Virden, MB - The Virden Oil Capitals could not muster any offense on Tuesday night as they fell 2-0 to the Selkirk Steelers in front of 940+ fans at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
A night that started with a beautiful celebration of the community’s local Emergency Workers and a ceremonial puck drop from WW2 Veteran Tom Anderson quickly turned to frustration for players and fans alike.
After a scoreless first period, the Steelers got on the board when Dexter Kuczek buried his first of the night past Sean Kuehn.
It was the only goal Kuehn would allow on a night where he made 21 saves and was named the game’s 2nd star.
The Oil Caps threw 39 shots at the Steeler net but couldn’t beat goaltender Evan Robert.
With the extra attacker on, the Oil Caps surrendered an empty net marker to seal their fate and send them to the locker room with their 2nd consecutive loss.
The Caps power play, that had been so consistent just 48 hours earlier fell silent, going 0/2 on the night.
The Oil Caps failed to gain any ground in the standings and currently sit with a record of 10-8.
They won’t have time to dwell on the loss however as the Neepawa Natives are in town on Thursday night for their 2nd meeting of the season.
The game sponsor is Piston Ring.
Puck drop is 7:30.
Shots: 11 SEL / 9 VOC
SEL – Kuczek (Kraus, McCarton
Shots: 17 VOC / 7 SEL
SEL – Starodub (Lozinski, Derlago) EN
Final Shots – 39 VOC / 22 SEL
Special Teams – Both 0/2
Attendance – 948