The Virden Oil Capitals (23-15-6) earned a big two points tonight against the fourth place Winkler Flyers (24-12-7) by downing the visitors by a score of 4-1 on Friday night.
Kurt Johnas netted his 10th of the season and first his first with the Oil Caps just 3:07 into the opening frame to get things going. The Flyers drew the game even midway through the first on the power play with a goal from Zak Hicks.
The Oil Caps got a power play goal of their own from Mack Hardy in the second on a set up from Corey Haverstick and Soren Frederiksen.
Then it was Jake Dudar who put the Oil Caps up by a pair with his fifth of the season in his first game back since December 7th. Haverstick sealed the contest with 2:36 to play in the third on a breakaway for his 13th of the season.
Sean Kuehn was rock solid in goal once again, turning aside 21 of 22 shots he faced in earning the 4-1 victory. Virden fired 35 shots at Flyers starter, Devon Fordyce, who was making his first start for the orange and white.
Virden will now take the weekend off before hosting the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night. Game time for that one is slated for 7:30 pm at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.