Friday, March 21, 2014

It's Friday












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

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Today is March 21st, the 80th day of 2014. There are 285 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks forward Kane injured, out three weeks.

Maple Leafs' Ranger released from hospital.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Gary Oldman (Batman films) is 56; Matthew Broderick (Election, Inspector Gadget) is 52; Rosie O'Donnell is 52; Former dancer and celebrity spouse Kevin Federline is 36.

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Kanata, ON. -- The Ottawa Senators may have threatened in the final minute of play, but in the end the Tampa Bay Lightning secured points in their seventh straight game for the first time this year with Thursday's 5-4 victory at Canadian Tire Centre.

Read the rest here.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 1055.6: Hours of sleep a new parent loses in the first year of their child's life.

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FASTHockey to Offer Live Webcasts of 2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey, in conjunction with FASTHockey, will once again provide live streaming coverage of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships, giving fans nationwide an opportunity to watch the excitement unfold on televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones.
Games will be offered on an individual pay-per-view basis, with live streaming video from each national championship venue. In addition, DVDs of individual games will be offered at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
After registering for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com, users can then buy game credits -- a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits never expire and can be used to watch live games or access on-demand content from FASTHockey's expansive library. In addition to the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships, the FASTHockey library includes more than 250,000 on-demand videos and nearly 25,000 live games are broadcast each season from national governing bodies, college, junior, prep school and youth hockey.
"FASTHockey has been a terrific partner for many years," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, "and we're pleased to have them again streaming our national championships."

In addition to watching on smaller screens, fans can also watch the 2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships on their biggest screens with the FASTHockey channel on Roku. Instructions are available on FASTHockey's Customer Support website.
"FASTHockey gives the hockey community unprecedented access to a wide variety of events," said Marc Ruskin, founder of FASTHockey. "We're thrilled to partner with USA Hockey to make broadcasts of its national championships available to fans worldwide."
The opening puck drops on the 2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships with the high school varsity tournament in Omaha, Neb., on March 26-30. The rest of the action, including Youth Tier I (Green Bay, Wis.), Youth Tier II (Hackensack, N.J., Reston, Va., and Wayne, N.J.), Girls Tier I (Marlborough, Mass.) and Girls Tier II (Amherst, N.Y.) begins April 2. The Junior Tier III tournament (Simsbury, Conn.) gets underway April 3.
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Missing sleep may be damaging your brain. [For goodness sake, somebody get Vladimir Putin a nap.]

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Wenatchee, WA. – Wenatchee Wild goaltender Chase Perry has signed to play college hockey next season with the Colorado College Tigers.

The 18 year old Perry, a 6’2”, 191 lb. native of Andover, Minnesota, is in his first year with the Wild and sports a goals against average of 2.32 and a saves percentage of .907. Wenatchee Wild Assistant Coach Chris Clark says of Perry, “We are extremely happy for Chase and can’t wait to see him continue his career at Colorado College next fall. Chase has worked extremely hard from day one way back in August. It is great that all his hard work has resulted in him getting the opportunity to play for the Tigers next season. Colorado College is not only getting a fantastic goalie but an even better person.” The Tigers compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference with Denver, Miami Ohio, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan.

The Wild hosts the Port Huron Fighting Falcons on Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd, then wrap up the regular season by hosting the Aberdeen Wings on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th. 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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NBC-TV presented the first "Colgate Comedy Hour" on this date in 1955.

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Video review of P.I. gets one step closer.

Video: Calvillo relishing new role at Combine.

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

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Soon, Starbucks will be more than just a place where you can get a Frappuccino and a croissant: It will also be a place where you can get some bacon-wrapped dates and a nice glass of Malbec. Starbucks recently revealed that the coffee chain has been testing its evening "alcohol and light bites" menu in select locations, and will be expanding it to thousands of stores.

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Tampa, FL. — Cornerback Mike Jenkins has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced.

Read the rest here.

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Upset she couldn't make changes to her son's phone plan, a 60-year-old Florida woman charged toward AT&T store employees and hurled a phone charger. A deputy went to the AT&T store and saw Denise Gillespie, whose listed occupation is "teacher," yelling and screaming at employees. She was arrested.

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Alex's Dad helps Jimmy play the motorcycle game.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as watching your hockey team make a late season push for a playoff spot, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousins" hit #12 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "Kentucky Rain" hit #16 in the U.S. The song was written by Eddie Rabbit.

1970 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Cry Daddy" hit #8 in the U.K.

1981 - An updated version of Elvis Presley's album "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K.

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A new survey has found men would spend more than four hours having sex and barely three-and-a-half hours working during an "ideal day". Research also found 64% of men confessed to regularly using their smartphones and tablets while on the toilet - while 26% planned a to-do list while being intimate with their partner.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
 
The Beatles single "She Loves You" hit #1 in the U.S.

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" hit #14 in the U.S.

1970 - The Beatles single "Let It Be" hit #2 in the U.K.

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.   

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If you're an Apple fan, or a Steve Jobs fan, or both you'll be happy to hear another movie based on the late tech genius' life is on the way. And if the director has his way it will be Christian Bale putting on the trademark round eyeglasses.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933. 

1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played.

1953 - The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse Nationals (111-105) in four overtimes to eliminate them from the Eastern Division Semifinals. A total of seven players (both teams combined) fouled out of the game.

1968 - The new American League franchise in Kansas City, MO, took the nickname Royals.

1973 - Frank Mohovlich (Montreal Canadiens) became the 5th NHL player to score 500 career goals.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals.

1994 - Michael Jordan was cut from the White Sox roster and was sent to their minor league club.

2004 - In Philadelphia, Veterans Stadium was demolished.

2004 - The NHL suspended Calgary Flames coach-general manager Darryl Sutter and forward Krzysztof Oliwa. Sutter was suspended for two games for player selection and team conduct in the final 2.5 seconds of the game. Oliwa was suspended for his conduct after being given a penalty for physical abuse of officials. The Flames lost to the Nashville Predators 3-1.

2004 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) was ejected after he spearing Martin Strbak (Pittsburgh Penguins). Messier was later suspended for two games by the NHL.

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Shirley Booth made her TV acting debut on this date in 1957 in "The Hostess with the Mostest" on CBS.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- March Auto Club Race at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

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

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