Saturday, February 14, 2015

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

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Today is February 14th, the 45th day of 2015. There are 320 days left in the year.

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Stadium Series site 'very unique,' ready for ice.

Rangers coach Vigneault on verge of 500th win.

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

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On this date in 1778, the Stars and Stripes was carried to a foreign port, in France, for the first time. It was aboard the American ship Ranger.

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Tampa, FL. -- Jon Cooper is an NHL hockey coach with a winning record for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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On this date in 1803, Moses Coates received a patent for the apple parer.

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U.S. Women's National Team Roster Announced for
2015 IIHF Women's World Championship
Event Takes Place March 28 to April 4 in Malmo, Sweden
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the roster for the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, March 28 to April 4, at Malmo Isstadion in Malmo, Sweden.
The 23-player roster features 13 members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team. Those players are Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson(Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.), Anne Schleper (St. Cloud, Minn.), Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.). These players, as well asAlex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.), helped the U.S. earn the gold medal in the most recent IIHF Women's World Championship in 2013.
The 23 players represent 11 different states. Massachusetts and Minnesota lead the pack with five representatives each followed by Wisconsin with three, while New York and North Dakota have two. Alaska, California, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland and Michigan all have one representative. For a complete roster, click here.
NOTES: Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is the general manager of the 2015 U.S. Women's National Team. Ken Klee (Littleton, Colo.) will serve as the head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women's National Team at the IIHF Women's World Championship. He will be assisted by Robb Stauber (Long Lake, Minn.), Bob Deraney (Providence, R.I.) and Brett Strot (Bradenton, Fla.) ... The U.S. has played Canada in the gold medal game in all 15 of the previous events, capturing the event’s top prize a total of five times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013), including four of the last five tournaments and five of the last seven. Team USA is 58-2-6-8-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 75 career games and has outscored their opponents 505-117.


USA HOCKEY NEWS FEED
• U.S. Women's Nat'l Univ. Team Routs Spain in Winter World University Games Finale
• U.S. Men's Nat'l Univ. Team Defeats Korea in Winter World University Games Finale

U.S. Women's National University Team Routs Spain, 9-0,
in Winter World University Games Finale
GRANADA, Spain—Kristen Levesque (Sandwich, Mass./University of Rhode Island) opened the scoring with two goals to help spark the offense, spurring Team USA to topple host-country Spain, 9-0, in its 2015 Winter World University Games finale today at Mulhacen Pavilion. Caleigh LaBossiere (Acton, Mass./University of Massachusetts) also tallied a pair of goals in today’s contest. With the victory, the United States won the relegation pool and placed fifth in final tournament standings.
For full recap and box score, click here.
The U.S. Women’s National University Team placed fifth in the final tournament standings and won the relegation pool (1-1-0-0; W-OTW-OTL-L), beating Kazakhstan (3-2, SO) and Spain.
NotesCaleigh LaBossiere is second among defenseman in tournament scoring with four points (3-1—4). Goaltenders Caitlin Nosanov (92.21) and Maria Barlow (91.89) are third and fourth, respectively, among goaltenders in save percentage. Kaley Mooney is fourth in goal scoring for the tournament with four.
U.S. Men's National University Team Defeats Korea, 8-3, in Winter World University Games Finale
GRANADA, Spain—Sam Brewster (Plano, Texas/Stony Brook University) notched three goals in the U.S. Men’s National University Team’s 8-3 win over Korea today at Mulhacen Pavilion. Luke Hannon (Buffalo, N.Y./Liberty University) and Connor Schmidt (New Boston, Mich./Arizona State University) also made their presence felt, adding three assists apiece in the winning effort. With the victory, Team USA finishes seventh in the 2015 Winter World University Games, which conclude tomorrow (Feb. 14).
For full recap and box score, click here.
With tonight’s victory, the U.S. Men’s National University Team finishes seventh at the 2015 Winter World University Games.
NotesConnor Schmidt ranks third in assists for the tournament with seven. Matt Cooper is third among goaltenders in save percentage with .918 … Joey Breslin (3-5—8) and Schmidt (1-7—8) led the U.S. in team scoring with eight points apiece.

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On this date in 1849, The first photograph of a U.S. President, while in office, was taken by Matthew Brady in New York City. President James Polk was the subject of the picture.

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CFL releases 2015 game schedule.

Mark Your Calendars: 12 storylines to watch for in 2015.

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

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On this date in 1859, Oregon became the 33rd member of the Union.

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Tampa, FL. -- Buccaneers Valentine's Day Cards.

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On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the telephone. It was officially issued on March 7, 1876.

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Surprise, AZ. -- Andrew Moore tossed seven innings of one-run baseball and Mitch Hickey picked up his first career win in his first outing as the Beavers downed Northwestern, 2-1, Friday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.

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On this date in 1895, Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James' Theatre in London.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as celebrating Valentine's Day, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
RCA informed Elvis Presley that they would exercise their option to extend the term of his contract. The current contract was to expire on October 15, 1961, the new contract was scheduled to expire on October 15, 1966. 

1966 - The principle photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Spinout" began. 

1975 - Elvis Presley was discharged from the hospital. He was admitted on January 29. 

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On this date in 1912, Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show." 

2003 - In Sydney, Australia, police recovered reel-to-reel tapes that had apparently been recorded by the Beatles. The tapes were believed to have been stolen from the Abbey Road Studios in 1969.

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On this date in 1940, the first porpoise born in captivity arrived at Marineland in Florida.

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - 
The NHL held its first All-Star Game as a benefit for injured NHL star Ace Bailey. Toronto played against a team of All-Stars from the seven other teams in the league. 

1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated". 

1966 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers set a National Basketball Association record when he reached a career high of 20,884 points after seven NBA seasons. 

1966 - CBS bought the rights to the NFL's 1966 and 1967 Championship Games for $2 million per game. 

1977 - Al Hill (Philadelphia Flyers) scored five points, 2 goals and 3 assists, in his first NHL game. 

1979 - Twenty-year-old rookie, Don Maloney (New York Rangers) scored his first goal in the National Hockey League. It came on his first NHL shot. 

1988 - Bobby Allison became the oldest driver to win NASCAR's Daytona 500. 

1989 - Mike Tyson and Robin Givens were divorced. 

1990 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) ended his 46-game scoring streak. The streak was the second-longest in NHL history. 

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner was stranded 17 hours outside in temperatures that reached 25 below zero. When he was found his body temperature was 88 and his feet were frozen. On March 28, 2002, Gardner had the middle two toes on his right foot amputated due to frostbite. 

2003 - A Florida judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Jose Canseco. Canseco had violated his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl in 2001. On March 17, he was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years of probation. 

2004 - Sean Burke (Philadelphia Flyers) got his 300th win. Burke was the 20th goalie to reach the milestone.

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On this date in 1954, the TV show "Letter to Loretta" changed its name to "The Loretta Young Show." The show premiered on September 20, 1953.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway 8:00pm 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

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings 10:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Thursday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway 7:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway 8:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway 3:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EST

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

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

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