Saturday, February 15, 2014

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

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Today is February 15th, the 46th day of 2014. There are 319 days left in the year.

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Sweden women upset Finland, face U.S. in semis.

2014 Olympic Men's hockey standings.

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

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Mustard was advertised for the first time in America on this date in 1758.

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Tampa, FL. --Here's a look at the latest numbers for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as they are currently off for the Olympic break.

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The city of St. Louis was established on this date in 1764.

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Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild got timely scoring and solid goaltending Friday night, beating the Soo Eagles 3-1, in front of 3.540 fans at the Town Toyota Center.

The first period was scoreless but the Wild put up some offense, outshooting the Soo 19-8 in the opening stanza. Wenatchee had two power plays but was held off the board on both.

Jakob Ahlgren (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) scored the game’s first goal, as he tucked one in from the top of the crease. Omar Mullan (Dearborn, Michigan) drew the lone assist at 6:51 of the second period, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead.

Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) deflected one home in the early going of the third period, assisted by Chris Jones (Normandy Park, Washington) and Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) assisted just 34 seconds into the period to give Wenatchee a 2-0 lead. Nicholas Rivera (Pacific Palisades, California) slammed home a rebound goal on a 4-on-4, with the unassisted goal at 12:49 putting the Wild up 3-0. The Eagles would finally get on the board in the final minute of regulation, as Michael Caruso scored from Scott Cuthrell and Trevor Boyd at 19:19, but Wenatchee would keep things under control, winning 3-1 and moving into a fourth place tie with Kenai River in the Midwest Division. “Overall, a good enough effort to win” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Chase (Perry) played very well for us tonight, we had our moments that I thought we were very good. Just looking for a full 60 (minutes) tomorrow, stack one good game on top of another.” Littler continued, saying “We want to stay out of the prison rules type of hockey. We need to play harder whistle to whistle, but the prison rules after the whistle we need to stay out of that stuff.”

The Wild outshot the Soo 34-28 on the night. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 27 saves for Wenatchee and Nathan Klebe had 31 stops for the Eagles. The Wild was 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill.

Wenatchee is now 23-19-6; the Soo is now 20-20-7.

Wenatchee faces the Soo again tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 7:05pm PST. Then, after two games in Johnstown next Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd, the Wild hosts the Kenai River Brown Bears in a key Midwest Division showdown on Thursday, February 27th and Saturday and Sunday, March 1st and 2nd. The Thursday and Saturday games start at 7:05pm PST and the Sunday game faces off at 3:05pm PST. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).


WILD 2.0 UPGRADE

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Printed ballots were authorized for use in elections in the state of Pennsylvania on this date in 1799.

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2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony
and Brunch Tickets Now on Sale
Seventeenth Annual Award to be Presented March 22 in Connecticut
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets to the 2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony and Brunch, set for Saturday, March 22 in Wallingford, Conn., are now on sale, USA Hockey announced today. The award will be presented at Oakdale Theatre.

An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. The award will be presented at a brunch ceremony and is part of the festivities associated with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, which will take place at Quinnipiac University in nearby Hamden, Conn.

Top-10 finalists for the award are expected to be announced in late February, with the Top-3 finalists announced in early March.

For more information about the award or for ticket information, visit PattyKaz.com.

NOTES: Individual seats to the event are $65, while tables of 10 are available for $600. A select number of event sponsorships and program advertisements are also still available. More information can be found here. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is supported, in part, by a grant from the NHL Foundation.

ABOUT THE PATTY KAZMAIER MEMORIAL AWARD

An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Selection criteria includes outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.

ABOUT PATTY KAZMAIER

THE Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman at Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28 following a long struggle with a rare blood disease.




U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team Beats Russia, 3-2, in Shootout at 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Team USA can clinch Group A with victory vs. Slovenia tomorrow
SOCHI, Russia – T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues) scored four times on six shootout attempts, including the clinching tally in the eighth round, to deliver a 3-2 shootout victory for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team over Russia today at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich./Anaheim Ducks) and Joe Pavelski (Plover, Wis./San Jose Sharks) each tallied power-play goals in regulation, and goaltender Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn./Los Angeles Kings) made 29 saves during regulation and overtime, plus another five stops in the shootout.
"It was a great game all around in an unbelievable setting and atmosphere," said Dan Bylsma, head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. "This is our second game, and while it's a big win for our team, we have to keep going forward."
Russia’s Pavel Datsyuk opened the scoring midway through the second period by splitting the U.S. defense and beating Quick with a glove-side wrist shot.
Team USA tied the game with a Fowler power-play goal at 16:34. Phil Kessel’s (Madison, Wis./Toronto Maple Leafs) shot from the left circle rebounded to James van Riemsdyk(Middletown, N.J./Toronto Maple Leafs), who slid the puck across the crease and off of Fowler’s left skate into the net.

