Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Today is December 2nd, the 337th day of 2012. There are 29 days left in the year.


Penguins' Bylsma knew he was destined to be a coach.

Boston College coach York ties record for wins.

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Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on this date in 1804.


USA Hockey Adds Disabled Hockey Online Coaching Module
Module Available Now On

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey has added a disabled hockey coaching module to its online education program. The module encompasses all four disciplines of disabled hockey, including deaf/hard of hearing, sled, special, and standing/amputee. 

“We’re extremely excited to be able to offer this online coaching module specifically dedicated to supporting disabled hockey programs,” said Mark Tabrum, director of USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program. “We believe hockey should be accessible to everybody and this is a great resource for all of our coaches to help develop our disabled athletes.”

The module begins with an introduction from JJ O’Connor, chair of USA Hockey’s Disabled Section, before moving into guidelines for developing a disabled hockey program from two-time Paralympian Lonnie Hannah and essential coaching skills needed for working with disabled athletes, delivered by Julie O’Neill, team leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Sport Performance Division.

The program also includes segments on designing an efficient and effective practice; utilization of cross-ice and small area games with Mike Eaves, head coach of the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team and Bill Beaney, head coach of the Middlebury College (Vt.) men’s ice hockey team; nutrition with Dave Ellis, registered dietician and certified strength and conditioning specialist; sleep and its effect on performance with Dr. Christopher Winter; concussions and athlete safety with Dr. Michael J. Stuart, chief medical officer for USA Hockey; and alcohol and drug awareness with Dennis O’Sullivan of the American Athletic Institute.


The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business on this date in 1816.


Corvallis, OR. -- Senior wide receiver Markus Wheaton became the school's all-time receptions leader in the second quarter of No. 16 Oregon State's 77-3 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday afternoon at Reser Stadium. The 77 points are the most ever for Oregon State in a football game.

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On this date in 1823, U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.


Burke, Creehan look to build off experience with each other.

Argos DB Ahmad Carroll announces retirement.

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Gillette patented the KC Gillette Razor on this date in 1901. It was first razor to feature a permanent handle and disposable double-edge razor blades.


Tampa, FL. —
We catch up with WR Joe Jurevicius, who turned in some of the biggest plays of the ’02 postseason and touched the hearts of Buc fans at the same time.

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The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile o0n this date in 1927. It was the successor to the Model T.


I did it Mommy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats watching seaweed washing up on the beach, doesn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1975 - 
Elvis Presley began a string of 17 shows at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas.

1978 - The album "Elvis - A Canadian Tribute" hit #86 in the U.S.


On this date in 1939, New York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago landed at 12:01 a.m.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Ringo Starr entered a London hospital to get his tonsils removed.

1969 - George Harrison joined Delaney & Bonnie to perform with them in Brisol, England. Harrison toured Britain with the ensemble.


"Carmen Jones" opened on Broadway on this date in 1943.


Today in Sports History:

1963 - 
The Major League Rules Committee banned the use of oversized catcher's mitts. The rule went into effect in 1965.

1984 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) threw his 40th touchdown pass of the season.

1987 - "The Grabowski Shuffle" video by Mike Ditka and The Grabowskis was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the fourth NBA player to reach 2,000 career steals.

1997 - Latrell Sprewell's $32 million contract was terminated by the Golden State Warriors. The termination came one day after Sprewell assaulted head coach P.J. Carlesimo.


The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview on this date in 1969,as 191 people flew from Seattle, WA, to New York City, NY. Most of the passengers were reporters and photographers.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos 4:05pm EST


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

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