Caps Make History in Selkirk

November 17

Selkirk, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals may very well have stamped themselves a new page in the MJHL Record Books last night in an 8-3 win over the Selkirk Steelers. 

The Oil Capitals got two hat-trick efforts in the win, one from Colton Spicer and one from Nolan Ross. 

Its not often that a junior A player registers a hat-trick let alone to have two players on one team do it in the same game. 

The feat is the first time in Oil Capitals Franchise history, and likely one of the first times in MJHL History (Currently under investigation.)

After opening the scoring just 29 seconds into the game, the Oil Capitals found themselves behind 2-1 at the first intermission. 

The Steeler lead didn’t last long however as Virden exploded for five goals in the 2nd period. 

They would go on to add a couple more in the third for good measure. 

The boys from Fort Frances combined for 10 points on the night (D.Ross – 4A), (N.Ross – 3G), (Spicer – 3G). 

Meanwhile, Mack Hardy quietly went about his business and picked up 3 assists of his own. Dylan Thiessen, Ben Dalke, Tanner Lewis and Devan Schram has multi point nights as well. 

It was a tough night for goalies. Cody Murray was pulled after allowing 4 goals on 20 shots, and his replacement Even Robert didn’t fair much better allowing 4 goals on 19 shots. 

Sean Kuehn picked up his 11th win of the season, making 20 saves in the process. 

The Oil Caps don’t have much time to celebrate the win as they welcome the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Thursday night. 

Game time is 7:30. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

VOC – Spicer (Dalke, Hardy)
SEL – Derlago (Starodub)
SEL – McCartan (Kuczek, Tabler)

Shots – 11/10 VOC

2nd Period

VOC – N.Ross (Schram, D.Ross) PP
VOC – N.Ross (Lewis, D.Ross) PP
VOC – Spicer (Hardy) 
VOC – Thiessen (Schram, Kirkup)
VOC – Spicer (Dalke, D.Ross) PP

Shots – 17/5 VOC

3rd Period

VOC – Thiessen (Dalke, Hardy) PP
SEL – McCartan (Halvorsen)
VOC – N.Ross (D.Ross, Lewis)

Final Shots – 39/23 VOC
Special Teams – 4/5 VOC  0/2 SEL