The Eastman Selects are into round two of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League playoffs.

Michael Svenson and Drayden Kurbatoff had two goals each as Eastman defeated the Winnipeg Thrashers 5-4 Thursday night at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour

Kyle Melo also scored for the Selects who took the best-of-five quarterfinal three games to one.

Eastman netminder Jayden Catellier made 29 saves in game four.

The Selects, who reeled off three straight wins after losing the series opener 2-1 in overtime, will face the Winnipeg Wild in the semifinals.

The Wild swept the Central Plains Capitals in three straight in their quarterfinal.

Game one goes Monday night at Bell MTS Iceplex.

The Pembina Valley Hawks will meet the Southwest Cougars in the other series.