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Game 4 recap

Oil Caps are now a win away from advancing to second round, defeat Steelers 4-3 in Game 4

The Oil Caps are now one win away from moving on to the next round of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs.

With the score tied 3-3 heading into the third period of Game 4 on Friday night in Selkirk, it was Kirklan Lycar who wound up netting the game winner at the 5:30 mark. Virden was able to hold on the rest of the way for the 4-3 win, and in the process, now have a 3-1 series lead with an opportunity to wrap it up in front of their home fans tomorrow night.

The game started off on the right foot for Virden in the first period as Graeme Hore and Dylan Thiessen picked up their first goals of the postseason at the 7:12 and 16:07 marks respectively before Kyle Wiltshire responded approximately a minute and a half later (17:35) making it 2-1 for the road team after 20 minutes.

Dawson Martin scored his second goal of the series on the power play for the Steelers at the 8:07 mark of the middle frame, tying the score, before what ended up being a frenetic last minute to the period.

Jeran Knorr’s tally with the man advantage with 41 seconds left in the period gave the Oil Caps a brief 3-2 lead before the home team responded with only four seconds left on the clock as Carter Barley picked up his second goal of the series.

Riley McVeigh turned aside 22 shots to pick up the win in net for Virden, while Hayden Dola, who continues to see a lot of rubber in this series, made 40 saves for the Steelers in the loss.

The Oil Caps will now look to wrap up the series at Tundra Oil and Gas Place tomorrow night in Virden. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Extra Note:

-Kirklan Lycar’s game winner resulted in him being awarded the first star on the night. Carter Barley (goal and an assist) was the second star, while Hayden Dola (40 saves) was the third star.