Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is January 20th, the 20th day of 2015. There are 345 days left in the year.

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Carcillo suspended six games for cross-checking.

Melrose: Ducks, Kings going in opposite directions.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (second person to step on the moon) is 85. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 63. Bill Maher is 59. Rainn Wilson (The Office) is 49. TV personality Melissa Rivers is 47.

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Tampa, FL. -- The high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning are on the verge of matching the longest home win streak in club history.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released January 20

The Boxtrolls
Annabelle
Lucy
The Drop
Little House on the Prairie Season 4
Swamp People Season 5

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Minnesota State 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 #15

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.Minnesota State University, 508 (32)118-4-115
2.University of North Dakota, 466 (1)216-5-215
3.Boston University, 421313-4-415
4.Harvard University, 376 (1)411-3-26
5.UMass Lowell, 348615-5-313
6.Bowling Green State University, 325814-4-47
7.University of Minnesota Duluth, 302513-8-19
8.University of Nebraska Omaha, 268715-6-39
9.Miami University, 2621014-8-015
10Michigan Tech University, 1941116-7-110
11.University of Denver, 144n/a13-7-112
12.University of Vermont, 143915-6-211
13.Colgate University, 621414-7-114
14.Yale University, 60n/a11-4-22
15.Merrimack College, 52n/a13-6-21
Others Receiving Votes: University of Minnesota, 46; Quinnipiac University, 30; University of Michigan, 30; Providence College, 29; Boston College, 9; Robert Morris University, 4.
Notes: A total of 21 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked schools. The Hockey East Association has four, while ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have three ranked schools. ... 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.


10th Anniversary Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships to be Played at Eagle River Derby Track
Stanley Cup To Make Appearance Saturday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that the 10th anniversary of theLabatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, slated for Feb. 6-8 in Eagle River, Wisconsin, has been moved to the Eagle River Derby Track.
The event was slated to be played at Dollar Lake, however, due to player safety concerns, had to be shifted.
"Unfortunately Dollar Lake is not suitable to play on this year, but we're excited to have a great alternative in playing on outdoor rinks that will be constructed at and around the Eagle River Derby Track," said Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey. "One of the fun parts of the change will be the ability to play some games under the lights at the Derby Track. We're grateful to our partners at Labatt and in Eagle River for their assistance in making this alternate location possible. It's going to be a great event."
The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships has grown from 40 teams and 240 athletes in 2006 to this year's field of 330 teams and more than 2,300 players.
This year's event will include an appearance by the Stanley Cup at Saturday (Feb. 7) evening's reception.
Competing teams in this year's event will be notified of all pertinent tournament details via email. Information will also be available at adulthockey.usahockey.com/pondhockey.

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For Valentine’s Day a Brooklyn restaurant is featuring a menu theme based on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. [Mmm. Overstuffed ham.]

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Stamps ink Tate to new deal, release Lemon.

Reed joins Als staff as Special Teams Coordinator.

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

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North Carolina and Virginia are ending a 63-year-old feud over what to call a lake they share on their border. [But they’re still arguing over who gets to use the jet ski on the weekends. ]

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Tampa, FL. -- He will be recalled as the misfit who became the face of one of the NFL's most miserable offenses.

Read the rest here.

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A man in England has been deemed a sex offender after being found guilty of having sex with a mailbox. [Onlookers said the worst part was watching him try to lick his own stamps.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- Junior Jamie Weisner scored over 20 points for the second consecutive game as the No. 9/9 Oregon State women’s basketball team defeated Washington 75-67 Monday evening at Gill Coliseum.

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A delivery guy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, received a tip of $2,084 Thursday, when he delivered a single pizza to a conference of real estate agents. Agents from Keller Williams Realty had gathered for a regional conference, but decided to surprise the delivery guy, identified only as Rob, with a random act of kindness in the form of a massive tip for which they had all pitched in. Video

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Jimmy likes hockey.

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

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
Elvis Presley was originally scheduled to report for duty from the U.S. Army on this day. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film "King Creole." He reported for his induction on March 24, 1958. 

1960 - Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army. 

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded "In the Ghetto", "Rubberneckin'" and "Suspicious Minds." It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956. 

2004 - The Elvis Presley 2-CD set "The Gospel Side of Elvis" was released.

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According to a new study, people who work 48 hours a week or more are likely to drink alcohol more heavily. The study looked at data from over 330,000 people in 14 different countries. It found people who work more than the average work week were 11 percent more likely to engage in heavy drinking. Heavy drinking is considered 14 drinks or more per week for women and 21 drinks or more per week for men.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The album "Meet the Beatles!" was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records. Vee-Jay Records released "Introducing the Beatles" on January 10.

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The company hired to blow up and remove San Francisco’s Candlestick Park says it won’t be doing it on Super Bowl Sunday. The company had been thinking about turning the implosion into a Super Bowl pyrotechnic extravaganza that would have been broadcast live across the country during halftime. But residents in the Candlestick Point area complained, and the company (Lennar) has announced that they will instead tear down Candlestick in the conventional way — with giant cranes and a wrecking ball.

… It wasn’t the Super Bowl Sunday ruckus that people were worried about — although who wants their big game party ruined by a piece of wayward debris? Many residents pointed out that an implosion creates a huge amount of dust, and with notorious Candlestick winds whipping that around, the entire city could be covered in the stuff.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 - 
The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA, YMCA Training School. 

1937 - Nels Stewart (New York Americans) became the NHL's career leading scorer when he scored his 270th NHL goal. 

1949 - Free substitution was adopted for one year in the NFL. 

1952 - Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter. 

1968 - Houston ended UCLA's 47-game winning streak with a 71-69 victory at the Astrodome before 52,693 fans. The game also set a NCAA attendance record. 

1985 - The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute. Joe Montana was awarded his third MVP award. 

1995 - The NHL season opened with the teams playing a 48-game schedule instead of the usual 84. The season had been shortened due to a players strike. 

1999 - ESPN announced the creation of the Great Outdoor Games to be held in Lake Placid, NY, in 2000. 

1999 - The NBA lockout officially ended after 204 days. 

2002 - Joe Nieuwendyk (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,000th career NHL game. 

2003 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first NHL goalie to play in 1,000 games.

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For most of the 100 or so people involved in Saturday’s massive highway accident in Eastern Oregon, the 26-car pileup was a nasty ordeal. But one man found a place amidst all the chaos, wedged safely between two big rigs. After his four-door pickup was turned into a pancake by two semi-trucks, Kaleb Whitby didn’t have much choice but to wait for help. Whitby, astonishingly, was unharmed. A truck driver who was involved in the big pile-up asked Whitby if he could snap a picture of him, then he helped Whitby escape the wreck. The two then went o work helping others caught in the pileup.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

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

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