In an exciting game at the Niverville Recreation Centre, the Virden Oil Capitals showcased their hockey skill’s with a solid defence and strategic power plays, clinching a 2-1 victory over the Niverville Nighthawks.
The game, full with penalties, saw the Oil Capitals draw first blood. Josh Lehto, demonstrating remarkable skill, netted an unassisted goal, his 10th of the season, at 7:25. As the first period wound down, the Oil Capitals amped up the pressure. Grady Lane, capitalizing on a power play and aided by the keen playmaking of Braeden Lewis and Josh Lehto, widened the lead to 2-0 with just 25 seconds remaining in the period.
The Nighthawks responded in the second period, with Ty Kennett firing his 5th goal of the season, off an assist from Kaycee Coyle, cutting the deficit.
The final period was a showcase of defensive mastery from the Oil Capitals. Despite Niverville’s offence, Virden, anchored by the steadfast goaltending of Eric Reid, maintained their lead, successfully stopping the Nighthawks’ attempts to equalize.
The Oil Caps next home action is tonight, November 12th, at Tundra Oil & Gas Place against the visiting Winnipeg Blues, 7:00 PM puck drop.