Minor Hockey Day


Virden Minor Hockey in conjunction with the Virden Oil Capitals Hockey Club are pleased to announce they will be hosting the 1st Annual “Virden Minor Hockey Day” on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. The day will be a fundraiser for both Virden Minor Hockey along with the Oil Capital’s Hockey Club.

The day will be a whole lot of fun and consist of a lot of hockey! Virden Minor Hockey teams will be playing games throughout the day, commencing at 8:00 and ending at 1:30.

Following the Virden Minor Hockey games, The Southwest Cougars AAA Bantam team will play at 2:00 vs the Parkland Rangers.  Local products, Ty Plaisier and Jack Smith play for the Cougars.  Get to watch some of the best Bantam aged players in the region.  Many of these players will be taken in the MJHL and WHL bantam drafts this coming spring.

The Southwest Cougars AAA U18 team will then play at 4:30 vs the Yellowhead Chiefs.   Local products Braeden Lewis, Hunter Wallace, Eric Reid, and Dexter Whittle suit up for the Cougars and are all Oil Capital’s ‘top prospects’.  Trevor Hunt of Hartney, also with the Cougars, was the Oil Capitals 2nd round pick in the 2018 MJHL draft.  Meanwhile, the Yellowhead Chielfs feature Mitchell Collyer (1st cousin to Drayson Collyer) and Kaden Sutherland who are also prospects of the Oil Capitals.  Southwest and Yellowhead are two top teams in the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League and this is sure to be a great game.

The showcase of the evening will be the Virden Oil Capitals vs Portage Terriers at 7:30. See a rematch of last years’ league semi-finals.  During intermissions of this game, the Squirts minor hockey teams will be facing off!

All Virden Minor Hockey players, AAA Bantam, and AAA Midget team players will receive free tickets to the Oil Capital’s game.

For the evening’s game, the Oil Capitals will be wearing beautiful commemorative, vintage Virden Minor Hockey team jersey’s that will be auctioned off after the game!  All proceeds in auction sales will be split between Virden Minor Hockey and the Oil Capital’s organization.  (jerseys to be unveiled in the coming days)

The BASF Lounge will open at 12:00 noon and there will be refreshments served all afternoon. We encourage families to stay for the day! Further information will be released in the coming days. Stay tuned for more information!