Saturday, January 26, 2013

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening.


Today is January 26th, the 26th day of 2013. There are 339 days left in the year.


Gomez likely to debut for Sharks on Saturday.

Flyers sign vet Knuble, lose Meszaros for month.

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Vicente Yáñez Pinzón discovered Brazil on this date in 1500.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to struggle in the second period. The third period is another story.

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Stanislaus I formally abdicated as King of Poland on this date in 1736.


Brian Fishman Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
2013 Marks Beginning of Two-Year BFI Term
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Applications for the 15th annual Brian Fishman Internship are now being accepted, USA Hockey announced today.
The Brian Fishman Internship, one of the most prestigious opportunities in amateur sports, is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28.
The Brian Fishman Internship is a two-year program, with the first year spent at USA Hockey's national headquarters in Colorado Springs., Colo., and the second year at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Brian Fishman Intern will assist with various communications projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.
Applications must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 22. Those interested should forward a completed application form, current résumé, list of references and samples of work produced. Applicants must also submit a brief essay (400-500 words) in which they detail their interest in The Brian Fishman Internship and relate their personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including determination, integrity and a love of hockey.
Application forms are available at
Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience working in their college or university sports information office. Preference will also be given to those who have earned an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or a related field. Applicants should represent the high ideals characterized by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of his life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
The recipient of The Brian Fishman Internship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of collegiate athletic programs; print and electronic media; USA Hockey and its National Team Development Program; and the Fishman family.
NOTES: Previous Brian Fishman Interns include (most recent listed first): Brian Smith (Woburn, Mass./Boston College), Alex DiFilippo (East Tawas, Mich./Michigan State University) Caryn Switaj (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston College), Matt Caracappa (Randolph, N.J./Penn State University), Carly Peters (Bloomington, Minn./Syracuse University), Chris Peters (Chicago, Ill./Iowa State University), Craig Stancher (Calumet, Mich./Michigan Tech University), Alex Clark (Glenview, Ill./Colgate University), Christy Jeffries (White Lake, Mich./Boston University), Caitlin Lazaro (Effingham, N.H./University of New Hampshire), Seth Cole (Blue Hill, Maine/St. Michael's College), Yariv Amir (Plainsboro, N.J./Colgate University), Cassy Maxton (Vandalia, Ohio/Miami University) and Jennifer Dame (St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Cloud State University) ... To make a contribution to help perpetuate the internship through The USA Hockey Foundation please call 719-538-1162 or visit

U.S. National Sled Team Tops Korea, 3-0,
to Remain Perfect at USA Hockey Sled Cup
Team USA to face Korea in championship game on Saturday
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. – The U.S. National Sled Team beat Korea, 3-0, during the inaugural USA Hockey Sled Cup here tonight at the Extreme Ice Center. Team USA finished round-robin play 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) to advance to the championship game on Saturday (Jan. 26). The title game will be a rematch between Team USA and Team Korea, which suffered its only loss of the tournament tonight.

"We played with excellent speed throughout tonight's win," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team. "I was pleased once again with our team defense and I liked that all of our forward lines contributed offensively. We will have to be ready for a determined Korea team in tomorrow night's championship game."

Team USA seized a 1-0 lead on the second shift of the game as Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) raced down the left wing and around the defense before sliding the puck into the far side of the net. Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) notched his tournament-leading fourth assist on the goal. The U.S. advantage doubled to 2-0 at 13:06 on a tally byPaul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.). Joshua Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.) corralled the puck at the right half-boards and fired it into the slot, where Schaus deflected it under the sprawling goaltender.

Alex Salamone (Buffalo, N.Y.) stretched Team USA's lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal at 2:58 of the third period. Salamone scooped up a loose puck at the outer hashmarks of the right circle and weaved his way to the low slot to snap a right-hand shot high into the net.

Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) stopped all six shots he faced through the first two periods. Jen Yung Lee(San Francisco, Calif.) made two saves in the third period. The Korean netminders combined for 14 saves.

In afternoon action, the U.S. National Developmental Team lost to Russia, 5-1.

The USA Hockey Sled Cup concludes tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 26) with the championship game between the U.S. and Korea at 7:10 p.m. The third-place game will feature the U.S. National Developmental Team vs. Russia at 4:30 p.m.

