The Esso Cup is 4 days away and the Pembina Valley Hawks are ready to welcome the countries best Midget "AAA" girls hockey teams for a chance to hoist the Esso Cup.

"Speaking for me personally and the team probably, the nerves are starting to rise," said Hawks defence Kenzie Heide. "I know for myself, knowing the countdown is hardcore on is definitely smacking me in the face honestly. With the nerves of this is such a big experience for us individually and as a team."

The tournament will start with opening ceremonies around 8:45 Saturday evening. This will include a fireworks display and the host committee says everyone is encouraged to come out and welcome the teams to the community. 

As for the hockey side of things, action will commence Sunday at noon with Ontario taking on Quebec. The host Hawks will start its tournament that evening with puck drop at 7:00 p.m. against the West representatives.

Pembina Valley is the host team for this national championship and have been practicing, playing exhibition games, and preparing since they went undefeated in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League playoffs and captured the league title March 19th with a double overtime win over the Westman Wildcats.

"I think we need to keep working on our teamwork, working on our systems and playing as a team heading into the Esso Cup," said Hawks forward Hannah Petrie who scored the double-OT winner to capture the league title. 

The time off should have allowed the Hawks time to heal up after a terrific playoff run and gave them plenty of time to hone in on the fine details of their game. 

"It definitely gave us more confidence in our play and abilities," said Pembina Valley defence Cora Fijala. 

On Monday the Hawks will play their second round robin game against Pacific. Game three on Tuesday against Ontario, game four will see the Hawks play Quebec, and Pembina Valley will end the preliminary games against Atlantic. 

The Esso Cup will take place April 23rd to 29th at the Access Event Centre in Morden.Previous Volumes; 

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Scoreboard

Sunday, October 22nd

MJHL
Winkler at Virden, 7 p.m.
OCN at Steinbach, 7 p.m.
Neepawa at Portage, 6:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley 5 Yellowhead 3
Parkland 8 Norman 5
Wpg Bruins 5 Kenora 2
Wpg Thrashers 2 Brandon 0
Central Plains vs Interlake, 5 p.m.
Wpg Wild 7 Southwest 1

MFMHL
Westman 6 Pembina Valley 3

NHL
Vancouver at Detroit, 6 p.m.

CFL
Hamilton 43 Montreal 16

NFL
Minnesota 24 Baltimore 16
New Orleans 26 Green Bay 17
Miami 31 N.Y. Jets 28
Chicago 17 Carolina 3
L.A. Rams 33 Arizona 0
Buffalo 30 Tampa Bay 27
Jacksonville 27 Indianapolis 0
Tennessee 12 Cleveland 9 (OT)
Dallas at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m.
Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 3:25 p.m.
Denver at L.A. Chargers, 3:25 p.m.
Atlanta at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn 116 Atlanta 104
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 21st

CFL
Toronto 29 Winnipeg 28
Edmonton 35 B.C. 29 (OT)

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Morden 7 Garden Valley 2

MJHL
Winkler 2 Dauphin 1
Portage 8 Waywayseecappo 1
Wpg Blues 6 OCN 5 (OT)
Selkirk 3 Swan Valley 1

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Showcase @ Portage
Eastman 4 Pembina Valley 1
Yellowhead 2 Wpg Thrashers 1
Brandon 5 Norman 4 (SO)
Wpg Bruins 5 Parkland 2
Southwest 4 Kenora 2
Wpg Wild 3 Central Plains 2

MFMHL
Westman 2 Pembina Valley 1

WHL
Brandon 4 Victoria 2

AHL
Manitoba 4 Iowa 2

NHL
N.Y. Rangers 4 Nashville 2
Philadelphia 2 Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 7 Pittsburgh 1
N.Y. Islanders 5 San Jose 3
Buffalo 5 Boston 4 (OT)
Ottawa 6 Toronto 3
Los Angeles 6 Columbus 4
Florida 4 Washington 1
Dallas 4 Carolina 3
Chicago 4 Arizona 2
Minnesota 4 Calgary 2
Vegas 3 St. Louis 2 (OT)

Major League Baseball
American League
Championship Series
Houston 4 New York 0
(Astros win best of 7 series 4-3)

NBA
Toronto 128 Philadelphia 94
San Antonio 87 Chicago 77
Orlando 114 Cleveland 93
Memphis 111 Golden State 101
Miami 112 Indiana 108
Houston 107 Dallas 91
Detroit 111 New York 107
Milwaukee 113 Portland 110
Utah 96 Oklahoma City 87
Denver 96 Sacramento 79
L.A. Clippers 130 Phoenix 88

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