Thursday, October 3, 2013

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 3rd, the 276th day of 2013. There are 89 days left in the year.

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Military hockey program seeing great growth.


Parros out of hospital, out with concussion.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 51; Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is 44; Neve Campbell is 40; Seann William Scott (Dukes of Hazzard, American Pie) is 37.

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Ten Players Selected for 2013 U.S. Men's National University Team
Remaining Members of Team USA to be Named in Late October
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced that 10 players have been picked for the U.S. Men's National University Team at the 2013 Winter World University Games. The event is scheduled to take place Dec. 10-21, in Trentino, Italy.
The U.S. team is comprised of players from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The final roster will be named in late October.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have these 10 players on our roster," said Ashley Bevan, USA Hockey's senior director of adult hockey, who will serve as team leader of the 2013 Men's National University Team. "The core group of players has a lot of hockey experience and we're expecting to have highly skilled players throughout the lineup."
The roster is highlighted by numerous ACHA award winners, including forwards Thomas Krysil (Leominster, Mass./U.S. Naval Academy), a two-time All-American, and John Olen (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./University of Illinois), an All-Rookie Team member last season; defensemen Phil Wendecker (Grand Rapids, Mich./Davenport University), a First-Team All-American, and Jordan Young (Care Creek, Ariz./Arizona State University), an All-Rookie Team selection in 2012-13; and goaltender Wyatt Waselenchuk (Minot, N.D./Minot State University), the reigning ACHA Men's Division I Player of the Year. Six other players -- all seniors -- were chosen, including forwards Ryan Bachman (Orland Park, Ill./Adrian College), Dan McAuliffe (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State University), Brian McGinty(Bethel Park, Pa./Arizona State University) and Gehrett Sargis (Midlothian, Ill./Robert Morris University); and defenseman Chris Joseph (Levittown, N.Y./Stony Brook University).
The current U.S. roster can be found here.
U.S. Men's National University Team Schedule
Winter World University Games - Dec. 10-21, 2013 - Trentino, Italy
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)
Tues., Dec. 10SwedenAlba de Canazei8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 13LatviaAlba de Canazei8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 15ItalyAlba de Canazei4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 18Quarterfinals, TBDAlba de CanazeiTBD
Fri., Dec. 20Semifinals, TBDAlba de CanazeiTBD
Sat., Dec. 21Championship, TBDAlba de CanazeiTBD

NOTES: All men's games will be played at the Gianmario Scola Ice Stadium in Alba de Canazei ... To follow Team USA at the Winter World University Games, visit the event page at USAHockey.com and follow @USAHockeyScoreson Twitter ... Seven different states are represented on the U.S. roster. Illinois leads the way with three, while Arizona has two and Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Dakota and Pennslyvania each have one ... Arizona State University leads all schools with three representives, while eight other schools have one each ... Scott Balboni(State College, Pa.), who served as head coach of the Penn State University men's ice hockey club team from 2006-11, will serve as head coach of the 2013 U.S. Men's National University Team after having previously worked as an assistant for the 2009 and 2011 Winter World University Games. Dan Phelps (Livonia, Mich), head coach of Adrian College's men's ice hockey team, and Sean Hogan (Tucson, Ariz.), head coach of the men's ice hockey team at the University of Arizona, will serve as assistant coaches. Phelps was an assistant coach with Balboni during the 2011 Games ... The United States will field a men's ice hockey team in the Winter World University Games for the seventh straight time. Team USA finished sixth in the 2011 Winter World University Games.


Seventeen Players Picked for 2013 U.S. Women's National University Team
Remaining Members of Team USA to be Named in Late October
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced that 17 players have been picked for the U.S. Women's National University Team at the 2013 Winter World University Games. The event is scheduled to take place Dec. 10-21, in Trentino, Italy.
The U.S. team is comprised of players from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The final roster will be named in late October.
"We have a tremendously talented group of 17 women on our roster," said Katie Holmgren, USA Hockey's coordinator of women's adult hockey, who will serve as general manager of the 2013 Women's National University Team. "While we were excited to compete for the first time in Erzurum, Turkey, we have a great core group of players and expect to perform well in the tournament this year."
Two players that participated in the 2011 Winter World University Games highlight the roster, including forwardRamey Weaver (Eagle River, Alaska/Robert Morris University), the 2011-12 ACHA Player of the Year, and goaltenderKatie Vaughan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn State University). Additionally, several ACHA award winners were also selected, including forwards Cassie Catlow (Saundertown, R.I./University of Rhode Island), the reigning ACHA Division I Player of the Year, Alisha DiFilippo (Hope, R.I./University of Rhode Island, a Second-Team All-American pick, and Kristin Griebe (Clinton Township, Mich./University of Michigan), a First-Team All-American.
The current U.S. roster can be found here.
U.S. Women's National University Team Schedule
Winter World University Games - Dec. 10-21, 2013 - Trentino, Italy
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)
Tues., Dec. 10RussiaPergine4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Thurs., Dec. 12Great BritainPergine12:00 p.m./6:00 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 13JapanPergine8:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 15CanadaPergine8:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 16SpainPergine8:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 18Semifinals, TBDPergineTBD
Fri., Dec. 20Championship, TBDPergineTBD

