Mitch's Sports Report

Weekdays at approximately 6:45 a.m.

Sports can be fun, thrilling, and heartbreaking... local, national or global. I love talking sports, and I've been known to express an almost imperceptible preference for certain teams.

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This year marks the third time since 2013 that the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs have met in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and like those two previous clashes, this year's series will be decided by a winner take all game seven in Boston.

He was the America East Player of the Year in 2019. Now, Anthony Lamb is hoping that accomplishment and his stellar play as a forward with the University of Vermont men's basketball team will garner him a job playing at the very highest professional level.

The University of Virginia isn't the only national champ this morning. The Vermont Shamrocks Under 16 girls hockey team won the USA tier two national crown yesterday, defeating Wisconsin's Baldwin Riverfalls BlackCats 5-0 in Amherst, New York.

Could a lucky bounce raise the fortunes of the defending World Series champs?

The big concern for the Boston Red Sox heading into the 2019 season was the arms in the bullpen.

They did more than just hang tough with Florida State, the University of Vermont men's basketball team put a real scare into the Seminoles and very nearly pulled off a first round upset in the NCAA playoffs in Hartford, Connecticut Thursday.

There's a new champion in division one girl's high school hockey, and another chapter written in a great rivalry between the two schools that battled for the crown at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington last night.

Backed by a record-setting night from sophomore guard Stef Smith, the University of Vermont men's basketball team dispatched the Binghamton Bearcats 84-51 at Patrick Gym last night, setting up a rematch of last year's America East title game.

After the girls of St. Johnsbury won the state high school basketball title over the weekend, the boy's team may be primed to follow suit following their thrilling upset of top-seeded Rice Memorial in the boy's division one semi-finals last night.

For the second consecutive year the girls of St. Johnsbury are the division one state basketball champions, and they scored the repeat taking down the same team they did last year.

It was a stunning day for the Big Green, and a senior from UVM grabbed individual glory at day two of competition in the NCAA ski championships as the venue shifted to Stowe Mountain for the giant slalom events.

The Boston Bruins found themselves down 2-0 in the second period to the Carolina Hurricanes last night before scoring three un-answered goals and eventually winning 4-3 in overtime.

The state high school Nordic Ski champions were decided yesterday and thanks to a strong anchor leg relay run, Mount Mansfield claimed the division one girl's title for the second year in a row.

The Middlebury Panthers are the only division three women's hockey team to have won three NESCAC championships in a row, but the streak will not reach four this year.

The Boston Bruins are now riding a season-high seven game winning streak after a 3-2 overtime shoot-out victory against the Las Vegas Knights in Nevada.

OK, show of hands for everyone who guessed the San Diego Padres would be the team to pony up the largest contract ever, in any sport, to sign free agent third baseman Manny Machado.

Two teams on hot streaks from opposite coasts swam together at the Shark Tank in San Jose last night and roiled the frozen waters with a back and forth thriller that wasn't decided until sudden death overtime.

We'll start in the NHL where Aleksander Barkov scored a hat trick to help lift the Florida Panthers to a 6-3 win over the suddenly slumping Montreal Canadiens, but Barkov overshadowed his own hat trick, the second of his career, with one of his three goals.

The Montreal Canadiens took on old friend PK Subban and the Nashville Predators in a visit to Music City last night, and Subban helped defeat his former squad in Nashville's 3-1 win.

Russell Westbrook has made history, and lest you think his new NBA record for consecutive games with a triple double isn't much of a big deal, consider that the player he passed to set the new mark is one of the greatest who ever took the court.