Saturday, July 27, 2013

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

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Today is July 27th, the 208th day of 2013. There are 157 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks' Handzus recovering from surgeries.

Wild's Harding starts charity in support of MS.

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

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On this date in 1663, the British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.

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USA Hockey Announces Additional Details Regarding
2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp 
Camp coaches, Blue and White roster unveiled;
FASTHockey.com to provide live stream of all camp games
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today additional details surrounding its 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp set to take place in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the Olympic Training Center from Aug. 3-10.
COOPER/KLEINEDORST TO SERVE AS CAMP ASSISTANT COACHES
Jon Cooper (Tampa, Fla.) and Kurt Kleinendorst (Grand Rapids, Minn.) will serve as assistant camp coaches.
Cooper is the head coach of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, a position he was promoted to midway through the 2012-13 campaign. Previously, he was head coach of the Lightning’s top American Hockey League affiliates in Syracuse (2012-13) and Norfolk (2010-12). He led the Norfolk Admirals to the 2012 Calder Cup Championship. Cooper also spent two seasons (2008-10) as head coach of the United States Hockey League’s Green Bay Gamblers. The Gamblers won the 2010 Clark Cup Championship and Cooper received the General Manager and Coach of the Year Awards.
Kleinendorst has been a head coach at the AHL, ECHL, NCAA Men’s Division I, USHL and international levels. During the 2009-10 campaign, he was head coach of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Under-18 Team. He led Team USA to the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship. In 2008, he was an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team. Most recently, Kleinendorst was head coach of the University of Alabama-Huntsville men’s ice hockey team for the 2012-13 season. In the AHL, he was head coach of the Binghamton Senators from 2010-12 and the Lowell Devils from 2006-09. He coached the ECHL’s Raleigh IceCaps from 1991-94 and 1995-97. For the NHL's New Jersey Devils, Kleinendorst was an assistant coach (2000-01), professional scout (2001-02) and special assistant scout (2002-06).
ROSTERS FOR TEAM BLUE/TEAM WHITE ANNOUNCED
The 44 athletes participating in the NJEC have been separated into two groups for the first three days of practices and games vs. Finland and Sweden.
For the Team Blue roster, click here
For the Team White roster, click here
On Aug. 6, Team USA will trim its roster and a single U.S. squad will finish the camp with practices and games against Canada, Finland and Sweden.
Team Blue will be coached by Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn./St. Cloud State Univ.) and Jon Cooper (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Lightning). Team White will be coached by Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass./Boston College) and Kurt Kleinendorst (Grand Rapids, Minn.).
FASTHOCKEY TO STREAM ALL CAMP GAMES LIVE
USA Hockey, in partnership with FASTHockey, is providing live streaming coverage of the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp. Games will be offered on a pay-per-view basis. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users who want to watch one or more games must first sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Users can then buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits never expire and can be used to watch live games or access on-demand content.
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The NJEC will convene 44 U.S. players, all vying for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden. In addition to daily practices, the U.S. will play international games against Canada, Finland and Sweden.
For a complete schedule of the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp click here. Tickets for all games that are part of the camp can be purchased online at WhiteFaceLakePlacid.com, by phone at (518) 523-3330 or in person at the Olympic Center Box Office.
NOTES: Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding the camp ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 to be held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area … Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team, was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team on March 23. Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men's ice hockey team, Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.) assistant coach of the University of Denver's men's ice hockey team will serve as assistant coaches. The video coordinator is Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University's men's ice hockey team ... 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 fifth consecutive year.

