Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Today is August 6th, the 218th day of 2013. There are 147 days left in the year.

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NHL finalizes sale of Phoenix Coyotes.

30 in 30: Refreshed Sharks chase 10th straight berth.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan is 43; Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 41; Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, A&E's Bates Motel) is 40; Soleil Moon Frye (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Punky Brewster) is 37.

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2013 U.S. Under-18 Select Team Falls to Finland, 3-2, in Overtime
Bittner, Connor score goals in overtime loss
PIESTANY, Slovakia – Paul Bittner (Crookston, Minn.) and Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.) scored, and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic made 20 saves, but the U.S. Under-18 Select Team dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Finland in the opening game of the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament today.
"I'm quite pleased with the effort today," said Head Coach Bob Corkum. "The guys worked hard and stuck with the systems. We generated enough chances to win the game, but we didn't have enough puck luck. I think we got better as the game went on and played our best hockey in the third period. We'll have to duplicate that effort."
Bittner started the scoring 7:54 into the opening period when got a shot past Finland goaltender Kappo Kahkonen.
Then, after Finland struck for two straight goals -- one early in the second period and one midway through the third -- Connor tied the game with a power-play goal with 2:39 remaining in regulation.
Finland took advantage of a power play and scored the game-winner just 59 seconds into overtime.
The U.S. Under-18 Select Team continues play in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament tomorrow (Aug. 6) against Russia.
For the complete roster, click here.
For complete Ivan Hlinka coverage, click here.
NOTES: Joseph Snively (Harndon, Va.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Follow the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Twitter by following @USAHockeyScores and using #IvanHlinka ... The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... 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.) serves as head coach andJohn 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, serve as assistant coaches.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA1
0
1
02
FIN01113
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA, Bittner (Nardella, Mantha), 7:54 (pp). Penalties: USA, Snively (hooking), 5:54; FIN, Keskitalo (tripping), 6:37; FIN, Parikka (interference), 12:16; FIN, Bench (too many men), 16:28.
Second Period -- Scoring: 2, FIN, Rantanen (Lammikko), 0:35. Penalties: USA, Wolff (delay of game), 4:45; FIN, Makinen (interference), 8:25; USA, Phelps (holding), 12:19.
Third Period -- Scoring: 3, FIN, Makinen (Kauppinen, Rantanen), 7:43; 4, USA, Connor (Poganski, Phelps), 17:21 (pp). Penalties: FIN, Haapanen (interference), 16:52; USA, Poganski (slashing), 19:04; USA, Dougherty (slashing), 19:36.
Overtime -- Scoring: 5, FIN, Hopponen (unassisted), 0:59 (pp). Penalties: None.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA6
10
12
028
FIN3136123

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA, Nedeljovic MINS3/3
12/13
5/6
0/120/23
FIN, Kahkonen MINS5/610/1011/120/026/28
Power Play: USA, 2-5; FIN, 1-5
Penalties: 
USA, 5-10; FIN, 5-10

Team USA 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ScheduleAugust 3-10 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)/Result
Sat., Aug. 3Czech Republic (Exhibition)BreclavW, 1-0
Mon., Aug. 5FinlandPiestanyL, 2-3 (OT)
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


USA White Beats Finland, 5-2; USA Blue Falls to Sweden, 4-3
Cammarata records goal and two assists for USA White;
Butcher collects two goals and an assist for USA Blue
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – International play at the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp continued today at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. USA White bested Finland, 5-2, as Taylor Cammarata (Plymouth, Minn./Univ. of Minnesota) posted a goal and two assists. In USA Blue’s 4-3 loss to Sweden, Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis./Univ. of Denver) tallied two goals and an assist from the blue line.

"The evaluation of all the players in camp continues," said Don Lucia, head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. "I give our guys a lot of credit to get back in the game against Sweden after falling behind 3-0. In the second game, our guys got off to a great start against Finland with the 5-0 lead. There were a lot of good things today that forced us to reevaluate who we are going to keep for the rest of the week,"

