Oil Caps defeat Kings in second game of home-and-home

The Virden Oil Capitals came away with another big two points on the road on Saturday night, defeating the Dauphin Kings 8-3.

After a tightly contested first period which saw Virden hold a 4-3 lead, the Oil Caps ended up scoring four unanswered the rest of the way as the club won the second game of the home-and-home set against Dauphin in convincing fashion.

It’s the second straight dominant performance by the Oil Caps over the Kings. Virden defeated Dauphin 8-1 on Friday night at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.

Kyle Salaway scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season for Virden. Dylan Thiessen, Tristen Cross, Hunter Cloutier, Braden Billaney, Tyler Kirkup and Graeme Hore netted the other tallies for the Oil Caps, who outshot Dauphin 44-30 on the night.

Kyle Oleksiuk, McCullough Park and Riley Shamray scored for the Kings, who dropped to 4-14-0-1 on the season. The Oil Caps meanwhile, improved to 11-5-0-0.

Riley McVeigh made 27 saves to pick up the win in net for Virden. Matt Kustra made 36 saves, taking the loss between the pipes fir Dauphin.

Next up for the Oil Caps: a road game in Swan Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 8.