The Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League's Eastman Selects will begin training camp tonight at the Sun-Gro Centre in Beausejour. Head coach Troy Kennedy is expecting 85 players to hit the ice. 36-40 players will survive the weekend and practice next week.

AM 1250 Sports Director Clayton Dreger asked Selects head coach Troy Kennedy how exciting it is to start a new season.

The Selects annual pre-season tournament will take place next weekend in Beausejour. Coach Kennedy will cut his pre-season roster to 25 players after the tournament. Those players will then make the trip to Souris for the Southwest Cougars pre-season tournament from September 22nd-25th. Eastman will open the 2011-2012 Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League season on October 1st against the Kenora Thistles in Beausejour.