The Eastman Selects are in their 12th year, continuing to offer the most talented young women in eastern Manitoba a chance to play on an elite hockey team and reach amazing academic and athletic opportunities.They are a regionally based elite team made up of young women under 18 who represent the Eastman Region in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League. Many previous players have moved on to Canadian and US universities with full scholarships or played on Team Canada. It's a team full of like-minded individuals who challenge themselves to be the best in sport.
They've just starting up their season again, playing a tournament in Calgary with over 16 universities in attendance. Mark Dixon, father of Mackenzie Dixon, said that him and his family were quite surprised when his daughter made the team. Mackenzie is 15 years old and university is still a few years away. With most players in aged 16 to 17, she gets a chance to consider her future at a young age.
Team members work hard every day to advance their skills and maintain their fitness levels. In between practices, many of them are still at home shooting pucks and working out. "Everyone has different personalities, but they're all competitive and committed. Everyone's excited about being on the top-level team with so many options for advancement. My daughter was through the roof when she found out she made it!" says Mark.
Broadstreet Properties is proud to have sponsored the Eastman Selects this year, helping these young women to reach their academic and athletic goals.