Sweden got out to a 2-0 first period lead with power-play goals at 1:38 and 11:12. The Swedes extended their advantage to 3-0 at 6:41 of the second stanza.
USA Blue trimmed its deficit to 3-2 with goals at 10:01 and 19:16 of the second period. Brady Vail (Palm City, Fla.) won an offensive zone faceoff to Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.), who fed the puck back to Butcher for a one-timer that beat the goalie high. Adam Erne (New Haven, Conn.) buried a rebound from the top of the crease following a point-blank chance by Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.). Butcher initiated the play from the blue line.
Halfway through the third period, Sweden doubled its lead to 4-2 with its third power-play goal of the day.
Butcher blasted another one-timer into the Sweden net with 2:17 left in regulation to make it a one-goal game. Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill./Univ. of Notre Dame) spun out of traffic behind the net and fed Butcher atop the left circle.
USA Blue pulled its netminder in the final minute, but despite intense pressure it could not tally the equalizer.
Starting goaltender Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College) stopped 20 of 23 shots in 29:57 of action.Anthony Stolarz (Edison, N.J.) turned aside seven of the eight shots he faced.
In game two, USA White grabbed a 3-0 advantage over a four-minute span in the first frame. Zach Stepan (Hastings, Minn./Minnesota State Univ.-Mankato) slammed in a goalmouth feed from Cammarata on the power play at 6:22. Forty-one seconds later, Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J./Quinnipiac Univ.) streaked through the neutral zone and aimed high from the right circle. At 10:06, Cammarata collected a bouncing puck behind the net and beat the goalie to the right post on a wraparound shot.
Ian McCoshen (Hudson, Wis./Boston College) padded the lead when he found space between the left post and the goalie’s shoulder 8:04 into the second period. With 3:29 left, Michael McCarron (Macomb, Mich.) pounced on a rebound in the crease to make it 5-0 USA White after 40 minutes.
Finland notched a pair of goals in the final two minutes to cap the scoring.
Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn./Ohio State Univ.) started in the USA White net and stopped all 15 shots in 30:10. Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College) made four saves on six shots.

USA Blue and USA White will be consolidated into one team prior to its next game on Wednesday (Aug. 7) vs. Sweden. Game time is 4:15 p.m. EDT.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA BLUE0
2
1
3
SWEDEN2114
First Period -- Scoring: 1, SWE, Collberg (Possler, Wennberg), 1:38 (pp); 2, SWE, Collberg (Possler, Wallmark), 11:12 (pp). Penalties: USA BLUE, Carrick (interference), 1:26; USA BLUE, Bailey (elbowing), 10:16; USA BLUE, Barber (high-sticking), 18:23.
Second Period -- Scoring: 3, Possler (Collberg), 6:41; 4, USA BLUE, Butcher (Matteau, Vail), 10:01; 5, USA BLUE, Erne (Carrick, Butcher), 19:16. Penalties: USA BLUE, Skjei (cross-checking), 0:37; SWE, Lindholm (charging), 10:40; SWE, Zaar (hooking), 18:33; SWE, Bench (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:46.
Third Period -- Scoring: 6, SWE, Wennberg (Zaar, Djoos), 10:13 (pp); 7, USA BLUE, Butcher (Hinostroza, Kerdiles), 17:43. Penalties: USA BLUE, Carrick (cross-checking), 2:37; SWE, Sandberg (high-sticking), 6:42; USA BLUE, Toninato (roughing), 8:49; USA BLUE, Thompson (tripping), 9:32; SWE, Possler (tripping), 11:00.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA BLUE6
7
13
26
SWE179531

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA BLUE, Demko 29:57
USA BLUE, Stolarz 29:03
15/17
--
5/6
3/3
--
4/5
20/23
7/8
SWE, Hogberg 60:006/65/712/1323/26
Power Play: USA BLUE, 1-5; SWE, 3-7
Penalties: 
USA BLUE, 7-14; SWE, 4-13
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Game Two Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE3
2
0
5
FINLAND0022
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA WHITE, Stepan (Cammarata, Brodzinski), 6:22 (pp); 2, USA WHITE, Clifton (Grzelcyk, Santini), 7:03; 3, USA WHITE, Cammarata (McCarron), 10:06. Penalties: FIN, Nattinen (tripping), 3:46; FIN, Teravainen (hooking), 6:11; FIN, Saari (cross-checking), 14:17.
Second Period -- Scoring: 4, USA WHITE, McCoshen (Cammarata, Shore), 8:04; 5, USA WHITE, McCarron (Samuelsson, Motte), 16:31 (pp). Penalties: USA WHITE, McCarron (slashing), 3:06; USA WHITE, Motte (holding), 12:02; USA WHITE, Sieloff (high-sticking), 14:12; USA WHITE, Clifton (roughing), 15:27; FIN, Maatta (roughing), 15:27; FIN, Pokka (checking from behind), 15:27.
Third Period -- Scoring: 6, FIN, Teravainen (unassisted), 18:10 (pp); 7, FIN, Mustonen (Rauhala, Haapala), 19:48. Penalties: FIN, Leskinen (high-sticking), 3:40; USA WHITE, Samuelsson (high-sticking), 6:13; FIN, Vainio (slashing), 14:55; USA WHITE, DiPauli (roughing), 17:42.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE16
9
6
31
FIN871126

