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Home ice wasn't much of an advantage as the Eastman Selects went winless in four exhibition games in Beausejour. The hockey club hosted its annual pre-season tournament this past weekend. The Selects were blanked 3-0 by the Central Plains Capitals on Friday and then fell 5-3 to the Interlake Lightning on Saturday. Eastman dropped a pair of 5-1 games on Sunday to the Winnipeg Wild and the defending Telus Cup champion Winnipeg Thrashers. The Selects will play three games this weekend at the Southwest Cougars pre-season tournament in Souris. Eastman will meet the Parkland Rangers on Friday and then play Interlake and the host Cougars on Saturday. The Selects will open the 2011-2012 Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League season on Saturday, October 1st against the Kenora Thistles in Beausejour.