II 16 & Under Green Bay, Wis.
March 28 - April 1 Youth Tier II 18 & Under Lansing, Mich.
March 28 - April 1 Girls Tier I (All Divisions) Marlborough, Mass.
March 28 - April 1 Girls Tier II (All Divisions) Frisco, Texas
March 30 - April 1 Women's (Senior A, B, C) Marlborough, Mass.
March 30 - April 3 Junior Tier III (American Division) Rochester, Minn.
April 9 - May 14 Junior Tier I TBD
April 12-15 Adult 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 65 & Over Tampa, Fla.
April 13-15 Sled Hockey (All Divisions) Farmers Branch, Texas
April 19-22 Adult 50 & Over, 60 & Over Tampa, Fla.
April 26-29 Women's 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 50 & Over Ellenton/Tampa, Fla.
May 3-8 Junior Tier II Frisco, Texas

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At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded on this date in 1808.

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The end of an era in Riderville.

Stock assessment of defensive prospects.

Chambers lights up 40 yard dash at E-Camp.

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

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On this date in 1834, The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.

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Ta-DAAAA!

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On this date in 1886, "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine for nurses.

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley filed his first income tax return. He listed a total $916.33 as his total income.

1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins" opened nationwide.

1976 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" hit #46 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1941, Les Hite and his orchestra recorded "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise".

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was given a petition asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened. The club had recently closed due to bankruptcy.

1973 - John Lennon's visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.

1976 - EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition "Yesterday" was released for the first time on 45 in the U.K.

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The first air-conditioned naval ship, "The Newport News," was launched from Newport News, VA on this date in 1947.

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Today in Sports History:

1973 - Larry Hisle (Minnesota Twins) became baseball's first designated hitter. The spring-training exhibition game was against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1982 - National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184

1983 - The United States Football League began its first season of pro football competition.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) scored his 30th goal of the season. He set a record for scoring 30 goals in a season for the 17th time in his career.

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Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" on this date in 1981. He had been on the job 19 years.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm EST

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