Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's Tuesday











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 20th, the 232nd day of 2013. There are 133 days left in the year.

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Hawks 2013 Cup Champions video available today.

30 in 30: Senators eager to build on playoff success.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Rock legend Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 65; TV weatherman Al Roker is 59; Joan Allen (The Contender, The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum/Legacy) is 57; Amy Adams (Julie & Julia, Enchanted, Man of Steel) is 39; Demi Lovato is 21.

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Try Hockey For Free Days Set for 2013-14 Season
Rinks and Organizations Encouraged to Sign-Up to Host Events in November, March
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that rinks and associations can now register to host Try Hockey For Free events for the 2013-14 season at usahockey.com/programservices.
The first Try Hockey For Free Day will be Nov. 2, 2013, as part of Come Play Hockey Month. The second opportunity will occur March 1, 2014, during Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM.
Try Hockey For Free Day, supported by the NHL and its member clubs, is a program designed to provide youth hockey associations and local ice hockey rinks a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport.
Over 16,000 kids ages 4-9 tried hockey for the first time during last year’s events, and USA Hockey is looking to build on the excitement of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games to host a record number of participants this winter.
Liberty Mutual Insurance and Total Hockey are the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Days.
To register to host a Try Hockey event, click here.

USA Hockey Names 2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team
Team to Participate in Women's Under-18 Series vs. Canada; FASTHockey to Carry Games Live
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 22-player roster for the 2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that will participate in the 2013 Women's Under-18 Series vs. Canada, Aug. 22-25 in Lake Placid., N.Y.
Highlighting the roster are seven members of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that collected the silver medal this past January at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Under-18 World Championship in Heinola, Finland, including Sydney Baldwin (Shorewood, Minn.), Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.), Kenzie Kent(Norwell, Mass.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Maliya Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.), Maddie Rolfes (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Baylee Wellhausen (Williams Bay, Wis.).
In addition to Baldwin, Cianfarano, and Rolfes, Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Taylor Williamson(Edina, Minn.) competed for Team USA at the 2012 Women's Under-18 Series.
The U.S. will open the series on Aug. 22 at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. A full on-ice schedule is listed below. All three games will be carried live by FASTHockey at usahockey.fasthockey.com.
For a list of players and staff that will represent the 2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, click here. For complete Under-18 Series coverage, click here.
NOTES: The Under-18 Series is a three-game competition vs. Canada that began in 2007 ... The 22 players hail from 10 states, with Minnesota's seven representatives leading the group ... Follow the Under-18 Series on Twitter at @USAHockeyScores using #U18Series ... Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is serving as the general manager of Team USA at the 2013 Under-18 Series against Canada and the 2014 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship ... Jeff Kampersal (Pennington, N.J.), head women's ice hockey coach at Princeton University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team for the 2013-14 season ... The assistant coaches are Courtney Kennedy (Somerville, Mass.), associate women's ice hockey coach at Boston College and Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston University.

2013 U.S. Women's National TeamSchedule for Under-18 Series vs. Canada
Aug. 21-25 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
DateEventTime (EDT)
Wed., Aug. 21Practice11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 22Practice8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Game - Team USA vs. Canada4:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 23Practice8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Game - Team USA vs. Canada4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24Practice11:00 am. - Noon
Sun., Aug. 25Game - Team USA vs. Canada10:00 a.m.
*all game and practice times subject to change


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Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska on this date in 1741.

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Argos moving on up.

Top 10 Plays of Week 8.

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

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On this date in 1866, the National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour workday.

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Regina, SK.- The grade was an ‘F’ handed down by Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 6-1 Saskatchewan is Saturday, August 24th game at the 1-6 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released August 20

- Epic
- Scary Movie 5
- Killing Season
- Amour
- No One Lives
- NCIS: The Complete Tenth Season
- Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season
- Revenge: The Complete Second Season
- Being Human: Season Five
- The Good Wife: The Fourth Season
- Parenthood: Season Four
- Star Trek: Enterprise - Complete Second Season

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Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers signed established veteran K Lawrence Tynes after Connor Barth's Achilles injury in July, but that didn't mean the competition was over for first-year K Derek Dimke, who has handled the pressure well so far.

Read the rest here.

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TODAY IS - Bacon Lover's Day!

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Baltimore, MD. -- Tampa Bay grabbed an early lead, then held on for dear life for a 4-3 win over Baltimore on Monday night at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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Lindsay Lohan confessed in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey that, yes, she is an addict. [And pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- For Tim Lincecum, evaluating the Boston Red Sox was a challenge because he didn't challenge them enough.

Read the rest here.

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A study discovered that up to 35% of us have had a text conversation while still sleeping. The conversation, which is mostly gibberish, starts when our phones start beeping or buzzing, prompting our brains to go into auto-pilot and return the text. It's not always gibberish, though. The study found men usually text about food while women tend to get romantic.

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Jimmy with his baby dolphin Oiskas.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to his second day of kindergarten, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" hit #1 in the U.S.

1983 - The Elvis Presley album "I Was The One" hit #83 in the U.K.

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Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow on this date in 1882.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
The Beatles single "Yellow Submarine" hit #1 in the U.K.

1969 - The Beatles recorded together for the last time. The finished "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."

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A driver fell asleep at an Erie County, New York, McDonald's drive-thru with the car engine still running. Troopers arrived at the scene and woke up Blair, who voluntarily gave a breath sample. Troopers found he was drunk..

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - Representatives of four professional football clubs met in the first of two meetings in Canton, Ohio. The meetings led to the founding of the American Professional Football Association. Two years later the APFA officially became the National Football League.

1939 - The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI. It was the first bowling association in the U.S. for African- Americans.

1945 - Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major league ball game. Brown was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.

1949 - Cleveland’s Indians and Chicago’s White Sox played at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland before the largest crowd, 78,382 people, to see a nighttime major-league baseball game.

2005 - Thomas Herrion (San Francisco 49ers) collapsed and died after a preseason game in Denver.

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If Hulk Hogan had his way, Chris Hemsworth would be trading Thor's mighty hammer for a body slam. In an interview the pro-wrestling legend was asked about who he'd like to see play him in a planned biopic and he likes Chris.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:05pm EDT

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

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