FASTHockey is providing live streaming coverage for all tournament games. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at
Scoring By Period

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Pauls (Farmer, Roman), 1:47; 2, USA, Schaus (Sweeney, Page), 13:06. Penalties: None.
Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Landeros (roughing), 1:08; KOR, B. Cho (contact to the head), 1:08; KOR, Y. Cho (checking from behind), 6:07; USA, Landeros (roughing), 7:49; KOR, Han (roughing), 7:49.
Third Period – Scoring: 3, USA, Salamone (unassisted), 2:58 (ppg). Penalties: KOR, Park (contact to the head), 2:38; USA, Page (contact to the head), 8:01.
Shots by Period
Goaltender (SH/SV)123Total
KOR, Yu, 25:134/63/3--7/9
KOR, Shin, 19:47--2/25/67/8
USA, Cash, 30:002/24/4--6/6
USA, Lee, 15:00----2/22/2

Power Play:
 KOR 0-1; USA, 1-2
Penalties: KOR 4-8; USA, 3-6
2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup
Jan. 23-26 - Indian Trail, N.C. - Extreme Ice Center
DateMatch-UpResult/Time (EST)
Wed., Jan. 23Korea vs. Russia
U.S. vs. U.S. Developmental
Live Stream
Live Stream
Thurs., Jan. 24U.S. Developmental vs. Korea
Russia vs. U.S.
Live Stream
Live Stream
Fri., Jan. 25U.S. Developmental vs. Russia
U.S. vs. Korea
Live Stream
Live Stream
Sat., Jan. 26Third-Place Game:
U.S. Developmental vs. Russia
4:30 p.m.Live Stream
Sat., Jan. 26Championship Game:
U.S. vs. Korea 
7:10 p.m.Live Stream
NOTES: Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin, is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team, while Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is the assistant coach ... Mike MacMillan (Buffalo, Minn.) is the head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team, whileKip St. Germaine (East Falmouth, Mass.) is the associate head coach ... Follow @USAHockey and@USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. For additional coverage, and USA Hockey's Facebook ... Media wishing to cover the event should contact Matt Trevor ( of the USA Hockey communications staff ... Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Team, while Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the general manager for the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen this summer.


In a letter to his daughter on this date in 1784, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the symbol to be the turkey.


Riders pass-catchers will look for full season together.

Morris: Simon says he still has a lot to prove.

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The first European settlers in Australia, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, landed in what became known as Sydney on this date in 1788. The group had first settled at Botany Bay eight days before. This day is celebrated as Australia Day.


Tampa, FL. — The Bucs' young linebacker is a top candidate for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after posting more TFLs than any rookie since Kendrell Bell, who won that award in 2001.

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On this date in 1802, the U.S. Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol.


Coloring and eating at IHOP....A winning combination.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as enjoying a lazy Saturday, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1971 - 
Elvis Presley began a month-long, 57-show season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.


On this date in 1837, Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
The Beatles recorded covers of "Shake Rattle And Roll," "Kansas City," "Miss Ann," "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Blue Suede Shoes," "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Tracks Of My Tears."

1970 - John Lennon wrote and recorded "Instant Karma." 


The Cullinan diamond, at 3,106.75 carats, was found by Captain Wells at the Premier Mine, near Pretoria, South Africa on this date in 1905.


Today in Sports History:

1924 - 
Charles Jewtraw of the United States won the 500-meter speed skating. He was the first Gold Medalist at the Winter Olympics. 

1985 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in 49 games.

1990 - Steffi Graf won her 48th consecutive match.

1997 - ZZ Top, James Brown and the Blues Brothers performed at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show. The Green Bay Packers won 35-21 over the New England Patriots. It was the third Super Bowl win for the Packers.

2002 - Jennifer Capriati won Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne.

2003 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII. Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden became the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Buccaneers.

2003 - In Berlin, Lindsay Benko broke the 400 freestyle world record. She became the first to go under the four-minute mark (3 minutes, 59.53 seconds).

2003 - In Berlin, Thomas Rupprath set a new world record in the men's 100 medley. He came in at 52.58.   


On this date in 1911, inventor Glenn H. Curtiss flew the first successful seaplane.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:30am EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 6:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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