There was no confusion over our rooting interests in this one. With Finland facing off against Germany at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we had current Flyer Kimmo Timonen and former Flyers Antero Niittymaki, Lasse Kukkonen, and Joni Pitkanen all suiting up for Suomi. Niitty, who was the MVP of the 2006 games in Torino, where Finland won silver, was on the bench backing up Nik Backstrom.
Kimmo was pretty visible out there on the ice though. He moved the puck well all night, ran the powerplay from the point, and scored two goals on the man advantage.
The first was on a back-door play with Kimmo streaking in unscathed; the second was a sharp wrister from the point. Great to see him pick up that scoring touch and key a 5-0 rout on the strength of 4 powerplay goals on 6 attempts. On the sixth opportunity, the Fins briefly rotated Kimmo into the slot in hopes of getting him the hat trick, but they couldn't get the puck in to him.
Teemu Selanne, with an assist on Timonen's second goal, became the all-time points leader in Olympic play with 37 (20 goals, 17 assists). After watching the Finnish Flash tear it up in the NHL and various international tournaments for a long time, it's fitting to see him earn that distinction. Up next for Finland is a rematch with Team Sweden, who beat them for the gold in Torino.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
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Two legendary Philadelphia basketball coaches will square off for charity.
Temple’s Fran Dunphy and Jefferson’s (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) Herb Magee will have their teams face off at the Liacouras Center on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
All ticket sales will be donated to One America Appeal to help those impacted by recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“When the opportunity presented itself to play an exhibition game to raise money for the people suffering from the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, we knew right away that we needed to be a part of it,” Dunphy said in a statement. "I called my good friend, Herb Magee, one of the most respected men in the business, and he felt the same way. This gives our fans a rare opportunity to see our programs compete while also helping out those in need.”
“It is a tremendous opportunity for our team,” Magee said. “Coach Dunphy and I have been friends for a long time. We talked about playing one day and that time is now. We're looking forward to it, especially as we begin our new era as the Jefferson Rams. Being able to provide aid to those impacted by the recent natural disasters makes this game that much more special.”
Temple requested a waiver from the NCAA to play this exhibition for charity.
The Owls tip off their season against Old Dominion in the Charleston Classic on Nov. 16, while the Rams travel to Anaheim, California to open Concordia on Nov. 3.