The Oil Capitals lost the second of their 3-game homestead to Winkler. Despite playing hard they just couldn’t hold on for the win. They started off the scoring halfway through the first period, before the Flyer tied it up early in the second. Virden gained momentum
back scoring 2 more goals before Winkler closed off the second period with a goal, ending the period at 3-2 for Virden. Winkler continued with their momentum into the third period scoring 2 goals to take the game, leaving the final score at 4-3 for the
Brett Paddock kicked off the scoring at 11:24 into the first period, scoring his third goal of preseason. Virden came out of the first period with 1-0 lead over Winkler.
Winkler’s Bryce Krauter scored his second of preseason at just 2:01 into the second period, tying the game at 1-1. Dylan Halliday brought the momentum back to the Oil Capitals, scoring on a power play at 8:49, bring the score to 2-1 for Virden. Colin Cook then scored his third of preseason at 14:37, extending the Oil Capitals lead to 3-1. However late in the period Winkler’s Griffin Leonard scored his first of preseason with just 0:44 left in the second period. That ended the period with the score being 3-2.
Drake Burgin kept the momentum moving for the Flyers, scoring his second of preseason on the power play at 6:41 into the third period. This tied the score at 3-3. Jayden McCarthy had the game winning goal for Winkler, scoring his second goal of preseason at 16:09 into the third. This making the final score 4-3 in favour of the Flyers.
Head coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say about last nights game, “I thought we were better in our own zone through most of the game, but allowed them to gain some momentum, which at the end of the day was the difference. We will continue to work on our game and evaluate players as we move through the week and into the next. I am really looking forward to having our full lineup in on Saturday.”
Remaining Preseason Games :
Saturday Sept. 14th vs Wayway
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