Friday, November 29, 2013

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 29th, the 333rd day of 2013. There are 32 days left in the year.

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Ducks ink Bonino to three-year extension.


Rask not just product of Bruins' stingy 'D'.


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

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made on this date in 1929 by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Tampa, FL. -- Despite diving deeper into the depth chart, the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to chip away in the standings. And although both Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell snapped out of personal slumps Monday, it was Victor Hedman and Anders Lindback’s show Wednesday, in a 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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On this date in 1945, the monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Heads to Toronto This Weekend for 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Team USA to compete against Canada, Korea and Russia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will play in the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Dec. 1-7, in Toronto, Ontario, as part of its preparation for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In addition to the United States, the tournament includes Canada, Korea and Russia.
The U.S., which won the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, has participated in each of the last six tournaments. Team USA also won the tournament title at the 2009 event. Additionally, Team USA has won three of the last four major international events, including the 2009 International Paralympic Committee World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Hamar, Norway.
The United States roster is highlighted by captain Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa); alternate captains Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.); and goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.). For a complete U.S. roster, click here.
All games leading up to the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge championship game will be available via complimentary stream on FASTHockey.com. For more information, click here.
2013 World Sledge Hockey ChallengeDec. 1-7 - Toronto, Ontario - MasterCard Centre
DateOpponentTime (ET)/ResultLive Streaming
Sun., Dec. 1Russia1 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Mon., Dec. 2Korea5 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Wed., Dec. 4Canada8 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Thurs., Dec. 5Semifinals1/4 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Sat., Dec. 7Third-Place/
Championship Game
1/4 p.m.
Notes: For complete information on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, including a team roster, schedule, news and more, click here ... Follow all U.S. games during the World Sledge Hockey Challenge via Twitter by following @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores, and join the conversation by using hashtag #WSHC ... Eighteen players were named to the 2014 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team on July 24. Team USA's roster will be trimmed to 17 players by Jan. 1, 2014, to conform to the Paralympic Games roster limit … Nine players return from the 2010 U.S. squad that captured the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C., including goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.); defensemen Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.), Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) and Andy Yohe(Bettendorf, Iowa); and forwards Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas), Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.),Alexi Salamone (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Greg Shaw (Merritt Island, Fla.). Cash, Chace, Lipsett, Salamone and Yohe also received bronze medals at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.) is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Guy Gosselin(Grafton, Wis.), American Development Model regional manager for USA Hockey, is in his third season as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Due to rights restrictions, the championship game of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge is only available in Canada on TSN.



USA Hockey to Unveil Olympic Teams
Jan. 1 at NHL Winter Classic
Plans Remain Same Despite Date Change Announced by IIHF Today
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - While the International Ice Hockey Federation today announced that the deadline to submit rosters for the men's ice hockey competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been extended to Jan. 7, USA Hockey will move forward with plans to announce both its men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams on Jan. 1 live on NBC Sports at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic.
“We look forward to celebrating the American player through the announcement of our Olympic teams as part of the NHL Winter Classic,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “It will be an extraordinary stage with an Original Six matchup, a record crowd, a worldwide television audience, the great pageantry of the event itself, and of course the unveiling of both our men’s and women’s Olympic teams.”
The women’s roster will be unveiled in the second intermission of the game, while the men’s team will be revealed on the ice at the conclusion of the Winter Classic.
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The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board on this date in 1961. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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A Day of Firsts: Ottawa signs first three free agents.

Market bound? 2014 potential free agents list.

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

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U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy on this date in 1963.

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Regina, SK. -Kory Sheets ran wild in the Saskatchewan Roughriders Grey Cup victory but it was the offensive line that gave him room to roam.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank on this date in 1967.

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Tampa, FL. — Thursday Notes: CB Darrelle Revis sat out a second straight workout with a groin injury but is still considered day-to-day...Plus updated injury reports and a productive Thanksgiving Day practice.

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The Who released their first concert record, "The Who Sell Out" on this date in 1968

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Corvallis, OR. -- As I watched Washington's 69-27 dress-down of Oregon State, I had one thought: Doesn't matter, the Beavers will still win the Civil War game.

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On this date in 1975, Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

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Spider Jimmy pushes the shopping cart.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Civil War football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elivs Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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On this date in 1986, Actor Cary Grant died at the age of 82.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

2010 - George Harrison's limited edition vinyl box set "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K.

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On this date in 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Chargers) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Froese (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 2004.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 7:00pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EST

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

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