Quick and Team USA denied a pair of Russian power plays in the opening five minutes of the third period. At 5:07, Quick made a sprawling glove save on Evgeni Malkin’s one-time blast.
Pavelski converted on a man-advantage at 9:27, one-timing a perfect pass from Patrick Kane(Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) to put the U.S. ahead, 2-1. Following a face-off win, Kane setup outside the right circle before firing a pass through multiple Russians that found Pavelski in the left circle.
Russia capitalized on the power play at 12:44, tying the game, 2-2. From the right circle, Datsyuk utilized a screen in front and slid the puck between the legs of Quick.
Kane had the best chance for either team in overtime, a breakaway with 2:43 to go that was stopped by Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovski, who finished with 31 saves.
The U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team (1-1-0-0, W-OTW-OTL-L) can secure first place in Group A with a victory tomorrow (Feb. 16) over Slovenia at Shayba Arena. The U.S. preliminary round finale will start at 7:30 a.m. ET and can be viewed live on NBC Sports Network.
NOTES: For today's box score, plus video highlights and photos, click here ... The U.S. had never participated in a shootout at the Olympic Winter Games prior to today's contest ... Patrick Kane extended his Olympic point streak to four games ... Cam Fowler tallied his first-ever Olympic goal ... Phil Kessel led Team USA with seven shots on goal ... Ryan Suter played a game-high 29:56 ... Ryan Kesler (15-of-24) and Paul Stastny (10-of-16) both had a 62.5 percent success rate in the face-off circle ... For the compete Team USA roster, click here ... The 25-man roster for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team was announced on NBC as part of its coverage of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. Tony Granato, assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Todd Richards, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Peter Laviolette, serve as assistant coaches ... USA Hockey's International Council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.
2014 Olympic Winter Games
Game Schedule for U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team 

Feb. 13-23 • Sochi, Russia
DateOpponentVenue
Time (Local/EST)/Result
Thurs., Feb. 13SlovakiaShayba ArenaW, 7-1
Sat., Feb. 15RussiaBolshoy Ice DomeW, 3-2 (SO)
Sun., Feb. 16SloveniaShayba Arena4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 18Qualification GamesBolshoy Ice Dome12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Shayba Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19QuarterfinalsBolshoy Ice Dome12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Shayba Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 21SemifinalBolshoy Ice Dome4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.
SemifinalBolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 22Bronze-Medal GameBolshoy Ice Dome7:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 23Gold-Medal GameBolshoy Ice Dome4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.


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Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first time by the City Dispatch Post (Office) in New York City on this date in 1842.

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FA14: Butler ready to lead Ticats to next level.

FA14: Johnson returns to Lions Den.

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

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U.S. President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on this date in 1879.

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Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay made two more additions to its 2014 offseason roster on Friday, picking up former Chiefs TE Steve Maneri and former Bears cornerback D.J. Moore.

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Morris and Rose Michtom, Russian immigrants, introduced the first teddy bear in America on this date in 1903.

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Jimmy has a drink

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the U.S. beat Russia in Olympic hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's five-song EP "Jailhouse Rock" hit #18 in the U.K.

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "Don't" hit #8 in the U.S. 

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George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "The Guy Lombardo Show" on CBS radio on this date in 1932.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles released the single "Eight Days a Week."

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"My True Story" was heard for the first time on ABC radio on this date in 1943.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - Edith Houghton, at age 33, was signed as a baseball scout by the Philadelphia Phillies becoming the first female scout in the major leagues. 

1953 - The first American to win the women’s world figure skating championship was 17-year-old Tenley Albright.

1962 - CBS-TV bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a figure of $10,200,000.

1965 - NFL teams pledged not to sign college seniors until they had completed all of their games, including bowl games.

1974 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

1975 - Yvan Cournoyer (Montreal Canadiens) scored five goals and two assists against the Chicago Black Hawks.

1980 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) tied an NHL record with seven assists in a game against the Washington Capitals. Gretzky also set a rookie record of 96 points.

1996 - The NCAA football rules committee voted to require a tiebreaker in all NCAA football games.

1998 - Dale Earnhardt won NASCAR's Daytona 500 for the first time. The win occurred on his 20th attempt.
 
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Canada displayed its new red and white maple leaf flag. The flag was to replace the old Red Ensign standard on this date in 1965.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL -- Wenatchee Wild vs Soo Eagles 10:05pm EST

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Sunday --

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Johnstown Tomahawks 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Johnstown Tomahawks 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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