Friday, February 13, 2015

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

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Today is February 13th, the 44th day of 2015. There are 321 days left in the year.

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Watch: Honda Nightly Recap: Thursday, 2/12.

Flames' Treliving won't make reactionary trade: report.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Peter Tork of The Monkees is 73. Stockard Channing (Grease) is 71. Talk-show host Jerry Springer is 71. Singer Peter Gabriel is 65. Mena Suvari (American Beauty) is 36.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a fortress out of Amalie Arena this season, recording a 22-5-1 record at home entering a rematch against St. Louis.

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Senator John Patrick represents the 18th District of Maine, where the good people are fed up with bars trying to pass off 14-ounce glasses as a proper ‘pint’ of beer. The Senator has proposed a bill to be titled “An Act To Standardize Pints of Beer Sold in Maine”, and though it hasn’t been drafted yet Senator Patrick is seeking to standardize pints for the good of the people.

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Schedule Announced and Tickets on Sale for
2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships
Event Takes Place April 26-May 3 at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The schedule for the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, which will take place April 26 to May 3, 2015, at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York, was announced today and tickets are on sale now.
The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships will feature eight of the world's best sled hockey teams. Group A will consist of the defending champion Canada, Czech Republic, Norway and Japan. The U.S. will face Italy, Germany and Russia in Group B.
All eight teams begin play on Sunday, April 26, highlighted by a rematch between the U.S. and Russia, who have met in the championship game in the last two major international tournaments. The U.S. defeated Russia, 2-1, in overtime to win the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge title and 1-0 to claim the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Each team will play three preliminary-round contests and the tournament will culminate with the bronze and gold-medal games on Sunday, May 3. For a complete tournament schedule, please visitBuffalo2015.com.
Tickets for the tournament are available at the First Niagara Center box office and tickets.com or by calling 716.855.4444. Individual tickets start at $5 and are also available as tournament passes (all-inclusive).
NOTES: The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships was first staged in 1996 and is being held for the eighth time ... The 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships marks the third time the United States has hosted the tournament, including Salt Lake City, Utah (2000) and Marlborough, Massachusetts (2008).

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A law will go into effect in England this fall, making it illegal to smoke in a car where there are children. [Research has shown that the secondhand smoke blocks kids from truly enjoying that healthy sandwich from McDonald’s.]

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Miles joins Blue Bombers coaching staff.

Back in the Den: Simon returns to Lions front office.

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

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In one survey, 1 in 20 adults said they don’t leave the house on Friday the 13th.

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Tampa, FL. -- This week, fan-submitted topics including the most surprising seasons of the last two decades and several more alternate scenarios for using the first-overall pick in the draft.

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On this date in 1937, the comic strip "Prince Valiant" appeared for the first time.

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Corvallis, OR. -- No. 8 OSU Hosts No. 12 ASU Key Pac-12 Clash.

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On this date in 1939, Virginia Payne became a new character in NBC’s soap opera, "The Carter’s of Elm Street". She played the part of Mrs. Carter.

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Jimmy enjoys playing Ninja.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Friday the 13th, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's "Don't/I Beg of You" became number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It was his last number one before being inducted into the U.S. Army. 

1959 - In Friedberg, Elvis Presley was the cause of a traffic jam when he stopped to sign autographs. 

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "His Hand in Mine" hit #13 in the U.S. It was Elvis's first wholly religious album. 

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A story in one of the UK newspapers claims that London’s fire houses are “bracing for a spike in calls over bondage mishaps.” Yes, because of 50 Shades of Grey. A spokesman with the fire department says the biggest number of calls involve spike handcuffs.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
The Beatles released "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" in the U.S. 

1993 - Paul McCartney appeared on "Saturday Night Live." He performed "Get Out of My Way," "Biker Like an Icon" and "Hey Jude."

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A Washington state burglary suspect tried to evade capture by crawling inside an apartment building’s ventilation ducts. But he got stuck in the duct and had to be rescued by police.

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - 
The National Negro Baseball League was organized. 

1923 - "The Renaissance," the first black pro basketball team, was organized. 

1937 - The NFL's Boston Redskins moved to Washington. 

1953 - The Oakland Athletics changed the name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium. The change was in honor of their longtime owner and manager. 

1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY. 

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1,000th career point in the NHL. 

1977 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving played in his first NBA All-Star Game. He was voted MVP with 30-points and 12-rebounds. 

1982 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored five goals against the Philadelphia Flyers. 

1983 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game. 

1983 - The World Boxing Council became the first to cut matches from 15 to 12 rounds. 

1990 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored his 500th career goal in the NHL. 

2002 - Bill Simpson filed a defamation suit against NASCAR for blaming a seat belt made by Simpson Performance Products for the death of Dale Earnhardt a year before. Simpson said that all he wanted was an apology, but when NASCAR refused he filed the suit. 

2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.

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IN THEATERS - Fifty Shades of Grey (R) and Kingsmen: The Secret Service (R)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka Roadrunners 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka Roadrunners 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 8:00pm EST

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

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