Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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

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Today is November 4th, the 307th day of 2014. There are 58 days left in the year.

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Oilers' Hall out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain.

Melrose Minute: Early contenders and pretenders.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) is 84. Former First Lady Laura Bush is 68. Kathy Griffin is 54. Survivor host Jeff Probst is 53. Matthew McConaughey is 45. TV personality Bethenny Frankel is 44.

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Tampa, FL. -- One month into the season, the Lightning sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.

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On this date in 1842, Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, IL.

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U.S. Roster Announced for 2014 Under-18
Four Nations Tournament
Tournament to be Held Nov. 5-9 in Sundsvall, Sweden
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - USA Hockey announced today the 22-player roster for its U.S. National Under-18 Team, which will compete at the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament from Nov. 5-9, in Sundsvall, Sweden.
The roster is made up entirely of members of the 2014-15 U.S. National Under-18 Team, part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A complete Team USA roster can be found here.
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 the NTDP.
Notes: The official tournament website can be found here ... Follow @USANTDP and@USAHockeyScores on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #4NationsU18 ... Don Granato (Downers Grove, Ill.) will lead the U.S. National Under-18 Team for the second time in the event, having previously coached the U.S. to a first-place finish in 2012 and a third-place showing in 2013. Joining Granato on the bench will be assistant coach Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.).
Team USA Schedule - 2014 Under-18 Four Nations TournamentNov. 5-9 | Sundsvall, Sweden
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/EST)
Fri., Nov. 7FinlandEnergi Arena3:30 p.m. / 9:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 8SwitzerlandEnergi Arena2:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 9SwedenEnergi Arena2:30 p.m. / 8:30 a.m.


Minnesota Still 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 #6

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of Minnesota, 500 (24)15-1-06
2.University of North Dakota, 474 (9)25-1-16
3.Boston College, 382 (1)54-2-06
4.Colgate University, 37846-2-06
5.Boston University, 35464-1-05
6.St. Cloud State University, 30973-3-06
7.UMass Lowell, 30795-1-14
8.Union College, 26235-3-06
9.Michigan Tech University, 230n/a6-0-01
10.Providence College, 19082-3-16
11.Miami University, 178105-3-06
12.University of Denver, 146114-2-04
13.Minnesota State University, 80125-3-06
14.University of Notre Dame, 73n/a5-2-13
15.University of Vermont, 70144-1-12
Others Receiving Votes: Ferris State University, 26; Northern Michigan University, 26; University of Nebraska Omaha, 25; Robert Morris University, 23; University of Alaska, 8; University of Minnesota Duluth, 8; Quinnipiac University, 8; Yale University, 8; Merrimack College, 5; Cornell University, 4; University of Michigan, 4; Bowling Green State University, 1; Penn State University, 1.
Notes: A total of 28 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The Hockey East Association has six ranked schools in this week's top 15. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has four, while the ECAC and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have two. The Big Ten Conference has one ranked team ... This is Minnesota's sixth week at number one, and this is Michigan Tech's first week in the top 15 ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
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.



Host Sites Announced for 2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships
Ten cities to host championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today the host sites for its slate of 2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships. Champions will be crowned in 10 cities nationwide, with each tournament being contested in March and/or April 2016.
USA Hockey has been conducting national championships since 1937 with teams from 35 states being crowned champions in various classifications over the course of the 77-year history of the event.
2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Sites
DivisionLocationHostDates
Youth Tier I (14U)Anchorage, AlaskaAlaska Combined HockeyMarch 31-April 4, 2016
Youth Tier I (16U, 18U)San Jose, CaliforniaSan Jose Junior SharksMarch 31-April 4, 2016
Girls Tier I, Adult Women A, B, CMinneapolis, MinnesotaWomen's Hockey Association of MinnesotaMarch 31-April 4, 2016
High SchoolReston, VirginiaAshburn ExtremeMarch 17-21, 2016
Girls Tier IIBarre, VermontVermont State Amateur Hockey AssociationMarch 31-April 4, 2016
Youth Tier II (14U)Charlotte, North CarolinaCharlotte Metro Hockey AssociationMarch 31-April 4, 2016
Youth Tier II (16U)Wayne, New JerseyIce Vault ArenaMarch 31-April 4, 2016
Youth Tier II (18U)Amherst, New YorkAmherst Youth HockeyMarch 31-April 4, 2016
SledTBDTBDTBD
Adult Rec Men'sEllenton, FloridaIce Sports ForumTBD
Adult Rec Women'sEllenton, FloridaIce Sports ForumTBD
NOTES: The 2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships will be held between March 19-30, 2015. Chesterfield, Missouri, will host the High School tournament. Amherst, New York, will host the Youth Tier I tournament (14U, 16U, 18U). Salt Lake City, Utah, will host Youth Tier II 14U. Plano, Texas, will host Youth Tier II 16U. Troy, Michigan, will host Youth Tier II 18U. Lansing, Michigan, will host Girls Tier II. Green Bay, Wisconsin, host of the Youth Tier I tournament in 2014, will host the Girls Tier I and Adult Women A, B, and C tournament this spring. FASTHockey.com will provide live streaming coverage of these events.
The sled hockey national tournament will be held April 9-12, 2015, at the Northtown Center in Amherst, New York. The Adult Rec Men's Nationals will be held in Ellenton, Florida. Men in the 30+, 40+ and 65+ age classifications will compete April 9-12, 2015. April 16-19 will be the dates for men in the 50+, 60+ and 70+ age classifications. Women in the 30+, 40+ and 50+ age classifications will compete in Ellenton, Florida, from April 23-26.
A list of USA Hockey national champions dating back to 1949 can be found here. Michigan holds the distinction as home of the most USA Hockey national champions, boasting 118 programs that captured a title.


