The Eastman Female AAA Midget Selects got 26 saves out of goalie Emma Plett and Kylie Lesuk had a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win over the Interlake Lightning over the weekend.

Shake A Leg

It wasn't a fast start for the Selects to start the game as the team came out a bit flat. They spent most of the first period trying to get their legs going and push the pace of the game.

It took till about the midway point of the opening period but once the Selects got going, they put on a show.

Lesuk LeFantastic

At the midway point, the Selects converted when Laci Gaffray scored her first of the season to make it 1-0 with the lone assist going to Kylie Lesuk who got her scoring night started.

She was far from done.

In the second, the Selects continued their assault on the Lightning goal, pressing hard for another goal. 

It eventually did come hear the half-way point. 

While short-handed, hard work by Sydney Stotski freed up the puck behind the Lightning net and she fed a pass to Lesuk in front and she slid home a backhander to make it a 2-0 Selects lead.

The game was put out of reach in the third when Jade Giesbrecht cashed in from Mackenzie Dixon and Lesuk who notched her third point of the night on the 3-0 goal.

Emma Plett was a rock between the pipes as she clamped down on a 26 save shutout.

Best Penalty Killer Is...

The old saying in hockey is the goalie has to be your best penalty killer and vs the Interlake Lightning, that was true.

Plett held strong and backed the Selects to a perfect PK night going 6-6.

Also, with the Selects controlling the play for long stretches, coaches admired Plett's mental toughness and focus despite stretches of inaction.

Up Next

The girls have the weekend off of games but will be doing some team bonding by going to the afternoon Manitoba Moose game at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 28th, the Selects have a game in Ste. Anne vs the Winnipeg Ice. Puck drop is at 7:30 pm.

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Friday, February 22nd

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 2-0)
Grunthal vs Red River @ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Red Wings lead series 2-1)

MJHL
Steinbach at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Yellowhead
@ Souris, 8 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
SRSS vs Oak Park
@ Steinbach, 7:15 p.m.
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Laval, 6:30 p.m.

NHL
Columbus 3 Ottawa 0
Colorado at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.

NBA
Toronto 120 San Antonio 117
Charlotte 123 Washington 110
Chicago 110 Orlando 109
Indiana 126 New Orleans 111
Detroit at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23rd

CSHL
Ste. Anne at La Broquerie, 7 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 3-0)

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Steinbach at St. Adolphe, 8 p.m.
(Huskies lead best of 5 series 2-1)
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 8 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Arborg at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

MJHL
Swan Valley at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Bruins at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Wild at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Interlake vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Southwest
@ Morden, 8 p.m.
Central Plains vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Yellowhead vs Wpg Thrashers
@ Shoal Lake, 7:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Laval, 2 p.m.

NHL
Washington at Buffalo, 12 p.m
New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 12 p.m.
Boston at St. Louis, 3 p.m.
Los Angeles at Florida, 4 p.m.
Carolina at Dallas, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 4:30 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NBA
Portland at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Maimi, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m.

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