Round 2 Game Highlights & Thank You’s
The Virden Oil Capitals were sent into round 2 of the MJHL Playoffs when they swept the Waywayseecapo Wolverines in round 1.
They started off round 2 with a split in Steinbach on easter weekend. An OT loss 5-4 Sat. April 16th, followed by a 4-2-win Sun. April 17th! Games 3 & 4 were held at Tundra Oil & Gas Place Wed. April 20th, and Thurs. April 21st. Wednesday’s game the Pistons had another OT win 5-4 and the Caps won in game four, 2-1 for another split. Game 5 was held in Steinbach on Sat. April 23rd where the Oil Caps fell to the Pistons 8-2.
Game 6 @Virden
The Virden Oil Capitals 2021/2022 hockey season came to a close on Monday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. A crowd just shy of 1000 fans were at Tundra Oil & Gas Place as the Caps fell 4-2 against the Pistons, dropping their MJHL series 4 games to 2.
Steinbach opened the scoring in the first period when Jack Rogers beat Bailey Monteith. The pistons furthered their lead with Dawson Milliken at 11:47 in the second. Oil Cap Parker Johnson scored a short while later unassisted putting the Caps on the board. 4 minutes into the 3rd Branden Huminuk would tie things up 2-2. The tie wasn’t held long as Dawson Milliken scored his second of night at 9:14 followed by Zach Power with 20 seconds left of the game.
Even though the Oil Caps played a hard game it ended 4-2 in favour of the Pistons ending the 2021-22 MJHL season for the Caps.
We have so much to be Thankful for this past hockey season!!
For starters, we were finally able to have a hockey season after 2 years of fighting with Coivd-19. We may have had restrictions to start the season off with but in the end we had up to 1100 amazing fans in at Tundra Oil & Gas Place to cheer on the Oil Caps!
We would not have been able to have a hockey season without some very important people!
To all of our amazing fans, fabulous billet parents, and dedicated volunteers, we truly could not run and have a hockey season without the phenomenal support and help from all of you!! Everyone in the Oil Caps Organization would like to say a huge THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who helped out in any way!!
To our hockey players who have embraced the community, we appreciate your time and dedication on and off the ice while providing us with entertainment all season! We know we will see some of you next year and can’t wait to get the 2022-2023 season going; however, it’s the end of the road for our 20-year-old graduating players. We wish you all nothing but the absolute best on all of your future endeavors! This will not be goodbye, instead we will see you later!
GM & Head Coach Tyson Ramsey:
“I am really happy with the development of our group over the course of the season. Disappointed obviously to get so very close to playing in the finals but when we look back, we are very satisfied with how far we came particularly after Christmas break. We had a great group of players that worked extremely hard on and off the ice. I am very proud of them!!
Our 20-year-old players were a special group. Some have played their entire career here and some came to us only this season but they all made significant contributions to our organization. This year’s team was a very close group and that was a large part because of the leadership of our 20-year-olds. We are going to miss them very much but we wish them all the best of luck in the next chapter. We know they will be successful no matter what they choose to do!”