The GIST's Quick Hits - CA (March 29, 2021)
🏎Formula One: Lewis Hamilton is back on top...just as we expected. The reigning F1 world champ held off a pushy Max Verstappen to open the season with a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday.
- ICYMI, there’s still plenty of time to read yesterday’s (and watch Netflix’s F1: Drive to Survive) to get caught up before the next race: the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 18th.
🏒NHL: The Montreal Canadiens are back. After some COVID-19 protocol hiccups, they’ll get back to playing tomorrow night against the Edmonton Oilers before a two-game spread against the Ottawa Senators. But newest Hab won’t take to the ice just yet though, because — surprise, surprise — .
- Montreal’s COVID-19 issues led to and the regular season end date extended to May 11th. Yikes. Still, the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to lead the North Division ahead of the Winnipeg Jets.
⛸Figure skating: left us in good hands. Canadian ice dancing pair won the bronze medal in this weekend’s ISU World Figure Skating Championships, marking the pair's first ever World’s podium finish.
- And while men's singles skater Keegan Messing didn’t win a medal, he did earn in next year’s Winter Olympics with his sixth place finish.
⚽️Soccer: Yesterday wasn’t a great day for Canadian men’s soccer. Canada’s under-23 team played against Mexico in an Olympic qualifier, where they sadly (but expectedly) lost their last chance at an Olympic berth.
Canada’s senior team was also set to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier yesterday, but the match was rescheduled for today at 6 p.m. ET after their opponents, the Cayman Islands, had some .