Friday, September 21, 2012

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is September 21st, the 265th day of 2012. There are 101 days left in the year.


Lindholm could be top European 2013 Draft prospect.

For second time in eight years, NHL lockout costs Tampa Bay Lightning a significant marketing opportunity.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Larry Hagman (Dallas) is 81; author Stephen King is 65; actor Bill Murray is 62; actor Luke Wilson is 41; actress Maggie Grace (the daughter who is taken in Taken) is 29.



• 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Begins Training Camp
• Goalie Evan Cowley Added to CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Roster

2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Training Camp Starts Today

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will officially commence its season today through Sunday with a training camp at the Extreme Ice Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The squad, which includes 14 players that helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey World Championship, welcomes three newcomers. Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin, returns as the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, while Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is back as assistant coach. For the complete roster, click here.

The training camp also includes the 2012-13 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team. The practice schedule for the camp is below.
Thurs., Sept. 20National Team & Development Team Combined Practice5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 21Development Team Practice9:00-10:15 a.m.
Fri., Sept. 21National Team Practice10:30-11:50 a.m.
Fri., Sept. 21Game - National Team vs. Development Team3:15 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22National Team Practice8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 22Development Team9:15-10:15 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 22Game - National Team vs. Development Team5:00 p.m.
NOTES: For the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team season preview, click here ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... Media wishing to cover the camp should contact Matt Trevor of the USA Hockey communications staff ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen next summer … Dan Brennan is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and Jeremy Kennedy is the manager of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team.

Cowley to Play in CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Goaltender Evan Cowley (Evergreen, Colo.) has replaced Jared Rutledge on the roster of Team McClanahan for the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game slated for Sept. 29, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

The game, which is set for a 7:00 p.m. ET faceoff, will feature 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Cowley is in his first season with the North American Hockey League's Wichita Falls Wildcats.

To purchase tickets for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, or for more information, visit Tickets for youth are just $5 while adult tickets start at $15.

NOTES: Former Buffalo Sabres Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan will each coach one of the teams in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game ... Of the 40 players, 30 are from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Additionally, some 34 of the 40 are future NCAA Division I college players ... For the complete roster, click here ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG.

In Florida a 66-year-old retired corporate lawyer wrestled a 7-foot alligator to save his pet terrier. [Neighbors were alarmed and upset after the incident came to light and they realized that for years they and their children had been sharing a neighborhood with a corporate lawyer.]


Week 13 Game Notes.

Mitchell has no regrets heading into clash with Esks.

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"The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia on this date in 1784. It was the first daily paper in America.


Nye: Chamblin means business with guarantee.

5-6 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm EDT vs 7-4 Calgary, a team they lost to 41-38 in week #4. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

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An Iranian soccer player was nearly blown up after after tossing away a grenade he thought was a piece of trash on the field. A YouTube video uploaded Thursday shows things could have ended very, very badly had the device detonated just a fraction of a second earlier. The match was called off and police are reportedly investigating.


Tampa Bay, FL. -- WR Tiquan Underwood, who had a strong preseason showing in Tampa, re-signed with the Buccaneers on Thursday as WR Preston Parker was released.

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Heidi Agan looks so much like Kate Middleton that the mom of two decided to quit her waitressing job in England to work full-time as a royal lookalike. The move made for a significant bump in pay: From $9.75 an hour to about $1,050 per appearance.


Why, yes. I'll see you tomorrow.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes (Boy we dirty a lot of dishes!) and taking Jimmy to and from school. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays did not go gently into that good night. B.J. Upton delivered a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to finish off a furious six-run rally to give the Rays a 7-4 win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Thursday night.

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Both Barack and Michelle Obama will sit down together to talk with the ladies of The View this coming Tuesday. It should be interesting to see their interaction with Whoopi Goldberg after she publicly scathed Mitt Romney on Twitter. The President and First Lady have each appeared on The View separately in the past.


San Francisco, CA.--
Sweeping the Colorado Rockies wasn't the Giants' primary accomplishment in their four-game series that ended with a 9-2 win on Thursday. Scoring against them was.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Dredd (R); End of Watch (R); House at the End of the Street (PG-13); Trouble with the Curve (PG-13).


Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley returned to Precision Tool where he operated a drill press for $1.55 an hour.

1957 - Bill Black and Scotty Moore quit over salary disputes with Colonel Parker. Black did work on three more sessions with Elvis Presley in 1958.


Frank Duryea took what is believed to be the first gasoline- powered automobile for a test drive on this date in 1893. The "horseless carriage" was designed by Frank and Charles Duryea.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - "Revolution" made it to #12 in the U.S.

1968 - Madame Tussaud's changed the clothes and hair on the wax figures of the Beatles. It was the fifth change in four years.


The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial on this date in 1897. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.


Today in Sports History:

1970 - "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.

1971 - The American League approved the move of the Washington Senators to Arlington, TX.

1982 - National Football League (NFL) players began a 57-day strike. It was their first regular-season walkout.

2008 - The New York Yankees played their last game at Yankee Stadium. The new Yankee Stadium opened across the street in 2009.


Milton Berle debuted on this date in 1948 as the host of "The Texaco Star Theater" on NBC-TV. The show later became "The Milton Berle Show." Berle was the regular host until 1967.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway 3:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

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

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA


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

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