The Eastman Selects start their second season Wednesday night in Shoal Lake.

The Selects face the reigning Manitoba Female "AAA" Midget Hockey League champion Yellowhead Chiefs in game one of their best-of-five quarterfinal.

"I think we're ready," said Eastman head coach Bill Bram. "We're peaking at the right time. Confidence wise the kids are hyper. I'm happy where we're at right now. Our kids have been working hard both on and off the ice. The only thing is we have to go there and it's a four hour drive on a Wednesday which is a downer."

The Selects and Chiefs played four times during the regular season schedule.

Eastman beat Yellowhead 2-1 and lost 2-1 in a shootout back in November in Steinbach.

The Chiefs took two from the Selects in late January in Shoal Lake by scores of 4-2 and 2-0.

"They're a physical team," said coach Bram. "It's going to be a defensive battle as far as shutting down some of their key players."

The two teams will play Wednesday in Shoal Lake and then meet in Steinbach on Friday for game two.

"That first game is going to be huge," said Bram. "It would definitely help with the momentum for the rest of the series. It's going to be tough. It's their rink, they have last change and they're coached well. We know we can beat them. It's just a matter of execution and everybody being ready."

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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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