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE, Olson 30:10
USA WHITE, Gillies 29:50
6/6
--
9/9
0/0
--
9/11
15/15
9/11
FIN, Saros 59:3913/167/96/626/31
Power Play: USA WHITE, 2-6; FIN, 1-5
Penalties: 
USA WHITE, 6-12; FIN, 7-17
NOTES: Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding camp ... The online home for the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, complete with rosters, schedules, stats and news, is available here ... All games from the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on usahockey.fasthockey.com ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 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 National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
August 4-10 - Lake Placid, New York
Date
Matchup
Time (EDT)/Result
Live Streaming
Sun., Aug. 4
USA White vs. Sweden
USA Blue vs. Finland
Mon., Aug. 5
USA Blue vs. Sweden
USA White vs. Finland
Wed., Aug. 7
Canada vs. Finland
USA vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 8
USA vs. Finland
Canada vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 10
USA vs. Canada
Finland vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.



U.S. Roster Set for Final Games of 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA to Face Sweden, Finland and Canada to Conclude Camp
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Thirty-one of the 44 players in attendance at the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will remain to face Canada, Finland and Sweden later this week.
For the final 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp roster, click here.

The players are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.

"As a staff, we have been happy with the players' intensity and compete level," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. "The players released today will continue to be evaluated this fall for Team USA. For the players that are staying, the games this week give us an opportunity to continue assessing them."
Among those staying are goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College), defenseman Pat Sieloff(Ann Arbor, Mich.) and forward Riley Barber (Pittsburgh, Pa./Miami Univ.), who were members of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team that won the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The trimmed Team USA roster will play Sweden on Wednesday (Aug. 7), Finland on Thursday (Aug. 8) and Canada on Saturday (Aug. 10). All games are being played at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena.
NOTES: Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding camp ... The online home for the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, complete with rosters, schedules, stats and news, is available here ... All games from the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on usahockey.fasthockey.com ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 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.

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Today would have been our 8th anniversary. Forever in my heart my darling!

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BC Bounce-Back: Lions hold off Blue Bombers.

Richardson out for the year with torn ACL and LCL.

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

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Facebook is in the process of rolling out a redesigned News Feed. The updated look features a more app-like feel with navigation icons to the left of the News Feed stream.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today import kick returner Matt Brown has signed with the team. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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Warner Brothers premiered its Vitaphone system in New York on this date in 1926. The movie was "Don Juan," starring John Barrymore.

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Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers drafted a promising young rookie in Mike Glennon, but that is not the reason I designated Josh Freeman to be the player facing the most pressure.

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A new Japanese app will help women lose weight with insults. The app, which will be released this month, is based on a weight loss app for men called Nenshou. In the original version, pretty anime ladies support users as they try to lose weight, offering words of encouragement and compliments. In the version for women the anime men toss insults.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture of his left middle finger. The Rays have recalled Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham to take Jennings' place.

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A man was arrested for stealing from a Prince Frederick, Maryland, grocery store. The 45-year-old suspect was found in possession of $75 worth of body wash.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Chad Gaudin couldn't sit still.

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Dinah Shore started her own show on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1939.

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Keep your eye on the ball Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going for lunch with Gramma, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Mystery Train" was released.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Letters" hit #6 in the U.K.

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a video.

2002 - The "Elvis, Then & Now" book-a-zine went on sale.

2013 - The album "Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition" was released.


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Lego will launch a special series themed on The Simpsons family in 2014.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 -  
The Beatles scouted a drummer named Pete Best. Best was playing at the Casbah Coffee Club. 


1965 - The Beatles album "Help!" was released in the U.K.

2002 - The album "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents" was released by Ringo Starr and His New All-Starr Band.


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The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - The first Australian rules football game to be played at night took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game was to promote the introduction of electricity to the city of Melbourne. 

1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career.

1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim the English Channel. She was 19 years old at the time. The swim took her 14 1/2 hours.

1949 - Chicago White Sox player Luke Appling played in the 2,154th game of his 19-year, major league career.

1952 - Satchel Paige, at age 46, became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game.

1969 - The first fair ball to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium occurred. Willie "Pops" Stargell, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit the ball 506 feet from home plate.

1981 - Lee Trevino was disqualified from the PGA Championship in Duluth, GA when he had his scorecard signed by Tom Weiskopf instead of himself.


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Fire fighters in Indianapolis, IN, answered a false alarm on this date in 1981. When they returned to their station it was ablaze due to a grease fire.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Arizona Diamondback 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Arizona Diamondback 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm EDT

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