Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is January 22nd, the 22nd day of 2014. There are 343 days left in the year.


Ice makers in L.A. face new challenges.

Yankee Stadium rink work slowed by snowstorm.

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Today's Birthdays: Steve Perry (Journey) is 65; Diane Lane (Unfaithful) is 49; TV chef Guy Fieri is 46; Sami Gayle (Nicky Reagan-Boyle on Blue Bloods) is 18.


New York, NY. --When Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop found out he was left off the U.S. Olympic team, he also was told he could be added later if injuries occurred.

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Two teenage boys were arrested for stealing $15,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret. [Well, it's never too early to start shopping for Mother's Day.]


University of Minnesota Keeps 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 - #16

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2University of Wisconsin, 171
3Cornell University, 138
4University of North Dakota, 125
5Harvard University, 124
6Clarkson University, 87
7Robert Morris University, 78
8Boston College, 73
9Boston University, 25
10Quinnipiac University, 24
Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst University, 10.
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 42 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 11 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.

USA Hockey, MAHA Bringing ADM Roadshow to Michigan
Presentations Begin Monday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey is collaborating with the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association to conduct an American Development Model roadshow with multiple stops throughout metropolitan Detroit hockey associations next Monday through Wednesday (Jan. 27-29).
Designed to introduce the ADM to parents, coaches and volunteers, the roadshow will feature in-depth presentations on long-term athlete development from members of USA Hockey’s ADM staff, along with on-ice demonstrations, featuring station-based practice sessions.
"Our mission is to answer questions and inform parents about the ADM's emphasis on age-appropriate skill development," said Bob Mancini, ADM regional manager. "We're excited to have an opportunity to talk with parents in a forum like this, where we can explain the science and research behind it. We want parents to understand that the ADM is about delivering to their child what's important at their specific age group, because we want every boy and girl who joins USA Hockey to fulfill their potential."
George Atkinson, MAHA president, was instrumental in bringing the ADM roadshow to Michigan, and he expressed excitement about the event's potential impact on hockey in Michigan.
"We believe in the principles and have seen the benefits of the ADM and long-term athlete development," he said. "The roadshow presentations will help inform parents of what to expect from USA Hockey's skill-development program from mites to midgets, and how it is designed to teach young players the skills they need to have fun playing the game."
Based on thousands of hours of research, drawing from experts around the world in ice hockey, child development, sport and education, the ADM provides hockey associations nationwide a detailed blueprint for optimal athlete development. Since being introduced in 2009, the ADM has gained international recognition as a best-practice model for young athletes.
"We are fortunate to have the USA Hockey staff, whose knowledge, experience and passion is contagious, leading these presentations and we hope that having a better understanding of the ADM will help parents make the right choice when selecting a hockey program for their young players," said Atkinson.
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Michigan ADM Roadshow Schedule
Jan. 27, 2014
Gross Pointe Civic ArenaGross Pointe 6U5:15 p.m.
Gross Pointe Civic ArenaGross Pointe 10U6:15 p.m.
Gross Pointe Civic ArenaGross Pointe Girls7:15 p.m.
Mt. Clemens Ice ArenaMt. Clemens6 p.m.
Troy Sports CenterTroy5:45 p.m.
Jan. 28, 2014
Dearborn Ice Skating CenterDearborn6 p.m.
Novi Ice ArenaNovi5:30 p.m.
Jan. 29, 2014
Garden City Ice ArenaGarden City6 p.m.
Kennedy Sports CenterTrenton7:30 p.m.
Monroe Multi-Sports ComplexMonroe6 p.m.


After months of security concerns surrounding the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. will send several warships and aircraft to Russia as a contingency plan for American athletes and officials.


Au Revoir AC: Legendary Calvillo announces retirement.

Top 10 Calvillo Moments.

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They look like normal waffles. But Wired Waffles pack a secret ingredient to help you get a jump start on your day. Each 2½ ounce waffle packs 200mg of caffeine, meaning that a breakfast of two waffles will pack more punch than a grande coffee from Starbucks. Order them online.


Tampa, FL. — Jason Licht, who helped build Super Bowl rosters in New England, Philadelphia and Arizona, brings nearly two decades of NFL player personnel experience to his new post with the Buccaneers.

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After a house in Dora, Alabama, was TP'ed, the homeowner tried to remove the toilet paper from the tree by setting the paper on fire. The fire then spread to the lawn before it completely burned down the house..


Jimmy plays with a Christmas present.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as helping your son do homework, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1963 - 
Elvis Presley recorded the song "Bossa Nova Baby." The single was released in October 1963.

1966 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Harem Holiday" hit #11 in the U.K.

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded his single "Suspicious Minds."


Ron Howard's ambitious adaptation of The Dark Tower is still in the works. Now it may be about to take a step forward in the casting department. Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul revealed that he has met for the role of Eddie Dean, going so far as to sit down with Howard.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - 
 Apple Corps opened its first London headquarters.

1969 - The Beatles began recording what would become "Let It Be."

1981 - A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.


Beyonce and husband Jay Z will perform at the 2014 Grammys next Sunday. It's not yet clear what song the duo will sing.


Today in Sports History:

1951 - Fidel Castro was ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics.

1959 - British world racing champion Mike Hawthorn was killed while driving on the Guildford Bypass.

1960 - The 10th NBA All-Star Game was played. The East beat the West 125-115 in Philadelphia.

1961 - Wilma Rudolph set a world indoor record in the women’s 60-yard dash. She ran the race in 6.9 seconds.

1968 - The NBA awarded franchises to Milwaukee and Phoenix.

1973 - Joe Frazier lost the first fight of his professional career to George Foreman. He had been the undefeated heavyweight world champion since February 16, 1970 when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis. The event was HBO's first televised boxing match.

1982 - Reggie Jackson, a free agent at the time, ended five seasons as a New York Yankee when he signed a four-year contract with the California Angels.

1983 - Houston became the first NBA team to not score a point in overtime. They lost to the Portland Trail Blazers after being outscored 17-0 in overtime.

1983 - Bjorn Borg retired from tennis. He had set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.

1984 - Barry Manilow sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.

1984 - Annette Kennedy (State University of New York) set a woman's collegiate basketball record when she scored 70 points.

1998 - Minnesota's new NHL franchise selected the nickname Wild.

2001 - Former National Football League (NFL) player Rae Carruth was sentenced to a minimum 18 years and 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams died a month later from her wounds. The baby survived and lives with the victim's mother.

2002 - Pat Summerall announced that he would leave his NFL broadcasting partner, John Madden, after they called the Super Bowl for Fox Sports. The two had worked together for 21 years.

2002 - Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson held a press conference to announce an upcoming fight. After an altercation the fight was delayed until June when Lewis knocked Tyson out in the eighth round.

2002 - Theo Fleury (New York Rangers) made an obscene gesture to fans at the end of a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders. The next day the NHL fined Fleury $1,000.

2003 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) became the third highest all-time scorer in the NBA.

2006 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. It was the second highest point total in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a single game in 1962.


KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, CA, began operation as the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River on this date in 1947.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

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

Saturday --

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


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

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