U.S. National Under-17 Team Hands Slovakia 7-1 Loss
at 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge 
Keller Paces Offense with Four-Point Effort
LAMBTON SHORES, Ont. - Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) notched two goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded, and added two assists as the U.S. National Under-17 Team handed Slovakia a 7-1 loss here today at The Shores Recreation Centre. With the win, Team USA improved to 2-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
The U.S. struck first 2:34 into the opening frame. After halting a Slovak clearing attempt out of the zone, Luke Martin (St. Louis, Mo.) worked the puck from the outside in and put a shot on net. The puck was stopped but the second effort by Nick Pastujov's (Bradenton, Fla.) beat Slovak netminder David Hrenak for the score. Keller also recorded an assist on the play. Team USA doubled its lead, 2-0, on the power play at 12:51. Keller streaked up the right side and found Max Jones(Rochester, Mich.) across the ice in the left face-off circle. Jones clanged the puck off the pipe and in.Chad Krys (Ridgefield, Conn.) also earned an assist on the goal.
The third U.S. goal came at 8:49 of the second stanza while Team USA was skating shorthanded. Slovakia attempted to gain the zone, but Martin intercepted and sprung Keller with a pass out to center. Keller broke away and tucked the puck between Hrenak's pads with a backhand shot. Slovakia struck back less than two minutes later, but William Lockwood (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) capitalized on a loose puck in front of the Slovak net to restore the three-goal advantage for the U.S. Krys and Michael Campoli (Ann Arbor, Mich.) registered assists on the marker.
Team USA added three power-play tallies in the final frame to seal the victory for the U.S. Keller made it 5-1, banking the puck off the back of Hrenak from behind the net. Patrick Khodorenko(Walnut Creek, Calif.) was then stopped in front of the net, but the opportunity left Pastujov open and he banged in the rebound at 12:06. Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane, Wash.) also assisted on the 5-on-3 strike. Lockwood scored Team USA's seventh goal with just over a minute remaining. Jones and Adam Fox (Jericho, N.Y.) collected assists on the score.
Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) stopped 20 shots in the win for Team USA while Hrenak made 30 saves for Slovakia in the loss.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team faces its third game in three days tomorrow (Nov. 4) when they face Canada Red. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at The Shores Recreation Centre. The contest will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com.
Notes: Clayton Keller was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Team USA outshot Slovakia, 37-21 ... The U.S. went 4-8 on the power play while Slovakia was 0-4 with the man advantage ... The preliminary round and quarterfinals will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com and the official tournament website, which can be found here ... The semifinals, third-place game and championship contest will be broadcast live on TSN ... The 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, Finland and Russia, while Group B includes Canada Red, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States ... Follow@USANTDP or @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WU172014 ... Danton Cole (Pontiac, Mich.) leads the U.S. National Under-17 Team for the third time in this tournament, having previously coached the U.S. to a second-place finish in 2011 and a third-place showing in 2013.
Team USA Schedule - 2014 World Under-17 Hockey ChallengeNov. 2-8 | Sarnia and Lambton Shores, Ontario
DateOpponentLocationTime / Result
Fri., Oct. 31Canada WhiteSarnia, Ont.W, 6-0
Sun., Nov. 2SwedenLambton Shores, Ont.W, 6-3
Mon., Nov. 3SlovakiaLambton Shores, Ont.W, 7-1
Tues., Nov. 4Canada RedLambton Shores, Ont.7:00 p.m. ET
Thurs., Nov. 6QuarterfinalsTBATBA
Fri., Nov. 7SemifinalsSarnia, Ont.TBA
Sat., Nov. 8Third-Place GameSarnia, Ont.3:30 p.m. ET
Championship GameSarnia, Ont.7:30 p.m. ET

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On this date in 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected America's first woman governor so she could serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

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Regina, SK. -- Well here we are!

