Saturday, January 25, 2014

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

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Today is January 25th, the 25th day of 2014. There are 340 days left in the year.

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Ducks' Selanne savors Stadium Series experience.

Mason transforms Flyers on zombie mask.

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

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Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine on this date in 1799.

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Tampa, FL. --While the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche's season series is a blank slate, parallels can be drawn between the two clubs and their situations at this point in the 2013-14 campaign.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1858, Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March" was presented for the first time, as the daughter of Queen Victoria married the Crown Prince of Prussia.

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Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild returned home Friday night to host the Bismarck Bobcats, riding a three-goal second period to an impressive 7-2 win, in front of 3,586 fans at the Town Toyota Center.

Bismarck scored first with a major penalty power play goal, as Stanislav Dzakhov jammed one in. The goal was unassisted at 5:08, giving the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. A nice tic-tac-toe play on a 5-on-3 power play set up Matthew Nuttle (Marilla, New York) for an easy tap-in power play goal for Wenatchee. Brendan Harris (Las Vegas, Nevada) assisted at 12:12, tying the game 1-1. Bismarck regained the lead on a Tanner Salsberry goal, assisted by Seth Blair at 16:32, for a 2-1 Bobcat lead. That lead lasted just over a minute. The Wild’s Harris scored from Nuttle and Jakob Ahlgren (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), who fluttered home a shot from the right point at 17:57, tying the game 2-2.

Joseph Kaszupski (Henderson, Nevada) zipped in off the left wing and fired one home from the bottom of the circle, giving Wenatchee their first lead of the night. The unassisted goal, coming at 3:17 of the second period, put the Wild up 3-2. James Mathias (Ontario, California) filed home a rebound for an unassisted goal at 8:36, giving Wenatchee a 4-2 lead. Ahlgren then scored, this one on a screen shot from the blue line. Chris Jones (Normandy Park, Washington) assisted at 13:37, putting the Wild on top, 5-2.

In the third period, Newcomer Alex Rauter (Morristown, New Jersey) tipped one home at the left post, with the assist going to Nuttle. The power play goal, at 4:22, gave Wenatchee a 6-2 lead. The lead grew on a major penalty power play, as Nicholas Rivera (Pacific Palisades, California), stationed at the top of the goal crease, shot one home. Christian Salvato (LaVerne, California) got the lone assist at 9:14, stretching the Wild lead to 7-2, which ended up being the final score. “We got a lot of pucks to the net” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We got traffic in front; our special teams were good, with very good goaltending. That’s usually a pretty good formula. For us it’s a real big win against one of the top teams in the league, that’s a big win for us. Now we need to see if we can back up one win with another great effort tomorrow.” On the large crowd, Littler remarked “The Crowd was outstanding. Outstanding.”

Wenatchee outshot the Bobcats 38-27. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 25 stops for the Wild, Aaron Nelson and Scott Albertoni combined for 31 saves in the Bismarck goal. Wenatchee was 3-for-7 on the power play and 7-of-8 on the penalty kill.

The Wild is now 19-17-4; Bismarck is 23-13-4.

Wenatchee faces Bismarck again tomorrow (Saturday) night with faceoff set for 7:05pm PST. The Wild then returns to Alaska to face Kenai River for three January 30th, 31st and February 1st, then Fairbanks for three more February 6th, 7th and 8th, before returning home to face the Soo on February 14th and 15th. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).


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How do you celebrate YOUR birthday? I'm celebrating mine by webcasting junior hockey tonight. Let the good times roll!

