The Virden Oil Capitals picked up a big two points on Tuesday night on the road in Swan Valley, defeating the Stampeders 6-3.
Offence from the backend was a key ingredient for success for the Oil Caps on this night as four goals were scored by blueliners. Darren Gisti and Brayden Pawluk netted tallies in the first for Virden as the Oil Caps went into the dressing room after 20 minutes with a 2-0 lead.
Kolten Kanaski scored his first of two goals at the 6:46 mark of the second to give the Oil Caps a 3-0 lead before Trevor Mann replied for Swan Valley less than two minutes later.
Tristan Cross scored for Virden late in the second period to make it 4-1 after 40 minutes.
Jakob Besnilian got Swan Valley within two a little over three minutes into the third before Justin Lee replied for Virden at the 5:25 mark.
Sam Harris got one back for the Stampeders a little over 11 minutes in the final period but it was a case of ‘too little, too late’ for Swan Valley.
Kanaski would score his second of the game at the 17:43 mark helping Virden reclaim the three-goal cushion.
Dalton Dosch stopped 29 of 32 shots to pick up the win in net for the Oil Caps, who improved to 9-4-0-0 on the season.
Next up for the Oil Caps: another road game tomorrow night against the OCN Blizzard.
Game time is 7 p.m.