Oil Capitals Take Down First Place Pistons

Feb. 17, 2017

Virden, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals take down the first place, Steinbach Pistons 4-2 on home ice.  Head Coach, Troy Leslie said, ” It was nice to get a solid effort from everyone tonight. Our compete level and energy was really good, it was a win our team needed.” 

The first period was a quiet one with neither team able to put one on the board. The Caps had their chances, outshooting the Pistons 21-11 in the first.

The Caps opened up the scoring at 6:49 in the second with a power-play goal from assistant captain, Carter Cowlthorp assisted by Kyle Salaway. The Pistons answered back at 14:00 with a goal from Braden Purtill assisted by Joseph Leonidas and Landon Plett, 1-1. At the end of the second period, the Caps and Pistons were tied 1-1. The shots on goal were 16-12 for the Caps. 

Carter Cowlthorp put away a short-handed goal at 6:56 in the third period assisted by Dylan Thiessen to take the lead, 2-1. It didn’t take long for the Pistons to answer back with a goal at 8:01 on the power play scored by William Koop assisted by Ryan Carlson and Tyler Anderson, 2-2. The Caps took the lead 3-2 at 16:33 with a goal from Jesse Korytko for his third of the season assisted by Jordan Thomson. Seconds later Kolten Kanaski would stretch the lead to two assisted by Ben Dalke and Carter Cowlthorp, 4-2. That would be enough for the Caps to take the game 4-2. The final shots on goal were 46-43 Pistons. 

The Redferns Farmer Strong Player of the Game – Jordan Thomson

 1st STAR  2nd STAR  3rd STAR
Virden Oil Capitals 
Jesse Korytko
Virden Oil Capitals 
Carter Cowlthorp

Virden Oil Capitals 
Riley McVeigh


The Caps and Pistons square up again tomorrow night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place – 7:30 pm puck drop.