Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Today is February 9th, the 40th day of 2013. There are 325 days left in the year.

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Flames put Kiprusoff on IR.

Petes tradition remains big part of hockey history.

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

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The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president on this date in 1825. No candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.

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Boston, MA. -- It’s the first of three meetings in less than a month between the Eastern Conference rivals. Last season, the clubs split a four-game series, with both of the Bolts’ victories coming on home ice and both in which the Lightning scored at least five goals in each. The clubs will meet again on February 21 in Tampa Bay and on March 2 in Boston.

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The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis as its president on this date in 1861.

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Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony and Brunch Tickets Now on Sale
Sixteenth Annual Award to be Presented March 23 in Minneapolis
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tickets to the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony and Brunch -- set for Saturday, March 23, in Minneapolis -- are now on sale, USA Hockey announced today. The award will be presented on the campus of the University of Minnesota at the McNamara Alumni Center.
An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. The award will be presented at a brunch ceremony and is part of the festivities associated with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.
Top-10 finalists for the award are expected to be announced in late February, with the Top-3 finalists announced in early March.
For more information about the award, or for ticket information, visit PattyKaz.com.
NOTES: Individual seats to the event are $65, while tables of 10 are available for $600. A select number of sponsorships and program advertisements are also still available. More information can be found here ... The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is supported, in part, by a grant from the NHL Foundation.
ABOUT THE PATTY KAZMAIER MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Selection criteria includes outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.
ABOUT PATTY KAZMAIER
The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman at Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28 following a long struggle with a rare blood disease.

U.S. National Under-17 Team Edged by Sweden, 4-3,
at 2013 Five Nations Tournament
Weyrick Makes 26 Saves in Loss
JARVENPAA, Finland - Blake Weyrick (Ojai, Calif.) made 26 saves, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team was edged by Sweden, 4-3, at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament here today at Jarvenpaa Arena. With the loss, Team USA's record drops to 0-0-1-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L).
"This was a tough setback today," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "Each remaining game in the tournament stills holds importance to us. We will continue to work hard every shift and learn from our experiences."
Sweden tallied the first goal of the contest at 1:12 of the opening period. The U.S. trailed, 2-0, after the Swedes found the back of the net at 7:13. Team USA cut into the lead at 17:11 on the power play. Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.) potted the goal with Ryan Bliss (Bedford, N.H.) and Louis Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.) earning the assists.
Seamus Malone (Naperville, Ill.) knotted the game, 2-2, at 2:44 of the second stanza. The power-play marker was assisted on by Ryan Hitchcock (Manhasset, N.Y.). Sweden regained the lead, scoring with the man advantage at 13:21. Team USA entered the intermission down, 3-2.
The Swedes regained its two-goal cushion at 1:23 of the third stanza. Down a pair of scores late in the frame, the U.S. pulled Weyrick in favor of the extra attacker. Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) converted to draw Team USA to within one at 18:36. Brandon Fortunato (North Hills, N.Y.) collected the lone helper. The Americans again called Weyrick to the bench in search of the game-tying tally, but Sweden held the U.S. attack off.
Weyrick made 26 saves in the loss for Team USA, while Felix Sandstrom turned aside 29 shots in the victory for Sweden.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team continues tournament play tomorrow (Feb. 9) versus the Czech Republic. Game time is scheduled for 6 a.m. EST at Jarvenpaa Arena.
NOTES: Jack Eichel was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. outshot Sweden, 32-30 ... Team USA finished 2-for-6 on the power play, while Sweden went 1-for-5 ... The U.S. National Under-17 Team is competing in the Five Nations Tournament for the first time. In previous years, the Under-17 Team competed in the Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia. The U.S. claimed first place seven times, including the last three years (2010-12) and four straight from 2005-08 ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Five Nations Tournament. Scores will be designated with the #5nationsU17 tag ... For the official U17 Five Nations Tournament page, including links to live stats, click here ... For additional coverage, visit USA Hockey's National Team Development Program website and Facebook page ... The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software program released on October 1, 2010 that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com ... For the complete U.S. National Under-17 Team roster, click here.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
USA1 -1 -1 -3
SWE2 -1 -1 -4


