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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SCOREBOARD

Monday, September 25th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Junior Varsity
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.
Varsity
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Wpg (g) 6:30 p.m. (b) 8 p.m.

Zone 13 High School Girls Soccer
SRSS vs Niverville
@ Steinbach
Gabrielle Roy/PDC vs Lorette
@ Ste. Anne
Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.

NHL
Exhibition
Calgary at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 11 Kansas City 3 
Toronto at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Houston at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at New York, 3:10 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 6:40 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Miami at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
San Diego at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.

NFL
Dallas at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 24th

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League 
Exhibition
Eastman 6 Kenora 5

MJHL
Portage 6 Wpg Blues 2

Manitoba Major Soccer League
Premier Division
Hanover Kickers 4 NKMB Saints 1

Manitoba Minor Football Association
Bantam
Portage Pitbulls 38 Eastman Raiders 30
Pee Wee
Westman Wolverines 42 Raiders 16

CFL
Calgary 15 Saskatchewan 9

NFL
Jacksonville 44 Baltimore 7
Buffalo 26 Denver 16
New Orleans 34 Carolina 13
Chicago 23 Pittsburgh 17 (OT)
Atlanta 30 Detroit 26
Indianapolis 31 Cleveland 28
Minnesota 34 Tampa Bay 17
New England 36 Houston 33
N.Y. Jets 20 Miami 6
Philadelphia 27 N.Y. Giants 24
Tennessee 33 Seattle 27
Green Bay 27 Cincinnati 24 (OT)
Kansas City 24 L.A. Chargers 10
Washington 27 Oakland 10

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 9 New York 5
Minnesota 10 Detroit 4
Baltimore 9 Tampa Bay 4
Chicago 8 Kansas City 1
Oakland 8 Texas 1
Cleveland 4 Seattle 2
Los Angeles 7 Houston 5
National League
Washington 3 New York 2
Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 1
Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 0
Chicago 5 Milwaukee 0
Los Angeles 3 San Francisco 1
Arizona 3 Miami 2
Colorado 8 San Diego 4
Interleague
Boston 5 Cincinnati 4

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