Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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

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Today is December 4th, the 339th day of 2012. There are 27 days left in the year.

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Jamison a step closer to buying Coyotes.

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik to join NHL labor talks.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Jeff Bridges (True Grit, The Big Lebowski) is 63; Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, Oscar for My Cousin Vinny) is 48; Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) is 46; Rapper Jay-Z is 43.

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U.S. National Sled Team Topples Japan, 8-0,
at 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
10 U.S. Players Register A Point in the Victory
CALGARY, Alberta – Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.Y.) and Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa) scored two goals each and 10 different U.S. players registered points as the U.S. National Sled Team toppled Japan, 8-0, in its second game at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge here tonight at the WinSport Canada Ice Complex. With the win, Team USA improves to 2-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament and remains at the top of the standings.
"We've got good balance between all three lines, which is very important," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team. "The key for us is to get our forwards moving the puck and taking quicker shots and I thought tonight we did that."
Pauls started the scoring for Team USA less than seven minutes into the game. Taking a cross-ice feed from Alexi Salamone (Buffalo, N.Y.), Pauls fired the puck past Japanese goaltender Mitsuru Nagase. McKee added to the U.S. score at the 8:20 mark. Salamone wrapped around the net and passed to McKee for the tally. Less than a minute later, Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) made it a 3-0 game when he scored on a shot from the point.
The U.S. continued to put pressure on Japan in the second stanza. Rico Roman (San Antonio, Texas) extended the lead to four at the 5:57 mark. After getting a pass from Joshua Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), Roman walked down from the point and deposited the puck into the net. Pauls notched his second goal of the contest at 10:33. After McKee battled for control of the puck in the corner, he sent it to Pauls at the top of the right faceoff circle before he sent it over the shoulder of Mitsuru.
In the final frame, McKee added his second goal and third point of the night. At 4:53, U.S. captain Taylor Chace(Hampton Falls, N.H.) slid the puck to McKee who shot it into the top left corner of the net. Greg Shaw (Merrit Island, Fla.) and Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.) added two goals late in the game to seal the victory.
Team USA goaltender Jen Yung Lee (San Francisco, Calif.) made four saves to earn the shutout in his first start of the tournament, while Mitsuru had a 20-stop effort for Japan.
The U.S. will return to action at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Wednesday (Dec. 5), against Canada at 9:00 p.m. EST. A full Team USA schedule is below.
For complete World Sledge Hockey Challenge coverage, click here.
FASTHockey will provide live streaming coverage for all tournament games. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
NOTES: Josh Pauls was named player of the game for the U.S. ... For the complete U.S. tournament roster, clickhere ... The World Sledge Hockey Challenge is entering its sixth year. Its official website is available here ... Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin, is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, while Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is the assistant coach ... Follow @USAHockeyand @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament and join the conversation by using #WSHC. For additional coverage, visit usahockey.com and USA Hockey's Facebook ... Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas) will miss the tournament due to injury. Billy Hanning (Festus, Mo.) has been called up from the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team ... Dan Brennan is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen next summer.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
JPN0
0
0
0
USA3238

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Pauls (Salamone), 6:54; 2, USA, McKee (Salamone), 8:20; 3, USA, Landeros, 9:12. Penalties: JPN, Shioya (roughing); 10:42.
Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Roman (Sweeney), 5:57; 5, USA, Pauls (McKee), 10:33. Penalties: JPN, Kumagai (roughing), 6:40; USA, Page (roughing), 12:27.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, McKee (Chace), 4:53; 7, USA, Shaw (Farmer), 11:11; 8, USA, Page (Sweeney), 11:55. Penalties: None.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
JPN
1
214
USA
11
9828

