Virden, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals will close out the MJHL pre-season on home ice tonight when they welcome the Dauphin Kings.
The two clubs met less than 24 hours ago with the Oil Caps loading the bus with a 4-2 win under their belt. For the Kings it was their first regulation loss of the pre-season.
Both teams will have a week off before their home opener’s on September 25th so tonight marks the last chance to impress the coaching staffs.
Game time tonight is 7:30 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
**Season Tickets will be available for pickup in the lobby prior to the game.
Virden Record: 4-2
(L @ Portage, W vs Estevan, L @ Weyburn, W vs Portage, W vs Weyburn, W @ Dauphin)
Dauphin Record: 4-1-1
(W vs Swan, W @ Swan, W vs Neepawa, SOL @ Neepawa, W vs Wayway, L vs Virden)
Pre-Season Scoring Leaders:
Nolan Ross 4G – 3A – 7 PTS
Devan Schram 2G – 3A – 5 PTS
Tanner Lewis 1G – 4A – 5 PTS
Ben Dalke 2G – 2A – 4 PTS
Torrin Grange 2G – 2A – 4 PTS
Jake Dudar 3G – 0A – 3 PTS
Dylan Thiessen 2G – 1A – 3 PTS
Carter Cowlthorp 1G – 2A – 3 PTS
Cole Oliver 1G – 1A – 2 PTS
Kyle Salaway 0G – 2A – 2 PTS
Davis Ross 0G – 3A – 2 PTS
Pre-Season Goaltending Stats:
Sean Kuehn 3-0 | .914 SVP – 2.00 GAA
Patrick Zubick 0-1 | .878 SVP – 6.00 GAA
-Tonight marks the final game of the MJHL pre-season for both clubs. Both teams open the regular season on Friday, September 25th.
-Sean Kuehn is now 3-0 on the pre-season after last nights win.
-Nolan Ross continues to lead the way offensively, 7 points in 5 games played.
-Jake Dudar is really finding his stride, has points in his last three games.
-Mack Hardy will return to the lineup tonight. He has missed all of the pre-season with an injury.
-Former Oil Cap Cameron Pateman kicked aside 31 saves in his debut with the Yorkton Terriers. The Dogs lost 6-4 to Weyburn.
-Kirklan Lycar and Chance Thomas were the goal scorers for the Kings last night.
-Last night marked the first regulation loss for the Kings in the pre-season.
-Assitant Coach Cody Nelson returns to TOGP, the former Oil Capital is in his first season behind the bench.
-The Kings roster features 15 players with junior A experience, 12 of which suited up for the Kings last season.
-Seven members of the Kings roster are from the Parkland Region.
-The Kings have 5 Americans in the lineup tonight, compared to the VOC’s 2.
Virden Oil Capitals Roster
vs Dauphin Kings
1 – Patrick Zubick (96) | Castlegar, BC
31 – Sean Kuehn (95) | Flower Mound, TX
2 – Tristen Cross (98) | Virden, MB
5 – Davis Ross (95) | Fort Frances, ONT
6 – Dylan Theissen (98) | Winnipeg, MB
7 – Nolan Speiss (95) | Neepawa, MB
9 – Torrin Grange (95) | Marquette, MI
10 – Tanner Lewis (96) | Virden, MB
12 – Tyler Kirkup (98) | Virden, MB
13 – Jake Dudar (96) | Winnipeg, MB
16 – Carter Cowlthorp (96) | Boissevain, MB
17 – Cody Durdle (96) | Portage, MB
19 – Devan Schram (95) | Winnipeg, MB
20 – Ben Dalke (98) | La Salle, MB
21 – Nolan Ross (95) | Fort Frances, ONT
22 – Mack Hardy (96) | Winnipeg, MB
23 – Tyler Ham (96) | MacGregor, MB
24 – Dylan Cusmano (96) | Abbotsford, BC
27 – Cole Oliver (97) | Melita, MB
29 – Zach Whitecloud (96) | Brandon, MB