Oil Caps Extend Coach Leslie


September 5, 2015

Virden, Manitoba – The Virden Oil Capitals are extremely proud to announce that General Manager & Head Coach Troy Leslie has signed a three year contract extension that will keep him in Oil Country thru the 2018/2019 season. 

Leslie has been the man in charge of the Oil Capitals since the team was moved to Virden and in his three seasons behind the bench he has a record of 80-78-22. 

“Troy is a professional individual and we feel he will continue to lead our organization in the right direction” said Club President Dale Lewis. 

After winning just 18 games in the club’s inaugural season, Leslie guided the Oil Caps to a franchise record 32 wins the following year. The Oil Caps then won their first MJHL playoff series over Swan Valley, before bowing out to the Western Canada Cup host Dauphin Kings.

It was more of the same in 14/15, as the Oil Caps posted another 30+ win season. After a thrilling playoff series win over the Winkler Flyers, the Oil Capitals fell to the eventual RBC Cup Champion Portage Terriers in four games. 

“We are very happy with the job Troy has done with our club in the first three years and we want to continue that progression” added Lewis. 

The Oil Capitals are now set to enter their 4th season in the MJHL and with over a dozen returning players the future continues to look bright. 

“Troy and his staff have earned this contract and we feel very comfortable having him with our program for the next three years” concluded Lewis. 

The Oil Capitals will host the Estevan Bruins (SJHL) tonight in their 2nd pre-season game of the year.  

Puck drop at TOGP is 7:30.