First Period - Scoring: 1, SWE, Kempe (Karlsson, Lindblom), 1:12; 2, SWE, Lindblom (Karlsson, Tornqvist), 7:13; 3, USA, Eichel (Bliss, Belpedio), 17:11, (pp). Penalties: USA, Eichel (cross-checking), 7:22; SWE, Elgestal (holding-the-stick), 15:55; SWE, Pettersson (tripping), 17:29.
Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Malone (Hitchcock), 5:59, (pp); 5, SWE, Muzito Bagenda (Gunnarsson, Timashov), 13:21, (pp). Penalties: USA, Malone (tripping), 2:44; SWE, Ekestahl-Jonsson (tripping), 5:26; USA, Milano (hooking), 11:51; SWE, Ekestahl-Jonsson (slashing), 19:01.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, SWE, Karlsson (Kempe, Lindblom), 1:23; 7, USA, Tuch (Fortnato), 18:36. Penalties: SWE, Englund (kneeing), 1:41; USA, Fortunato (delay-of-game), 7:21; USA, Belpedio (roughing), 17:02; SWE, Ekestahl-Jonsson (holding), 18:12.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
USA9101332
SWE1171230
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Weyrick, 59:0611/97/612/1130/26
SWE, Sandstrom, 60:009/810/913/1232/29





Power Play: USA 2-6; SWE 1-5
Penalties: 
USA 5-10; SWE 6-12

2013 U.S. National Under-17 Team Five Nations Tournament ScheduleFeb. 6-10, 2013 • Jarvenpaa, Finland
DateOpponentLocationTime (EST)
Wed., Feb. 6RussiaKellokoskiL, 3-4 (SO)
Fri., Feb. 8SwedenJarvenpaaL, 3-4
Sat., Feb. 9Czech RepublicJarvenpaa6 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 10FinlandJarvenpaa8:30 a.m.

U.S. National Under-18 Team Rolls Over the Czech Republic, 5-1,
at 2013 Five Nations Tournament
Compher Scores Two Goals, Adds Assist in Win
JONKOPING, Sweden - J.T. Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) scored two goals and added an assist, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team rolled over the Czech Republic, 5-1, at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament here today at Kinnarps Arena. With the victory, Team USA's record improves to 1-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L).
"It was a total team effort today," said Don Granato, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "We have a lot of work remaining in this tournament and will now focus on a tough matchup tomorrow."
Compher opened scoring for the U.S. at 12:54 of the first period. Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill.) and Steven Santini(Mahopac, N.Y.) registered assists on the play. With just over a minute remaining in the frame, Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) doubled the Team USA lead. Trevor Hamilton (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) assisted on the marker.
The Czech Republic netted a power-play goal to cut the U.S. lead in half at 5:39 of the second stanza. Shane Eiserman (West Newbury, Mass.) answered at 10:05 with Compher and Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.) earning the helpers. Compher struck for the second time to put the Americans up, 4-1, heading into the final frame. Keaton Thompson (Devils Lake, N.D.) assisted.
Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y.) added to the U.S. advantage at 6:19 of the third period. Hamilton and Scott Savage (San Clemente, Calif.) combined to set up the score. Team USA outshot the Czechs, 24-5, in the frame and skated away with a 5-1 victory.
Evan Cowley (Evergreen, Colo.) kicked out 17 shots in the win for the U.S., while Rene Svoboda stopped 49 of 54 shots in the loss for the Czech Republic.
The U.S. National Under-18 Team continues tournament play tomorrow (Feb. 9) against Russia. Puck drop is scheduled at 6:30 a.m. EST at Jonkoping Arena.
NOTES: J.T. Compher was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. outshot the Czech Republic, 54-18 ... The U.S. finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Czech Republic went 1-for-6 ... Team USA is looking to reclaim the title at the U18 Five Nations Tournament after its four-year streak (2008-11) was snapped last year ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Five Nations Tournament. Scores will be designated with the #5nationsU18 tag ... For the official U18 Five Nations Tournament page, click here ... For additional coverage, visit USA Hockey's National Team Development Program website and Facebook page ... The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software program released on October 1, 2010 that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com ... For the complete U.S. National Under-18 Team roster, click here.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
CZE0 -1 -0 -1
USA2 -2 -1-5


