Friday, October 29th, 2021
Virden Oil Capitals headed to Swan River Friday to play the first game of the four-game series against the Swan Valley Stampeders.
To start the game Stampeders Noah Fladager scored 52 seconds into the first giving Swan the lead 1-0.
In the second period forward Evan Groening put the Oil Caps on the board at 2:20 assisted by Nathan McInnis. The Stampeders scored shortly after at 6:32. Oil Caps Captain Logan Rands scored just 2 and a half minutes later on a powerplay assisted by Braden Fischer tying up the game 2-2.
4 and a half minutes into the final frame Joey Bielik scored assisted by Brayden Stevenson giving the Oil Caps the lead. Quick after Stampeders Carter Cockburn scored followed by Noah Fladager ending the game 4-3 for the Stampeders.
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
On Saturday the Stampeders came to Virden where the Oil Capitals were looking for revenge.
With the excitement of the Halloween crowd the Virden Oil Capitals scored the first 2 goals of the game in Saturday night’s contest against the Stampeders.
Forward Carson Buydens started the scoring off with his 7th of the season at 8:14 assisted by Thoendel. Later on, in the period Colten Miller in his second game back scored his first MJHL goal at 16:17 assisted by Hunt & Kiesman leaving the Oil Caps in the lead 2-0.
In the second period Swans Carter Cockburn scored unassisted at 7:47 putting the Stampeders on the board.
During the final frame of the game 3 Virden goals were scored. Tyler Thoendel scored his 5th of the season assisted by Rands & Halliday with Braden Fischer scoring roughly 5 minutes later assisted by Trevor Hunt and Jackson Orr scoring his first MJHL goal at 18:40 ending the game 5-1 for the Virden Oil Capitals.
Coach Ramsay had this to say:
“I was very pleased with the effort from our group top to bottom. Our first period was real good and then I thought they came a little harder in the second period but we managed well. I thought we got our legs again in the third and it was nice to get the power play goal to give us a lift. We defended well as a group and our goaltending held us in when we needed it.”
Next action for the Oil Capitals is Thursday, Nov. 4th at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. 7:30