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Road Win Helps Build Momentum

March 15, 2017

The Virden Oil Capitals were on the road for game 3 of the best of seven MJHL Quarter-final series against the Winkler Flyers. The Oil Capitals went into last night’s game down 2 games in the series and were looking to come home with the road win.  The Flyers outshot the Oil Capitals 32-26 but the Caps came out on top with impressive, hard working 3-1 performance. Virden Oil Capitals Toy Leslie said, “ Last night was a really solid effort in all facets of the game for us. Our special teams both power play and penalty kill provided spark and energy for our team and Riley had a real solid performance for us in net. We will need the same type of performance Thursday night at home. Can’t wait to get an additional boost from a large Oil Capitals crowd.” 

The first period was high energy with the Caps getting on the board first with a power play goal at 19:23 from Ben Dalke assisted by Tyler Kirkup and Jordan Thomson. The Caps held onto the lead through the first period, 1-0. The shots on goal were 10-7 for the Virden Oil Capitals. 

The second period turned into a special teams battle as there were 16 minutes handed out between the two teams. During this time the Caps killed off a five on three which they also successfully did in the third period. The Caps held the 1-0 nothing lead after 40 minutes of play and shots on goal were 10-5 for the Winkler Flyers. 

The Capitals got on the board first in the third period with their second power play goal of the night scored by Tyler Kirkup assisted by Jordan Thomson and Kirklan Lycar to take the lead 2-0. The Flyers answered back at 9:15 with a power play goal from Braden Billaney assisted by Tyler Jubenvill and Troy Martyniuk. Winkler pulled their goalie with 1:38 left in the third period to add an extra attacker. The Capitals sealed the deal with an empty-net goal from Kolten Kanaski at 19:58. The Capitals earned a 3-1 win over the Winkler Flyers to take game 3 on the road! The Oil Capitals are back in action Thursday, March 16th at Tundra Oil & Gas Place – 7:30 pm puck drop. Tickets are now available at the Virden Oil Capitals Office or call (204)-748-4848 for more details!