Two Central Plains Capitals players will continue their hockey playing careers at the collegiate level next season, the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League (MFMHL) announced today.

Defenceman Marisa Fraser and forward Lauren Blight have committed to attend and play for Red Deer College and Assiniboine Community College respectively.

The Capitals' captain this season, Fraser, from Portage la Prairie, is in her third year in the MFMHL. In 160 games over that span, she has 44 points (9-35—44).

“Fraser is known for being a tremendous skater with an excellent shot who plays big minutes against the opposition's top players,” says Capitals head coach Ferdi Nelissen in a release. “She is a key player on both the (power play) and penalty kill units.”

Fraser: “I'm pretty excited for it. It's just a new team and something different. I'm looking forward to having a new life somewhere else.”

Blight, an Oakville, Man., native in her first MFMHL season, will play in the American College Hockey Association with the ACC Cougars — located in Brandon, Man. — next season. The 17-year-old has eight points this season with the Capitals.

“It's good that I can continue playing cause I like it so much,” Blight says, noting she will study agriculture.

Nelissen adds: “Blight is a hard working player in all three zones of the rink who possesses a great shot.”

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Tuesday, April 25th

Esso Cup @ Morden
Preliminary Round
Pembina Valley 4 Durham West 1
Prince Albert 6 Mid-Isle 1
St. Albert 4 Triolet 3

Zone 4 High School Baseball League
Northlands Parkway vs PCI (ppd)

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Toronto 6 St. Louis 5 (11 innings)
American League
Houston 4 Cleveland 2
Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 0
Detroit 19 Seattle 9
Minnesota 8 Texas 1
Chicago 10 Kansas City 5
Los Angeles 2 Oakland 1 (11 innings)
New York at Boston (ppd)
National League
Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 0
Milwaukee 9 Cincinnati 1
Washington 15 Colorado 12
Arizona 9 San Diego 3
Los Angeles 2 San Francisco 1
Atlanta at New York (ppd)
Miami at Philadelphia (ppd)

NBA
Western Conference
Quarter-finals
Houston 105 Oklahoma City 99
(Rockets win best of 7 series 4-1)
San Antonio 116 Memphis 103
(Spurs lead series 3-2)
Utah 96 L.A. Clippers 92
(Jazz lead series 3-2)

Wednesday, April 26th

NHL Playoffs
Western Conference
Semi-finals
Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m.
(1st games in best of 7 series)

Esso Cup @ Morden
Preliminary Round
St. Albert vs Prince Albert, 12 p.m.
Durham West vs Mid-Isle, 3:30 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Triolet, 7 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Fastpitch
MCI at WC Miller, 4:15 p.m.
Sanford at Northlands Parkway, 4:15 p.m. Winkler
Morden at Garden Valley, 4:15 p.m. Winkler
Portage Collegiate at Carman (ppd)

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Toronto at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
American League
Kansas City at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Houston at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Seattle at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
New York at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Oakland at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.
National League
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 12:40 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Miami at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 6:10 p.m.
Washington at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference
Quarter-finals
Atlanta at Washington, 5 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 2-2)
Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)

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