Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 3rd, the 3rd day of 2015. There are 362 days left in the year.


Canada cruises past Denmark to reach WJC semifinal.

OAround the League notebook for Friday, Jan. 2.

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On this date in 1823, Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River in Texas.


Pittsburgh, PA. -- Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is quickly finding Pittsburgh to be his least favorite city in the National Hockey League.

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On this date in 1825, the first engineering college in the U.S. , Rensselaer School, opened in Troy, NY. It is now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


U.S. Eliminated by Russia, 3-2, From 2015 IIHF World Juniors
Butcher, Fasching and Larkin Named Three U.S. Players of Tournament
MONTREAL — The U.S. National Junior Team outshot Russia by a 41-25 count in the quarterfinals of the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, but finished on the short end of a 3-2 decision.
“We told our guys that they should walk out with their heads held high,” said Mark Osiecki, head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team. “Our guys put in the effort, but in the end, we fell just a bit short today.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
NotesWill ButcherHudson Fasching and Dylan Larkin were named the top players of the tournament for the United States … John Hayden was named U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. killed six-of-eight Russian power plays in the game and was one-for-five on the power play … Team USA finishes the tournament 2-1-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L).


On this date in 1871, Henry W. Bradley patented oleomargarine.


Als extend four on defence including Woods.

Season Rewind: Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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On this date in 1888, the drinking straw was patented by Marvin C. Stone.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tennessee Titans denied a request from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to interview tight end coach Mike Mularkey for their vacant offensive coordinator position, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

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On this date in 1924, English explorer Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.


Corvallis, OR. --Oregon State (9-3, 0-0 Pac-12) opens Pac-12 play against intrastate rival Oregon (10-3, 0-0) in the 343rd Civil War, presented by PacificSource Health Plans, The Oregon 529 College Savings Network, McDonalds, Spirit Mountain Casino and Your Local Ford Stores, at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.

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On this date in 1938, the first broadcast of "Woman in White" was presented on the NBC Red network. The program remained on radio for 10 years.


Happy New Year from Jimmy and Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son for a play day, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1953 - 
Vernon and Gladys Presley paid $50 for a 1942 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe as a present for their son Elvis' eighteenth birthday. 

2000 - The "American Originals Part IV" exhibition at the National Archives Rotunda closed to the public. One of the letters featured was from Elvis Presley to U.S. President Nixon. It read, "Dear Mr. President, First I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs 3 weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. . . Sir I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. . . .I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal agent at large. . . Respectfully Elvis Presley P.S. I believe that you Sir were one of the top ten outstanding men of America."


On this date in 1938, the March of Dimes was established by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The organization fights poliomyelitis. The original name of the organization was the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.


Today in Beatles History:

1926 - 
George Martin was born in London. He signed the Beatles to a provisional contract with EMI on June 4, 1962. 

1964 - The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You." 

1966 - The Beatles appeared on "Hullabaloo." 

1969 - About 30,000 copies of the John Lennon-Yoko Ono album "Two Virgins" were confiscated by police at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The cover of the album featured a nude picture of Lennon and Ono. 

1970 - "I Me Mine" was recoreded by the Beatles. It was the last song that the band would record together.


On this date in 1947, U.S. Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time. Viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City saw some of the opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.


Today in Sports History:

1941 - 
The National Collegiate Football Rules Committee announced a new rule that permitted free substitution of football players. 

1943 - For the first time in NHL history a goal with three points all came from the same family. Reg Bentley scored with assists from his brothers Max and Doug. 

1962 - Work began on the Houston Astrodome. 

1977 - The Kansas City Royals releases pitcher Lindy McDaniel, ending his twenty-one year career. 

1983 - Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) made the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history. Dorsett ran 99 yards in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. 

1991 - Wayne Gretzky scored his 700th goal. 

1997 - Rod Brind'Amour (Philadelphia Flyers) scored his 200th career goal. 

2005 - Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor. 

2010 - Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) set the NFL single-season record for yards from scrimmage. He finished the season with 2,509 yards. 

2010 - Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys) set a team record when he took every snap for the entire regular season.


On this date in 1951, NBC-TV debuted "Dragnet."


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Topeka Roadrunners 8:05pm EST

Sunday --

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

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Islanders Hockey Club 8:30am EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs JUnior Bruins 1:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Bay State Breakers 6:20pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs P.A.L. Junior Islanders 9:50pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST


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

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