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
JPN, Nagase, 45:008/117/95/8
20/28
USA, Lee, 45:001/12/21/14/4
Powerplay: JPN, 0-1; USA, 0-1
Penalties: 
JPN, 2-4; USA, 1-2
2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Dec. 2-8 • Calgary, Alta. • WinSport Canada Ice Complex
DateOpponentTime (Local/EST)/Result
Sun., Dec. 2NorwayW, 3-1
Mon., Dec. 3JapanW, 8-0
Wed., Dec. 5Canada7 p.m./9 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 6Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2
12 p.m./2 p.m.
7 p.m./9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 8Third-Place Game
Championship Game
12 p.m./2 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
New Hampshire Takes Over Top Spot
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of New Hampshire, 496 (24)
2
11-1-2
7
2Boston College, 487 (10)
1
11-2-0
10
3Miami University, 432
4
9-2-3
10
4University of Notre Dame, 390
6
11-4-0
10
5University of Minnesota, 365
3
10-3-2
10
6University of Denver, 283
5
9-4-1
10
7Boston University, 268
9
8-5-0
10
8Western Michigan University, 258
10
8-3-1
10
9University of North Dakota, 233
8
7-5-2
10
10Dartmouth College, 173
11
6-2-2
4
11Quinnipiac University, 146
NR
10-3-2
1
12Union College, 140
7
8-3-2
10
13Cornell University, 129
12
6-3-2
10
14University of Nebraska-Omaha, 117
14
9-4-1
3
15Yale University, 106
13
6-2-1
2
Others receiving votes: Ferris State University, 30; St. Cloud State University, 10, Niagara University, 9, Colorado College, 4; Harvard University, 3; Ohio State University, 1.
NOTES: The University of New Hampshire Wildcats earned the No. 1 ranking for the first time this season. UNH is the third team to claim the top ranking this fall. Boston College was No. 1 for six consecutive weeks and the University of Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 rank with BC before being voted No. 1 over the first two weeks of the season ... ECAC Hockey leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Hockey East Association each have three ranked squads ... A total of 21 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.


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Uh oh. Health officials say we're already seeing a spike in flu cases, several months early. The good news, though, is that as of now health officials report this year's flu vaccine seems to be a good match for the strains making people sick.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State head football coach Mike Riley has been named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Region 5 Football Bowl Subdivision (Div. 1) Coach of the Year, it was announced Monday morning.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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England's Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are expecting their first child. [I know what you're thinking but no, the kid's uncle, Prince Harry, will still be the family's most immature member.]

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Milanovich looking to ease Brady into new role with Argos.

Star Power: 2012 CFL All-Stars unveiled.

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

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At whitehouse.gov you can start a petition. And, supposedly, if your petition hits something like 25,000 signature, the White House promises to look it over. Fingers crossed on this one: Someone has started a petition to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016."

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Tampa, FL. —As we mark off the day until the much-anticipated 10-year reunion of Tampa Bay's 2002 Super Bowl team, we offer up another countdown, this one of the top 10 plays of that championship campaign.

Read the rest here.


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A Flint, Michigan, woman called police Sunday and told them she was having problems with her 20-year-old son. He took off on his bike before cops arrived, leaving fresh tires that led police to a home a couple blocks away where he was arrested on some outstanding warrants.

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It's a kick the soccer ball bowling game Jimmy. You can do it!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats watching endless reruns of Sportscenter, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released nearly 25 years later.

1966 - The Elvis Presley song "Tell Me Why" hit #15 in the U.K.

1966 - The album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #8 in the U.K.

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Yahoo is out with the top searches of 2012. They are (in order): Elections; iPhone 5; Kim Kardashian; Kate Upton; Kate Middleton.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
The Beatles Fan Club in Britain announced it has 65,000 members.

2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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ON DVD TODAY
The Dark Knight Rises
Hope Springs
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Butter (Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell)
Finding Nemo (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
The Simpsons: The Fifteenth Season
Cagney & Lacey - The Complete 2nd Season
Hell's Kitchen - Season 8 .

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - 
Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

1964 - Major league baseball established a free-agent draft that would take effect in 1965.

1977 - The NFL's 5,000th game was played.

1977 - Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) rushed for 206 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. He became only the third rookie to rush for more than 200 yards in a game.

1987 - Kareem Abdul Jabaar was held to only 7 points in a game establishing an NBA record of 787 straight games with double digit points.

1997 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for one year for choking and threatening to kill his coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

1997 - John Elway (Denver Broncos) surpassed 3,000 yards for the season. It was his 12th consecutive season to pass for more than 3,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he rushed for over 100 yards in 12 consecutive games.

2001 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man's glasses.

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Pan American World Airways ceased operations on this date in 1991.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --
Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

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

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 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm EST

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