Thursday, November 15, 2012

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is November 15th, the 320th day of 2012. There are 46 days left in the year.


Shinkaruk keys Team WHL to shootout win.

Niedermayer, Chelios among 2013 HHOF candidates.

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The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1775.


USA Hockey Welcomes Toyota as Corporate Partner
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced that Toyota, one of the most prominent automobile manufacturers in the world, will be the presenting sponsor of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships for its youth, girls'/women and high school divisions beginning with the current 2012-13 season.

"We're extremely pleased to have Toyota join our family of corporate partners," said Dave Ogrean, executive director for USA Hockey. "We hope this relationship will continue to expand in its reach over the course of time."

The Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships are held each spring and mark the culmination of the season for teams across the country.
"Needless to say, we're elated to have a brand like Toyota associated with USA Hockey," said Lee Meyer, senior director of marketing for USA Hockey.

"Our partnership with USA Hockey is another example of how we're delivering on our 'Let's Go Places' promise, supporting our customers' passions with exciting and innovative vehicles and sponsorships while inviting them to help us shape the future of the Toyota brand together," said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing communications for Toyota.

About USA Hockey
USA Hockey, founded in 1936 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while fostering a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey has a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that spans all 50 states.

About Toyota
Toyota Motor Sales(TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.  Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.64 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit or


Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak on this date in 1806.


The Oregon State Beavers(7-2, 5-2) are home Saturday night to face the California Golden Bears(3-8, 2-6). Game time is 10:30pm EST. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid on this date in 1901.


Ultimate Replay: Semi-Finals.

Top 10 Plays of the Week: Semi-Finals.

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The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted on this date in 1926 with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular."


Riders coach Corey Chamblin looking forward to 2013.

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U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC on this date in 1939.


Tampa, FL. —
The Bucs have filled the roster spot created by Quincy Black's move to I.R. by promoting DE Markus White from the practice squad for the second time.

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The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on this date in 1965. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.


This looks like fun Mommy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats changing the oil in your car, doesn't it?


San Francisco, CA. --t's virtually impossible to picture anyone other than the Giants' Buster Posey winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

From here, it looks like a shoo-in, a slam dunk.

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On this date in 1966, the flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" premiered in Los Angeles to benefit the Hemophilla Foundation. Ronald Reagan, Juliet Prowse and Cesar Romero attended the event. The movie was released nationwide on November 23, 1960.

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "Bringing It Back" hit #65 in the U.S.


Texaco agreed to pay $176 million to settle a race-discrimination lawsuit on this date in 1995.


Today in Beatles History:

1959 - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison participated in the final round of Carroll Lewis' "TV Star Search." The men were calling themselves Johnny & the Moondogs.


On this date in 1999, representatives from China and the United States signed a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).


Today in Sports History:

1983 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) got his 75th career hat trick.

1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle Supersonics) began a free throw streak of 75 games.

1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) moved into third place on the all-time touchdown list when he got his 127th.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) registered his fifth straight 100-yard running game. It was the 75th of his career.

2002 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 1,000th NHL point. He was only the 5th U.S.-born player to reach the milestone.

2002 - Dave Andreychuck (Tampa Bay Lightning) scored his 250th NHL power-play goal.

2005 - Major League Baseball players and owners agreed to tougher penalties for steroid use for the next season. The new rules called for a 50 game suspension for a first offense, 100 games for the second, a lifetime ban for a third, plus testing for amphetamines.

2006 - Emmitt Smith was named winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."


On this date in 2006, Andy Warhol's painting of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong sold for $17.4 million. At the same auction "Orange Marilyn" sold for $16.2 million and "Sixteen Jackies" sold for $15.6 million.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Eco Boost 300 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Eco Boost 400 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 2:00pm EST


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

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