Hunter Cloutier, the 19 year old Forward from Winnipeg, MB, is a third year veteran for the Oil Capitals. Cloutier had an outstanding December, playing 7 games total, racking up 4 goals and 6 assists. The highlight of December was scoring a hat trick against the Steinbach Pistons at home, giving the Caps a 4-1 victory! Cloutier is currently standing 4th overall in the League for points (51 total with a 1.34 Pt/Game average).
Coach Tyson Ramsey is very pleased with Hunter’s effort and contribution to the team again this year, and felt he was a huge asset in December. “Hunter is a very dynamic player and is one of those guys that has a natural gift to score goals. He shoots the puck very well and he is starting to play with a ton of confidence. He has been a go to guy for us all season.”
Congratulations Hunter, we look forward to watching you in the later half of the season!
Tanner Andrew, the 19 year old Forward from Virden, is a two year veteran for the Oil Capitals. Tanner had 4 goals, and 9 assists through 11 games in November. Andrew has scored 16 goals and 20 assists, totalling 36 points in 32 games, where he sits 3rd in team scoring and is currently standing sixth overall in the league for points. One of his highlight games was on November 29th against the Selkirk Steelers, when he chipped in a goal and an assist in an 8-4 victory at home!
“Tanner is a very deserving recipient of the November player of the month award. He has been at or near the top of the scoring race on our team in the league all season long.He is an elite skater with tremendous skill.He plays in all situations and can overwhelm opposition defence with his speed.We look forward to the second half of the season for Tanner and are certainly happy that he is part of our organization. In saying this, we had so many guys who had great months, this is always a difficult award to hand out. Guys up front putting points on the board, to Wodj on the backend, really starting to come into his own as a 20-year old.” Tyson Ramsey, Head Coach of the Oil Capitals.
Honorable Mentions: Jack Einarson, 19 year old, three year veteran for the Oil Capitals, tallied up 14 points in 11 games played throughout November, and his hard work and effort definitely did not go unnoticed. 19 year old, three year veteran, Hunter Cloutier also had a stellar month, with 8 goals in the month. Not to be outdone, rookie goaltender Kyle Kozma had only 1 loss to go with his 5 wins as he really helped solidify the team’s goaltending in November.
September/October 2019 – Kolten Kanaski + Hunter Cloutier
the boys. “Kolten and Hunter have been a big part of our offence in the months of September and October. They play in all situations
and many nights against the opposition’s top players. They are highly skilled guys and are key pieces to our powerplay. We are extremely lucky to have them in our lineup on a nightly basis. We look forward to them continuing their hot start as they will be two of the guys we rely on to drive our offence.”
Josh Belcher is the Virden and Reston Drugs Player of the Month for the month of February! Come check out their stores for all your Pharmacy and Grocery needs.
In the month of February and the last two games in March, 2nd year veteran, Rapid City Product Josh Belcher, played 13 games notching 7 goals and adding 11 assists for 18 points.
“Josh really has come on strong to end the regular season. He has been a force up and down the wing, and using his size to take the puck to the net. He is really starting to realize what he is capable of night in and night out offensively. His tenacity and size on the wing is going to be invaluable for our hockey club as we start our first round series with Selkirk.” Oil Capitals Management.
Tristen Cross is the Virden and Reston Drugs Player of the Month for the month of January! Come check out their stores for all your Pharmacy and Grocery needs.
In the month of January, 3rd year veteran and Assistant Captain Tristen Cross, played 10 games scoring 5 goals and assisting in 4 for a total point score of 9.
“Tristen has been a stalwart for our backend this season. He has continued to be a force on the ice in all three zones. He has really continued to add to his offensive prowess part of his game at the same time being cognizant of his defensive responsibilities. Tristen has really taken his game to the next level this year and is showing he has the ability to be one of the top D-man in the league. Many guys on the team had a great month. Our leadership group has been really good as a whole, as well the whole group.” Stated Oil Capitals Coaching Staff.
Ben Dalke and Tristen Cross are the Virden and Reston Drugs Player of the Month for the month of December! Come check out their stores for all your Pharmacy and Grocery needs.
In 41 games, the 3rd year veteran and Oil Caps Assistant Captain, hometown product – Tristen Cross, has scored 7 goals and added 16 assists. In the month of December, Cross scored 2 goals and added 3 assists in 9 games played.
“Ben and Tristen were both very influential with the positive steps
our team has taken in the last couple of months. Both guys are leaders on our team and play hard game in and game out. Both are deserving of this award for the month of December. Dalks and Tristen lead by example with their play both on the ice and their character off the ice to help drive our ship forward prior to Christmas. They are two very good young men who deserve a lot of credit with our team’s recent success.” Stated Oil Caps coaching staff and Management.
Kolten Kanaski is the Virden and Reston Drugs Player of the Month for the month of November! Come check out their stores for your Pharmacy and Grocery needs.
In 25 games, the 3rd year veteran has scored 16 goals and added 14 assists. In the month of November, Kanaski scored 9 goals and added 7 assists in 12 games played.
“Kolten has been a workhorse for us over the last month.” Stated Director of Business and Hockey Operations Jamie Hodson. “He has been the driving force in our climb back into the playoff picture. He works hard every night and leads by example on the ice. He has scored some big goals throughout the last month. In saying that, we could point to many guys who have helped steer the ship over the last month. It’s been a team effort to get this ship going in the right direction. This is a tough award winner to pick when so many individuals on the team could have earned it. But a big congrats to Kolten and this is a well-deserved award for him.”
Head Coach Troy Leslie commented on Kolten being chosen for this award “Kolten had an excellent month in November, and that has mirrored out team’s success. Not only has he provided offence and timely goals, but has also been very good in the face-off circle as well. His leadership both on and off the ice has also been very good.”
Hunter Cloutier is the Virden and Reston Drugs Player of the Month for October. Come check our their stores for your Pharmacy and Grocery needs.
The second year forward has scored 8 goals 6 assists through the first 16 games of the year.
“Hunter has had good start to the year and has proven himself to be a good scorer in our league. He is an important piece of our power play and is not only a good scorer but a good play maker as well. His confidence has really grown this year and you can see it in his play. He came into camp in great shape and really wanted to prove to can take his game to the next level this year.”
Dylan Thiessen is the Meyers Norris Penny player of the month for February.
The 20-year-old forward had four goals and six assists in 10 games in the month of February.
“Dylan has played his best hockey of the year over the last month of the season,” said Jamie Hodson, director of business and hockey operations for the Oil Caps. “Dylan is used and is counted on in all situations and is a dependable guy for our team. A 200-foot player who takes care of both sides of the puck. Although Dylan was the nominee, we had many great guys who had a good month and this months award was not an easy decision.”