Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is November 22nd, the 327th day of 2012. There are 39 days left in the year.


NHL, Union remain apart after latest proposal.

Jackets' prospect Murray out with shoulder injury.

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On this date in 1880, Lillian Russell made her vaudeville debut in New York City.


USA Hockey Names Members of 2013 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team
Squad will compete at the 2013 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Twenty-two players have been selected to represent the United States at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Heinola and Vierumäki, Finland, from Dec. 29, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013.
“We have assembled a talented team of players with a strong work ethic and have an experienced, results-driven coaching staff in place,” said Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey. “We are excited to take this team to Finland to compete for another IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship title.”
Sidney Peters (Geneva, Ill.), Danielle Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Sydney Daniels (Southwick, Mass.), andKatherine Schipper (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) will compete in their second IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship after earning a silver medal with Team USA in 2012 in Zlin and Prerov, Czech Republic.
Sixteen players selected competed in the 2012 Under-18 Series vs. Canada, a three-game series with Canada held each August.  In addition, Cameranesi, Daniels, Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.), Jennifer Ryan (Victor, N.Y.),Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.), Mackenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.), Alexandria Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), andGrace Zarzecki (Chicago, Ill.) recently skated in the 2012 Pre-Four Nations Cup Camp, held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, in Tarrytown, N.Y., with members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
For the complete roster, click here.
NOTES:  The 2013 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, which was first held in 2008, will be contested for the sixth time … Team USA has won three of the five previous IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships (2008, 2009, 2011), most recently capturing the title in 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden, and earing silver in the two years it did not win gold … Alexandria Laing is the sister of goaltender Brianna Laing, who helped the U.S. win its last gold medal in the event in 2011 … At the time of competition, Jincy Dunne will be the youngest player on the roster at 15 years, 6 months and Jennifer Ryan will be the oldest at 17 years, 11 months … Assistant coach Courtney Kennedy(Somerville, Mass.) played on two U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Teams, having earned a silver medal in 2002 (Salt Lake City, Utah) and a bronze medal in 2006 (Torino, Italy) ... For more information about the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship, click here.
2013 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
December 29, 2012 - January 5, 2013 - Heinola & Vierumäki, Finland
Time (Local/EST)
Sat., Dec. 29Russia*Arena Vierumäki2 p.m./7 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 30
Czech Republic*
Arena Heinola
2 p.m./7 a.m.
Tues., Jan. 1
Arena Heinola
2 p.m./7 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 2
Fri., Jan. 4
Sat., Jan. 5
Gold Medal/Bronze Medal Games
* denotes preliminary round competition

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The 16th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (8-2 overall, 6-2 Pac-12) play host to fifth-ranked Oregon (10-1, 7-1) in the 116th renewal of the Civil War this Saturday at 3:00pm EST in Reser Stadium. The game can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network and seen on the Pac-12 Network.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1899, the Marconi Wireless Company of America was incorporated in New Jersey.


Landry: Breaking down the blockbuster.

Morris: Experienced Hufnagel keeps his cards close.

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The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal on this date in 1906.


Riders' Bell an award winner.

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Helen Hayes appeared on stage for the first time on this date in 1909. She was a member of the cast of "In Old Dutch."


Tampa, FL. —
WR Arrelious Benn has been placed on injured reserve, putting one of the team's most productive special teams players in 2012 out for the remainder of the season.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1910, Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs..


I'm ready to save the day!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats not eating turkey, doesn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1955 -Elvis Presley's contract with Bob Neal expired.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" was opened in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley was released from work on the movie "Easy Come, Easy Go." Principal photography had finished on November 7.

1967 - The Elvis Presley film "Clambake" opened in the U.S.

1967 - Elvis Presley complete location shooting for the film "Stay Away, Joe."


On this date in 1928 in Paris, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel was first performed publicly.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 -The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren" and "I Want You To Fly". A second single was released on November 29 that contained two more songs.

2005 - The John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City [Original Recording Remastered] was released.


On this date in 1935, The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.


Today in Sports History:

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

1950 - The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18.

1986 - Mike Tyson became the youngest to win the world heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months old.

2003 - In Edmonton, Alberta, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in the first NHL game to be played outside.

2006 - Tiger Woods won his seventh straight PGA Grand Slam.


On this date in 1984, Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" presented a sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --\

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 3:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST


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

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