The Oil Caps picked up a big road win vs the Blues. The first period kick off with an early goal by Virden. Just over 3 minutes the Blues tied up the game at 1-1. Later in the period Virden took back the lead for a 2-1 score at the end of the period. The second period saw the Oil Capitals extending their lead to 3-1. Late in the period Winnipeg took back a goal to make the Virden lead just 3-2. The Oil Capitals went into the third period and scored just 55 seconds in to extend their lead to 4-2. The Blues took back a goal just 28 seconds later to make the score just 4-3. Just over a minute later the Oil Capitals took another goal to make the score 5-3. Later in the period the Oil Capitals solidified the win with a final score of 6-3 for the Oil Capitals.
The first period started with a goal at 1:06 by Kolten Kanaski, unassisted, for his fourteenth of the season, to give the Oil Capitals the early 1-0 lead. At 4:42 the Blues Mitchell Joss scored his second to tie the game at 1-1. Later in the period 10:11 Virden’s Tanner Andrew scored his thirteenth to give the Oil Capitals the 2-1 lead headed into the second period.
Early in the second period at 2:42 Virden’s Hunter Andrew scored his fourth to give the Oil Capitals the 3-1 lead. However late in the period at 19:36 Winnipeg’s Mitchell Joss scored his second of the game, third of the season, to cut down the Oil Caps lead to just 3-2 headed into the third period.
Virden’s Bray Rookes wasted no time scoring his second goal of the season, with just 55 seconds gone in the period he put the Oil Capitals back in a 2 goal lead with a score of 4-2. However Winnipeg’s Braden Fischer scored his sixth just 28 seconds later at 1:23 to make the score 4-3. Just over minute later at 2:34 Oil Capital Josh Belcher scored his seventh shorthanded to give Virden the 5-3 lead. Later in the period Virden’s Jack Einarson scored his fifth on the power play to solidify the Oil Capitals win with a final score of 6-3.
Virden’s Kyle Kozma picked up the win stopping 20 of 23 shots for a save percentage of 87.0%. Winnipeg’s Will Gurski took the loss stopping 19 of 25 shots for a save percentage of 76.0%.
Head Coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say after last nights game, “Real happy obviously to get the win in the road. I thought we battled hard for 60 minutes and or penalty kill was very good. Proud of our group tonight and now we need to build on that momentum, have a good couple of practice days and be ready to go in to Neepawa and play a Natives team that works very hard and is getting better. Real happy with our effort tonight.”