The Oil Caps win their fifth in a row against the Kings. The game kicked off with an early Kings goal to give Dauphin the 1-0 lead. Virden tied the game late in the first period to make the score 1-1 headed into the second period. The second period saw 2 early Oil Caps goals to give them a quick 3-1 lead. Virden scored another goal later in the period to make the score 4-1 headed into the third period. The third period saw an early goal by the Oil Caps to make the score 5-1. Later in the period Virden scored another to make the score 6-1. Later in the period the Kings scored and took back a goal before the end of the game to leave the final score at 6-2.
The first period kicked off with Dauphin’s Cole DeKoninck scored his 15th of the season on the power play at 4:32 to give the Kings the early 1-0 lead. However Virden took advantage of their own power play when Owen Blocker scored his 6th of the season at 18:21 to tie the score 1-1 headed into the second period.
The second period started early when Oil Capital Tanner Andrew scored his 22nd of the season unassisted, at 4:14, to give Virden the 2-1 lead. Virden’s Owen Blocker wasted no time scoring his second power play goal of the game at 5:42 to extend the Oil Caps lead to 3-1. Later in the period at 13:09, Virden’s Hunter Cloutier scored his 25th of the season to continue giving the Oil Capitals momentum with a 4-1 lead headed into the third period.
The third period saw Virden’s Dylan Halliday score his 13th of the season at 3:10 to make the score now 5-1 in favour of the Oil Capitals. About 10 minutes later at 13:33 Virden’s Colin Cook scored his 2nd goal of the season to give the Oil Caps a commanding 6-1 lead. Dauphin wasn’t done fighting, gaining back one goal scored by Carter Sawchuk at 15:09 to make the score 6-2 for the Oil Caps. However with Dauphin unable to come back any further the Oil Capitals took home the win with a 6-2 final score against the Kings.
Virden’s Kyle Kozma took home the win stopping 33 of 35 shots he faced for a save percentage of 94.3%. Dauphin’s Matthias Smith took home the loss stopping just 29 of the 35 shots he faced for a save percentage of 82.9%