Saturday, March 16, 2013

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

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Today is March 16th, the 75th day of 2013. There are 290 days left in the year.

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Luongo, Schneider lighten mood in Canucks' goal.

Ducks acquire Steckel from Maple Leafs.

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

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Samoset walked into the settlement of Plymouth Colony, later Plymouth, MA on this date in 1621. Samoset was a native from the Monhegan tribe in Maine who spoke English. He greeted the Pilgrims by saying, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

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Tampa, FL. -- Only about 10 players from the Tampa Bay Lightning skated today at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, while the rest were also present to attend meetings and participate in off-ice workouts.

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The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in New York on this date in 1802.

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Soldotna, Alaska - The Wenatchee Wild are no longer a first-place hockey squad.

The Wild's defense was powerless against Kenai River on Friday, allowing the Brown Bears to tally seven goals in a 7-5 loss at the Soldotna Sports Center.

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The State of Delaware enacted the first fertilizer law on this date in 1871.

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U.S. Women’s National Team to Play Canada on Dec. 20, 2013 in Grand Forks, N.D. as Part of “Bring on the World Tour”
Ralph Engelstad Arena to Host Rivalry in Preparation for 2014 Olympic Winter Games
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey announced today that the U.S. Women’s National Team will play Canada on Dec. 20, 2013, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., as part of the “Bring on the World Tour” to help prepare the U.S. women for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
“We’re excited to bring the best in women’s hockey to one of our nation’s premier facilities and an area with such rich hockey tradition,” said Reagan Carey, USA Hockey’s director of women’s hockey. “This game will provide the great fans of the Red River Valley an opportunity to get a sneak preview of what most will watch on NBC six weeks later in Sochi.”
“Obviously we’re excited to host a game of this magnitude in the build-up to the Olympic Winter Games,” said Jody Hodgson, general manager of Ralph Engelstad Arena. “Regional hockey fans will be exposed to the highest level of international women’s hockey and it will be a must-see event this winter.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office or at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $15-$49.
NOTES: USA Hockey will make a series of announcements in the coming weeks to unveil other games that will be part of the Bring on the World Tour … Grand Forks natives Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are members of the U.S. Women’s National Team program … Katey Stone, head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team and will coach the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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The U.S. Senate approved a treaty on this date in 1882 allowing the United States to join the Red Cross.

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Ottawa enters Combine with no shortage of experience.

Three more years: Als extend rush end Bowman.

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

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Hittin' the open road? Here's some tips for travelling with your pets.

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Tampa, FL. — Buccaneers pro scouting coordinator and former Buccaneer linebacker Shelton Quarles speaks to hundreds of under-served and uninsured men in the community on the importance of preventative healthcare.

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Susan Hayhurst graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy on this date in 1883. She was the first woman pharmacy graduate.

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Jimmy has fun with his little people.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Yo Gabba Gabba, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1963 - Elvis Presley's "One Broken Heart For Sale" hit #11 in the U.S.

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Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on this date in 1926.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."

1964 - Ringo Starr was elected vice president of the Leeds University Law Society in England.

1970 - The Beatles released "Let It Be."

1990 - The 2-Disc John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City/Live Jam" was released. It was an original live recording reissued.

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Congress voted to remove federal taxes on oleomargarine on this date in 1950.

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - Ban Johnson, after presiding over a meeting of baseball owners, announced that the new American League would begin play in April with teams in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

1964 - Paul Hornung and Alex Karras were reinstated to the NFL after an 11-month suspension for betting on football games.

1991 - The U.S. won all three medals in the world figure skating championship. Kristi Yamaguchi won the championship, Tonya Harding finished second, and Nancy Kerrigan was third.

1996 - Mike Tyson won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship with a technical knockout of Frank Bruno in the third round.

2000 - WRAL-TV Digital broadcast offered viewers the first opportunity to watch any one of the games played during the NCAA basketball tournament. WRAL broadcast four separate channels with each carrying a different game.

2002 - Brittanie Cecil was hit by a puck while watching a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena. The 13-year-old died two days later from a rare injury caused when her head snapped back.

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"A Chorus Line" played its 4,000 performance on this date in 1985.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

EJHL South Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 1:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Panthers 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Junior Knights 8:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

EJHL South Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Juniors TBA

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightnings vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EDT

EJHL South Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Juniors TBA

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 12:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

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

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