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The Oil Capitals drop a tough game to the undefeated Terriers

The Virden Oil Capitals lost a tough game to the Portage Terriers who remain undefeated this season. The Terriers took an early lead on the power play in the first at 1-0. They continued their momentum late in the first leaving the score at the end of the period 2-0. The second period started early with an early goal by Virden, to put the score at 2-1. The Terriers once again took advantage of the power play scoring just over a minute later, to take back a 2 goal lead with a score of 3-1. That concluded the scoring for the second period. The third period started with Portage taking advantage of the power play once again, extending their lead to 4-1.  Portage continued their momentum scoring again a few minutes later to take a 5-1 lead. Virden took advantage of their power play near the end of the game, scoring with just over 5 minutes left to play to make the final score 5-2.

The first period kicked off with Portage’s Joey Moffatt taking advantage to score his fourth, and give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead at 7:31. Portage continued with their momentum with Kolton Shindle scoring his second at 17:35 to give Portage a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. 

The second period kicked off early with Oil Capital Hunter Cloutier scoring his sixth at 4:06 making the score 2-1 still for Portage. The Terriers took advantage of another power play just over a minute later, with Joey Moffatt scoring his second of the game, fifth of the season, at 5:08. That was the end of the scoring for the second period, leaving the score at 3-1 for the Terriers.

The third period kicked off with Portage taking advantage of yet another power play with Joey Moffatt getting his third of the game, sixth of the season, at 6:15 into the third. This extended Portage’s lead to 4-1.  Terriers Joey Moffatt scored his fourth of the night, seventh of the season, at 10:35 to give Portage a 4 goal lead. Virden’s Tanner Andrew took advantage of the power play later in the third, scoring his fifth at 14:28, leaving the final score at 5-2 for the Portage Terriers.

Portage’s Cole Johnston took the win, stopping 29 of 31 shots for a save percentage of 93.5%. Virden’s Dalton Dosch took the loss, stopping 30 of 35 shots for a save percentage of 85.7%.


Next Home Game – Thursday Oct. 10th vs Wayway