Friday, January 16, 2015

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 16th, the 16th day of 2015. There are 349 days left in the year.

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Islanders' Halak, Penguins' Fleury named to roster.

Predators' Rinne favorite to win Vezina Trophy.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Sade is 56. Kate Moss is 41. Renee Felice Smith (NCIS: Los Angeles) is 30. Betty White turns 93 Saturday.

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Tampa, FL. -- Ondrej Palat scored two third-period goals, including the go-ahead goal at 11:59, to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1866, Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.

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USA HOCKEY NEWS FEED
  • U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to Hold Camp Beginning Jan. 23
  • 2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
  • Brian Fishman Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to Hold Camp Beginning Jan. 23
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will conduct its third training camp of the season Jan. 23-24 at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina. The camp will be the final preparation for the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge that will take place Feb. 1-7 in Leduc, Alberta.
The United States roster is highlighted by captain Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.); alternate captains Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.); and goaltenderSteve Cash (Overland, Mo.). For a complete U.S. roster, click here.
NOTES: Eleven players from the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won gold in Sochi, Russia, including goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.); defensemen Tyler Carron (Fort Collins, Co.), Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.); and forwardsDeclan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.), Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa),Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.), Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.) andBrody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) are part of the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Cash, Landeros and Page also won gold medals at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. ... Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2015 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin, is in his fourth season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.
2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nominations for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 are being accepted through Friday, February 13, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame includes players, coaches, on-ice officials, administrators, support personnel, and teams that have made extraordinary contribution to hockey in the United States.
Anyone willing to substantiate the candidacy of a particular individual or team may nominate. The official nomination form can be found here.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be unveiled this summer.
NOTES: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the 42nd in the history of the Hall, included Karyn Bye Dietz, Brian Rafalski, Jeff Sauer and Lou Vairo ... Since USA Hockey assumed responsibility for the event in 2007, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner has been held in Grand Forks, North Dakota (2007), Denver (2008), Boston (2009), Buffalo (2010), Chicago (2011), Dallas (2012), Detroit (2013) and Minneapolis (2014)... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973 ... There are currently 165 enshrined members in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. For information on U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame members, visit USHockeyHallofFame.com ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visitUSHockeyHall.com or call 800-443-7825.
Brian Fishman Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Applications are now being accepted for the 17th annual Brian Fishman Internship. The 2015-16 Brian Fishman Intern will work in the communications department at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a 12-month period beginning in June followed by a second 12-month period in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
The Brian Fishman Internship is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28.
The Brian Fishman Intern will assist with various media and public relations projects, event promotions/operations and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the official publication of USA Hockey and the world's most widely circulated hockey magazine.
Applications must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 20. Those interested should forward a completed application form, current resume, list of references and samples of work produced. Applicants must also submit a brief essay (400-500 words) in which they detail their interest in The Brian Fishman Internship and relate their personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including determination, integrity and a love of hockey.
Application forms are available at BrianFishmanInternship.com.
Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience working in their college or university sports information office. Preference also will be given to those candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or a related field. Applicants should represent the high ideals character by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of his life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
The recipient of The Brian Fishman Internship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of print and broadcast media, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and collegiate athletic departments.
NOTES: To make a contribution to help perpetuate the internship through The USA Hockey Foundation, please call 719-538-1162 or visit USAHockeyFoundation.com ... Previous Brian Fishman Interns include (most recent listed first): Jasmine Grotto (Alpena, Mich./Wayne State University), Zach Friedli (Rochester, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth), Brian Smith (Woburn, Mass./Boston College), Alex DiFilippo (East Tawas, Mich./Michigan State University), Caryn Switaj (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston College), Matt Caracappa(Randolph, N.J./Penn State University), Carly Peters (Bloomington, Minn./Syracuse University), Chris Peters(Chicago, Ill./Iowa State University), Craig Stancher (Calumet, Mich./Michigan Tech University), Alex Clark(Glenview, Ill./Colgate University), Christy Jeffries (White Lake, Mich./Boston University), Caitlin Lazaro(Effingham, N.H./University of New Hampshire), Seth Cole (Blue Hill, Maine/St. Michael's College),Yariv Amir(Plainsboro, N.J./Colgate University), Cassy Maxton (Vandalia, Ohio/Miami University) and Jennifer Dame(St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Cloud State University).

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On this date in 1939, "I Love A Mystery" debuted on NBC's West Coast outlets.

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Mo on the Move: Ottawa acquires Price in trade.

Brown sticking with Riders.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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A Virginia state lawmaker was re-elected despite being in jail. He took the oath of office while wearing an ankle monitor. [Which isn’t a bad idea for all politicians. ]

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Tampa, FL. -- Each week during the offseason, Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith will dip into the inbox to answer questions from Buccaneer fans..

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A baby who was abandoned outside in a box in Russia was saved from freezing to death by a cat. Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, came upon the box and crawled inside. She laid down with the baby keeping him warm so that he did not freeze to death. It is not known exactly how long Masha took care of the baby, but she meowed loudly to get the attention of a person she saw walking by.

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Seattle, WA. --Junior forward Jarmal Reid led Oregon State with 10 points and eight rebounds on Thursday night but the Beavers fell 56-43 to Washington in a Pacific-12 Conference game at Alaska Airlines Arena.

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A woman in China stopped her car on the side of the road and got out to get a breath of fresh air. She’s now wishing she would have stopped just a mile sooner after a large tire came off a truck, rolled down the highway and hit her. She suffered several fractured bones but she’ll recover. Police said the truck driver was unaware the tire was missing when they contacted him three hours later.

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Look Daddy, it's a Steven Stamkos sticker! He's my favorite Lightning Guy!

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

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Today in Elvis History:

1965 - 
The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Roustabout" hit #12 in the U.K. 

1971 - Elvis Presley was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees).

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SyFy has announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return for a co-starring role in Sharknado 3. It is also confirmed the movie will be set in Washington D.C.

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Today in Beatles History:

1957 - 
The Cavern Club opened for business in Liverpool, England. The rock club was where the Beatles began. 

1970 - John Lennon's London Art gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, Bag One, was closed by Scotland Yard and eight prints were confiscated as evidence of pornography. 

1980 - Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo for possession of a half pound of marijuana. He spent ten days behind bars before being kicked-out of the country by Japanese authorities. The remainder of his tour was canceled.

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IN THEATERS - Blackhat (R); Paddington (PG); The Wedding Ringer (R); American Sniper (R).

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - 
The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, IA. 

1961 - Mickey Mantle signed a contract which made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season. 

1981 - Leon Spinks was mugged. Even his gold teeth were taken by the assailants. 

1988 - The St. Louis Cardinals football team announced that they would be moving to Phoenix. 

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 64 points against the Orlando Magic. It was Jordan's second highest single-game total of his career. 

1995 - Malcolm Glazer bought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an estimated $192 million. 

2002 - Baseball owners voted to approve the record $660 million sale of the Boston Red Sox.

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On this date in 1970, Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 1:30pm EST

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

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