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Caps Earn Fourth Straight Victory

December 2

Neepawa, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals used six different goal scorers on route to a 6-3 win over the Neepawa Natives on Wednesday night. 

The win was Virden’s 4th in a row and moves them within four points of the Steinbach Pistons for third place in the MJHL Standings, setting the table for a huge weekend at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. 

The Natives opened the scoring early in the 1st when Aiken Chop redirected a point shot that eluded Patrick Zubick. 

Virden would tie it up just moments later as Tyler Kirkup walked off the wall and beat Jeremy Link. Link, who is just 16 years old faced 60 shots on the night and was without a doubt the games first star. 

Tanner Lewis gave the Caps their first lead of the game midway thru the period as he followed Carter Cowlthorp to the net and poked home a rebound. 

The Natives wouldn’t go away quietly as Kyle McDonald tied things up before the period came to a close. He fire a shot from the right wing size and it sneaked its way through Patrick Zubick. 

The Castlegar, BC native made 22 saves in his 6th MJHL start for the Caps. 

The Ross twins would each pick up a goal in the 2nd period to give Virden a two goal lead. 

Devan Schram and Ben Dalke would add third period goals to seal the deal and move the Caps to a record of 18-9 on the season. 

The Caps welcome Steinbach for a pair of games this weekend. With two wins, Virden would move into a tie for third with the Pistons in the MJHL standings. 

Both games start at 7:30. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

NPW – Chop (Pelechaty, McCammon)
VOC – Kirkup (Cowlthorp)
VOC – Lewis (Cowlthorp, Salaway)
NPW – McDonald (Martin, Hillis)

Shots – 23/9 Virden

2nd Period:

VOC – D.Ross (Thiessen, Bodie)
VOC – N.Ross (Schram, D.Ross)

Shots – 19/6 Virden

3rd Period:

VOC – Schram (Thiessn, Bodie)
VOC – Dalke (Oliver, Hardy)
NPW – Pesch (Richards, Paranica)

Final Shots – 60/25 Virden
Special Teams – 1/4 VOC   0/1 NPW
Attendance – 301