Oil Caps to battle Steelers in round one of MJHL playoffs

The Virden Oil Capitals will battle the Selkirk Steelers in round one of the MJHL playoffs.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will take place next Saturday, March 10 at the friendly confines of Tundra Oil and Gas Place, while Game 2 will take place the next night in Selkirk.

Tickets for the Oil Caps first two home games of the series will go on sale for season ticket holders on Monday and Tuesday at the Oil Caps office (office phone number: 204-748-4848; office hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Tickets will then become available for everyone starting Wednesday at the Oil Caps office, Valleyview Co-op Mini Mart or at Virden Sports and Fashion. First come, first serve.

Tickets are $15 for an adult, $13 for senior, $8 for youth.

The Oil Caps and Steelers have had some competitive games all year with each team winning three games each.

“Selkirk has played us hard all year,” said Jamie Hodson, director of business and hockey operations. “They have a talented group of forwards who can put the puck in the net. They have a good back-end and good goaltending. We match up well with our depth with our forward group and D core, which has improved all year long. Our goaltending has peaked at the right time of the year as well. It will be a fast, entertaining series.”



The entire series is as follows: