Landyn Cochrane’s third straight three-point performance helped pave the way for the Oil Capitals on Wednesday night as Virden came away with a 4-1 win over the Wolverines in Waywayseecappo.
The first period saw Preston Seymour score unassisted at 8:41 to give the home team the early lead before Virden stormed back as Tristen Cross netted his seventh of the year to tie things up at the 16:34 mark.
Dylan Thiessen scored the lone goal in the middle frame at the 16:52 mark – his first of two markers on the night – making it 2-1 for Virden. Thiessen’s second of the game and 16th of the year at 5:24 of the third made it 3-1 before Tyler Kirkup’s 29th of the season on the power play at 8:18 rounded out the scoring on this night.
Riley McVeigh picked up his 20th win of the season between the pipes for Virden, making 14 saves in the process. Isaac Labelle ended up with the loss in net for Wayway, stopping 31 of 35 shots directed his way.
-Not to be overshadowed, Kirklan Lycar also had a big night with three assists. The veteran forward has also been a force lately offensively with eight points in three games (all assists) for Virden.
-Tyler Kirkup is only two goals back of the league lead and is on a six-game point streak with 10 points (six goals, four assists).
-The Oil Caps next game is scheduled for Friday night when they travel to Winnipeg to battle the Blues. Game time: 7:00 p.m.