Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 13th, the 318th day of 2012. There are 48 days left in the year.

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Sundin grateful to Leafs fans for wonderful memories.

Blake Geoffrion recovering from skull fracture.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today's Birthdays: Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex and the City) is 58; Whoopi Goldberg is 57; Jimmy Kimmel is 45; Gerard Butler is 43.

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U.S. Teams Win Four International Tournaments Over Weekend
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A quartet of U.S. teams captured tournament championships during last week's international break. The U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. National Under-18 Team and U.S. National Under 17-Team each won their respective Four Nations Tournaments, while the U.S. Junior Select Team collected the World Junior A Challenge title.

"It's a great accomplishment to win any international tournament, so to see all four of our teams claim championships is remarkable," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations. "We are extremely proud of the performances by our players, coaches and staff."

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WINS SECOND STRAIGHT FOUR NATIONS CUP
2012 Four Nations CupVantaa, Finland
DateOpponentResult
Nov. 6SwedenW, 4-0
Nov. 7CanadaL, 1-3
Nov. 9FinlandW, 15-1
Nov. 10Canada^W, 3-0
^ championship game
Leading Scorers
Hilary Knight, 6-0--6; Amanda Kessel, 1-5--6; Brianna Decker, 5-0--5; Jocelyne Lamoureux, 1-4--5
Leading Goaltender
Jessie Vetter, 2-0, 0.50 GAA, .972 SV%
The U.S. Women's National Team shut out Canada, 3-0, in the 2012 Four Nations Cup championship game on Saturday (Nov. 10), in Vantaa, Finland. Team USA had the top two scorers in the tournament in Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), who had six goals, and Amanda Kessel(Madison, Wis.), who chipped in a goal and five assists. Goaltender Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) was in net for the wins over Finland and Canada. She had a 0.50 goals against average and .972 save percentage. The U.S. has won the Four Nations Cup the past two years. For more information about Team USA at the Women's Four Nations Cup, click here.



U.S. JUNIOR SELECT TEAMS GOES UNDEFEATED AT WORLD JUNIO
R A CHALLENGE
2012 World Junior A ChallengeYarmouth, Nova Scotia
DateOpponentResult
Nov. 5Canada EastW, 9-1
Nov. 6SwitzerlandW, 4-3
Nov. 9Switzerland+W, 7-4
Nov. 11Canada West^W, 6-3
+ - semifinal; ^ championship game
Leading Scorers
Vince Hinostroza, 6-2--8; Ian Brady, 0-8--8; Austin Cangelosi, 2-5--7; Sheldon Dries, 1-6--7
Leading Goaltender
Eamon McAdam, 4-0, 2.18 GAA, .927 SV% 
Tournament Most Valuable Player

Vince Hinostroza
All-Tournament Team
Vince Hinostroza, Ian Brady
The U.S. Junior Select Team knocked off defending champion Canada West, 6-3, to win the 2012 World Junior A Challenge yesterday (Nov. 11), in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Team captain Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill.) led all players in the tournament with six goals and tied for the points lead with eight. Hinostroza contributed two goals and two assists in the finale and was named to the all-tournament team and the event's most valuable player. Defenseman Ian Brady(Lombard, Ill.) equaled Hinostroza's overall point total with eight assists and picked up all-tournament team status. Goaltender Eamon McAdam (Perkasie, Pa.) started each game and finished the event with a 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, 2.18 goals against average and .927 save percentage. The U.S. has won four of the last five World Junior A Challenge titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). For more information about Team USA at the World Junior A Challenge, click here.


U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-18 TEAM DEFENDS HOME ICE TO WIN FOUR NATIONS TITLE

2012 Under-18 Four Nations TournamentAnn Arbor, Mich.
DateOpponentResult
Nov. 6FinlandW, 3-1
Nov. 7SwitzerlandL, 4-5 SO
Nov. 9SwedenW, 5-3
Nov. 10Sweden^W, 3-1
^ championship game
Leading Scorer
s
Tyler Kelleher, 2-4--6; Anthony Louis, 3-2--5; Sean Malone, 3-1--4
Leading Goaltender
Thatcher Demko, 3-0, 1.67 GAA, .936 SV%
The U.S. National Under-18 Team upended Sweden, 3- 1, in the 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament title game on Saturday (Nov. 10), in Ann Arbor, Mich. Team USA had the top three point-getters in the event, including Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass./2-4--6), Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill./3-2--5) and Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y./3-1--4). Goaltender Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif.) picked up all three wins for the U.S., and finished the event with a 1.67 goals against average and .936 save percentage. Demko made 22 saves and was the U.S. Player of the Game in the championship contest. For more information about Team USA at the Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, click here.