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After a week 19 bye for the 9-8 Riders comes a week 20 home game against the 12-5 Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, November 8th, which wraps up the regular season schedule. 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 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com. Calgary next hosts Winnipeg on Saturday, November 1st.

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NEW ON DVD - Released November 4

Maleficent
Hercules
Step Up All In Planes 2: Fire and Rescue
A Most Wanted Man
White Collar: Season 5
Reno 911: The Complete Series
Quantum Leap: The Complete Series
Hill Street Blues: Season Three
Hot in Cleveland: Season Five
Law & Order: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: The Sixteenth Year
Law & Order: The Seventeenth Year
The Newsroom: Season 2

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Not worth the risk: Nichols to start in season finale.

Video: Chamblin thinks Durant 'has a chance' to return.

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

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COMING UP - Veteran’s Day: November 11. Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27.

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Tampa, FL. -- The struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-7 at the season's mid-point and concede they're running out of opportunities to turn themselves around.

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A woman on a paleo diet decided to save money by eating dog food. She improved her blood sugar level and increased her energy. [The only drawback was that she had to give up driving due to the irresistible urge to hang her head out the window.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team will begin the 2014-15 season ranked 21st in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, the WBCA announced today. The Beavers ended last season ranked 25th.

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This year, Kmart is sticking with its dubious tradition and opening on Thanksgiving Day. Like last year, they’re opening at 6am, and will keep the doors open for 42 consecutive hours until midnight on Saturday. According to a press release, Kmart has opened its doors on Thanksgiving morning to Black Friday “early birds” for the last 22 years.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The newly crowned World Series champion San Francisco Giants launched their off-season on Monday by extending free agent Pablo Sandoval a $15.3 million one-year qualifying contract offer.

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Red Lobster plans to revamp its menu to focus more on — ready for this? — seafood. Red Lobster says upcoming changes to its menu in all 705 stores will emphasize offerings from beneath the sea, removing items that stray from its history as a seafood brand.


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Swinging is fun!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as voting, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1967 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Big Boss Man" hit #38 in the U.S. 

2003 - The Elvis Presley album "Christmas Peace" was released. The album contained 40 songs.

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Sorry, there is no new Beyonce album coming out next week. A clever hoaxer made up some stationery for Columbia Records and posted it to Twitter and Facebook. It’s not true, and Beyonce’s record label says no such stationery exists.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles received a royal seal of approval from H.R.H. the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. The band had played at the Royal Variety Performance at London's Prince of Wales Theatre.

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At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-conditioned car was put on display on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1923 - 
George Halas (Chicago Bears) picked up an Oorang Indians fumble and ran it 98 yards for a touchdown. 

1954 - The Philadelphia A's moved to Kansas City. 

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) set an NBA record when he missed all 10 of his free throws. 

1972 - The L.A. Kings scored 3 goals within 45 seconds against the New York Islanders. 

1973 - The Chicago Bears set an NFL record when they held the Green Bay Packers to -12 yards passing. 

1976 - Major league baseball held its first free-agent draft. 24 players were available from 13 teams. 

1994 - United Center in Chicago, IL, opened. 

1994 - The San Antonio Spurs' season opener was delayed for 50 minutes when a fireworks display triggered the sprinkler system in the Alamodome. 

2001 - Randall Cunningham (Baltimore Ravens) achieved 30,000 career passing yards. 

2001 - The Arizona Diamondbacks won their first World Series. They beat the New York Yankees 3-2 in game 7. 

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton was arrested in Louisiana after police found 213 pounds of marijuana in a van he was driving. 

2003 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) scored two goals and moved into second place in career points. The goals were points 1850 and 1851 of his career. 

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On this date in 1981, the second scheduled flight of the space shuttle Columbia was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the countdown.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey -- At USPHL Boston Showcase Times TBA

Saturday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey -- At USPHL Boston Showcase Times TBA

Nascar Nationwide Series -- DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway 2:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars 4:00pm EST

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 7:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey -- At USPHL Boston Showcase Times TBA

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm EST (Final race of Eliminator Round)

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 6:00pm EST

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

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