First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Compher (Louis, Santini), 12:54; 2, Motte (Hamilton), 18:59. Penalties: CZE, Pasek (hooking), 8:23; USA, Fasching (hooking), 10:30.
Second Period - Scoring: 3, CZE, Pastrnak (unassisted), 5:39, (pp); 4, USA, Eiserman (Compher, Clifton), 10:05; 5, USA, Compher (Thompson), 19:45. Penalties: USA, Clifton (slashing), 4:21; USA, Allen (hooking), 12:02; CZE, Andrlik (slashing), 12:51; USA, Ausmus (hooking), 13:49; USA, Fasching (high-sticking), 18:19; CZE, Kase (slashing), 18:25.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Malone (Hamilton, Savage), 6:19. Penalties: CZE, Pokorny (tripping), 8:44; CZE, Kampf (hooking), 17:53; USA, Kelleher (charging), 18:22.

Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
CZE67518
USA17132454
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
CZE, Svoboda, 60:0017/1513/1124/2354/49
USA, Cowley, 60:006/67/65/518/17





Power Play: CZE 1-6; USA 0-5
Penalties: 
CZE 5-10; USA 6-12

2013 U.S. National Under-18 Team Five Nations Tournament ScheduleFeb. 6-10, 2012 • Jonkoping, Sweden
DateOpponentLocationTime (EST)/Result
Wed., Feb. 6FinlandJonkopingL, 2-4
Fri., Feb. 8Czech RepublicJonkopingW, 5-1
Sat., Feb. 9RussiaJonkoping6:30 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 10SwedenJonkoping9:30 a.m.




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The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress on this date in 1870. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Reilly expected to bring stability under centre in Edmonton.

Thompson avoids free agency, inks extension with Esks.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1884, Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny executed a patent application for a chemical recording stock quotation telegraph (U.S. Pat. 314,115).

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Tampa, FL. — The Buc fans' inside source is back to tackle another round of questions, touching on such topics as quarterback age, the bye week system, top Tampa Bay rookies, and more.

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Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan on this date in 1895.

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Jimmy gets serious at Daddy's Happy Birthday.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Tampa Bay Juniors hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was added. The star was one of the original 1,558 to be placed.

1967 - Elvis Presley bought the Circle G ranch in Walla, Mississippi.

1999 - The two-disc compilation entitled "Sunrise" was released. The set contained Elvis Presley's studio recordings at Sun Studio from 1953 to 1955. 

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The movie "Superman" premiered on this date in 1953.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club for the first time.

1964 - The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut. They performed All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

1972 - Wings made their concert debut at Nottingham University in England.

1993 - Paul McCartney released a solo album "Off The Ground." 

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CBS radio debuted "Frontier Gentleman" on this date in 1958.

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Today in Sports History:

1895 - The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.

1900 - Dwight F. Davis put up a new tennis trophy to go to the winner in matches against England. The trophy was a silver cup that weighed 36 pounds.

1924 - Frank Nighbor received the first NHL Hart Trophy. The award, that judges the most valuable player to his team, was the first individual award in the NHL.

1932 - America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY. They won the Gold Medal.

1960 - A verbal agreement was reached between representatives of the American and National Football Leagues. Both agreed not to tamper with player contracts.

1989 - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns) ended an NBA free throw streak of 57 games.

1992 - Mike Gartner tied an NHL record when he reached the 30-goal mark for the 13th straight season. Only Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito had accomplished the feat.

1993 - Fourteen people were arrested when violence erupted at the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl victory parade.

2005 - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that a deal between the league and the players' association would have to be in place before the end of the week to save the season.


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On this date in 1969, the Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

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

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadians 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 3:00pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

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

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

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

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