Blizzard Outlast Oil Caps

t took 61:35 to decide a winner tonight, but in the end, it was the OCN Blizzard who got a goal from Devin Muir in overtime to down the hometown Oil Capitals by a score of 1-0.

There wasn’t a whole lot to report on tonight. As mentioned, a scoreless draw through 60 minutes made this one a bit of a goaltenders duo. The Oil Caps power play continued to struggle as they couldn’t capitalize on either of their two opportunities with the man advantage. Meanwhile the Blizzard were held off the board on each of their four power play chances.

It is now the fourth straight loss for the Oil Caps who earned a single point in the defeat. Their fourth straight game they also outshot their opponents, but came out on the wrong end of the score. No fault to the goaltender, Sean Kuehn, who was just minutes away from picking up his first shut out of the season. Instead he’ll play the role of hard luck loser, making 26 saves on the night.

Credit Brody Claeys tonight, the Blizzard net minder, who made 37 saves in the shut out. It is Claeys second shut out of the season who helped OCN snap a five game losing streak with the victory.

[Jordan Greig accepts his All-star jersey and plaque from MJHL Commissioner, Kim Davis.]

Jordan Greig accepts his All-star jersey and plaque from MJHL Commissioner, Kim Davis.

Prior to tonight’s game, MJHL Commissioner, Kim Davis, was in the building to present Oil Caps defenseman, Jordan Greig, with his MJHL First Team All-Star Defenseman jersey and plaque. The Souris product was named to the all-star team last week in Friday’s MJHL press release.

Virden will go back to the drawing board tomorrow and Friday before playing host to the Dauphin Kings on Saturday night in the Tim Hortons Fan Appreciation Night. Game time is slated for 7:30. The final home game of the regular season will take place on Sunday at 6:30 against this very same OCN Blizzard squad. Someone that night WILL win a trip for four to Arizona in the Pack the Place Vacation Giveaway contest and someone could win $50,000 in the Sunrise Credit Union Hockey Challenge as well as.

All that at Tundra Oil & Gas Place this weekend.