Friday, Sept. 16th – Davis Chorney got Virden fans off their feet and as loud as they could be at Tundra Oil & Gas Place after scoring the overtime winner on Friday night!
Davis Chorney scored the overtime winning goal at the 1:53 mark of the first overtime in the Virden Oil Capitals game opening night of the regular 2022-23 hockey season!
It was the biggest crowd Tundra Oil & Gas Place has seen for the Virden Oil Capitals in 2 years since Covid-19. With 1,021 spectators in attendance to watch the action.
The Wolverines put up the first goal of the night 8 minutes and 38 seconds in the first. The lead proved to only be temporary as Caps forward Luke DeCorby put one past Wayways goaltender just shy of 5 minutes later with assists from Konneke & N. Miller. The battle continued with Wayway scoring their second of the night followed by 2 more Oil Cap goals scored by Nicholas Guberman and Andrew Blocker ending the first period 3-2 in favour of the Caps.
In the second only one goal was scored. Wayways Aiden Ziprick scored around the halfway mark tying up the game.
No goals were scored in the third however both teams continued to battle right to the end of the period sending the game into overtime.
In the extra frame Blocker forced a turnover in the offensive zone and patiently waited for Guthrie to get in open on the back door where Wayway’s goalie made a sprawling save post to post, but the rebound jumped out in front where Chorney was waiting to end the game and earn the Oil Caps win 4-3!
Saturday, Sept. 17th – The Virden Oil Capitals, Joey Bielik scored the overtime winning goal for the Caps on a power play 3:09 into the extra frame.
Virden Oil Caps Davis Chorney; his second of the season and Nolan Chastko; his first ever MJHL goal scored the first two goals of the game giving the Oil Caps the lead to head into the second period 2-0.
During the second, at the halfway mark Wayway’s Ryan Jossy came back with a goal putting Wayway on the board. However, almost 5 minutes later Oil Cap’s captain Brody Wilson put one past goaltender Wotton to hold onto the lead 3-1. Wayway continued to push as Carson Baptiste answered back with their second of the night with a minute 30 left in the frame.
In the final period of regular time Andrew Boucher scored on a power play as Guberman was called on for interference. Boucher tied the game up 3-3 sending the game into an extra frame for the second night in a row.
3:09 into the extra frame Joey Bielik scored on a power play with an assist from his brother David Bielik to take the win for the second night in a row.
In net for the Oil Caps was 17-year-old Owen LaRocque who stopped 30 shots from the Wolverines for his first MJHL win!