2013 U.S. Under-18 Select Team
To Practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Next Monday-Wednesday
Team Preparing For Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Under-18 Select Team will be in Arlington, Va., at the Kettler Captials Iceplex for a series of practices next Monday-Wednesday (July 28-30) in preparation for the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Each of the Team USA practices will be free and open to the public.
The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament will be staged Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia, and features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The 22-player U.S. roster was picked following the USA Hockey Boys' Select 17 Player Development Camp that took place from June 28-July 3 at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y.
For a complete Team USA roster, click here.
For complete Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Coverage, click here.
For information on the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, click here.
A complete practice schedule is below:
U.S. Under-18 Select Team Practice Schedule
July 28-30 - Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Arlington, Va.
DatePractice Time (ET)Rink
Sun., July 288:00-9:10 p.m.Arlington Rink
Mon., July 299:30-11:00 a.m.Arlington Rink
Mon., July 297:50-8:50 p.m.Arlington Rink
Tues., July 309:10-10:30 a.m.Capitals Rink
NOTES: Keep up-to-date on the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament via Twitter by following @USAHockeyScoresand using #IvanHlinka ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first-place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second seven times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished in seventh place last year ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 10 different states. Minnesota leads the way with eight representitives, while Michigan has four and both Illinois and Colorado have two ... Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass./New York Islanders) will serve as head coach, while John Gruden (Virginia, Minn.), assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Matt Herr (Hackensack, N.J.), a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, and Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.), assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will serve as assistant coaches.
Team USA 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Schedule
August 3-10 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)
Sat., Aug. 3Czech Republic (Exhibition)Breclav6:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 5FinlandPiestany2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 6RussiaPiestany2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 7SlovakiaPiestany5:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 9SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sat., Aug. 10Championship/Third PlaceTBDTBD


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The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution on this date in 1694.

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Bo knows: Mitchell carries Stamps over Bombers.

Dunk: Isaac brings experience & no shortage of words.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1775, Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.

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Guelph, ON. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-0) visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-3) in week five action. The Riders will be looking to remain the CFL’s lone undefeated team and take both ends of the home and home set.

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The Roughriders play the second half of this back-to-back series with the Tiger-Cats tomorrow, July 27th in Guelph, with kickoff on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com set for 7:30pm EDT.

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On this date in 1784, "Courier De L’Amerique" became the first French newspaper to be published in the United States. It was printed in Philadelphia, PA.

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Tampa, FL. — Avid Bucs fan Darian Gibson, who has battled a heart condition and multiple surgeries throughout his young life, visited One Buc Place on Friday and was met with one wonderful surprise after another.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, the Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S. Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.

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New York, NY. -- Joe Maddon allowed that Friday night's 10-6 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium wasn't an oil painting, adding "they can't all be." But the Rays' manager will take it since it propelled the Rays into first place in the American League East.

Read the rest here.

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The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on this date in 1804. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Hours before the Giants' 3-2 loss to the Cubs on Friday, manager Bruce Bochy emphasized the need for his club's starting pitching and defense to improve dramatically, as San Francisco entered the game last in the National League in both categories.

Read the rest here.

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Cyrus Field successfully completed the Atlantic Cable on this date in 1866. It was an underwater telegraph from North America to Europe.

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It's Jimmy the Zombie!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "It Happened At The World's Fair."

1989 - Rhonda Boler auctioned a Diamond Medallion Cross that had been given to her by Elvis Presley during his 1974 comeback concert in Monroe, LA. The event was carried on televisions "A Current Affair."

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Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight on this date in 1909. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 -  
John Lennon finally had his request for permanent residency in the United States approved.

1992 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #6 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1918, the Socony 200 was launched. It was the first concrete barge and was used to carry oil. 

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - Brooklyn rookie Henry Heitman made his major league debut and his last major league appearance in the same day. He pitched four straight hits to the St. Louis Cardinals, left the game and never played again in the majors.

1921 - Baseball fan Reuben Berman sued the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball May 16th at the Polo Grounds. Berman was eventually rewarded $100.

1937 - The United States captured the Davis Cup by beating Britain, four matches to one.

1946 - Rudy York (Boston Red Sox) hit two grand slams and drove in 10 runs to lead the Red Sox over the St. Louis Browns, 13-6.

1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career when he got his 3,503rd base hit.

1986 - Greg LeMond of the U.S. became the first non-European to capture the Tour de France cycling race.

1992 - Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.

1992 - China's Fu Mingxia, only two weeks away from her 14th birthday, became the second youngest gold medalist in Olympic history when she won the women's 10-meter platform diving event.

1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.

1996 - Canadian Donovan Bailey ran the Men's 100 Meter Dash with a time of 9.84. The previous record was 9.85 held by Leroy Burrell of the United States.

2001 - Deion Sanders announced his retirement from the NFL.

2003 - Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France.

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Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare" on this date in 1940.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Bigmachinerecords.com at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 6:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Friday --  

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by Enlist Weed Control System 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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

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