Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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


Today is November 18th, the 321st day of 2014. There are 44 days left in the year.


Around the League notebook for Monday, Nov. 17.

McCreary honored, humbled to enter Hall of Fame.

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William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres" on this date in 1477, which was the first book to be printed in England.


New York, NY. -- Once Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan got over initial nerves, he helped pen a storybook ending to his return to Madison Square Garden.

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On this date in 1820, Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.


Undefeated Michigan Tech Jumps to 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 #8

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.Michigan Tech University, 480 (17)510-0-03
2.Boston University, 462 (10)36-1-17
3.University of North Dakota, 458 (7)28-2-18
4.University of Minnesota, 40817-3-08
5.UMass Lowell, 32947-2-25
6.Colgate University, 31868-3-17
7.Miami University, 29778-4-08
8.University of Minnesota Duluth, 277158-4-02
9.Minnesota State University, 22297-3-08
10.University of Vermont, 174107-2-14
11.University of Denver, 164116-3-06
12.Boston College, 14685-5-08
13.University of Nebraska Omaha, 105136-1-12
14.Quinnipiac University, 68n/a7-2-13
15.St. Cloud State University, 43144-5-18
Others Receiving Votes: Union College, 35; Bowling Green State University, 23; Harvard University, 20; Providence College, 17; Northern Michigan University, 11; Yale University, 9; Merrimack College, 5; Robert Morris University, 5; Ferris State University, 3; St. Lawrence University, 2.
Notes: A total of 25 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has six ranked in this week's poll. The Hockey East Association has four, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have two and the Big Ten Conference has one ... 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.


Samuel L. Clemens published "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" under the pen name "Mark Twain" in the New York "Saturday Press" on this date in 1865.


The Tampa Bay Juniors experienced mixed results over this past weekend, with the Empire team seeing their 12 game win streak snapped, in a 6-4 loss to the Florida Junior Blades. And the Elite hit the road for a pair of games, skating to a split at the Roswell Bulldogs.

On Saturday in the Empire game, the Junior Blades outscored Tampa Bay 3-1 in the third and outshot them 21-2, to earn a 6-4 win. Benoit Chin scored twice for Tampa Bay, Steven Noyes had a goal and 2 assists, Jonathan Grodzki scored once and Sam Coleman made 42 saves. The Juniors were 0-for-5 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

Also on Saturday, the Elite team beat Roswell 2-0. Jack Stang and Lukas Freeland scored goals, Michael Krch made 34 saves. Tampa Bay was 0-for-6 on the power play and 6-of-6 on the penalty kill. 

On Sunday, the Juniors let a 3-1 first period lead slip away in a 6-4 loss to the Bulldogs. Brandon Goudreau had a goal and 2 assists, Christopher Astrom and Jack Stang had a goal and an assist each and Trey Stern scored a goal. Tampa Bay got 17 saves from Jeff Gardner and went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-4 on the penalty kill.

Both teams have this coming weekend off. Next action for the Empire team is Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th, at the Palm Beach Hawks. Saturday's game starts at 3:00pm EST and Sunday's game gets underway at 9:00am EST. The Elite team will also be at Palm Beach that weekend, with Saturday's game starting at 6:00pm EST and Sunday's game beginning at 12:00pm EST. All games will air on Fasthockey.com.


The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones on this date in 1883.


Regina, SK. -- “We let it slip through our fingers.”

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On this date in 1903, the U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal.



Dunk: Up-and-down season leads Ticats to Final.

Cliff Notes: 7 things we learned from the Semi-Finals.

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.


Tampa, FL. -- After reviewing the game tape with his team on Monday, Smith shared his thoughts on such issues as the underrated work of the Bucs' secondary on Sunday, the play of DT Clinton McDonald and more.

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The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York on this date in 1928. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.


Corvallis, OR. -- Fresh off a 35-27 upset of No. 7 Arizona State Saturday night at Reser Stadium, the Oregon State football team has been named the Big Game National Team of the Week.

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The Skin of Our Teeth," by Thornton Wilder opened on Broadway on this date in 1942.


Time to get in the car.


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


Today in Elvis History:

1967 - 
Elvis Presley's song "You Don't Know Me" hit #44 in the U.S. 

2003 - The Elvis Presley CD "Elvis '55" was released.


William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" premiered at Loew's Theater in New York City's Times Square on this date in 1959.


Today in Beatles History:

1976 - 
 George Harrison recorded the musical segments for his appearance on "Saturday Night Live." The show aired on November 20. He performed "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon. 

1990 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction in Houston, TX. 

2002 - The George Harrison album "Brainwashed" was released. After Harrison's death his son Dhani and Jeff Lynne completed the album. 

2003 - The album "Let It Be...Naked" was released. 

2003 - The CD and DVD "Concert for George" were released. 

2003 - The DVD "Lennon Legend - The Very Best of John Lennon" was released.


Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface on this date in 1969 during the second manned mission to the moon.


Today in Sports History:

1943 - 
Philadelphia Phillies President William Cox was banned from baseball for betting on his team. 

1949 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) was named the National Leagues Most Valuable Player. 

1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman." 

1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year NFL career. 

1996 - Chris Boniol (Dallas Cowboys) tied an NFL record when he kicked seven field goals against the Green Bay Packers. 

1997 - The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays participated in their initial expansion draft. 


CBS Inc. announced it had agreed to sell its record division to Sony Corp. for about $2 billion on this date in 1987.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota North Stars 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears 1:00pm EST


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

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