The Oil Caps continue to be one of the hottest clubs in the MJHL as of late as the club won its sixth straight on Tuesday night on the road, defeating the OCN Blizzard by a score of 4-2.
“We’re really happy with a lot of things our group has accomplished over the last while,” said Oil Caps assistant coach Tyson Ramsey. “We’re cautious not to become complacent because there are still parts of our game that we need to work on, but we’re learning as a group how to compete each night. We’re getting contributions from throughout our lineup and our leaders have been great. We’re really proud of our guys.”
The home team got on the board early in the opening frame as Sequoia Swan netted his fourth of the year at the 2:17 mark as OCN took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room after 20 minutes. The Oil Caps would respond in the second period as Brett Paddock fired home his third of the season (assisted by Mason Fischer) near the midway mark (8:30 mark) to tie the game at 1-1.
The score remained that way until the third and that’s when the Oil Caps broke the game open with three consecutive tallies. Blake Sidoni netted his fifth of the year (assisted by Kolten Kanaski) just 58 seconds into period to make it 2-1 for Virden before Tanner Andrew’s seventh of the season (Josh Belcher with the helper) at 4:49 made it 3-1. Kanaski’s 14thof the year at 12:22 (assisted by Brayden Pawluk and Ben Dalke) made it 4-1 before Kobe Campbell replied for OCN at the 16:05 mark.
That’s as close as the home team would get on this night however as the Oil Caps would shut the door the rest of the way, improving to 10-9-1-4 on the season, while the Blizzard dropped to 9-16-1-0 on the year.
Dalton Dosch made 21 saves in net for the win for Virden, while Noah Giesbrecht took the loss between the pipes for OCN, making 39 stops in the process.
Next up for the Oil Caps: tonight in Swan Valley. Game time is 7:30 p.m.