Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 31st, the 305th day of 2012. There are 61 days left in the year.


Waterloo's McCoshen, McAdam earn USHL honors.

Medicine Hat's Shinkaruk filled the nets all weekend.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Former NBC anchorwoman Jane Pauley is 62; director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) is 51; Rob Schneider (SNL, several movies, stand up comic)is 49; Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle) is 45; singer-actress Willow Smith (I Am Legend, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) is 12.


The Tampa Bay Juniors Empire and EJHL South teams played at the Florida Eels this past Saturday, October 27th.

In the Empire game, Tampa Bay couldn't overcome a 3-1 deficit after one and lost 6-3. Jesse Bafia, Brent Barber and Roope Hintz scored for the Juniors, Kyle Gertz made 28 saves. Tampa Bay was 1 for 4 on the power play and 6 of 8 on the penalty kill.

In the EJHL South game, the Juniors grabbed the lead early on a Michael Pelletier goal but weren't able to expand on the lead and eventually lost 6-1. Nick Malvin made 28 saves for Tampa Bay. The Juniors were 0 for 4 on the power play and 1 of 3 on the penalty kill.

Coming up on Saturday and Sunday November 3rd and 4th, the Juniors are on the road once again, with the Palm Beach Hawks providing the opposition. The Empire team plays at 4:00pm EDT Saturday and 10:00am EST Sunday. The EJHL South team plays at 8:00pm EDT Saturday and 12:15pm EST on Sunday. All games can be seen live on FASTHockey dot com.


It's National Knock-Knock Day. A day for kids of all ages to try out their best knock-knock jokes.


The Oregon State Beavers, No. 13 AP/USA Today and No. 11 BCS hosts the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 3-2) this Saturday on Dad’s Weekend. The game will kickoff at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT from Reser Stadium and air on 1190 KEX, the Beaver Sports Network and on TV on ESPN2.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


Because of season-ending injuries to four quarterbacks, the University of Maryland football team is converting a freshman linebacker into this week's starting quarterback. [Next in line for the job is a guy who answered a Craigslist ad.]


Ultimate Replay: Week 18.

Cauz: Thanks for the memories Ivor Wynne.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, according to a new analysis of 29 past studies. Based on that finding, absenteeism due to smoking costs employers billions each year.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs when they travel to Vancouver to play the West leading BC Lions on Saturday, November 3rd. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. You can watch the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., catch the game online at

Visit the team's official website,


Movember's coming. During November each year, the Movember campaign is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces. With their Mo's, the men raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.


Tampa, FL. —
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed guard Carl Nicks, an All-Pro last season, on injured reserve.

They also put tight end Danny Noble on IR on Tuesday and elevated guard Roger Allen to the active roster from the practice squad.

Read the rest here.


In England, a couple liked their hotel shower so much they decided to take it with them when they left. The pair had spent the night. After they checked out, staff found the shower unit was gone from the wall.


Let's watch TV Daddy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats being in jail. doesn't it?


San Francisco, CA. --Several members of the newly crowned World Series champion San Francisco Giants emptied their lockers and dressing stalls Tuesday at AT&T Park, which will enable them to make a quicker getaway to their offseason homes after Wednesday's parade.

Of course, most of the Giants' 2012 season can't be stashed in a box or tossed in a garbage can. Various memories and thrills already have become entrenched in the hearts and minds of various Giants who visited the clubhouse to pack their baseball belongings.

Read the rest here.


Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind Star Wars. It's also making a seventh movie in the Star Wars series called Episode 7, set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.


Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley ended his first lengthy gospel music session. He had began the session the day before. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" had its world premiere in Honolulu, HI. It opened across the United States on November 21.


Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work on this date in 1941. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "The Beatles' Story" were certified gold by the RIAA.

1983 - Paul McCartney released the album "Pipes of Peace."

1988 - Paul McCartney released the album "Back in the USSR."


On this date in 1956, Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.


Today in Sports History:

1968 - The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game. They beat Detroit 138-118.

1995 - The NHL's New Jersey Devils announced that they would stay in New Jersey.

1999 - Bryan White sang the National Anthem at the Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. Following the game, White gave his second annual Howl-O-Ween concert at the north end of the coliseum.

2001 - In Miami Beach, FL, Jose Canseco was involved in a nightclub brawl. Canseco later violated his probation and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years probation.

2010 - For the first time in major league history, two former presidents attended the same World Series Game. George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush both attended Game 4 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.


On this date in 1869, Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders 4:05pm EST


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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