The Virden Oil Capitals rallied back from a three-goal deficit, but their efforts fell short as the Flyers got a goal from Bryce Enns at 7:35 of the first overtime period to tie the MJHL quarter-final series up at 1-1.
The Flyers came hard out of the gates tonight with three first period goals from Zak Hicks, Jagger Thomas, and Kayden Jarvis. It wasn’t until the 18:28 mark of the first that the Oil Caps responded with a goal from Devan Schram on the power play to make it a 3-1 game after the first.
There was nothing to report in the second period as the Oil Caps outshot the Flyers 14-6.
The comeback started when Taylor Fisher wristed puck on net that went off of Devon Fordyce’s glove and found the back of the net. Eight minutes later, Corey Haverstick jumped on a loose puck and ripped it along the ice to tie the game up at 3-3.
The teams finished regulation with all tied up with the shots tilted 36-25 in Virden’s favour.
With momentum on Virden’s side, the Oil Caps controlled a majority of the first 10-minute overtime. That was until Enns shoved a puck across the goal line in a goal mouth scrum that found it’s way past Sean Kuehn for the game winner.
1,051 fans were in attendance tonight at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. The 50/50 made it’s way to $2,865 which was claimed by Oak Lake’s, Bob Senff. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in tonight’s draw.
The series now shifts back to Winkler for game three with the teams tied at 1-1. Game four is scheduled for Tuesday night in Virden. Plenty of great seats are still available. Purchase your tickets online and avoid the lineups at the door. Game three and four of this series is scheduled for 7:30 puck drops.