Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Today is August 18th, the 231st day of 2012. There are 135 days left in the year.

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Jets aim higher in second season in Winnipeg.

Canada wins fifth straight Ivan Hlinka tournament.

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The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time on this date in 1735.

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U.S. Under-18 Select Team Defeats Slovakia, 5-3,
at 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Team USA Scores Three Power Play Goals in Final Game
PIESTANY, Slovakia – Adam Erne (New Haven, Conn.) scored two goals and added an assist while Anthony DeAngelo(Sewell, N.J.) registered three assists as the U.S. Under-18 Select Team defeated Slovakia, 5-3, in its final game at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

"We learned to play together and really accomplished that for 60 minutes today," said Matt Herr, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. "We didn't let down. We capitalized on the power play and were successful on the penalty kill to stay focused on what we needed to do to win."

The U.S. had its best start of the tournament, holding a 2-0 lead for most of the first period. At 7:28, Gabe Guertler(Plantation, Fla.) scored the game's first goal when he capitalized on the power play. Five minutes later, Vinni Lettieri(Minnetonka, Minn.) got on the board, as he slipped behind the Slovakia defense and finished on a breakaway. Slovakia got one back late in the period to cut the U.S. lead to 2-1, but committed a penalty as time expired, giving Team USA a man advantage to begin the second stanza.

Just 1:11 into the second period, Erne scored a power play goal that would prove to be the only tally of the middle frame. Guertler and DeAngelo assisted on the play.

A hotly contested third period saw a combined four goals. After Slovakia was whistled for delaying the game prior to the start of the period, Erne potted his second power play goal of the contest at 1:24 while on a two-man advantage to extend the U.S. lead to 4-1. Slovakia scored the game's next two goals, both on the power play, to pull within one. With four minutes to play, Justin Bailey (Williamsville, N.Y.) ripped the puck over the glove of Maros Mikolas to secure the victory for Team USA.

For complete Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament coverage, click here.

NOTES: Adam Erne was named U.S. Player of the Game ... For the complete U.S. Under-18 Select Team roster, clickhere ... The 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament featured teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA finished the tournament in seventh place ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second seven times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished fifth in 2011 and second in 2010 ... The 22 players on the roster represented 10 different states. Minnesota had five representatives, while New Jersey had four and California and New York each had three ... Matt Herr (Alpine, N.J.), head coach of the Kent School (Conn.), served as head coach andBob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass), associate head coach at the University of Maine, and Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.), assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, served as assistant coaches.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA2
1
2
5
SVK1023

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Guertler (Downing, Erne), 7:28 (pp); 2, USA, Lettieri, 12:52; 3, SVK, Torok (Lantos), 14:25. Penalties: SVK, Paulovic (tripping), 4:46; SVK, Lantos (tripping), 6:06; SVK, Plesa (holding), 19:56.
Second Period – Scoring: 4, USA, Erne (Guertler, DeAngelo), 1:11 (pp). Penalties: USA, Weis (interference), 2:31; USA, Moore (slashing), 11:32; SVK, Bacik (holding), 17:27; SVK, Ambroz (roughing), 18:16; USA, Moore (roughing); 18:16; SVK, Soltes (delaying the game), 18:54; SVK, Paulovic (clipping), 19:42.
Third Period – Scoring: 5, USA, Erne (DeAngelo, Oglevie), 1:24 (5x3pp); 6, SVK, Rehak (Torok, Betak), 4:47 (pp); 7, SVK, Bacik (Pavlicek, Paulovic), 12:01 (pp); 8, USA, Bailey (Guertler, DeAngelo), 16:07. Penalties: SVK, Team (delaying the game), 0:00; USA, Lettieri (charging), 4:16; SVK, Plesa (charging), 5:40; USA, Bailey (slashing), 6:12; SVK, Soltes (roughing), 6:12; USA, Ronan (tripping), 7:57; USA, Malone (slashing), 10:14; SVK, Kasanicky (delaying the game), 14:04; SVK, Betak (interference), 16:14; SVK, Holenda (roughing), 19:05; SVK Holenda (roughing), 19:05; USA, Moore (major-slashing), 19:05; USA, Moore (game misconduct), 19:05; USA, Lettieri (roughing), 19:05; USA, Lettieri (roughing), 19:05; USA, DeAngelo (leaving the player bench), 19:05; USA, DeAngelo (leaving the player bench), 19:05; USA, DeAngelo (game misconduct), 19:05.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA
21
12
1447
SVK
8
14
1335