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2014 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Unveiled
Nine Returning Players Among 22-Player Roster Competing at 2014 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship in Budapest, Hungary
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 22 players that have been selected to the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that will take part in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Under-18 World Championship, March 23-30, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary.
Sydney Baldwin (Shorewood, Minn.), Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.), Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.), Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Maliya Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.), Maddie Rolfes (West Des Moines, Iowa),Baylee Wellhausen (Williams Bay, Wis.) and Grace Zarecki (Chicago, Ill.) helped the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team collect the silver medal at the 2013 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship in Heinola, Finland. Dunne also competed with the 2013-14 U.S. Women's National Team during the Bring on the World Tour until Dec. 7, 2013.
Of the 22 players, 17 took part in the 2013 Under-18 Series vs. Canada, held Aug. 22-25 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
For a complete roster of the 2014 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, click here.
NOTESReagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is serving as the general manager of Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship ... Jeff Kampersal (Pennington, N.J.), head women's ice hockey coach at Princeton University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team for the 2013-14 season ... The assistant coaches are Courtney Kennedy (Somerville, Mass.), associate women's ice hockey coach at Boston College and Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston University. The team was selected following the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Winter Camp, held Dec. 27-31, at Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. The IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship is being played for the seventh time and will include teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. Team USA captured gold in each of the first two years of the tournament (2008, 2009) and again in 2011 and the silver medal in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
2014 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team On-Ice ScheduleMarch 23-30 • Budapest, Hungary • Icecenter Rink 1&2
DateEventTime (Local)Venue
Sun., March 23Practice11:15-11:45 a.m.Icecenter Rink 2
Game vs. Russia5:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 2
Mon., March 24Practice10:45-11:15 a.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Game vs. Hungary6:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Tues., March 25Practice5:15-6:15 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Wed., March 26Practice11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Icecenter Rink 2
Game vs. Sweden5:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 2
Thurs., March 27PracticeTBDTBD
Quarterfinals3 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Quarterfinals6:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Sat., March 29PracticeTBDTBD
Semifinals3 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Semifinals6:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Sun., March 30PracticeTBDTBD
Bronze Medal Game3 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1
Gold Medal Game6:30 p.m.Icecenter Rink 1

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G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain on this date in 1870.

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Pedersen: A tip of the cap to Anthony Calvillo.

Landry: There was no bigger foe to Argos than Calvillo.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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In New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service on this date in 1915.


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Tampa, FL. — Take a look at this Insider piece Insider in which Mel Kiper Jr. re-grades the 2013 NFL draft.

Read the rest here.

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The 1st Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated in Chamonix in the French Alps on this date in 1924.

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Oh boy! A police car!!!!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as celebrating my birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single to ever enter the U.K. pop chart at Number One.

1965 - Principal photography began for the Elvis Presely film "Fun in Acupulco."

2005 - "Love, Elvis" was released. It contained remasted versions of 24 of Elvis' greatest love songs. An unreleased alternate take of "For The Good Times" was included.

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Jack Benny married Sadye Marks on this day in 1927. Sadye changed her name to Mary Livingstone.

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Today in Beatles History:

1980 - 
 Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail where he had been imprisoned for nine days after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport.

1984 - Yoko One donated $375,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields retirement home.

1990 - Paul McCartney (Beatles) was profiled on CBS-TV's "48 Hours".

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NBC radio presented the first broadcast of "The Guiding Light" on this date in 1937. The show remained on radio until 1956 and began on CBS-TV in 1952.

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Today in Sports History:

1981 - The Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders won the Super Bowl after entering the playoffs as a wildcard team.

1987 - Neil Diamond sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXI.

1987 - The New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI on NBC. The game featured TV commercials cost $550,000 for 30 seconds.

1988 - Rickey Green of the Utah Jazz scored the 5 millionth point in NBA history.

1995 - The defense gave its opening statement in the O.J. Simpson trial.

1998 - The Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos had lost 3 previous Super Bowl appearances with quarterback John Elway. The win also broke the 13 game winning streak of the NFC.

2002 - Ken Hitchcock was fired as head coach of the Dallas Stars. He had a record of 277-160-60-6, five straight division titles and two Stanley Cup finals appearances. His post season record was 47-33.

2003 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVIII in San Diego. Coach Jon Gruden, at age 39, was the youngest coach to ever win the title.

2010 - Kelly Kulick became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title.

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Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me. Happy birthday dear Johnny, happy birthday to me!

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

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

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 1:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

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

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