Compete.

Coaches love to see their players work hard and put in the effort to improve their game.

When they do - good things usually happen on the ice.

The Eastman Selects are competing.

The month started off with a pair of one-goal losses to the Westman Wildcats in Hartney.

The Selects then reeled off five straight wins before dropping a 2-0 decision to the Winnipeg Avros this past Wednesday at the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach.

"I think we worked hard but the puck just wasn't bouncing our way," said Eastman captain Lauren Warkentin. "We had some problems picking up passes and we had some turnovers. I think that hurt us the most. For the most part we got shots off but it just wasn't bouncing our way which was unfortunate."

Avros goaltender Danielle Bonot-Schmidt made 25 saves in recording the shutout.

"We were battling. You can't say we didn't battle," said Selects head coach Bill Bram. "We had a lot of shots. It was just a matter of the finish. We missed the net on a few. We had a breakaway and didn't score. In a 2-0 game, one goal would have been huge."

Prior to that loss, Eastman beat the Saskatchewan Female “AAA” Midget Hockey League's Weyburn Red Wings 4-1 & 7-1 at MTS Iceplex during Hockey Manitoba's Showcase Weekend, edged the Avros 2-1 in Winnipeg and then defeated the Central Plains Capitals 4-2 and 3-2 in a shootout in Steinbach.

"They've been working hard on the off-ice part and that's half the battle," Bram said. "We're not the most talented but we're battling. For us to be successful we need everybody going."

The Selects are in fifth place in the Manitoba Female "AAA" Midget Hockey League.

The Wildcats lead the way with 29 points; the Pembina Valley Hawks have 28; the Avros have 26; the Yellowhead Chiefs have 24 and then it's the Selects with 20.

"We've had a lot of one-goal games and these are all the top teams," said Bram. "We've had a good run. Any team I think is beatable in this league. You have to play 60 minutes and we need everybody healthy. If everyone is here, we'll give it a good run."

Eastman will play it's final game of 2016 on Friday, December 30th against the Interlake Lightning in Warren.


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Saturday, April 21st

MJHL
Steinbach 2 Virden 1
(Pistons win best of 7 final 4-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba 3 Grand Rapids 2
(1st game in best of 5 semifinal)

NHL
Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay 3 New Jersey 1
(Lightning win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-1)
Washington 4 Columbus 3 (OT)
(Capitals lead series 3-2)
Toronto 4 Boston 3
(Bruins lead series 3-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 9 Toronto 1
Detroit 12 Kansas City 4
Cleveland 4 Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 10 Minnesota 1
Houston 10 Chicago 1
Seattle 9 Texas 7
Oakland 3 Boston 0
National League
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3
Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 4 New York 3
Milwaukee 6 Miami 5
Arizona 6 San Diego 2
Colorado 5 Chicago 2
Los Angeles 4 Washington 0
Interleague
L.A. Angels 4 San Francisco 3

NBA
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
(76ers lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Western Conference
New Orleans 131 Portland 123
(Pelicans win series 4-0)
Minnesota 121 Houston 105
(Rockets lead series 2-1)
Utah 115 Oklahoma City 102
(Jazz lead series 2-1)

Sunday, April 22nd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
(Penguins lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Western Conference
Nashville at Colorado, 6 p.m.
(Predators lead series 3-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba vs Grand Rapids
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.
(Moose lead best of 5 semifinal 1-0)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 2:05 p.m.
Boston at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
National League
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m.
New York at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 7:08 p.m.
Interleague
San Fancisco at L.A. Angels, 3:07 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston at Milwaukee, 12 p.m.
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1)
Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m.
(Raptors lead series 2-1)
Cleveland at Indiana, 7:30 p.m.
(Pacers lead series 2-1)
Western Conference
Golden State at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m.
(Warriors lead series 3-0)

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