It’s been a busy start to the season for the Oil Capitals! Both on and off the ice; The Oil Caps have been working hard in helping out in the community and interacting throughout when possible.
In September, Dylan Halliday and Colin Cook were at the Valleyview Co-op Gas Bar in Virden; Jackson Orr and Sam Brunton went to the Valleyview Co-op Gas Bar in Melita for Fuel Good Day. Players off the team helped a couple move some bigger furniture to their new apartment.
They have been helping out the community on the ice as well, mentoring at the Virden Minor Hockey Fall Camp. Along with the fall camp, some of our Oil Caps are mentor coaches on many of the Virden Minor Hockey Teams in town.
In October, they started off with the Virden Junior High Terry Fox Run. Dylan Halliday, Tyler Teasdale, Riley Wallace, and Sam Brunton laced up their skates and hit the ice with grades 5-8 from VJH for their annual Terry Fox Run/Walk/Skate.
Colin Cook, Sam Brunton, Carson Cox, Jacob Evans, Josh Belcher, Owen Blocker, Jackson Orr, Kolten Kanaski, Dylan Halliday, Bradyn Smelski, and Bray Rookes all pitched in at the Valleyview Co-op Virden Food Store to help bag and carry out groceries for people around Thanksgiving weekend!
Breakfast is served! Some K-4 students at Goulter School got to visit with Jackson Orr and Sam Brunton, as they picked up their breakfast. Jackson and Sam also spent a morning serving breakfast at the Virden Junior High to their students.
Nolan Dawson, Carson Cox, Jacob Evans and Bradyn Smelski packed the Oil Capitals truck, full of food and headed over to the Virden Food Cupboard to help out the Farm Credit Drive Away Hunger Campaign!
Sam Brunton, Jackson Orr, Jacob Evans, Bradyn Smelski, and Owen Blocker headed over to The Sherwood Nursing Home for coffee and spent some time chatting with the residents!
The Oil Capitals participated in the Town of Virden Public Skating and Sticks & Pucks held at Tundra Oil & Gas Place!
We got everyone out and about with the fans, during our annual Skate with the Caps Family Skate Night! After our game, the Oil Capitals took off their gear and headed back out onto to the ice to skate with their fans.
All the players got to use their creativity with our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Fans got to vote for their favorite pumpkin! This year bragging rights go to Dylan Halliday, Tristan Thompson and Sam Brunton. In true Halloween spirit, the players dressed up and handed out candy to some very lucky trick-or-treaters!
Keep checking for our iJack Technologies Inc. In The Community Reports throughout the coming months!