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The Pembina Valley Hawks winning streak has reached six games after a 4-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings Sunday. 

"I think all of our lines are finally starting to jell. Lines are cycling better than they were at the start of the season and everyone is just working harder and better as team," said forward Elijah Carels. "Everyone is buying into the systems and our goalie is saving us most games. It's been a good run for us so far."

Pembina Valley would get the lone goal in the opening period when Garrett Szremley pinched from the point, received a Carels pass from down low and put it top shelf to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. 

Meanwhile, in the second period, it was Brandon who had the only goal. Tanner Morrison knotted the game up at one at roughly the half-way mark of the second. 

In the third, both teams would trade goals Carels scored his first of two on the night with Cade Kowalski and Caleb Unrau drawing the assists on the play. Then with just five minutes to play in the final sixty Tate Popple snapped one past Hawks goaltender Aaron Brunn to once again tie the game.

The game winning goal saw Kowalski skate through the offensive zone, behind the net and find a wide open Carels in the high slot and put home 40th goal of the campaign. This would end up being the game winner, and Kolton Shindle would add an insurance marker into the empty net with just under :30 seconds remaining.

Brunn turned aside 31 shots in the victory for the Hawks. 

"I felt really good out there. The guys were doing a heck of a job out there, making things easy for me and allowing me to see pucks," explained Brunn. "I couldn't have gotten it without them and feels pretty good."

Pembina Valley was 1-for-4 on the man advantage and was perfect all four times on the penalty kill. 

With the win, the Hawks hold sole possession of fourth place in the Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League with 55 points. The Wheat Kings are in fifth at 52 points, while Pembina Valley trails the Winnipeg Thrashers for third by one point and have a game in hand on the Thrashers.

"Every win is huge, but that one is huge because of the standings and stuff. Really it was a good team win," said Shindle.

The Hawks have three regular season games remaining against the Southwest Cougars, Wednesday in Souris, then a pair of home games against Yellowhead and Eastman this coming weekend.  

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Scoreboard

Tuesday, April 25th

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

Zone 4 High School Baseball League
MCI at Carman, d/h 4:15 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Northlands Parkway vs PCI (ppd)

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Toronto at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
American League
Houston 4 Cleveland 2
Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 0
Detroit 19 Seattle 9
Minnesota 8 Texas 1
Chicago 10 Kansas City 5
Oakland at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.
New York at Boston (ppd)
National League
Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 0
Milwaukee 9 Cincinnati 1
Washington at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
Atlanta at New York (ppd)
Miami at Philadelphia (ppd)

NBA
Western Conference
Quarterfinals
Houston 105 Oklahoma City 99
(Rockets win best of 7 series 4-1)
San Antonio 116 Memphis 103
(Spurs lead series 3-2)
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)

Wednesday, April 26th

NHL
Western Conference
Semifinals
Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m.
(1st game 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
Miller vs MCI
@ Altona, 4:15 p.m.
Portage Collegiate at Carman, 4:15 p.m.
Northlands Parkway vs Sanford
@ Winkler, 4:15 p.m.
Morden vs Garden Valley
@ Winkler, 4:15 p.m.

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
Eastern Conference
Quarterfinals
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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