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Oil Caps fall to Blues

The Virden Oil Capitals suffered their first loss in the month of November on Sunday night, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Blues in Winnipeg.

Oil Caps forward Drayson Skulmoski netted his third of the season for Virden at the 10:11 mark of the first period to open the scoring before Levi Cudmore replied less than a minute and a half later, tying the game at one apiece.

Blueliner Tristen Cross continued his solid season, picking up his fourth goal of the year and 21st point to give the Oil Capitals a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.

The Blues ended up tying the game at the 14:27 mark before Cudmore picked up his second tally of the game a little more than two minutes later to give the home team their first lead.

It was a lead the Blues wouldn’t relinquish as Dale Goodbrandson and Codey Behun scored in the third, helping Winnipeg pick up their 10th win of the season.

Jeremy Link turned aside 36 of 38 shots to pick up the win in net for Winnipeg, while Riley McVeigh took the loss between the pipes for Virden, stopping 29 of 34 pucks directed his way.

With the loss, the Oil Capitals dropped to 13-6-0-0 on the season.

Up next for the Oil Caps: a home game against the OCN Blizzard on Thursday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m.