Caps Community Connection


Virden, MB - The Virden Oil Capitals in partnership with IJack Technologies are proud to announce that each week  until the end of the 2015/2016 Season and into next year, www.oilcapshockey.com will feature a segment called “Caps Community Connection.”

The Oil Capitals are proud to be a part of the community of Virden and enjoy partnering with schools, minor sports and community groups for events and projects throughout the year. 

We hope fans will take note of the efforts put forth by our players to make this community a better place and promote healthy living, volunteerism and learning not only among young kids, but everyone in town! 


Events During the Week of February 15th – 20th

-GM & Head Coach Troy Leslie was the lead instructor at Breakfast Club on Thursday February 18th. Breakfast Club is a program that allows young hockey players to spend the morning on the ice working on their skills, then eat breakfast and head to school. Coach Leslie and the players have been assisting at Breakfast Club all season long

-The Oil Caps donated 50 tickets to School Patrol Volunteers for Saturday’s home game vs the Neepawa Natives. Acknowledging the efforts of school patrols from the Virden area schools is part of a league wide partnership lead by MPI.

-Bradley Reichardt spend Thursday afternoon on the ice at Tundra Oil & Gas Place skating with students from Goulter School as they continue their winter gym classes at the arena.

-The Oil Caps Foundation donated 24 “Player of the Game” prizes for Saturday’sSquirts Hockey Tournament. If time permits, Oil Caps Players will be on hand to present the awards to the young hockey players. 

Upcoming Community Events

Friday February 19th – Father Daughter Ball 
-A handful of Oil Caps will be on hand volunteering at the Sunrise Banquet Hall to welcome young ladies and their fathers into the annual Father Daughter Ball!

Friday February 19th – Manitoba Winter Games Welcoming Party
-The Oil Caps will be on hand to welcome the selection committee from the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games to Virden. The Committee is in town as part of the community’s bid to host the 2018 games. 

Tuesday February 23rd - RAIN CHECK NIGHT vs OCN
-The Oil Caps host their 2nd “Rain Check” night of the season. Any unused ticket from this season can be traded in at the box office for a valid ticket for Tuesday’s game. 

Wednesday February 24th - RCMP Drunk Driving Presentation
-Oil Caps Players and Staff will attend a special presentation on the dangers of impaired driving. The course was organized by the RCMP and Team Chaplain, Wayne Unger.  

If you or your group have a community event you would want the Oil Caps to attend, contact Branden Crowe at marketing@oilcapshockey.com or 204-851-1727