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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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
Laval 3 Manitoba 0

NHL
Columbus 3 Ottawa 0
Colorado 5 Chicago 3
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 125 Atlanta 122
Minnesota 115 New York 104
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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