U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-17 TEAM SWEEPS COMPETITION TO COLLECT FOUR NATIONS CROWN

2012 Under-17 Four Nations TournamentMonthey, Switzerland
DateOpponentResult
Nov. 9SlovakiaW, 7-2
Nov. 10RussiaW, 5-4 SO
Nov. 11SwitzerlandW, 6-1
Leading ScorersAnders Bjork, 3-2--5; Sonny Milano, 2-1--3; Jared Fiegl, 1-2--3; Ryan MacInnis, 1-2--3
Leading GoaltenderEdwin Minney, 3-0, 2.88 GAA, .887 SV%
The U.S. National Under-17 Team beat Switzerland, 6-1, yesterday (Nov. 11), to claim the 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament championship in Monthey, Switzerland.Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.) recorded three goals and two assists to lead the U.S. in the event. Between the pipes, goaltender Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.) completed the tournament with a 2-1-0-0 record, 2.88 goals against average and .887 save percentage. For more information about Team USA at the Under-17 Four Nations Tournament, click here.








Boston College Ranked Unanimous No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #6
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 510 (34)
1
8-1-0
7
2University of Denver, 461
3
7-1-0
7
3University of Minnesota, 441
2
6-2-1
7
4Miami University, 402
5
6-2-2
7
5University of North Dakota, 317
6
4-3-1
7
6University of New Hampshire, 307
9
6-1-1
4
7University of Notre Dame, 280
8
6-3-0
7
8Union College, 275
7
6-2-1
7
9Western Michigan University, 244
10
5-2-1
7
10Cornell University, 192
4
3-2-1
7
11Boston University, 172
12
5-3-0
7
12Dartmouth College, 127
NR
5-0-1
1
13University of Michigan, 126
11
4-4-1
7
14Colorado College, 65
NR
7-3-0
1
15St. Cloud State University, 58
NR
6-4-0
1
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 41; St. Lawrence University, 34; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 12; Northern Michigan University, 7; College of the Holy Cross, 3; UMass-Lowell, 3; Ferris State University, 1; Niagara University, 1; Yale University, 1
NOTES: The Boston College Eagles claim sole possession of the No. 1 ranking for the fourth straight week and fifth time this season; Minnesota and Boston College split the preseason No. 1 ranking. It is the first time the Eagles have been ranked as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams while ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association each have three ranked squads ... A total of 24 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.
This Week's Top-15 Match-ups
Thursday, November 15
No. 7 Notre Dame
at
No. 13 Michigan
 
Friday, November 16
No. 7 Notre Dame
at
No. 13 Michigan
No. 2 Denver
at
No. 14 Colorado College
Saturday, November 17
No. 12 Dartmouth
at
No. 10 Cornell
No. 14 Colorado College
at
No. 2 Denver
Sunday, November 18
No. 6 New Hampshire
at
No. 11 Boston University


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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Brave; Nitro Circus: The Movie; Savages (John Travolta, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch); The Watch (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill); Lawrence of Arabia (Restored Version); Friends: The Complete Series on Blu-ray.

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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.

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Got a classic cartoon fan in the house? Then here's their Christmas gift. The entire Flintstones animates series is now available on 24 DVDs.

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Eastern Final Playoff Centre.

Western Final Playoff Centre.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Lance Armstrong tweeted a picture of him relaxing on the couch in front of his seven Tour de France yellow jerseys. [Way to go, Lance. You really had to dig deep to make people hate your tweets more than they hate Donald Trump's.]

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Pedersen: Tough loss can't overshadow promising future.

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

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J.J. Abrams, the mind behind the Star Trek reboot of 2009 says he's not interested in directing Star Wars 7.

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Tampa, FL. —
LB Quincy Black is dealing with complications to his left arm after sustaining an injury in a collision with RB Ryan Mathews on Sunday, but he is expected to be fine in the long run.

Read the rest here.

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A man in Flint, Michigan, was pumping gas last week when he ran into a couple he knew and that he owed money to. The two men started fighting and then the woman took out a gun and struck the victim in the face. The victim fled and then the couple got into their car and hit him with it. Luckily he was not seriously injured. They were fighting over a $5 debt.

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Arriving at Trunk or Treat.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats rotating your tires, doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --The Giants will reportedly ink veteran left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt to a three-year deal worth around $18 million.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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Today in Elvis History

1971 - Elvis Presley performed in Dallas, TX.

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On this date in 1805, Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter."

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Paul McCartney caught the flu. The British press reported on his condition in hour-by-hour progress reports.

1966 - It was reported in Britain's "Sunday Telegraph" that two unnamed Beatles had approached Allen Klein about having him manage their affairs. Beatles manager Brian Epstein dismissed the report.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1969 - John Lennon declared that any hippie could live on the island Dorinch. Lennon had purchased the island, which is off of Ireland.

2001 - Paul McCartney's album "Driving Rain" was released.

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The Holland Tunnel opened to the public on this date in 1927, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - The Baltimore Orioles entered major league baseball's American League.

1934 - Ralph "Scotty" Bowman (St. Louis Eagles) scored the first penalty shot goal in NHL history.

1991 - Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award for the American League.

1993 - The Dallas Mavericks began a 20 game streak of losses.

1995 - Greg Maddox (Atlanta Braves) became the first pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards.

1997 - Mike Keenan was named the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. 

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On this date in 1971, the U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

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

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