Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 7th, the 279th day of 2014. There are 86 days left in the year.

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Rangers name defenseman McDonagh captain.

Trotz, Kesler among new faces in new places.

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

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Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress on this date in 1756. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances."

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos felt he was playing the best hockey of his life through the first 16 games last season.

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On this date in 1868, Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY.

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U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Tickets Now On Sale
Ceremony Set For Dec. 4 in Minneapolis; Will Include NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy Presentation
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets for the 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner officially went on sale today and can be purchased exclusively online atUSHockeyHallofFame.com. The event, which includes the presentation of the NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy, is set for Dec. 4 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the 42nd in the history of the Hall, includes Karyn Bye Dietz (River Falls, Wis.), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich.), Jeff Sauer (St. Paul, Minn.) andLou Vairo (Brooklyn, N.Y.). In addition to the enshrinement of the 2014 class, Bill Daly(Kinnelon, N.J.) and Paul Holmgren (St. Paul, Minn.) will receive the Lester Patrick Trophy.
Tickets to the 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door.
For more information about this year's event, please click here.
Notes: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner returns to Minnesota for the first time since 2006 ... USA Hockey took over responsibilities for the selection process and induction event associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. Induction ceremonies have been staged in Detroit (2013), Dallas (2012), Chicago (2011), Buffalo, New York (2010), Boston (2009), Denver (2008) and Grand Forks, North Dakota (2007) ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973. To date, there are 161 enshrined members in the Hall. For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visitUSHockeyHallofFame.com ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHall.com or call 800-443-7825.


University of Minnesota Unanimously Stays No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of Minnesota, 510 (34)10-0-02
2.University of North Dakota, 46220-0-02
3.Boston College, 42840-0-02
4.Providence College, 41530-0-02
5.Colgate University, 31950-0-02
6.St. Cloud State University, 30460-0-02
7.Union College, 29380-0-02
8.Ferris State University, 279101-0-02
9.University of Michigan, 23770-1-02
10.Miami University, 17890-0-02
11.Minnesota State University, 171130-0-02
12.Wisconsin University, 136120-0-02
13.Notre Dame University, 118100-0-02
14.Cornell University, 82140-0-02
15.Boston University, 43n/a0-0-01
Others Receiving Votes: University of Denver, 21; Michigan Tech University, 14; UMass Lowell, 14; University of Minnesota Duluth, 12; Northeastern University, 10; Michigan State University, 8; Yale University, 8; Quinnipiac University, 6; Ohio State University, 5; Robert Morris University, 4; Bowling Green State University, 2; University of New Hampshire, 1.
Notes: The Big Ten Conference and Hockey East Association each have four teams ranked in this week's poll. The ECAC and National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has one ranked team.
About the Poll: The 20th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men'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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.



Nearly 150 U.S. Locations to Celebrate 2014 IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend
Fourth Annual Event Includes U.S. Women's National Team Participation at Select Events Nationwide
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly 150 locations across the United States will help celebrate the fourth annual International Ice Hockey Federation World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend this Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 11-12). As part of the festivities, past and present members of the U.S. Women's National Team will take part in select events across the nation.
The IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend is an opportunity to celebrate female participation in the sport. The goal of the event is to grow the game through a variety of events that aim to introduce beginners to basic skills in a positive, fun and safe environment; provide more opportunities to play ice hockey; teach fair play, sportsmanship and teamwork; create new friendships; and develop a lifelong love of the sport.
"USA Hockey is proud to be a leader in the continued advancement of girls' and women's hockey," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "It's terrific to see all the activity happening around the country this weekend and we're most grateful to all the volunteers who are dedicated to helping grow the game."
Events being hosted include youth hockey clinics featuring the American Development Model, hockey jamborees, Try Hockey for Free opportunities, female-only tournaments, introductory informational sessions about the sport and other hockey-themed gatherings.
Those taking part in the festivities this weekend are encouraged to share their experiences by posting photos and stories on USA Hockey's Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #girlshockey.
Thirty-four states are hosting activities as part of the fourth annual IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend. For more information on the IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend, click here.
NOTES: Teams from the NHL, AHL, NCAA, and USHL are among those helping celebrate the IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend ... Participation in girls and women's hockey in the United States has increased by nearly 25% in the past decade and now has more than 67,000 registered players.

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Why don’t ATMs spew purple bills? Because of long-lasting dye. When paper notes were introduced in 1929, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing opted to use green ink because the color was relatively high in its resistance to chemical and physical changes. Also, at the time, green pigment was available in large quantities for quick printing.

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Regina, SK. -- I know that the only cures for the Saskatchewan Roughriders' passing woes are patience, support, and a whole lot more patience - something I lack.

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Coming up next for the 9-5 Riders is a week 16 road game with the 5-8 Montreal Alouettes on Monday, October 13th. Game time at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is 1:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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For the first time on this date in 1913, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.

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Pedersen: Reason for optimism in Riderville.

Pinty's Power Rankings: Argos chart course.


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

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"Kate Hopkins, Angel of Mercy" was heard for the first time on CBS radio on this date in 1939.

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Tampa, FL. --
Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.



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"Portia Faces Life" debuted on the NBC Red network on this date in 1940.

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Boulder, CO. -- The Win Over Colorado ... In Pictures.

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On this date in 1951, the Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants faced a new postseason opponent Monday, one that they finally couldn't overcome: themselves.

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A U.S. House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows on this date in 1956.

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Here's Robin (Don't call her Mrs. Big Guy) tying Jimmy's shoe.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as no rain, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album. 

1960 - Elvis Presley went into the recording studio to re-record the song "Flaming Star." 

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Little Sister" hit #5 in the U.S. 

1977 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" was confirmed gold by the RIAA. 

2003 - The ablum "Elvis 2nd To None" was released.

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On this date in 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted the film-rating system that ranged for "G" to "X."

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys." 

1967 - The Beatles refused an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million. 

2002 - In Paris, Stella McCartney showed her summer fashions at a show. 

2002 - It was announced that archivists at the University of Dundee had found about 500 previously unpublished photographs of the Beatles.

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A record was set when 147,000,000 shares were exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange on this date in 1982.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - 
The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass. 

1956 - Al Carmichael (Green Bay Packers) returned a kickoff 106 yards to set an NFL record. 

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record. 

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In California on this date in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 9:00pm EDT (NLDS Game 4 )

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Time TBA (NLDS Game 5 if necessary)

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT (First game of regular season)

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series October Charlotte Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT 

Saturday --

NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightnings vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens 1:00pm EDT

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

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