Oil Capitals down the Winnipeg Blues 4-2 Thursday night at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.
The Blues struck first in this one halfway through the first period with a goal from Nathan Adrian (9:36) assisted by Codey Behun. 20 year old Blake Sidoni would draw the Oil Caps even on the powerplay when he batted a puck out of the air past Blues netminder Jack Branby at 15:29 with assists going to Hunter Cloutier and Ben Dalke.
In the second, Kolten Kanaski put the Oil Caps ahead 2-1 with his 8th of the season at 4:39 with the lone assist going to Blake Sidoni. Parker Brakebill followed that up with his 4th of the campaign on a wraparound to put the Caps up 3-1 at 17:34 of the second period. McCullough Park drawing an assist.
The Blues answered early in the 3rd period on a Nathan Hillis deflection at 1:52, assisted by Braeden Binda. Kolten Kanaski scored into an empty net at 19:57 to seal the victory for the Oil Caps.
Dalton Dosch stopped 32 of 34 shots on goal to help the Oil Caps to their 3rd win in the last 4 games. The Blues’ Jack Branby faced 30 shots and made 27 saves in the loss.
GM and Head Coach had this to say about the win: “it was a good game, I thought we had a good start to the game. we were a little passive at the start of the third period tonight I wish we would’ve been a little more aggressive but we found a way to get it done. its going to take a 20 man effort every night to win hockey games.”
The Caps face off again at Tundra Oil and Gas Place on Saturday, November 10th at 7:30 when the Dauphin Kings come to town.