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Year 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 11 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • Nov 26 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1917

  • Jan 25 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • Feb 9 Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies
  • Mar 18 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
  • Apr 2 Bryn Lewis, Welsh rugby union winger (2 caps; Newport, Cambridge University), dies on active duty in WWI at 26
  • May 3 Norman Callaway, Australian cricket batsman (207 in only FC innings), dies on WWI battlefield at 21

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