Virden, MB – Ben Dalke scored on a breakway midway thru the third period to lift the Virden Oil Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Winkler Flyers on Saturday night.
In what many fans called a “Must Win” game, the Caps came out flat.
The Flyers took a 1-0 lead on an early power play as Scott Gall finished off a nice passing play from Tyler Jubenvill and Kayden Jarvis.
Less than a minute later Tristen Keck made it 2-0 with a rocket shot that beat Sean Kuehn.
The Oil Caps wouldn’t go quietly to end the first as Colten Spicer scored his 5th of the year on the tail end of a Cam Whyte penalty to cut the lead to one.
After a scoreless 2nd period the Caps would tie it off the stick of Drake Bodie, the Thompson product’s goal came on the power play.
Winkler would claw back and take the lead once again off the stick of Kayden Jarvis before Tanner Lewis found the back of the net to square the score at three.
Thats when Ben Dalke took a pass from Kyle Bird and beat Nathan Warren in what would stand as the game winner.
Sean Kuehn kicked aside 29 shots for the win while Warren made 32 saves in the Winkler net.
The Oil Caps now sit just 5 points back of the Flyers for 3rd place in the MJHL standings with a meeting one week from tonight in Winkler.
The Oil Caps will take just a couple days off before welcoming the Swan Valley Stampeders on Tuesday night.
Game time is 7:30!
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