Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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


Today is November 26th, the 329th day of 2014. There are 38 days left in the year.


Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Canucks remember Quinn with video, 'Danny Boy'.

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Today's Birthdays: Tina Turner is 75. John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 69. Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen Twilight films) is 41.


Tampa, FL. -- Bolts Gameday: Lightning vs. Rangers.

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On this date in 1716, the first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.


Boston College Still Unanimous No. 1 in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #10

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)113-0-110
2.University of Minnesota, 170211-1-210
3.University of Wisconsin, 152313-2-110
4.Quinnipiac University, 124410-0-29
5.Boston University, 9279-3-210
6.Clarkson University, 84510-4-110
7.Harvard University, 7962-1-210
8.University of Minnesota Duluth, 57910-4-25
9.Bemidji State University, 45107-4-12
10.Mercyhurst University, 33812-2-110
Others Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence University, 12; University of North Dakota, 7.
Notes: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three and the Hockey East Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... A total of 12 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.

Blackhawks, Flyers and Wild Crowned Champions in Fifth Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, Presented by the NHL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild each earned titles on Sunday (Nov. 23) at the fifth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the National Hockey League.

The four-day event that commenced last Thursday (Nov. 21) was hosted by the Washington Capitals and staged at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. The field included 16 teams, each affiliated with an NHL club.

In the Tier I championship game, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, scoring three unanswered goals in the third period. The Philadelphia Flyers topped the Boston Bruins, 2-1, to earn the Tier II title, while the Minnesota Wild won Tier III, defeating the Arizona Coyotes, 4-2.

Additional NHL clubs that sponsored teams included the Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Each sled hockey team represented its affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.

For full tournament results and statistics, click here.

NOTES: The Buffalo Sabres had four teams set to compete in this year's Sled Classic, however, due to record snowstorms, their teams were unable to particiapte in the tournament ... The Colorado Avalanche hosted the inaugural USA Hockey Sled Classic in 2010. The Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team won the four-team tournament … In 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers held the event in Vorhees, New Jersey, where the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team took first place among nine teams … In 2012, the Buffalo Sabres put on the tournament in Williamsville, New York, with the Dallas Stars winning the 'A' Division and the Washington Capitals capturing the 'B' Division ... Last year the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals repeated as the 'A' Division and 'B' Division champions, respectively. The Nashville Predators won the inaugural 'C' Division ... Participating teams in the tournament must have an official affiliation with an NHL member club … For more information about the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, click here ... For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.


On this date in 1789, U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.


For Ticats and Stamps, Grey Cup feeling never gets old.

Game Breakers: Grey Cup players to watch.

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


Tampa, FL. -- The Bucs added TEs Cameron Brate and D.J. Williams to the 53-man roster on Tuesday, indicating an uncertain status for the incumbents at the position...Also, the team will be have a new return man

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Here's a list of 50 Ways to Give Thanks just in time for Thanksgiving.


Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers host Ducks Saturday on ABC.

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A New Jersey college is under review for purchasing a $219,000 conference table. [But they claimed that they saved $50 by putting it together themselves.]


It's time to get breakfast Daddy.


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


Today in Elvis History:

1954 - 

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.


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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me." 

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.


Twitter is dipping its toes into discount waters with a new test of digital coupons. The company is trying out a tweets-as-coupons option it calls “Twitter Offers.”


Today in Sports History:

1917 - 
The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. The teams included were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943. 

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal. 

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match. 

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL. 

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards. 

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000. 

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games than Stevens. 


An Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST


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

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