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.

Listen to my sports report every weekday as part of the 6:44 a.m. newscast, or listen here or the podcast any time.

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.

The Boston Bruins were playing the second of back to back nights against New York teams, but after beating the NY Islanders in Boston Tuesday the Bruins let one get away against the NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden last night.

Green Mountain College men's basketball team playing at the Eagle Dome court.
Ric Cengeri / VPR

The last home game in school history for Green Mountain College men’s basketball team was Saturday, Feb. 2, when the Eagles defeated Bryant-Stratton College-Buffalo, 81-53. The win brought Green Mountain’s record to 16-6 this year.

VPR’s Ric Cengeri attended the game and shared his observations on Mitch's Sports Report.

The Boston Bruins had a nine-day break from NHL action, a combination of every team's bye week coinciding in their case with the league's all-star game, and they returned looking energized in the early going against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden last night, jumping out to a 2-1 lead after two periods of play.

The Brooklyn Nets had been on a six game winning streak, but ran into a Boston Celtics team that had won five of its last six, the only loss a close one against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors over the weekend.

The Middlebury men's basketball team found little resistance from Trinity College in their visit to Pepin Gym yesterday, scoring a lopsided 75-38 win.

For those of us pining for the sights and sounds of spring, there's an event happening in Burlington Saturday night featuring Buster Olney, a senior baseball correspondent for

It's shocking any time Serena Williams loses a grand slam tennis match, but her ouster at the Australian Open yesterday was made even moreso as she bowed out to the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova after building up a 5-1 lead in the third and deciding set.

The Boston Bruins shook off a loss to the league-worst Philadelphia Flyers, returning home to Boston for a victory over the St. Louis Blues that re-wrote the team's record books.

The New England Patriots romped all over the L.A. Chargers 41-28 at Foxboro yesterday, led by Sony Michel's 129 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. 

Playing at home, hoping to build on a five-game winning streak, and with the extra motivation of avenging an opening night blow-out loss, the Boston Bruins threw everything they had at the Washington Capitals, and again they fell short.

Playing a College of Saint Rose squad that qualified for the last two NCAA tournaments in division two, the St. Michael's Purple Knights men's basketball team scored one of their most impressive wins of the year, topping their Golden Knight counterparts 70-64 at the Ross Sports Center in Colchester.

The Boston Bruins took advantage of a tired Minnesota Wild squad that had played the night before in Montreal, winning 4-0 in Boston last night to run their winning streak to a season-high five games.

In women's college hockey, Kelly Madden of the Norwich Cadets may have scored the biggest goal of her collegiate career in Northfield yesterday afternoon.

It was a wild finish to the wild card game between the host Chicago Bears and defending super bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field yesterday.

Fans of the University of Vermont men's basketball team in attendance at Patrick Gym last night saw the team's brightest star reach a career milestone to go along with the Catamounts' 73-59 win over Dartmouth.

Plenty of cloud cover, no sun glare off the ice, and no rain to hamper the conditions for outdoor hockey.

The New England Patriots took care of business, finishing the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record at Gilette Stadium after a 38-3 plastering of the NY Jets Sunday.

The Boston Bruins played a complete and convincing 60 minutes against the Anaehim Ducks in Boston last night, scoring a 3-1 win, their second in a row.