March 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Mar 2 Joe Malone goes scoreless in Montreal Canadiens' 5-3 season-ending loss to Toronto Arenas; finishes the first NHL season with 44 goals, a record that stands until 1944-45

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Mar 13 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • Mar 18 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup, Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, ON: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 2-1 for a 3-2 series victory; first series contested by the new NHL

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), born in Lathpandura, Sri Lanka (d. 1998)
  • Mar 1 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945), born in Lunsford, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Mar 3 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • Mar 5 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • Mar 5 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 5 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Mar 10 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Mar 12 James Bracken, race horse trainer
  • Mar 13 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • Mar 18 Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Mar 18 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 21 Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)
  • Mar 25 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Mar 31 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), born in Los Molinos, CA (d. 2005)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61