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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Tuesday, December 11th

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Portage vs Swan Valley, 1 p.m.
Waywayseecappo vs Dauphin, 4 p.m.
Winkler vs Virden, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Parkland at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Boston, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Florida at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Colorado, 8 p.m.

NBA
Portland at Houston, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10th

WHSHL
Sturgeon Heights 3 SRSS 2 (OT)

WWHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 0

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Steinbach 3 Neepawa 1
Selkirk 6 Waywayseecappo 1
Wpg Blues 4 OCN 2

NHL
Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Islanders 1 (SO)
Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Rangers 3
Detroit 3 Los Angeles 1
San Jose 5 New Jersey 2

NFL
Seattle 21 Minnesota 7

NBA
Philadelphia 116 Detroit 102 
Indiana 109 Washington 101 
Boston 113 New Orleans 100 
Sacramento 108 Chicago 89
Oklahoma City 122 Utah 113 
Milwaukee 108 Cleveland 92 
Dallas 101 Orlando 76 
L.A. Clippers 123 Phoenix 119 (OT)
Denver 105 Memphis 95 
Golden State 116 Minnesota 108
L.A. Lakers 108 Miami 105

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