Saturday, March 29, 2014

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

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Today is March 29th, the 88th day of 2014. There are 279 days left in the year.

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Van Riemsdyk ties fastest goal to start period.

Stars forward Peverley wants to return to play.

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

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First permanent European settlement in Delaware was established on this date in 1638.

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Buffalo, NY. -- The Lightning has won two of three contests versus the Buffalo Sabres this season heading into Saturday night.

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Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam on this date in 1848.

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NTDP Set to Host Baseball Night in Ann Arbor on April 4
Appearances by Detroit Tigers' Mascot and FSD Girls Scheduled
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is set to host Baseball Night on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. EDT when U.S. National Under-17 Team squares off against the Sioux City Musketeers. The game will be held at the home of the NTDP, the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.
Scheduled festivities for Baseball Night include an appearance by the official mascot of the Detroit Tigers, Paws, and the FOX Sports Detroit Girls. A ceremonial puck drop will also be held prior to the contest. The game will serve as the first leg of Team USA’s final home stand of the 2013-14 United States Hockey League regular season.
Fans attending the game will have an opportunity to take pictures with and get autographs from Paws and the FOX Sports Detroit Girls. Additionally, giveaways will be held throughout the night with prizes including "Nothing Stops Detroit" bracelets, hats, and tickets to a Detroit Tigers home game.
The Under-17 Team will cap regular-season play the following night, April 5, during Fan Appreciation Night. The U.S. will face off against the Dubuque Fighting Saints at 7 p.m. EDT at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Numerous giveaways and contests will take place throughout the game and fans in attendance will receive a 2013-14 team poster.
Tickets are available at the NTDP front office located at 2121 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor during normal business hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling (734) 327-9251. Adults are admitted for $7, while kids and seniors are $5. Youth hockey players wearing their team jersey can get in for just $1 and group discounts are available.
ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Celebrating its 17th season of play in 2013-14, the goal of this full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.


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The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada on this date in 1867.

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 Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild hosted the Aberdeen Wings Friday night and it was a nip and tuck affair all night long, with the Wings scoring in the extra session to win 3-2, in front of 3,566 fans at the Town Toyota Center.

Wenatchee grabbed the early lead as Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany), who was stationed up the slot at the hash marks, gunned one home glove side. The power play goal, assisted by Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) and Alex Rauter (Morristown, New Jersey) at 5:04, put the Wild on top 1-0.

Early in the second period, David Powlowski (Rochester, New York) scored a power play goal from Nicholas Rivera (Pacific Palisades, California) at 3:56 for a 2-0 Wenatchee lead. Aberdeen would strike moments later with a power play goal of their own, as Bjorn Siguardarson scored from Jordan Heller and Jake Horton at 5:21, slicing the Wild lead to 2-1.

The Wings would tie the game early in the third on a Tanner Okeson goal. Jonathan Grebosky and Erik Baskin drew the assists at 2:03, squaring the game at 2-2. Wenatchee was able to hold Aberdeen at bay the rest of the third period, getting the game to the extra period.

The Wings would squeak one home in the overtime to win it, as former Wild defenseman Dillon Eichstadt scored from Horton at 3:52, giving Aberdeen the 3-2 win. “I liked our effort” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “It would have been nice to finish them off, but with only playing three lines, I was happy with our effort.” On qualifying for the post season, Littler said “I think making the playoffs was a big accomplishment with this group. Where we started to where we’re at and with having to play as shorthanded as we did tonight, I’m proud of our guys.”

Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 16 saves for the Wild; Chad Catt had 25 stops for the Wings. Wenatchee was 2-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-3 on the penalty kill.

The Wild is now 29-22-8; Aberdeen is 37-18-4. With the single point earned, coupled with Coulee Region’s shoot out loss to the Minnesota Wilderness earlier in the evening, plus Kenai River's loss to Fairbanks, Wenatchee assured themselves of finishing third in the Midwest Division, clinching a spot in the NAHL’s Robertson Cup playoffs.

The Wild wraps up the regular season by hosting the Aberdeen Wings tomorrow night at 7:05pm PDT. 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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A regular news service began between New York and London on Marconi's wireless on this date in 1903.

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On the mend: Kackert taking baby steps towards return.

Archibald retires; Lions release McKenzie.

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

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Jack Benny made his radio debut on this date in 1932.



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Tampa, FL. — Doug Martin is still going to be Tampa Bay's main running back, but he's going to have more help than in the past.

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In the U.S. rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during World War II on this date in 1943.

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When does the parade start?


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as your hockey team clinching a playoff spot, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's "Don't" hit #2 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Always On My Mind."

1976 - In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.

2004 - The Vermont Teddy Bear Company released a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered from March 29-April 24, 2004, at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

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Fiorella LaGuardia became the director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Organization on this date in 1946.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant.

1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.   



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Gold Coast became the first British colony to hold an African parliamentary majority on this date in 1946.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The first NHL Stanley Cup Final between two U.S.-based teams took place. The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers to get their first Stanley Cup title.

1970 - Tony Esposito (Chicago Black Hawks) recorded his 15th shutout. It was an NHL record for rookie goalies and the most shut outs in the modern era.

1973 - Bobby Clarke (Philadelphia Flyers) became the first NHL player from a post-'67 expansion team to score 100 points in a season.

1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.

1998 - Tennessee won the woman's college basketball championship over Louisiana. Tennessee had set a NCAA record with regular season record of 39-0.

1999 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,072nd professional goal (WHA and NHL combined) passing Gordie Howe who had scored 1,071.

2004 - Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) spoke to the media for the first time since Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) sucker-punched him during a game on March 9.

2004 - The NHL approved the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers from Time Warner.

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Jack Paar made his final appearance on the "Tonight" show on this date in 1962.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Aberdeen Wings 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the Streets of St. Petersburg -- 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 5:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 3:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangerss 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangerss 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangerss 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

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

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