Saturday, October 19, 2013

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

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Today is October 19th, the 292nd day of 2013. There are 73 days left in the year.

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Jets defenseman Trouba leaves game with injury.


Hockey community rallies around paralyzed Sorisho.


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

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In the U.S., The Stamp Act Congress met and drew up a declaration of rights and liberties on this date in 1765.

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI. – A third period goal was the difference Friday night, as the Soo Eagles snuck past the Wenatchee Wild 5-4 at Pullar Stadium.

The Wild took the lead as David Powlowski (Rochester, New York) one-times a crossing pass at the right post. Nicklas Balboa (San Francisco, California) and Christian Salvato (LaVerne, California) drew the assists on the power play goal at 4:39, putting Wenatchee on top, 1-0. Trey Bradley (Tampa, Florida) would fire home another power play goal from the top of the left wing circle, assisted by River Rymsha (Huntington Woods, Michigan) and Sam Becker (Roseville, Minnesota) at 9:02, giving the Wild a 2-0 advantage. The Soo got one back on a tap-in by AJ Jarosz, assists going to Derek Lodermeier and Brad Pung at 15:41, cutting the Wild lead to 2-1. Bradley’s second goal, also on the power play at 17:20, assisted by Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) and Salvato, reestablished the two-goal lead, at 3-1.

In the second period, the Eagles got back to within one, as Denver Pierce banged home a loose puck in the goalmouth on a 4-on-4. Kyle Loridon and Evan Mills assisted at 9:35, slicing the Wenatchee lead to 3-2. Mike Sabatini tied the game for the Soo at 14:24, with helpers from Evan Mills and Bruno Birzitis. Then, moments later, the Eagles took the lead on a goal by Ryan Urso. Sabatini and Jarosz assisted at 15:05, putting the Soo on top, 4-3. A rebound set up Wenatchee’s third power play goal of the night to tie the game back up in the later stages of the middle period. Loggins buried a shot from the mid-slot, assisted by Bradley and Salvato at 18:55, tying the game 4-4.

The Eagles regained the lead early in the third, as Chase Mattson scored from Pierce and Urso at 6:13, making it 5-4 Soo. The Wild kept pushing throughout the periodbut weren’t able to net the equalizer and the Eagles held on for the 5-4 win. “That’s frustrating” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We’re doing enough things to score goals to win, too many soft plays. You work hard, you work hard, you work hard, then soft play and you get scored on. Junior hockey’s not a forgiving game. You make soft plays, you get beat. We made too many soft plays. We made enough good plays to win, but the soft plays hurt us in the second period.”

Wenatchee outshot the Soo 35-33. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 28 saves; Colin Brennan made 31 saves for the Soo. The Wild was 3-for-8 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill.

Wenatchee is now 5-6-0, the Eagles are 4-5-3.

Wenatchee remains on the road for one more game tomorrow at the Soo beginning at 4:00pm PDT. The Wild’s next home action is against the Kenai River Brown Bears. The games on Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th, start at 7:05pm PDT, with the game on Sunday, October 26th, starting at 5:05pm PDT. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

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British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia on this date in 1781. It was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.

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Tampa, FL. -- To play or not to play?

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In the U.S., government owned vehicles were first used to pick up mail in Washington, DC on this date in 1914.

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Paluch to be Enshrined in Bowling Green State University Hall of Fame
Current American Development Model Regional Manager Coached, Played for Team USA
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Scott Paluch (Chicago, Ill.), a regional manager for USA Hockey's American Development Model, has been selected to enter Bowling Green State University's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Paluch was the head coach at Bowling Green for seven season (2002-09), where he compiled an 84-156-23 record. Under Paluch's guidance, the Falcons hosted a pair of first-round Central Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series (2004-05, 2007-08), with the 2004-05 campaign marking the program's first CCHA home playoff series in a decade.
Before taking the head-coaching job at Bowling Green, Paluch was an assistant coach at Boston College for eight seasons (1995-02). While with the Eagles, he helped string together a stretch of four straight National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Four appearances (1997-01), a run that was capped with an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2001. Paluch started his coaching career at his alma mater when he joined the Falcon staff as an assistant coach in 1990, a position he held until the end of the 1993-94 season.
As a player, Paluch patrolled the Bowling Green blue line from 1984-88, graduating as the school's all-time leading scorer among defensemen. His decorated collegiate career culminated in 1987-88, when he garnered All-America First Team, All-CCHA First Team and CCHA Tournament MVP honors while leading the Falcons to the program's first CCHA Tournament title. Paluch went on to play two seasons of professional hockey in the International Hockey League.
Internationally, the 2008 Illinois Hall of Fame inductee has represented the United States on several occasions in numerous capacities. He served as the head coach of the 2001 U.S. Under-17 Select Team that competed in the Under-17 Four Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia, and was an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that took part in the 2000 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Kezmarok, Slovakia. Paluch also played internationally for the United States, helping the U.S. National Junior Team to a bronze medal at the 1986 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Hamilton, Ont.




