March 1917 in Sport

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)
  • Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (NL MVP 1950), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 4 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • Mar 19 Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 18 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies