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Oil Caps Remain Strong On Home Ice

November 17, 2016

Virden, MB – It was a close one in Oil Country; as the Caps earn a 2-1 overtime win against Wayway. 

The first period was a quiet one with no goals on either end of the ice. The Caps had lots of opportunities but couldn’t cash in. The shots on goal after the first were 15-13 in favour of Wayway.

The second period the Wolverines got on the board early, scoring at 1:49 to go ahead 1-0. Carter Cowlthorp would answer back for the Caps at 9:27 in the period for his fifth goal of the season assisted by Dylan Cusmano and Marco Creta. After two periods of play, the game was tied 1-1. Shots on goal in the second were 20-10 in favour of the Caps.

The third period left the game at a 1-1 tie and it would have to be answered in overtime.  The overtime proved to be very opportunistic on both ends – McVeigh kept the Caps in the game after a great save near the end of the overtime period.  Seconds later Kyle Salaway put one past Wayway’s goalie to win the game assisted by Tanner Lewis. The Caps picked up their third straight win with the 2-1 overtime win tonight!

Redferns Farmer Strong Hardest Worker – Carter Cowlthorp. With the OT winner the Caps earned two starts of the game – Third Star – Riley McVeigh and First Star – Kyle Salaway.

The Caps next game is tomorrow on the road against Winnipeg Blues. Their next home action is Thursday, November 24 against Swan Valley.