The GIST's Quick Hits - The Ice Edition
🥌Curling: Talk about déjà vu. In a rematch of last year’s final, skip Kerri Einarson led Team Canada to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts victory for the second straight year, beating former champ Rachel Homan and Team Ontario last night.
🏒PWHPA: Team New Hampshire beat Team Minnesota in the first-ever pro women’s game at Madison Square Garden. But really, didn’t we all win? Check out the highlights and then mark your calendar for the next one: this weekend in Chicago.
🏒NHL: The highly anticipated showdown between Toronto Maple Leaf Auston Matthews and Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid started on Saturday and...Matthews sat out with a wrist injury (though the Leafs still won 4–0). Fingers crossed he’ll be back in the line-up for tonight’s rematch at 10 p.m. ET.
🎿Ski cross: The ski cross World Cup wrapped up in Georgia (the country) over the weekend, where Canadians Courtney Hoffos and Chris Del Bosco won silver in the inaugural mixed team event, while Jared Schmidt won bronze and Reece Howden clinched the men’s overall title. Is it Beijing yet?
🏀NBA: Okay, so the Toronto Raptors don’t compete on ice, but they did get iced yesterday when their game against the Chicago Bulls was postponed. Thanks to COVID-19 protocols, the Raps didn’t have enough players to fill an eight-man roster, so they’ll try again at a later date.