Caps Blow Past the Blues 6-1

Feb.10, 2017

Virden, MB - The Virden Oil Capitals earn their second straight win on home ice, beating the Winnipeg Blues in tonight’s match-up 6-1. The Caps outshot the Blues 40-34 in tonight’s win and went 1 for 4 on the power play. Head Coach, Troy Leslie said, “It was nice to get a quick start tonight and sustain that for 60 minutes. It was good to have our scoring spread out throughout our forward group. We will need the same type of effort again against Dauphin tomorrow night.”

The Caps opened up the scoring in the first period with a goal from Tyler Kirkup at 4:09 assisted by Jordan Thomson and Carter Cowlthorp, 1-0. The Caps kept coming at the Blues putting another on the board at 5:23 with a goal from Kirklan Lycar assisted by Ben Dalke and Mack Hardy, 2-0. Kolten Kanaski stretched the Caps lead to 3 with a goal at 6:47 assisted by Jeran Knorr, 3-0. At the end of the first period the Caps were in the lead 3-0 and shots on goal were 13-13.

The second was all Caps as Kolten Kanaski put one away 1:46 into the period assisted by Sam Schultz and Morgan Magwood, 4-0. The two teams continued to battle back and forth until the end of the period when Kyle Salway found a way to barry one assisted by Marco Creta and Tyler Kirkup, 5-0 Caps. At the end of the second period the Caps had the lead 5-0 and shots on goal were 14-9 in favour of the Capitals. 

Winnipeg got their first of the night with a power play goal from Dexter Kuczek assisted by Geordie Keane and Rhette Lough, 5-1 Caps. The Caps put one more away for the night scoring a power play goal at 13:42 from Carter Cowlthorp assisted by Kirklan Lycar and Kyle Salaway, 6-1. The Caps took the game 6-1 and final shots on goal were 40-34. 

The Redferns Farmer Strong Hardest Working Player of the Game – Drayson Skulmoski. 

 1st STAR  2nd STAR  3rd STAR
Virden Oil Capitals 
Kolten Kanaski
Virden Oil Capitals 
Riley McVeigh
Virden Oil Capitals 
Tyler Kirkup


The Caps next action is tomorrow night at home against the Dauphin Kings – 7:30 pm puck drop. Don’t forget about the Sweet Heart Skate following the game.