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Four-goal outburst in first period propels Oil Caps to road victory in Winkler

The Virden Oil Capitals came away with a big road win over the Winkler Flyers on Saturday night.

A four-goal outburst by the club in the first period, including two tallies by veteran forward Kyle Salaway, helped Virden come away with a 7-4 win over the Flyers.

Dylan Thiessen opened the scoring at the 6:29 mark, his sixth of the season, on the power play for the Oil Caps, before Matt Krawiec replied for the Flyers approximately a minute and a half later. Salaway picked up his eighth and ninth goals of the year at the 8:14 and 12:40 marks respectively to give Virden a 3-1 lead. Kirklan Lycar then netted his fifth of the season shortly after to make it 4-1.

Winkler picked up its second goal of the night a few minutes later when Will Blake scored to make it 4-2.

The teams exchanged goals in the second period as the Flyers’ Brett Opperman and Tanner Andrew of the Oil Caps (his second of the season) made it 5-3 after 40 minutes of play.

Morgan Magwood netted his second of the season at the 8:23 mark of the third to make it 6-3 before Mitchell Dyck responded for Winkler approximately a couple minutes later. Tyler Kirkup picked up his 12 tally of the year with less than a minute remaining to round out the scoring.

The Oil Caps went 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Flyers finished 2-for-8 on the night. Winkler ended up outshooting Virden 38-33.

Dalton Dosch picked up the win in net for Virden, while Troy Martyniuk and Aaron Brunn combined to take the loss between the pipes for Winkler.

Next up for the Oil Caps: Tuesday night in OCN. Game time: 7 p.m.