Virden, MB – Ben Dalke scored his 27th and 28th goals of the season but it wasn’t enough as the Winkler Flyers got their revenge with a 3-2 Overtime win in Virden on Saturday night.
Both teams changed it up between the pipes on Saturdy. Patrick Zubick got the start for the Caps and made 25 saves in the losing effort while Connor Slipp turned aside 22 for the win.
Winkler opened the scoring in the first as Jordan Williamson drove to the net and buried a rebound underneath Zubick.
Less than six minutes later, Ben Dalke would beat Slipp and give the Caps some life.
Winkler outshot the Caps 11-7 in the opening frame.
After a scoreless 2nd period, Winkler took the lead once again. This time it was Scott Gall notching his 31st of the season.
The Caps would tie it late as Dalke picked up a juicy rebound and roofed it over the glove of the Winkler net minder.
In overtime, the Flyers game winner came off the rush as Nolan McGuire set up Jeff Michaels for an easy tap in to give the Flyers the victory.
However, the 1000+ fans in attendance don’t have to go home with a long face as with the single point, Virden has guaranteed nothing less than a tie with the Winnipeg Blues for 4th place in the MJHL Standings.
That being said, the Caps have unofficially clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the MJHL Playoffs. (Dates to be determined)
The Caps will wrap up their 3 in 3 weekend tomorrow night in Waywayseecappo.
Game time is 7:30. Branden Crowe and Ryan Potter will have the call on www.gametimeradio.ca.
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