Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 5th, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year.

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League, Union encouraged after eight-hour meeting.

U.S. hopes familiarity breeds quick chemistry for WJC.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Little Richard is 80; Comedian Margaret Cho is 44; Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) is 27.

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2013 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster Announced
Twenty-seven players to attend training camp Dec. 16-18 in New York
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today unveiled its preliminary roster for the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. The 27 players will attend training camp Dec. 16-18 at the New York Rangers' Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. An additional camp will follow in Helsinki, Finland, with the final 23-man roster announcement scheduled for Dec. 23.

The 2013 U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.

"We have a young, but talented group of players," said Jim Johannson, general manager of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. "There will be some tough choices to get to the final roster, but that's certainly a good problem to have."

Three invitees were members of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team, including goaltender John Gibson(Pittsburgh, Pa./Kitchener Rangers); defenseman Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich./Univ. of Michigan); and forwardJ.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio/Connecticut Whale).

For the complete preliminary roster, click here.

The preliminary roster includes players from California to Massachusetts and Minnesota and Michigan to Texas and Florida. In all, 13 states are represented.
NOTES: NHL Network will broadcast all Team USA games live ... Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy's ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University, Grant Potulny(Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Denver ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fourth consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) is the director of player personnel ... Team USA will compete in a group with Canada, Germany, Russia and Slovakia at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship. For more information about the tournament, click here ... In August, 45 players attended the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. Complete details from that camp can be found here.

2013 U.S. National Junior Team Training Camp
Dec. 16-18 - Tarrytown, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden Training Center
DateEventTime (Local)
Sun., Dec. 16Practice5:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 17Practice8:00 a.m.
Practice4:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 18Practice8:00 a.m.
Note: Practices will not be open to the public.


2013 U.S. National Junior Team Training Camp
Dec. 19-23 - Helsinki, Finland - Tikkurila Valtti Arena
DateEventTime (Local/EST)
Wed., Dec. 19Practice6:45 p.m./11:45 a.m.
Thurs., Dec. 20Practice11:00 a.m./4:00 a.m.
Pre-Tournament Game
vs. Sweden
7:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 21Practice10:45 a.m./3:45 a.m.
Sat., Dec. 22Pre-Tournament Game
vs. Finland
1:00 p.m./6:00 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 23Practice10:00 a.m./3:00 a.m.


2013 IIHF World Junior Championship
Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013 - Ufa, Russia - Ufa Arena
DateOpponentTime (Local/EST)
Thurs., Dec. 27Germany8:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 28Russia8:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 30Canada3:30 p.m./4:30 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 31Slovakia4:00 p.m./5:00 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 2Quarterfinals3:00 p.m./4:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Thurs., Jan. 3Semifinals3:00 p.m./4:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 5Bronze-Medal Game3:00 p.m./4:00 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game7:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.

University of Minnesota Extends No. 1 Streak
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #11
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
18-0-0
12
2Clarkson University, 147
2
13-3-0
9
3Cornell University, 144
3
10-3-0
12
4Harvard University, 134
5
8-1-0
10
5Mercyhurst University, 118
4
14-1-1
12
6Boston College, 99
6
10-3-2
12
7Boston University, 94
7
11-3-1
12
8University of North Dakota, 59
8
11-5-0
12
9University of Wisconsin, 25NR10-6-26
10Northeastern University, 39
9
8-3-2
8
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 14; University of New Hampshire, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 12th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 12 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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Yelp is where many restaurant customers turn when they want a place to eat or a restaurant review. But often it's the bane of restaurateurs and chefs. So what do you do when some of the reviews aren't nice? Craft & Commerce, a bar-restaurant located in San Diego, has chosen to play audio clips of their best worst Yelp reviews while patrons do their business in the bathroom.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The top 10 reasons to be happy Oregon State landed in the Alamo Bowl.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Alaska had an earthquake. [It's been so nice and quiet recently. Let's hope the quake didn't wake up Sarah Palin.]

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Argonauts release veteran Ejiro Kuale.

Alouettes, Lavoie agree to new three-year deal.

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

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There's a new dating site -- and it's tied to your Facebook likes. With Canoodle, The goal is to ease the pressure of coming up with a really good profile by making matches based on the things they've already 'Liked' on Facebook instead.

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Tampa, FL. —The Bucs' starting nose tackle in Super Bowl XXXVII, Darby had a tougher road to the NFL than many of his teammates, but he credits that experience with preparing him for everything else life has brought.

Read the rest here.


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Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo has earned a spot on Barbara Walters' annual list of top 10 most-fascinating people. All but two of this year's picks for "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" have been revealed.

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I love going to Trunk or Treat with Mommy and Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats paying bills, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1970 - 
The album "Elvis Back In Memphis" hit #183 in the U.S. The work was originally released as the second part of the album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis."

1981 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Ultimate Performance" hit #45 in the U.K.

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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris obtained a marriage license Tuesday at a courthouse in Beverly Hills.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
Ringo Starr and his family moved from Surrey, England to Roundhill (in London).

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Band on the Run" was released.

1980 - John Lennon gave his final "Rolling Stone" interview to Jonathan Cott. On the same day, Mark David Chapman left Honolulu to fly to New York City. Three days later Chapman killed John Lennon.

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Today in Sports History:

1908 - 
At the University of Pittsburgh, numerals were first used on football uniforms worn by college football players.

1970 - The Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and the Bill Masterson trophy were stolen from the NHL Hall of Fame.

1973 - Ron Santo became the first major league player to veto his trade.

1978 - Pete Rose signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. The contract was for four years and $3.2 million making Rose the highest paid athlete in team sports.

1982 - Mel Gray ended an NFL streak of 121 consecutive games with receptions.

1983 - Steve Howe (Los Angeles Dodgers) was suspended for 1 year for cocaine use.

1983 - The video arcade game "NFL Football" was unveiled in Chicago. It was the first video arcade game to be licensed by the National Football League.

1995 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 300 yards in a game for the 52nd time to set an NFL record.

2000 - Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) moved past Wilt Chamberlain into second place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

2002 - Michal Handzus (Philadelphia Flyers) became only the second NHL player to score an overtime goal on a penalty shot. The Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-2.

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On this date in 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa making it possible for him to travel to the U.S.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


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

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