Dogs Continue to Dominate

October 25

  Virden, MB – The colour pink was not kind to the Virden Oil Capitals this weekend.    While off the ice, the “Pink the Rink” weekend was a huge success, the on ice results will be ones the fans quickly try to forget.   Virden fell 3-0 to the Portage Terriers on Sunday night. It was the club’s third loss in a row and 4th loss to the reigning RBC Cup Champions this season.    It was a pretty even opening frame, as the clubs exchanged a few scoring opportunities but skated to a scoreless draw after one.    Sparks flew early in the 2nd period as Morgan Magwood and Chase Fincaryk got tied up in front of the goal and the mitts were off. The tilt was a sign of things to come, both were sent to the showers.   The Dogs got on the board off the stick of Turner Santin. The rookie snapped a rocket shot over the shoulder of Sean Kuehn who was making his 2nd straight start.    Moments later, the Terriers added to their lead when Adam Wowryk netted his 1st of the night and 3rd in as many games against the Caps.    Virden couldn’t muster any offence in the middle frame, firing just 11 shots at Nathan Park thru 40 minutes.    Park, would make 17 saves for the win, while Sean Kuehn made 33 saves in the loss.   Things got rowdy in the third period as Mack Hardy took exception to a questionable hit along the boards and squared off with Brandon Stanley, at the same time Cole Oliver and Jaryd Wiebe dropped the gloves and wrestled in the corner.    All four combatants were sent to the locker room for the night.    The Terriers would seal the deal with an empty net goal off the stick of Adam Wawryk.    That would send the Terriers home with the victory, and sends the Oil Caps back to the drawing board after an 0-3 weekend.    The Caps went 0/3 on the man advantage while the Terriers failed to convert on their two opportunities.    The Caps take the week off before heading to Selkirk on Friday night.    Scoring Summary   1st Period:   No Scoring    Shots: 9-5 PTG   2nd Period:    PTG – Santin (Bowles, Wiebe) PTG – Wowryk (Stevenson, MacDonald)    Shots: 15-6 PTG   3rd Period:    PTG – Wowryk (Macdonald, Brakel) EN   Final Shots: 36 – 17 PTG Special Teams: 0/3 VOC  0/2 PTG Attendance: 958