The Springfield Xtreme are one win away from advancing to round two of the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League playoffs. Braeden Rebeck scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Springfield past Landmark 3-2. Nathan McDougall also scored for the Xtreme who lead the best-of-five quarterfinal two games to none. Jackson Reimer had both goals for the Blues. Game three goes Thursday in Oakbank.

Jarvis Ewasko scored twice as the Beausejour Comets defeated the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen 5-3. Chiefton Enns, Evan Leeson and Clint Thomas also scored for the Comets. Beausejour netminder Zachary Skiba made 47 saves.

The Eastman Selects gave up three goals in a 57 second span late in the first period and lost 4-2 to the Pembina Valley Hawks in Morden. Luc De Gagne had both goals for the Selects who trail the Norman Northstars by three points in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League. Both teams have five games left.

Danyel Heppner scored twice and Ava Boily had a goal and two assists as Eastman defeated the Central Plains Capitals 5-1. Isabella Carriere and Addilyn Nohlgren also scored for the Selects who will play their regular season finale Saturday against the Interlake Lightning in Niverville. Eastman will finish in third place in the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League and face the Lightning in round one of the playoffs. 

Remi Laurencelle scored both Winkler goals and Jayme Janzen stopped 36 shots as the Royals shaded Red River 2-1 in St. Jean Sunday in game one of their best-of-five SEMHL quarterfinal. TJ Matuszewski had the lone goal for the Wild. Game two goes Tuesday in Winkler.

Natalie Spooner and Emma Maltais each scored twice, Ann-Renee Desbiens made 24 saves and Canada downed the United States 6-1 in the decisive seventh game of the Rivalry Series in St. Paul. Marie-Philip Poulin and Deloraine's Ashton Bell also scored for Canada while Sarah Nurse added three assists. It's the second straight Rivalry Series in which the Americans won the first three games, only to see Canada storm back with four straight wins.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive end John Waggoner. The 24-year-old Des Moines, native played four seasons at Iowa (2019-22), recording 65 tackles (31 solo, 34 assists), 11.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and three pass breakups in 41 games. In his senior season, Waggoner made 34 tackles (16 solo, 18 assists), 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in 13 games. He was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten.

hockey_2023The Selects have five games left in the regular season schedule

The Eastman Selects defeated the Yellowhead Chiefs and lost to the Pembina Valley Hawks this past weekend. Eastman head coach Bruce Sirrell will join Clayton Dreger on the Selects Report which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.