The Virden Oil Capitals treated the OCN Blizzard like a light breeze tonight and lit the lamp nine times en route to a 9-2 win. Corey Haverstick and Ben Williams each had two goals to lead the way for the home side who picked up their 18th win of the season.
Mack Hardy got the party started on the power play midway through the first period. The Blizzard responded five minutes later with a goal from Ryan Pruden to even the score at 1-1 after the opening 20 minutes.
The Oil Caps started to run away with things in the second with goals from Soren Frederiksen, Lindsay MacLellan, Lucas Oliver, Devan Schram, with Haverstick and Williams netting their first of the evening. Pruden replied with his second of the game for OCN, but trailed 7-2 after the second.
Williams hit his milestone 20th goal of the season in the third to become just the third player in the MJHL to do so behind Tristen Keck of the Winkler Flyers and Jordyn Boyd of the Portage Terriers. Haverstick followed up with his second of the night to cap things off at 9-2.
Virden fired 17 shots on Blizzard starter, Devon Fordyce, and chased him in the second period after making 12 saves. Brody Claeys relived him of his duties, but didn’t fair much better as the Oil Caps peppered him with 18 more shots for a total of 35 on the night.
Sean Kuehn quietly turned aside 24 of 26 saves on the night for his eleventh win of the season.
Southwest Cougars’ Captain, Morgan Magwood, played in his first MJHL game tonight and picked up an assist on MacLellan’s goal which proved to be the game winner.
Here is tonight’s online scoring report. Scoring Report
The Oil Caps will round out their pre-Christmas schedule this weekend in a home-and-home with the Selkirk Steelers. Virden will travel to Selkirk on Friday night before returning home to Tundra Oil and Gas Place on Saturday night. Both games are slated for a 7:30 start time.