The Virden Oil Capitals 2016/2017 season came to an end last night in front of a packed house of over 1200 fans at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
The Oil Caps fell 4-1 to the Winkler Flyers, dropping their MJHL Quarter-Final series 4 games to 2.
Virden opened the scoring in the first period when Jeran Knorr beat Troy Martynuk. The Oil Caps outshot the Flyers 17-11 in the opening frame.
The Flyers would tie things up on the powerplay in the 2nd period when Gino Lucia scored on a goal mouth scramble. The Flyers fired 16 shots at Oil Caps netminder Riley McVeigh in the 2nd period. The Calgary native would make 39 saves in the losing effort.
Winkler would add three more in the third period to book their ticket to the MJHL Semi-Final.
The Oil Caps would finish the night 0/2 on the powerplay while the Flyers converted on just one of their four opportunities.
The loss brings to a close the 5th Anniversary season for the Oil Capitals who will say farewell to seven graduating players.
The Oil Capitals organization would like to thank each and every one of these young men for their contributions not only on the ice, but in the community of Virden. We wish you the best of luck in your future .
Reminder fans, Oil Caps season tickets are on sale now. Stop by the Oil Caps office or call 204-748-4848 to reserve your seat!