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Demko 60:007-8
14-14
11-13
32-35
SVK, Mikoláš 59:05
19-21
11-1212-14
42-47
Power Play: USA, 3-6; SVK, 2-8
Penalties: USA, 15-69; SVK, 14-26
Team USA 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Schedule
August 13-17 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
Date
Opponent
Location
Time (Local/EDT)/Result
Sat., Aug. 11Slovakia*BreclavW, 6-0
Mon., Aug. 13
Russia
Breclav
L, 1-2 (SO)
Tues., Aug. 14
Czech Republic
Breclav
L, 2-5
Wed., Aug. 15Finland
Breclav
L, 6-8
Fri., Aug 17
Slovakia
Piestany
W, 5-3
*Pre-tournament game


USA Hockey Names Arvada Hockey Association, Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association and New Jersey Bandits as Model Association Programs
AHA, CSAHA and New Jersey Bandits Increase Model Association Programs to Four Across the Country
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that the Arvada (Colo.) Hockey Association, the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association and the New Jersey Bandits organization have been named as USA Hockey Model Association Programs.

As part of the continued implementation of the American Development Model, USA Hockey targeted certain areas of the country for the 2012-13 season and took applications from associations seeking to participate in its Model Association Program.

With the designation, the three organizations have committed to follow the American Development Model in full at the 12-and-under age group, including the adoption of guidelines associated with age-appropriate training at all levels of its association.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have these organizations as our next model associations,” said Ken Martel, director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model. “We’ve focused on implementation of the ADM at the eight-and-under level nationally the past two years, but felt it important to select a few associations that will take the ADM and put it into practice from 12U and younger.”

As a benefit of their model program designation, AHA, CSAHA and the New Jersey Bandits will receive added support from USA Hockey to assist in enacting the ADM principles throughout their programs, including equipment, signage, and educational materials. Further, all three will receive on-going staff support from USA Hockey's national office, including in-depth coaches training that will commence in early September.

"At AHA our mission is to foster a safe environment where kids can have fun, learn life lessons and develop hockey skills and a lifelong love of the sport; our goal is not to produce NHL players," said Sean Clarke, president of AHA. "If in striving to fulfill that mission some of the kids end up in the NHL, then that is a fantastic byproduct of the journey, but not the goal."
"This is a paradigm shift in the way young American hockey players will learn the game and acquire the skills necessary to compete at the highest level," said Bob Nolette, president of CSAHA. "We understand this shift and fully believe in this program. Further, we accept and welcome this change whereby our young players will receive the best available, age-appropriate skill development and training in the world."

"The ADM has been nothing but a positive experience for us as a facility," said Nick Regas, hockey director for the New Jersey Bandits. "The ADM has not only made the game more affordable for players but has also kept more of the players involved in the game. Our players have developed at a much faster rate and players have had a lot more fun since they are constantly involved at all times during practice. These players have not only developed hockey skills but have also developed confidence in themselves as well as in the game they love to play."

NOTES: USA Hockey’s American Development Model was launched in January of 2009 to provide associations nationwide – for the first time ever - a blueprint for optimal athlete development. The ADM is based on age-appropriate training and uses long-term athlete development principles as its foundation  … The National Hockey League has endorsed the ADM since its inception … The ADM is for players of all skill levels and helps all participants reach their full potential.

U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Tops Canada, 3-1

Three-Game Series Even; Wraps Up Sunday at 10 a.m.
BLAINE, Minn. - The United States Women’s National Under-18 Team defeated Canada, 3-1, here tonight at the Schwan Super Rink to even the three-game series at one win apiece.

"I thought it was a great team effort," said head coach Jeff Kampersal (Beverley, Mass.). "I felt like we did a good job of defending our net and that we didn't back down from the competition."

Sydney Daniels (Southwick, Mass.) opened the scoring for the U.S. at 12:08 of the first period with a shot from just right of the slot that beat Canada goaltender Kassidy Sauvé high on the glove side. Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) and Grace Zarzecki (Chicago, Ill.) drew assists on the play. Hanna Bunton scored Canada’s only goal of the game on a power play with 2:40 left to play in the first period and the team's entered the lockerroom after 20 minutes tied at one.

The U.S. took a 2-1 lead at 10:13 of the second period when the team’s youngest player, 15-year-old Jincy Dunne(O’Fallon, Mo.), found the back of the net with Team USA on the power play. U.S. netminder Sidney Peters (Geneva, Ill.) made two big stops midway through the middle stanza on Canada’s fourth power play to preserve the U.S. advantage after two periods. Peters finished with 26 saves in the game.

Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.) scored into an empty net with :33 left in regulation to seal a 3-1 victory for Team USA.

The two teams finish their three-game series Sunday (Aug. 19) at 10 a.m. (CDT).

NOTES: The U18 series vs. Canada is in its sixth year of existence … All games in the series are available live and on-demand at FASTHockey.com … Including this game, the U.S. is 8-7-2 all-time against the Canadians in the event, which was first played in 2007. Each team has swept the other once, with the U.S. winning all three games in 2010 and Canada taking the 2007 series. Past results can be viewed here.

Game Summary:
CAN1001
USA1113


First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Daniels (Cameranesi, Zarzecki), 12:08; 2, CAN, Bunton (Ottenbreit-Daunheimer, Murray), 17:40 (pp). Penalties: USA, Rolfes (body-checking), 3:14; USA, Piazza (tripping), 15:40.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Dunne (Piazza, Ryan), 10:13 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Brykaliuk (roughing), 8:48; USA, McKenna (holding), 12:28.
Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Cianfarano (Zarzecki), 19:27 (en).  Penalties: USA, Baldwin (slashing), 1:02; USA, Schipper (slashing), 12:56; CAN, Ranahan (interference), 15:34.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
CAN613827
USA15131442
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
CAN, Sauvé, 58:05
15-14
13-12
13-1341-39
USA, Peters, 60:006-513-138-827-26





Powerplay: CAN, 1-5; USA, 1-2
Penalties:
 CAN, 2-4; USA, 5-10

U.S. Women's National Under-18 Series vs. Canada
August 16-19 - Blaine, Minn.
Date
Opponent
Location
Time (CDT)/Result
Thurs., Aug. 16CanadaSchwan Super RinkL, 2-3
Fri., Aug. 17
Canada
Schwan Super Rink
W, 3-1
Sun., Aug. 19
Canada
Schwan Super Rink
10:00 a.m.

U.S. Women's National Under-22 Select Team Defeats Canada, 4-2

Team USA Wins Second Straight in Three-Game Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Four different players scored to help the U.S. Women’s National Under-22 Select Team to a 4-2 victory over Canada tonight at the Winsport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex in Calgary, Alberta.

“I thought it was a good, hard-fought win,” said Katey Stone (Watertown, Conn.), head coach of Team USA. "The goaltending was great at both ends and we elevated our competitiveness when the game required it.”
Kelly Terry staked Canada to a 1-0 lead with 4:25 left to play in the opening period, but Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) answered back for Team USA with a power-play goal just three minutes later on passes from twin-sister Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.).

Mélodie Daoust’s tally at 6:24 of the second period regained the lead for Canada, however, the advantage didn’t last long as the U.S. tied it up just eight seconds later when Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.) fed Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.). Team USA then took its first lead of the game and never relinquished it as Marissa Gedman(Framingham, Mass.) found the back of the net with help from Coyne and Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.) at 13:35.Kelley Steadman (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) added the fourth and final tally for the U.S. less than a minute later. Jocelyne Lamoureux picked up her second point of the game with an assist on Steadman’s goal.

Lauren Slebodnick (Manchester, N.H.) made 22 saves in the winning effort.
The U.S. will complete its three-game series with Canada on Sunday at 10 a.m. (MDT) in Calgary.
Game Summary  

Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA
1
3
0
4
CAN
1
1
0
2
First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Terry (Bram, Doyle), 15:35; 2, USA, J. Lamoureux (M. Lamoureux, Bozek), 18:45 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Poudrier (holding), 2:05; CAN, Bench (too many players), 7:51; USA, Savage (body-checking), 13:15; USA, Pucci (cross-checking), 15:48; CAN, Lacquette (checking from behind), 18:28; CAN, Lacquette (misconduct), 18:28.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, CAN, Daoust (Ambrose), 6:24 (pp); 4, USA, Coyne (Picard), 6:39; 5, Gedman (Coyne, Skarupa), 13:35; 6, USA, Steadman (J. Lamoureux), 14:26.  Penalties: USA, M. Lamoureux (holding), 4:25; USA, Coyne (tripping), 16:23.
Third Period - Scoring: none.  Penalties: CAN, Davis (holding), 5:38; USA, M. Lamoureux (tripping), 10:53; CAN, Daoust (tripping), 19:38.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA
6
6
8
20
CAN
4
13
8
23