NOTES: All women's games will be played in Pergine ... To follow Team USA at the Winter World University Games, visit the event page at USAHockey.com and follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter ... Eight different states are represented on the U.S. roster. Michigan leads the way with five, while Massachusetts has four, Minnesota and Rhode Island have two, and Alaska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey each have one ... The University of Massachusetts leads all schools with five representatives, while eight other schools have at least one each ... Mo Stroemel (State College, Pa.), director of hockey operations for the Penn State University women's ice hockey program, will serve as head coach of the 2013 U.S. Women's National University Team after having previously worked in that same capacity at the 2011 Winter World University Games. Rob Blackburn (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), head coach of the women's ice hockey team at the University of Michigan, and Kristen Wright (Broomfield, Colo.), head coach of the University of Colorado women's ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coaches. Both coaches are making their first appearance as assistant coaches with Team USA ... The United States will field a women's ice hockey team in the Winter World University Games for the second straight time. Team USA finished fourth in the 2011 Winter World University Games, which was the first time women's ice hockey was included in the event.

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U.S. President Lincoln declared on this date in 1863 that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

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Isaac eyes win in first battle with old team.


Morris: Lions turning the corner at the right time.

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

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Kate Hudson is launching her own line of athletic wear. [Was there a huge demand for this? Were there ladies all across America saying, "You know that woman who makes those movies I don't really like? I sure wish I could dress like her when I sweat."]

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Regina, SK. -As the stretch drive towards the end of the 2013 regular season begins, the Saskatchewan Roughriders appear to be heading down the wrong path.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-5 Riders is a game on Friday, October 4th at the 9-4 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated on this date in 1901. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fined former starting quarterback Josh Freeman twice in the last month for conduct detrimental to the team, according to an SI.com report.

Read the rest here.


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Ivan Lewis cheated on his wife. His grand plan to win her back? A handwritten plea on Facebook. He posted a photo of a handmade sign saying he cheated -- with an ugly woman. His post said his wife would take him back if he got 10,000 Likes on the photo. | photo

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Corvallis, OR. -- Bye weeks mean shorter practices and some much-needed time off, and for coaches, it means a chance to recruit. Mike Riley and his assistants will hit the road on Friday to catch games, though this is just an evaluation period, which means coaches are not allowed to talk with prospects.

Read the rest here.

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"A Day in the Life of Dennis Day" began airing on NBC-TV on this date in 1946.

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Cleveland, OH. -- Wednesday night was, for all intents and purposes, Game 7.

And that meant elimination for either the Rays or Indians in the one-and-done American League Wild Card Game. Thanks to Alex Cobb's pitching and just enough offense, the Rays took a 4-0 win over the Indians.

Read the rest here.


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Suspected members of a drug trafficking gang in Bolivia tossed a bag containing more than $1,000,000 from a low-flying plane. The cash was supposed to be collected by other gang members on the ground. But they missed the target and the bag was seized by police.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The fans have spoken on behalf of Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper.

Read the rest here.


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"Father Knows Best" began airing on CBS-TV on this date in 1954.

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What are you doing down there Jimmy?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Rays beat the Indians, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1945 - 
Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5.

1977 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Elvis In Concert." It was a special that was filmed during his last tour.

1991 - Elvis Presley's first guitar was auctioned for $180,000. The guitar had been on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame for 17 years.

2006 - "Elvis Christmas" as released. It contained 19 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs.

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"Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1955.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles ended a 17-day stay at the Indra Club in Hamburg, West Germany.

1964 - The Beatles filmed a performance for the TV show "Shindig!"

1969 - "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released in the U.S. It was released a week earlier in England.

1969 - John Lennon recorded "Don't Worry Kyoko" with the Plastic Ono Band. The song later appeared on Lennon and Ono's "Wedding Album."

1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released.

1988 - The documentary about John Lennon, "Imagine" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

2000 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

2001 - The WB and TNT aired the two-hour John Lennon tribute concert for victims of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11.

2006 - The Sean Lennon CD + DVD album "Friendly Fire" was released. The included DVD contained a short film for each of the album's tracks.

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"The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1955.

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Today in Sports History:

1951CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1951 - The New York Giants won the pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers on a Bobby Thompson bottom-of-the-ninth home run.

1974 - Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.

1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders.

1995 - O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial.

2001 - ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) broke Babe Ruth's major league single-season record for walks at 171.

2002 - The Texas Rangers put John Rocker on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgar term during a live postrace television interview with NBC after winning a race in Talladega. On October 5, NASCAR penalized him $10,000 and 25 points in the Nextel Cup standings.

2012 - Miguel Cabrera achieved baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967. He lead the league with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in the regular season.

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There are sooo many Star Wars rumors out there. Want to hear the latest? Here it is: Daniel Day Lewis could be up for a role. A source claims that Lewis -- who earlier this year won an Oscar for portraying Abraham Lincoln -- recently had lunch with George Lucas himself, and producer Kathleen Kennedy, who currently runs the LucasFilm empire.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT (First game of regular season)

Friday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 3:00pm ALDS Game One

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minot Minotauros 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 1 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 5:00pm ALDS Game Two

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minot Minotauros 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 2 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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

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