Swan River, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals converted on a pair of power plays on route to a 4-2 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday night.
Dylan Thiessen and Devan Schram each had a goal and an assist for the Caps who got a 21 save performance from Sean Kuehn who made his 40th start of the season.
The Caps opened the scoring on the power play when Kyle Bird snuck to the back door and tapped home his 5th of the year on a great setup from Devan Schram.
Swan Valley would respond quickly though. Riley McKay would find a loose puck in front of the Oil Caps net and his backhand somehow found its way across the goal line.
Stamps goalie Zach DeGraves would leave the game after the first period after making 12 of 13 saves. He collided with Tyler Kirkup midway through the period and was shaken up on the play.
Brett Evans came on in relief and just 90 seconds into the 2nd period Dylan Thiessen gave the Caps a 2-1 lead.
Ben Dalke would score his 24th of the year on the power play early in the third to give the Caps some breathing room before Devan Schram’s empty netter sealed the deal.
Swan Valley got a late marker from Colten Brausen but it was too little to late.
The Caps win pushes them to 33-20-1 on the year, five points ahead of the Winnipeg Blues for 4th place in the MJHL standings.
Virden will welcome Neepawa on Saturday night.
Game time is 7:30
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