It really wasn't looking like the Eastman Selects would be celebrating any amount of Christmas cheer Sunday at MTS Iceplex.

The Selects, who watched a 3-0 first period lead disappear the night before at the Sun-Gro Centre in Beausejour as the Interlake Lightning rallied for a 4-3 victory, stormed back from a 2-0 third period deficit and defeated the defending Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League champion Winnipeg Wild 3-2.

Will Cruise won it for the Selects as he beat Wild netminder Niklas Anderson in the fifth round of the shootout.

"We were hoping for a Christmas present from the boys and they definitely gave us a great Christmas present," said a very jubilant Eastman head coach Dennis Senebald. "We had some tough luck on Saturday. We were up 3-0 very fast and we kind of sat back. We got a little bit ahead of ourself I think in that game and before we knew it, it was 3-3. I give it to Interlake, they did not quit. Every player on their roster worked. They played really well. They deserved the win."

Cruise and Burke Heide scored in regulation for the Selects who received a 35-save performance from Danton Belluk.

"We've been trying to improve, and I think lately a lot of the things we've been working on in practice, the boys have done well in games," said Senebald. "We're getting our goals against back to where we want it - nice and low. The boys are definitely working hard at practice and we like to see that. We think they're improving on the ice."

Eastman has 12 wins, 13 losses and two overtime losses this season and are two points up on the ninth place Kenora Thistles.

The Selects, who will host the 2017 Telus Cup West Regional Championship in Steinbach from March 30th - April 2nd, will play their first game of 2017 on January 4th in Kenora and then start a four-game homestand.

"If we can get some wins and build off this momentum of a great comeback and get rolling, we think the boys can do a lot of damage in the playoffs - if we can get into the playoffs and then go from there. When the boys skate, we are a very good team."

 

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Thursday, April 26th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)
Western Conference
San Jose at Vegas, 9 p.m.
(1st game in series)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m.
(Moose lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)

Zone 13 High School Baseball
SRSS vs St. Joachim
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Green Valley vs Edward Schreyer
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Ste. Anne vs Niverville
@ Ile des Chenes, 5:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Chicago at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Cincinnati, 11:35 a.m.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m.
New York at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Interleague
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)

Wednesday, April 25th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Boston 7 Toronto 4
(Bruins win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-3)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba 6 Grand Rapids 3
(Moose lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)

NBA
Eastern Conference
Toronto 108 Washington 98
(Raptors lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Cleveland 98 Indiana 95
(Cavaliers lead series 3-2)
Western Conference
Oklahoma City 107 Utah 99
(Jazz lead series 3-2)
Houston 122 Minnesota 104
(Rockets win series 4-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Boston 4 Toronto 3
Houston 5 Los Angeles 2
Seattle 4 Chicago 3
New York 7 Minnesota 4
Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 4
Texas 4 Oakland 2
National League
Colorado 5 San Diego 2
Washington 15 San Francisco 2
Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 4
Philadelphia 5 Arizona 3
Miami 8 Los Angeles 6
St. Louis 9 New York 1
Interleague
Cleveland 4 Chicago Cubs 1
Milwaukee 6 Kansas City 2
1st game: Detroit 13 Pittsburgh 10
2nd game: Pittsburgh 8 Detroit 3

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