The Oil Capitals continued their great preseason run in Wayway against the Wolverines. They battled hard through some early penalties to come out on top of their 3rd preseason game. The Oil Capitals opened the scoring early into the 1st period, with the Wolverines tying it up not long after. The Oil Capitals took the lead again early in the 2nd period, and continued their scoring streak early in the the 3rd with 2 more goals. The Wolverines scored shortly after the Oil Capitals 4th goal, but the Oil Capitals retaliated a minute after with another goal. The Wolverines ended the scoring late in the 3rd, making the final score 5-3 for the Oil Capitals.
Returning player Dylan Halliday opened the scoring just 2:15 into the 1st period making the score 1-0. The Oil Capitals then took a hooking penalty putting the Wolverines on the power play. The Wolverines took advantage with Reagan Rabbit scoring 18 seconds into the power play tying the score 1-1.
The 2nd period was quiet with Oil Capitals Colin Cook being the only scorer, scoring his 2nd of preseason 4:28 into the 2nd period making the score 2-1.
The Oil Capitals came to play in 3rd period, with returning player Josh Belcher scoring just 0:36 into the 3rd period making the score 3-1. Roux Bazin extended the Oil Capitals lead scoring his 3rd of preseason making the score 4-1 for the Oil Capitals. The Wolverines once again took advantage of a power play, with Jack Kennedy scoring just 4 seconds into their power play making the score 4-2 Oil Capitals. The Oil Capitals came back a minute later when Tyler Thoendel scored his 2nd of preseason making the score 5-2 for the Oil Capitals. The Wolverines ended the scoring with Josh Baker scoring at 14:27 into the 3rd period making the final score 5-3.
Head coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say about the group, “I thought it was a real good game by our group. It’s becoming very apparent that we can play fast and our execution is starting to allow us to do that. We have some work to do in our end to get everyone on the same page with how we want to defend but overall we were happy with our effort.” Assistant coach Reid Gow added in “Young guys look strong, and are holding their own out there.”
Remaining Preseason Games :
Tuesday Sept. 10th vs Portage
Wednesday Sept. 11th vs Winkler
Saturday Sept. 14th vs Wayway
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