CKXS Sports Briefs: March 13, 2013

Minor Hockey

Some children from Walpole Island are competing in the Little NHL Hockey Tournament held in Mississauga and hosted by Six Nations this week. This year is the biggest tournament held so far with over 150 teams and over 1500 children aged 3-18 years old across Ontario.

JRB

The next round of the playoffs gets under way tomorrow night for the Chatham Maroons, as they host the Strathroy Rockets in Game 1. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

OHL

No action last night.

Tonight, Thamesville’s Dane Fox and the Erie Otters welcome Dane’s former team the London Knights. Wallaceburg Seth Griffith is expected to remain out of the line-up for tonight’s contest.

NHL

Edmonton 4 at 0 Colorado – Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves for the shut-out. Chatham’s Ryan Jones had one shot on goal in 14 minutes of ice time.

Toronto 2 at 5 Winnipeg – Phil Kessel scored both goals for the Leafs. Former Leafs Nik Antropov and Kyle Wellwood were among the goal soceres for the Jets.

NY Rangers 1 at 3 Buffalo
Carolina 4 at 0 Washington
Vancouver 2 at 1 Columbus (SO)
Boston 2 at 3 Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay 3 at 2 Florida – Former Sarnia Sting forward Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 20th goal of the season.
San Jose 2 at 4 St. Louis
Anaheim 2 at 1 Minnesota
Nashville 4 at 0 Dallas
Los Angeles 2 at 5 Phoenix

MLB

Toronto 3 at 5 Boston
Detroit 10 at 6 Philadelphia

WBC

The Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 last night.

NBA

The Pistons and Raptors were off.

And it was the Miami Heat beating the Hawks 98-81 for their 19th straight victory.

NFL

Reports say former Steelers receiver Mike Wallace has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is reportedly foregoing retirement, as he plans to come back and play for a 17th season in the league.

And the Buffalo Bills have released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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