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Slebodnick, 60:00
3-4
12-13
6-6
22-23
CAN, Maschmeyer, 60:00
5-6
3-6
8-8
16-20
Powerplay: USA, 1-5CAN, 1-5
Penalties:
 USA, 5-10; CAN, 6-20
U.S. Women's National Under-22 Series vs. Canada
August 16-19 - Calgary, Alberta
Date
Opponent
Location
Time (MDT)/Result
Thurs., Aug. 16CanadaWinsport Canada Athletic & Ice ComplexW, 4-1
Fri., Aug. 17
Canada
Winsport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex
W, 4-2
Sun., Aug. 19
Canada
Winsport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex
10:00 a.m.


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The American Society of Dental Surgeons was founded in New York City, NY on this date in 1840.

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Four Score: Calvillo catches fire, Als hold off Eskimos.

Stephen: Is Lewis an early-season MOP Candidate?

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The Bureau of Immigration was established by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1894.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders, now 3-3 and tied for third in the CFL West, are on the road tomorrow, to meet the division leading/defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week 3. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT, on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The action can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online, at ESPN3.com.

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

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Abraham Lincoln's birthplace was made into a national shrine on this date in 1916.

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Tampa, FL. -- The visiting Titans left Raymond James Stadium with a 30-7 win and a big edge in total yards Friday night, but the two teams played fairly even while the starting units were on the field.

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On this date in 1920, Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all American women to vote.

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It's Acrobat Jimmy!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....taking it easy. How 'bout you?

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Anaheim, CA. -- Prior to Friday night's game, somebody asked Joe Maddon who should win the American League Cy Young Award. Of course, the Rays manager went with his guy, David Price.

Rays hitters then stuffed the ballot box for their teammate by shelling Jered Weaver, Price's No. 1 competition for the coveted pitching award, leading the Rays to a 12-3 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium with 37,298 watching.

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The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA on this date in 1937. The station went on the air two years later.

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San Diego, CA.--
The doomsayers who predicted that the Giants would crumble following Melky Cabrera's departure gained no credibility Friday night.

The Giants asserted themselves in multiple ways with their 10-1 rout over San Diego. They showed that they retain offensive punch despite the absence of the .346-hitting Cabrera, scoring a season-high eight runs in the third inning and hitting for the cycle with their first four hits. They re-established their proficiency on the road, where they have won 10 of their last 14 games and outscored opponents 103-45. And they leapfrogged Los Angeles to regain first place in the National League West, a half-game ahead of the Dodgers.

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The Thousand Islands Bridge was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on this date in 1938. The bridge connects the U.S. and Canada.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - The original version of "Hound Dog," by Big Mama Thornton, was released.

1960 - In Dallas, TX, Elvis Presley's film "G.I. Blues" had a sneak preview.

1965 - Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) interviewed Elvis Presley for the "New Musical Express."

1973 - The album "Elvis" hit #52 in the U.S.

1977 - Elvis Presley's funeral service took place at Graceland. It was followed by a ceremony and burial Forrest Hill Cemetery.

2007 - It was announced the Lisa Marie Presley had founded a new orgraniztion called Presley Charitable Foundation. It was created to help people in need. The first Presley Place was in New Orleans, LA.

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James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi on this date in 1963. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle at a Cavern Club show.

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The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent back to the U.S. on this date in 1966.

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Today in Sports History:

1915 - Braves Field was inaugurated with Boston defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1.

1956 - The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Braves combined for a National League record of 10 home runs. The Reds won 13-4. Bob Thurman (Cincinnati Reds) hit three of the home runs.

1960 - Lew Burdette threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. The final score was 1-0.

1973 - Hank Aaron set a major league record with his 1,378th extra base.

1980 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royals had his batting average reach the .400 mark.

1981 - Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia took out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London. The all-American was insured for one million dollars.

1982 - The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1.

1987 - Earl Campbell announced his retirement from the National Football League (NFL).

1992 - Larry Bird, after 13 years with the Boston Celtics, announced his retirement.

1995 - Tom Henke (St. Louis) became only the seventh major league player to record 300 saves.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) became the fourth player to reach 100 RBIs in each of his first six seasons.

1996 - Wade Boggs became the 41st major league player to get 2,000 career singles.

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Mrs. Field's Original Cookies announced that they would acquire the Great American Cookie Co on this date in 1998.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Montreal 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

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