The Virden Oil Capitals rebounded from last night’s loss in a big way on Friday night, defeating the Flyers by a score of 3-2 in Winkler.
Jeran Knorr opened the scoring 8:18 into the game as his 19th of the year gave the road team a 1-0 lead before Matt Christian of the Flyers tied the game on the power play with his 22nd of the season with little over a minute to go in the first period.
The Flyers brought the home fans out of their seats a little over 12 minutes into the middle frame as Weiland Parrish scored his 14th of the year, making it 2-1 Winkler. The Oil Caps responded as Tyler Kirkup’s 24th tally of the season on the power play at 14:07 and Kolten Kanaski’s 15th goal on the campaign at 15:36 gave the Oil Caps a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
The Oil Caps were able hold off the Flyers in the third as Virden improved to 28-13-2-0 on the season.
Riley McVeigh picked up his 17th win of the season between the pipes for Virden, turning aside 31 of 33 shots. Troy Martyniuk took the loss in net for Winkler, stopping 36 of 39 pucks directed his way.
- The Oil Caps went 1-for-7 on the power play, while the Flyers went 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
- Tyler Kirkup is tied for fourth in the MJHL with 24 goals.
- Goaltender Riley McVeigh is tied for third in the league with 17 wins.
- The Oil Caps next game action: next Wednesday night in Neepawa. Game time: 7:30 p.m.