Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 29th, the 301st day of 2014. There are 64 days left in the year.


Gordie Howe resting after stroke: report.

Watch: 'What's on Tap' for Wednesday's games.

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Today's Birthdays: Richard Dreyfuss is 67. Kate Jackson (Charlie’s Angels) is 66. Winona Ryder is 43. Gabrielle Union is 41.


Tampa, FL. -- Jonathan Drouin made his home debut against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night at Amalie Arena, but it was another Tampa Bay Lightning youngster who had the greatest impact in the Bolts 7-3 victory.

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On this date in 1945, the first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.


Minnesota Unanimously Still No. 1 in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #6

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.University of Minnesota, 190 (19)17-0-16
2.University of Wisconsin, 16526-2-06
3.Boston College, 15835-0-16
4.Harvard University, 13240-0-06
5.Quinnipiac University, 9575-0-15
6.Cornell University, 8750-2-06
7.Boston University, 7864-2-06
8.Mercyhurst University, 6296-1-16
9.Clarkson University, 43105-3-06
10.University of North Dakota, 1384-4-04
Others Receiving Votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 11; St. Lawrence University, 7; Northeastern University, 2; Ohio State University, 1; RIT, 1.
Notes: The ECAC leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three and the Hockey East Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... A total of 15 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th 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.

Three U.S. Teams Set to Compete During International Break
Complete Coverage Available at
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Women's National Team, and both teams from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program -- the U.S. National Under-18 Team and U.S. National Under-17 Team -- will compete in tournaments next week (Nov. 3-9) during the second international break of the 2014-15 season.
The U.S. Women's National Team will travel to Kamloops, British Columbia, for the 2014 Four Nations Cup, Nov. 4-8. The team roster was announced earlier this month and can be found here.
The U.S. National Under-18 Team will head to Sundsvall, Sweden, Nov. 5-9, for the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, while the U.S. National Under-17 Team will be in Sarnia, Ontario, Nov. 2-8, for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Full Team USA coverage for each tournament, including game recaps, can be found For in-game updates follow @USAHockeyScores.
Details for each tournament can be found below.
2014 Four Nations Cup
The 2014 Four Nations Cup will take place Nov. 4-8 at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. The tournament will feature teams from Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. For Team USA information, including the roster, coaching staff, game and broadcast schedules, click here.
Team USA Schedule for 2014 Four Nations Cup
DateOpponentTime (Local/EST)
Tue., Nov. 4Finland1 p.m./4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 5Canada7 p.m./10 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 7Sweden1 p.m./4 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 8Third-Place Game2 p.m./5 p.m.
Championship Game7 p.m./10 p.m.
2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament
The U.S. National Under-18 Team will travel to Sundsvall, Sweden, Nov. 5-9, to participate in the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament. The U.S. squad will compete against teams from Finland, Sweden and Switzerland in the round-robin tournament. The United States has won six of the last seven Under-18 Four Nations Tournaments, including the 2012 event, which was played at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. For Team USA information, click here.
Team USA Schedule for 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament
DateOpponentTime (Local/EST)
Fri., Nov. 7Finland3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 8Switzerland2 p.m./8 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 9Sweden2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
The U.S National Under-17 Team will head to Sarnia, Ontario, for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, taking place Nov. 2-8. The U.S has competed in the annual event since 1994, and has 12 top-three finishes, including a first-place finish at the last tournament held in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, earlier this year. World Under-17 Hockey Challenge preliminary and quarterfinal games will be streamed live and on-demand at Semifinals, third-place and championship games will be available on TSN. The online home of the tournament can be found by clicking here. For Team USA information, click here.
Team USA Schedule for 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
DateOpponentTime (EST)
Fri., Oct. 31
Pre-Tournament vs. Canada White
7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 2Sweden3 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 3Slovakia3 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 4Canada Red7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 6QuarterfinalsTBD
Fri., Nov. 7Placement/Semifinal GameTBD
Sat., Nov. 8Third-Place Game3:30 p.m.
Championship Game7:30 p.m.


"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC on this date in 1956. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."


Regina, SK. -- "The most important games are still ahead." Rod Pedersen reminds us that the Riders are still headed to the playoffs.

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Coming up next for the 9-8 Riders is a week 19 bye, followed by a week 20 home game against the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, November 8th, which wraps up the regular season. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 7:00pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on Calgary next hosts Winnipeg on Saturday, November 1st.


On this date in 1959, General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit television.



Riders 'fighting through the adversity', says Chamblin.

All of a Sutton: RB thrust into the starting role for Als.

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COMING UP - Halloween: October 31; Daylight Saving Time ends: November 2; Veteran’s Day: November 11.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made two trades at the NFL deadline Tuesday, sending safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams and linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports.

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U.S. diplomats assigned to Moscow are complaining that the Russians are returning to old school harassment methods of years ago. Officials say that their tires have been slashed, their houses broken into… [And their mailboxes stuffed with CDs from AOL.]


Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State University in conjunction with the Pac-12 Conference is proud to be a part of the national “It’s On Us” campaign to create awareness of sexual violence. For more information go to or

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Bruce Jenner treated himself to a fresh coat for his 65th birthday. Jenner was tooling around Malibu Tuesday when he lit up a cigarette, revealing some fire engine red finger nails. His nails were unpainted earlier in the day.


Kansas City, MO. -- The Giants began to focus on Game 7 of the World Series before their 10-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 6 was complete Tuesday night.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation on this date in 1969.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as game 7 of the World Series, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
In Stuttgart, West Germany, Elvis Presley attended a Bill Haley & the Comets concert. 

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Way Down."


Taco Bell has delivered a new mobile ordering app. Customers can now customize, place and pay for orders on a smartphone and then pick it up at the drive-through or in store.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna. 

1965 - The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out." 

2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album cover "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.


A man dressed as a yellow Teletubbie broke into a friend’s home. But what he did next is shocking. Police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, say the Telletubbie man then stole his friend’s Chinese food leftovers.


Today in Sports History:

1973 - 
O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season. 

1979 - Willie Mays severed all ties with major league baseball when he accepted a public relations job with an Atlantic City casino. 

1989 - Ozzie Newsome ended his NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions. 

1993 - A group of U.S. athletes were attacked by skinheads in Germany. 

1995 - Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.


TV TONIGHT: MLB WORLD SERIES - The Royals and Giants play in Kansas City for Game 7. The series is tied 3-3. (7:30p ET, FOX)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 7) 8:00pm EDT

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST


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

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