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Caps Earn 3 out of 4 points in Weekend Series

Feb. 20, 2017

Virden, MB – The Oil Capitals and Pistons squared up again tonight after  the Caps beat them last night 4-2. The Caps were looking for the sweep in tonight’s game and battled back and took the game to overtime but Pistons put one by McVeigh at 1:50 to take the game 3-2.  The Caps earned 3 out of 4 possible points this weekend series against the number one Pistons. Assistant Coach Carter Duffin said, “We were happy with our performance this weekend, especially being our final regular season home games in front of an enthusiastic crowd . We were able to dig deep in the final 20 minutes and pick up our tempo and intensity and score two hard working goals that allowed us to take it to overtime. This is great momentum for the team as we will carry this forward when we head out on the road Monday.” 

The Pistons opened up the scoring in the first period with a goal from Bradley Schoonbaert at 8:25 assisted by Mackenzie Graham and Tyler Anderson. The Caps trailed by one after the first period and were outshot 15-11. 

The second period the Pistons went ahead by two with a power play goal at 13:55 from Branden Purtill assisted by Jordan Bochinski and Danny Pion. After 40 minutes of play, the Caps trailed by two and were outshot 15-10. 

The Caps turned things on in the third period putting pressure on the Pistons. The Caps finally broke the goose egg at 11:04 with a goal from Jesse Korytko assisted by Marco Creta and Jordan Thomson, 2-1. The Caps didn’t take long to tie the game, only 22 seconds later Marco Creta put one up on the board assisted by Tyler Kirkup and Kirklan Lycar. After 60 minutes of play, the Caps and Pistons were tied 2-2 and were headed to overtime. The shots on goal in the third were 12-11 for the Pistons. 

Overtime had chances both directions, but the Pistons managed to bury one by McVeigh at 1:50 with a goal from Mackenzie Graham assisted by Tyler Anderson. The Pistons battle by the Caps with a  3-2 overtime win. The final shots on goal were 45-32 in favour of the Pistons. 

The Redferns Farmer Strong Hardest Working Player of the Game – Mack Hardy

STARS OF THE GAME
 1st STAR  2nd STAR  3rd STAR
Steinbach Pistons 
Mackenzie Graham
Virden Oil Capitals 
Marco Creta
Virden Oil Capitals 
Jesse Korytko

 

The Caps next action is on the road Monday, Feb. 20 against the Portage Terriers – 7:30 pm puck drop.