The Oil Caps beat the Neepawa Titans 5-2 with Ethan Kadatz getting his 1st MJHL win in net Friday night.
Forward Branden Huminuk opened the scoring in the 1st at 2:23 with assists from Johnson and Groening on a powerplay. However, the Titans came back and scored 2 goals putting the Titans ahead by 1.
The second period was all Oil Caps with Braden Fischer scoring assisted by Huminuk, Parker Johnson at 15:42 assisted by Huminuk, and Braden Fischer with his second of the night assisted by Halliday and Bielik.
The Oil Caps didn’t let up and continued to press in the third with forward Parker Johnson scoring ending the game 5-2 Virden.
Virden Oil Caps Branden Huminuk received 1st star with 1 goal and 2 assists alongside Braden Fischer who received 2nd star with 2 goals.
Saturday evening the Neepawa Titans came to oil country to play the final matchup against the Oil Caps.
With Oil Cap Layton Veitch in the penalty box Titans Brayden Michalchuk scored at 4:22 to put the Titans on the board.
Towards the end of the first period Braden Fischer scored on a breakaway assisted by David Bielik ending the first at a tie 1-1.
During the second, 20-year-old Captain Logan Rands scored just 24 seconds in on the powerplay assisted by Fischer and Oleksiuk. Later in the period rookie Layton Veitch scored his first MJHL goal to end the frame 3-1 Caps.
Early in the third frame with Oil Caps Carson Buydens in the box for slashing Mitch Thiessen scored the second and final goal for the Titans putting the Oil Caps up by just 1.
With the suspense of the only being up by 1 and lots of game left to play the Oil Caps continued to push where Jack Oleksiuk scored the 4th goal for the Oil Caps assisted by Huminuk and Kiesman.
Towards the end of the third frame 20-year-old forward Colin Cook scored a lone goal at 18:51 ending the game 5-2 for Virden.
Kadatz with his second MJHL win in net in a row with 32 saves out of 34.
Braden Fischer received 1st star with 1 goal, 2 assists, Jack Oleksiuk received the 2nd star with 1 goal and 1 assist, and Neepawa’s Connor Brust received 3rd star with 2 assists.
Next action for the Oil Caps is Friday October 15th VS the Dauphin Kings at Tundra Oil & Gas Place or you can watch it live on HockeyTV. Puck drop for that contest is 7:30.