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Caps Lose In A Shootout

October 11

Virden, MB -  Tonight’s game marked the last of a five-game homestand; which ended in a shootout loss against OCN Blizzard. 

The first period was a period of opportunity with neither team finding the back of the net. The game remained scoreless after 20-minutes of play. Shots on goal after the first were 15-11 in favour of OCN. 

The Caps would get on the board first with a powerplay goal scored by #20 Ben Dalke assisted by #12 Tyler Kirkup and #10 Tanner Lewis at 2:16 in the second period, 1-0 Caps. OCN answered back at 13:47 in the second period to even things up at one apiece. The Caps got on the board one more time to go ahead one at 14:33 in the second period. The goal was scored by # 12 Tyler Kirkup assisted by # 20 Ben Dalke and #22 Mack Hardy.  After 40 – minutes of play the Caps were in the lead, 2-1 Caps. Shots on goal in the second were 17-15 in favour of OCN.

 OCN got their second goal of the game to tie things up at 18:29 in the third period. The third period ended in a 2-2 tie. Shots on goal after the third period were 12- 9 in favour of OCN.

In OT the Caps once again found themselves with lots of chances – but over time finished with no further answers and the game went to a shootout. 

Shooting for the Caps was #21 Jeran Knorr – no goal, #20 Ben Dalke – no goal, and #2 Marco Creta – no goal. 

Shooting for OCN was #10 – no goal and #24 – who scored to win the game for OCN. 

Final Shots on goal: 46 – 37 OCN

Final Score: 3-2 SO

Redferns hardest working player of the game went to #9, Sam Shultz. 

Once again the Caps earned two of the three stars: 

 1st STAR  2nd STAR  3rd STAR
Virden Oil Capitals 
Ben Dalke
Virden Oil Capitals 
Marc Audet
OCN Blizzard 
Emiliem Boily


Next home game is Saturday, October, 22 vs Neepawa Natives – Come cheer on the Caps and celebrate Halloween, Caps style!