Close to 70 players are expected to attend Eastman Selects tryout camp which takes place this weekend at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour.

New head coach Scott Wong is thrilled that so many goaltenders, defensemen and forwards have registered for camp.

"I've seen the numbers the past two seasons. Last year they weren't very high and this year they jacked right up again. It's a good feeling that's for sure."

Wong replaces Dennis Senebald who guided Eastman to a 25-win season and a spot in the second round of the Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League playoffs last year.

"I think as a coaching staff we bring a positive philosophy and we maintain consistency," said Wong who will be joined on the Selects bench by his brothers Darren and Keith. "I do, at least as a head coach, by keeping things fair and make sure the boys have fun and develop at the same time."

Wong adds it's going to be a full weekend of watching and evaluating the 70-plus players who will be attempting to make the team.

"I want to see them wear their heart on their chest. I want them to join our program because they want to join it. Not because they have nowhere else to go."

Wong has previously coached the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League's Transcona Railers as well as the Eastman Selects male AAA bantam team and the Selects City AAA Midget Hockey team.

"This is a new season and new team and we look forward to the challenge," said Wong. "We have to just take it practice-by-practice and game-by-game. Everything is new and I'm always willing to learn."

The Selects will open the 2017-2018 Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League season on Saturday, September 30th against the Central Plains Capitals in Beausejour.

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Friday, May 25th

Manitoba Major Soccer League
4th Division
Hanover Sting 7 FC Aura 1
Liberty FC 5 Hanover Strikers 2
7th Division
Hanover Impact vs BFR AC
@ Wpg, 8 p.m.

MJBL
Elmwood 5 Carillon 2
St. James 9 Interlake 2
Altona 7 St. Boniface 0

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 13 Sioux Falls 1

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Toronto 6 Philadelphia 5
Boston 6 Atlanta 2
Arizona 7 Oakland 1
American League
New York 2 Los Angeles 1
Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 0
Detroit 5 Chicago 4
Houston 11 Cleveland 2
Texas 8 Kansas City 4
Seattle 2 Minnesota 1
National League
Chicago 6 San Francisco 2 
Pittsburgh 8 St. Louis 1
Washington 9 Miami 5
Milwaukee 4 New York 3
Colorado 5 Cincinnati 4
Los Angeles 4 San Diego 1

NBA
Eastern Conference
Cleveland 109 Boston 99
(best of 7 final tied 3-3)

Saturday, May 26th

Manitoba Major Soccer League
1st Division
Hanover Kickers vs Forza-WSP
@ Wpg, 12 p.m.

MJBL
Brandon at St. Boniface
d/h 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Sioux Falls at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Atlanta at Boston, 12:05 p.m.
Toronto at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.
Arizona at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
American League
Kanasa City at Texas, 3:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 3:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at New York, 6:15 p.m.
Houston at Cleveland, 6:15 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
National League
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m.
Washington at Miami, 3:10 p.m.
New York at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Chicago, 6:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
San Diego at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.

NBA
Western Conference
Houston at Golden State, 8 p.m.
(Rockets lead best of 7 final 3-2)

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