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Oil Caps offence explodes for eight goals in win over Kings

The Virden Oil Capitals offence was on full display on Friday night in Dauphin.

After Danny Pion opened the scoring for the home team, the visiting Oil Caps wound up scoring eight straight goals – four in the first period and another four tallies in the second – as Virden went on to defeat the Kings 8-2 at Credit Union Place.

Kolten Kanaski scored his first of two goals at the 6:11 mark on the power play to tie the game before Graeme Hore netted his 10th of the season approximately a minute and a half later to make it 2-1 for Virden. Kanaski then scored his second of the season (12th of the year) at the 15:40 mark before Tyler Kirkup picked up his 17th of the season with less than 20 seconds to go in the first period made it 4-1 Oil Caps.

Kirklan Lycar made it 5-1 just 30 seconds into the second before Jeran Knorr’s 14th of the season added on to the lead. Lycar’s second of the night (seventh goal of the year) at 14:27 made it 7-1 before Rylee Zimmer capped of the night with his 12th of the year on the power play at the 15:04 mark.

Jaxon Heeney scored the lone goal in the third for Dauphin at 13:15 but it was too little, too late for the Kings.

Riley McVeigh stopped 18 of 20 shots to pick up the win in net for Virden, while Brennan Kitchen turned aside 43 pucks to take the loss between the pipes for Dauphin.

The Oil Caps next game action will take place at the MJHL Showcase on Dec. 11 against the Selkirk Steelers at the Bell MTS Iceplex. That game will begin at 4 p.m.