The game was close but Virden ended up getting 2 points. The first period started with Virden getting the opening goal. Selkirk took advantage of the power play a short time later, tying the game 1-1. Before the end pf the period Virden took back the lead scoring just 42 seconds later to put the score at 2-1 at the end of the period. The second period started early with Virden scoring just under 3 minutes in making the score 3-1. Just over a minute later Selkirk scored to cut the lead to 3-2. However 48 seconds later Virden took back a goal on the power play, to extend their lead back to 2 with a score of 4-2. Later in the period Selkirk took advantage of yet another power play making the score 4-3. With just 26 seconds left Virden took back their 2 goal lead to make the score at the end of the period 5-3. The third period started with Selkirk kicking off the scoring making the score 5-4. Late in the period Virden scored shorthanded to take the game with the final score of 6-4.
Virden kicked off the scoring in the first period with Nolan Dawson scoring his first at 10:17. Selkirk tied the game 1-1 when Caiden Gualt scored his third, on the power play at 15:18. Kolten Kanaski took back Virden’s lead 48 seconds later, scoring his sixth, at 16:00 to make the score at the end of the first period 2-1.
The second period started early with Virden’s Jacob Evans scoring his first at 2:52, making the score 3-1. Selkirk’s Jordyn MacFarlane scored his first shortly after at 3:59, cutting Virden’s lead to 1 with a score of 3-2. Virden’s Kolten Kanaski scored his second of the game, seventh of the season, on the power play at 4:47 to take back the 2 goal lead with a score of 4-2. Later in the period Selkirk’s Tanner Pochipinski took advantage of another power play scoring his third at 12:56. This put the score at a close 4-3 for the Oil Capitals. Josh Belcher of the Oil Capitals scored his third, unassisted, with just 26 seconds left in the second period. This put the score at the end of the second period 5-3.
Selkirk kicked off the scoring in the third period with Brayden Clark scoring his first, making the score a close 5-4. Virden extended their lead with just 16 seconds left, when Jayden Wojciechowski scored his first to give Virden the final score of 6-4.
Virden’s Dalton Dosch picked up the win stopping 26 of 30 with a save percentage of 86.7%. Selkirk’s Levi Mitchell picked up a loss stopping 25 of 30 shots with a save percentage of 83.3%.
Head Coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say after the game, “We were certainly happy to get the 2 points but if you look at the game overall probably not the way we want to play. We were too loose defensively and gave up too many out numbered situations. Give credit to Selkirk, they were much better than the team we saw in the first 2 games of the season. I was proud of our group for the way we stuck with it and got it done but we will need to be better on Sunday against Portage.”
Next home game : Sunday Oct. 6th vs Portage Terriers @ 7:00 p.m.
The Oil Capitals pick up their fifth win on the season against the Selkirk Steelers.