The Eastman Female AAA Midget Selects used three goals in the opening 20 minutes and strong goaltending late to defeat the Central Plains Capitals in Portage La Prarie Friday night.

The Selects came out flying in the first and opened the scoring less than six minutes in when Maddy Desrosiers found the back of the net to make it 1-0. Liza Vigier and Laci Gaffray had the assists on the opening marker.

The lead was increased with a pair of goals in quick succession.

Desrosiers notched her second of the period unassisted and then forty seconds late, it was Jade Giesbrecht with an unassisted goal that pushed the Selects lead to 3-0.

In the second, the Selects got into penalty trouble and called upon their special teams unit to do the job.

They did.

The short-handed unit was able to kill off almost a full 2:00 5 on 3 against plus multiple minor penalties.

Central Plains was able to get on the scoreboard in the second and cut the lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes.

In the third, the Capitals continued to push looking for any type of scoring to get back into the game.

Selects netminder Emma Plett stood tall and her key saves at big moments spurred the Selects to keep putting pressure on the Capitals.

Late in the period, Central Plains pulled the goalie and were able to score with the extra attacker to cut the lead to 3-2.

That's as close as they would get though as the Selects held the fort to come away with a big 3-2 win.

Streaks Extended

Emma Plett, a Grunthal native, finished the night with 31 saves giving her a personal three-game winning streak.

Maddy Desrosiers, named 2018 Team Manitoba U16 team captain, had two points on the night and pushed her point streak to 4 games (3 goals, 2 assists) and now has 8 points in her last 8 games.

Liza Vigier of Beausejour continued her point streak as well and now has points in 4 straight games (2 goals, 4 assists).

Standings

Through 11 games, the Selects currently sit 3rd in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League with a 5-5-1 record. 

The Selects are two points behind the Yellowhead Chiefs for second place.

Up Next

The selects don't see action again until the 18th when they head off to Arborg for a Sunday afternoon game vs the Interlake Lightning.

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Wednesday, December 12th

WWHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 1 (SO)

WHSHL
Vincent Massey 7 SRSS 2

HTJHL
St. Adolphe at Grunthal, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Selkirk 5 Swan Valley 4 (OT)
Portage 4 Dauphin 3
Virden 2 Steinbach 1 (OT)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 4 Pembina Valley 1
Wpg Thrashers 5 Central Plains 1
Southwest 7 Parkland 0

NHL
Vegas 3 N.Y. Islanders 2
Chicago 6 Pittsburgh 3
Calgary 6 Philadelphia 5 (OT)
Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn 127 Philadelphia 124
Boston 130 Washington 125 (OT)
Indiana 113 Milwaukee 97
Cleveland 113 New York 106
Charlotte 108 Detroit 107
New Orleans 118 Oklahoma City 114
Memphis 92 Portland 83
Dallas 114 Atlanta 107
Utah 111 Miami 84
Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13th

CSHL
La Broquerie at Lac du Bonnet, 8:30 p.m.

HTJHL
Lorette at Mitchell, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Stonewall, 7 p.m.

NHL
Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Florida at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Orlando, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

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