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Reston and Virden Drugs Player of the Month

2018-2019 SEASON
February 2019 – Josh Belcher

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.

January 2019 – Tristen Cross 

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.

December 2018 – Tristen Cross and Ben Dalke

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.

November 2018 – Kolten Kanaski

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.”

 

October 2018 – Hunter Cloutier

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.

Oil Capitals Management had this to say:

“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.”

Management went on to say, “There were a number of guys who have battled hard over the first month plus of the season.  Our older guys; Dalke, Kanaski and others have also carried us through a difficult time to start the season. Jack Einarson and Tristan Cross have also been difference makers at times to start the year.”

 

Congrats Hunter!

 

2017-2018 SEASON

FEBRUARY 2018 – DYLAN THIESSEN

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.”

Congrats Dylan!