Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Today is November 27th, the 331st day of 2013. There are 34 days left in the year.


Islanders Unveil Outdoor Game Jersey.

Westgarth suspended two games for boarding.

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Anders Celsius was born in Sweden on this date in 1701. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.


Tampa, FL. -- In a week that has already been filled with a whirlwind of emotions, another blew through the doors of the Tampa Bay Times Forum Tuesday, former Bolts’ captain Vincent Lecavalier.

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On this date in 1779, the College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.


U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Sold Out
Class of 2013 To Be Enshrined Monday in Detroit
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, set for Monday (Dec. 2) at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, is sold out USA Hockey announced today.
“We look forward to a wonderful celebration Monday evening,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “The hockey family has so much to be thankful for, including the extraordinary contributions this year's class has made in helping our sport achieve the stature it enjoys today."
The Class of 2013 – including Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Ron Mason, Peter Karmanos Jr., and Doug Weight -- will be formally enshrined on Monday evening at the Sound Board Theater at MotorCity.
The evening’s festivities will also include the presentation of the Lester Patrick Trophy to Kevin Allen of USA Today.
Full coverage of the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will be available online

NOTES: ESPN's Steve Levy will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration ... Supporters of the event include Platinum partners Ilitch Holdings and the National Hockey League Foundation and Diamond partners Carolina Hurricanes, Compuware Hockey, Michigan State University, National Hockey League Players Association and the Plymouth Whalers.

University of Minnesota Regains Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #10

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2University of Wisconsin, 163
3Cornell University, 145
4University of North Dakota, 125
5Harvard University, 119
6Clarkson University, 86
7Quinnipiac University, 67
8Boston College, 65
9Boston University, 45
10Robert Morris University, 16
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 7; Mercyhurst University, 5; Princeton University, 1; St. Lawrence University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 36 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, Hockey East Association has two teams ranked and College Hockey America is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 14 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston on this date in 1839.


Esks tab Chris Jones as new head coach.

Gable: 'I’m going to use this fire for next year'.

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Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City on this date in 1889.


Regina, SK. -Some children skipped school and adults did the same with work to join the crowd at a Grey Cup parade in Regina on Tuesday.

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New York's Pennsylvania Station opened on this date in 1910.


Tampa, FL. — In a season filled with negativity, controversy and underachievement, Tampa Bay Buccaneers management and fans alike can sit down at the Thanksgiving table and be thankful they don't have to shop for a new head coach or quarterback this offseason.

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The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York on this date in 1939.


Corvallis, OR. -- THIS WEEK: Oregon State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) concludes the 2013 regular season Fri., Nov. 29 when it plays the annual Civil War in Eugene against the No. 12 (AP) Oregon Ducks (9-2, 6-2). Kickoff is at 4:07 p.m. PST in a game being televised by Fox Sports 1. The Civil War is presented by The Oregon College Savings Plan, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Ford Stores, Wells Fargo and McDonald’s.

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on this date in 1963.


Spider Jimmy eyes the Lunchables at the grocery store.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a lazy vacation day, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley achieved the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army.

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "Fun In Acapulco" premiered nationally in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley double album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" hit #12 in the U.S.

1977 - The Meditation Gardens at Graceland were opened to the public.


On this date in 1973, The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."


On this date in 1976, Queen's "Somebody To Love" was released.


Today in Sports History:

1942 - Ben Hogan won his third straight Vardon Trophy.

1960 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th point.

1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.

1994 - Joe Montana (Kansas City Chiefs) became the 5th quarterback to surpass 40,000 yards passing.

2003 - Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings) earned his 700th career assist.


Bjork was admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever on this date in 1997. The singer was forced to cancel many upcoming dates due to a kidney infection.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

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

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

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

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


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

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