Virden, MB, Oct. 21st – On Friday the Virden Oil Capitals had Tundra Oil & Gas Place on the edge of their seats in their first match up against the Dauphin Kings.
The Oil Caps had a rough start to the game as the Kings put up 3 goals in the first.
During the second period the Oil Caps came alive with a goal from #14 Naton Miller with an assist by Colten Miller just 30 seconds in.
Just shy of the half way mark in the second, Oil Caps Captain Brody Wilson furthered the Oil Caps score; however, Dauphin’s Mathew Gough would respond for the Kings shy of a minute later furthering their lead yet again. The Oil Caps slowly made a comeback as Colten Miller put up a goal on a man advantage with an assist from Trevor Hunt to end the second period 4-3 in favour for the Kings.
To start the final frame of regulation time David Bielik scored assisted by Chastko 2 minutes in tying the game up 4-4.
Dauphin’s Carter Zalischuk scored 10 minutes later re-taking the lead for the Kings 5-4.
Virden didn’t give up, continued to push and with under 2 minutes left in regulation time Oil Cap Davis Chorney scored his 7th of the season, assists from David Bielik and Josh Lehto tying the game up for the second time 5-5!
As the game headed into the extra frame fans at Tundra Oil & Gas Place were loud, excited and anxious all at the same time! The atmosphere of the 900 plus fans was amazing but phenomenal when 44 seconds in Oil Caps Nolan Chastko scored his 6th of the season off of the rebound of Joey Bielik who was assisted by David Bielik ending the game 6-5 in favour of the Caps!
Dauphin, MB, Oct. 22nd – The Oil Caps went on the road to Dauphin to play their second match up against the Kings.
Dauphin’s Myles Yearwood opened up the scoring at 5:21, however before the first was over Oil Caps Andrew Blocker scored with just over a minute left tying up the game 1-1.
The second would consist of only one goal which was scored by Dauphin’s Rylan Gibbs for the Kings to take the lead 2-1 to end the second.
Unfortunately, even though the Oil Caps put up 10 shots in the third, Dauphin’s goaltender Marko Belak was unbeatable at the time. No goals were scored in the third period of play.
Oil Caps next home action is Tuesday, Oct. 25th at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, 7:30pm!
!! GO CAPS GO !!