Saturday, October 26, 2013

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

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Today is October 26th, the 299th day of 2013. There are 66 days left in the year.

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Sgarbossa, Agozzino hope same path leads to NHL.


Rask, Niemi could be battling for Finland job, Vezina.


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

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The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia on this date in 1774.

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Tampa, FL. -- It is becoming pretty obvious that the Tampa Bay Lightning’s young roster will make errant steps in the wrong direction at times, but each and every response afterward has been immediate.

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The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York on this date in 1825. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.

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Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild hosted the Kenai River Brown Bears in the first of a three-game set at the Town Toyota Center Friday night and it took not only overtime, but a shootout to decide a winner, with the Brown Bears coming out on top 4-3, in front of 2,380 fans.

Kenai River took the lead at 14:16 of the opening period on a goal by Alec Butcher, assisted by Albin Karlsson and Sebastian Fuchs.

The Wild tied the game on a Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) tap-in of a crossing pass. Trey Bradley (Tampa, Florida) and Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) drew assists on the power play goal at 6:54 of the second period, tying the game 1-1. The Brown Bears regained the lead just 21 seconds later, on a goal at 7:15, scored by Butcher, assisted by Karlsson and Fuchs, making it a 2-1 Kenai River lead. Wenatchee tied the game, just after a power play expired, as a puck spun through the goaltender and just across the goal line. David Powlowski (Rochester, New York) was credited with the goal, helped by Nicholas Rivera (Pacific Palisades, California at 14:05, tying the game 2-2.

In the third period, while working on a major penalty power play, Loggins dove and knocked a loose puck into the slot where Bradley scored on a turnaround shot. The goal, at 13:41, gave the Wild their first lead of the night, at 3-2. The Brown Bears pulled their goaltender in the final minute and tied the game 3-3 on an unassisted rebound goal by Vincent Stefan at 19:19. There was no further scoring in regulation time, sending the contest to overtime.

In the extra session, Wenatchee had the edge territorially, including hitting the post once, but neither team was able to score and the game would go to a deciding shootout.

In the shootout, Kenai River got goals from Karlsson, Nathan Colwell and Alec Butcher, to counter Wild goals from Andre Pison (Herlev, Denmark) , and Bradley, with Christian Salvato (LaVerne, California) being stopped in round five, giving the Brown Bears the 4-3 win and the extra standings point. “That was a tough one” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Again, we played awful well; we just have to find a way to finish teams off. We’ve got to grow some whiskers quickly, because the last five, we’ve deserved a better fate, we just need to finish teams off.”

Wenatchee outshot Kenai River 42-23 on the night. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 20 saves for the Wild; Zach Quinn had 39 stops for the Brown Bears. Wenatchee was 2-for-5 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill.

The Wild is now 5-6-2, Kenai River is 10-3-0.

The series against the Kenai River Brown Bears continues tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7:05pm PDT, with Sunday’s game starting at 5:05pm PDT. Fairbanks then comes to town on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, with both games slated to start at 7:05pm PDT. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

WILD 2.0 UPGRADE

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It's a football weekend at my house, with a little hockey sprinkled in for effect.

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Piercing Blow: Buck Pierce guides Lions over Esks.

Dunk: Another week, another big game for Hamilton.

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

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Charles William Post was born on this date in 1854. He was the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties."

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Regina, SK. -All eyes on McMahon as Riders visit Stamps.

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Next up for the 11-5 Riders is a road game on Saturday, October 26th against the 13-3 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine on this date in 1858.

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Tampa, FL. — Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Friday that some Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have been stepping out of bounds in their treatment of coach Greg Schiano.

Read the rest here.


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The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ on this date in 1881. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang.

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Corvallis, OR. -- In this day and age of spread offenses focusing on multiple receiver sets or running the read option, it’s difficult to find balance.

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U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour on this date in 1949.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays manager Joe Maddon predicted back in Spring Training that Yunel Escobar could be a Gold Glove shortstop in his first year with the Rays. When Ben Zobrist settled in at second base, Maddon said nobody played the position better.

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Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great Britain on this date in 1951.

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Jimmy wears his Super Hero cape while riding his bike.

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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

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Party" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

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Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York City to Paris on this date in 1958.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medals.

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"Doonesbury," the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, premiered in 28 newspapers across the U.S. on this date in 1970.

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Today in Sports History:

1990Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points.

1995 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New York Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-fastest player to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game was also the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually began on October 25th.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years. They defeated the Houston Astros four games to zero.

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The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on this date in 1977.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatche Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 8:05pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans 9:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 5:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:30pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks 4:05pm EST

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

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