In Case You Missed It - Mar. 9
Stay-up-to-date with what's going on in the NHL, MLB, and Women's Hockey for the week ending March 9, 2023.
National Hockey League (NHL) News
Boston Bruins defenseman Dmitry Orlov, Ottawa Senators right wing Claude Giroux and Minnesota Wild goaltender Filip Gustavsson have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 5.
- Nathan MacKinnon (Frameworth Exclusive) reached the 25-goal mark for the fifth time in his NHL career, becoming the eighth player in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history to record five or more 25-goal seasons.
Most career 25+ goal seasons by a player in Nordiques/@Avalanche franchise history (1979-):— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) March 6, 2023
15- Joe Sakic
9- Michel Goulet
8- Peter Stastny
8- Anton Stastny
7- Milan Hejduk
6- Peter Forsberg
5- Nathan MacKinnon (Scoring in his team's OTL vs SEA on Sunday night)
5- Mikko Rantanen pic.twitter.com/632dNE57ly
- Morgan Rielly (Frameworth Exclusive) became the sixth defenseman in Maple Leafs franchise history to skate in 700 career games.
- Connor McDavid reached the 70-assist mark for the fifth time in his career, becoming the eighth player in National Hockey League history (and only active player) to reach this milestone.
Leon Draisaitl became the fifth player to record at least four 40-goal seasons for the Oilers, joining Wayne Gretzky (9x), Jari Kurri (7x), Connor McDavid (4x) and Glenn Anderson (4x).
- New Jersey’s Dougie Hamilton became the fifth defenseman in franchise history to record 60 points in a season. Hamilton required the fewest games among that cohort to reach the mark, eclipsing Scott Stevens (66 GP in 1993-94).
Tim Stützle reached the 30-goal mark for the first time, becoming the second-youngest Ottawa Senator player to do so.
- Jared McCann became the first player to score 30 goals in a season for the Seattle Kraken.
Major League Baseball (MLB News)
Alek Manoah strikeouts four in 7-0 Jays win vs Minnesota Twins - on Wed. March 8 (International Women's Day), Alek Manoah (Frameworth Exclusive) was right back at it after striking out four Minnesota batters in 3 1/3 innings of work in Spring Training. Check out Manoah's highlights from yesterday's game below.
The Toronto Blue Jays continue their Spring Training with an afternoon split-squad double header vs the Atlanta Braves with Kevin Gausman (Frameworth Exclusive) and Bo Bichette taking the mounds.
Women's and Girl's Sports News
Canadian Tire announces new Women's Sports initiative - On March 6, 2023, Canadian Tire Corp. announced a new commitment to improve gender equity in sports, stating that at least half the money the organization spends sponsoring professional sports will go toward women by 2026. This new multi-million dollar Women's Sports initiative will support the expansion of women's professional sports leagues/programs in Canada and as a result of this new program, Canadian Tire will become a founding partner of Canada's first women's professional soccer league, expected to launch in 2025. Canadian Tire says that they have added five (5) new sports partnerships to its roster and will continue to boost its existing support for organizations that promote inclusion and diversity in sport.
For the first time in its 63-year history, International Peewee Hockey Tournament allows girls' teams to participate - The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, held annually in Quebec City since 1960, is one of the most prestigious minor hockey tournaments in the world for players under the age of 12. Historically, the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament has been a showcase open to girls competing on boys teams or as all-girl teams in boys division, but for the first time in over six decades, this years event launched its first ever girls peewee division. Twelve (12) girls’ teams were invited from around the world, including tournament champions, the U13 AA Durham West Lightning. Check out the clip below to hear from the U13 AA Durham West Lightning on their historic win.
Alabama girls' basketball team denied championship after being forced to play in boys' league, then winning it - the Spain Park all-girls 5th grade basketball was told that they would lose their practice facility and would not be able to train at the local gym facilities unless they joined the all boys' league. So, that they did. The fifth grade girls went on to beat the all-boys squads, winning the championship, but was denied the trophy because of "policy". Hear from the girls upset parents' here.