Parker Named Head Coach of 2013 U.S. Men's Select Team
Smith Will Serve as Associate Head Coach; Bavis To Be Assistant Coach
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jack Parker (Somerville, Mass.), who for 40 years was the head coach of the Boston University men's ice hockey team, will serve as head coach of the 2013 U.S. Men's National Select Team that will compete in the 2013 Deutschland Cup, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In addition, Ben Smith(Gloucester, Mass.), who served as the head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team on three occasions and is currently a scout and advisor for U.S. National Teams for USA Hockey, will be the team's associate head coach, and Mike Bavis (Boston, Mass.), former associate head coach of the Boston University men's ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coach.
The Deutschland Cup will be staged Nov. 8-10 in Munich, Germany, and include teams from Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany and the United States. The U.S. participates in the event in odd numbered years.
"We're excited to have an outstanding coach staff, led by Jack Parker," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. "Together they bring more than 80 years of coaching experience which will be a tremendous asset for our team."
Parker retired from his position as head coach of the Boston University men's ice hockey team in March with his 40-year career spanning from 1973-2013. While at BU, he accumulated an 897-472-115 record to place him third all-time among NCAA coaches in wins. Parker guided the Terriers to three NCAA national titles (1977, 1995, 2009) and 24 NCAA tournament appearances, as well as 11 regular-season conference championships (three in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, eight in the Hockey East Association) and 11 conference playoff titles (four in the ECAC, seven in the HEA). During his career, Parker was named the Spencer Penrose Division I Coach of the Year on three occasions (1975, 1978, 2009).
Internationally, Parker served as head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed in the 1996 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Massachusetts. He also worked as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men's National Team that skated in the 1995 IIHF Men's World Championship in Stockholm and Gavle, Sweden. Additionally, 23 players Parker coached at Boston University competed for the United States at the Olympic Winter Games, including four members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Smith served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team three times (1998, 2002, 2006), leading Team USA to the first-ever gold medal awarded in women's ice hockey at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. He also guided the U.S. Women's National Team its first-ever gold medal at the IIHF Women's World Championship in 2005, and racked up five silver medals as a head coach in that tournament.
On the men's side, Smith has worked as an assistant coach at numerous events, including the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, two IIHF World Championships (1987, 1990) and three IIHF World Junior Championships (1985-87). In 1986, he worked on a staff that led the United States to its first-ever medal in the World Junior Championship -- a bronze.
Smith, who was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, was an assistant coach under Parker at Boston University for nine seasons (1981-90).
Bavis served as the associate head coach under Parker at Boston University for three seasons (2010-13) after 11 years as an assistant coach on the BU staff. While coaching the Terriers, Bavis helped guide the program to a national championship in 2009, as well as eight Beanpot titles and two Hockey East championships (2006, 2009). Additionally, Bavis has coached at numerous USA Hockey Select 15, 16 and 17 Player Development Camps and has been involved with the Mass/USA Hockey Satellite Training Program.
As a player, Bavis was a four-year standout at Boston University from 1989-93, helping the Terriers to four straight NCAA tournament berths, including an appearance in the 1991 NCAA title game. He also aided Boston University's run to three Beanpot championships and one Hockey East crown.
Bavis spent two seasons in the professional hockey ranks following his collegiate career before returning to Boston University to join the coaching staff in 1998-99.
Team USA 2013 Deutschland CupNov. 8-10, 2013 - Munich, Germany
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)
Fri., Nov. 8SlovakiaMunich, Germany4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 9SwitzerlandMunich, Germany7:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 10GermanyMunich, Germany4:45 p.m./10:45 a.m.


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"Woman's Day" was published for the first time on this date in 1937.

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One Step Closer: Stamps do their part in hunt for West title.

Shut down: Calvillo won't play again in 2013.

Visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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"Big Town" made its debut on CBS on this date in 1937.

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Regina, SK. -The Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5) take on the visiting B.C. Lions (9-6) with West division playoff implications on the line.

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Next up for the 10-5 Riders is a game at home on Saturday, October 19th against the 9-6 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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The play "I Remember Mama" opened on Broadway on this date in 1944. Marlon Brando made his debut with his appearance.

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Tampa, FL. — Among the head-to-head battles to keep an eye on Sunday in the Georgia Dome will be Vincent Jackson, the Bucs' top pass-catcher, working to get open against veteran CB Asante Samuel

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Patty Duke, on this date in 1959 at the age of 12, made her Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker." The play lasted for 700 performances.

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Corvallis, OR. -- To understand Oregon State's football team, you have to understand Mike Riley.

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The news program "Weekend" debuted on NBC on this date in 1974.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- According to a release Friday afternoon from the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Rays Minor League right-hander Taylor Guerrieri "has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program."

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The Concorde made its first landing in New York City on this date in 1977.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as enjoying a Saturday full of hockey and football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - 
Elvis Presley's single "A Little Less Conversation" hit #69 in the U.S.


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The U.S. Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on this date in 1983

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - 
The Beatles and Gerry & the Pacemakers play together as one group, the Beatmakers, at Litherland Town Hall.


1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" opened in Sweden.

1998 - George Martin, "The Fifth Beatle," retired from the music business.

2004 - Yoko Ono's album "Everyman Everywoman" was released.

2010 - George Harrison's "Collaborations" was released.


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The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points on this date in 1987. It was the worst one-day percentage decline, 22.6%, in history.

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Today in Sports History:

1933Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee.

1998 - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson got his boxing license back after he had lost it for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.

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The Dow Jones industrial average ended this date in 2003 at 12,011.73. It was the first close above 12,000.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- MAVTV 500 at Fontana, California 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talledega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm EDT

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

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