**Photo courtesy of Heather Jordan
Winnipeg, MB – For the first time in franchise history the Virden Oil Capitals will play in a seventh and deciding game.
The Caps booked their ticket home for the series finale with a 5-2 win at the MTS Iceplex on Monday night.
Dylan Thiessen led the way with two goals and an assist while Devan Schram (1G-2A) and Drake Bodie chipped in with multi-point nights as well to keep the Caps season alive.
The Caps got on the board early, scoring just 1:38 into the game when Kyle Salaway followed up a couple of rebounds off Scott Parsons and buried his first of the playoffs.
Less than a minute later, Thiessen would take a nifty pass from Drake Bodie and quickly put the Caps up by a pair.
In typical Winnipeg fashion, the Blues battled back and cut the lead to one when Taeron Lewis netted his third of the playoffs just four minutes later.
Before the period would end, Thiessen would add another. Once again, on a setup from Drake Bodie.
In the 2nd, Tanner Lewis took a beautiful feed from Thiessen and made a slick move to deke out Parsons and slide home his 2nd of the playoffs to give Virden a three goal lead.
Ty Edwards would give the Blues some late 2nd period life on the power play as he blasted home his 3rd of the series to cut the lead to two.
In the third, both teams would struggle to find offense firing just a combined 9 shots on goal.
With less than 2:00 remaining, Devan Schram would seal it with an empty net marker on the power play to give the Caps the win.
Sean Kuehn was put forth his best effort of the series so far making 22 saves in the win. Parsons turned aside 19 in the losing effort.
With the win, the Caps have tied the MJHL Quarter-Final Series at three games a piece with Game Seven set for Wednesday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday Morning at 9:30am. Season Ticket Holders have until 6:00pm on Tuesday to reserve their seat, after that point each remaining seat will be available to the general public.
Online ticket sales will begin at 6:00pm Tuesday as well.
The Oil Caps would like to thank the 50+ fans who made the trip either on the fan bus or on their own. You truly showed tonight why you’re the BEST FANS in the MJHL!
Thanks for your support…. Now lets see how many people we can pack into Tundra Oil & Gas Place!!