The Eastman Selects lost 8-1 to the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League leading Brandon Wheat Kings. Grayson Slaney had the lone goal for the Selects who remain three points back of the Norman Northstars who hold down the eighth and final playoff spot. Eastman has four games left while the Northstars, who fell 4-3 to the Thistles in Kenora, have three.

The Eastman Selects won their regular season finale Saturday in Niverville. Cheyenne Scott Cooke scored twice and Addison Tomes made 29 saves as Eastman shutdown the Interlake Lightning 3-0. Danyel Heppner also scored for the Selects who will face the Lightning in the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League quarterfinals.

The Niverville Nighthawks gave up three unanswered first period goals and fell 6-3 to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals. Kaycee Coyle, Michael Debrito and Avery Laliberte did the goal scoring for the Nighthawks who have lost three in a row since parting ways with head coach and general manager Kelvin Cech on Monday. Niverville’s lead over the Selkirk Steelers is down to four points in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division. The Steelers lost 4-3 in a shootout to the OCN Blizzard.

The Ile des Chenes Northstars staved off elimination on Saturday night. The Northstars defeated the Aces 3-1 in Ste. Anne and cut the defending SEMHL champions lead in their best-of-five quarterfinal to two games to one. The Warren Mercs beat the Notre Dame Hawks 7-1 and swept that series in three straight.

Gabe Vilardi scored twice and Mark Scheifele had a goal and three assists as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2. Vilardi and Sean Monahan scored power play goals for the Jets who have won three in a row. Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves in net for Winnipeg.

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-0 to the Milwaukee Admirals at Canada Life Centre. Phil Tomasino and Tye Felhaber had two goals each for the Admirals. Yaroslav Askarov made 14 saves in recording the shutout.

New York and Minnesota were winners in the Professional Women’s Hockey League Saturday afternoon. Nicole Hensley made 28 saves as Minnesota shaded Ottawa 2-1. Alex Carpenter scored 2:28 into overtime and Elm Creek’s Corinne Schroeder made 34 saves as New York edged Boston 2-1.