The Oil Capitals got their second win of regular season at home vs the Steelers. The Virden Oil Capitals opened the scoring on the power play, and scored another late in the first making the score 2-0 by the end of the first period. Selkirk opened the scoring in the second but Virden came back, scoring late in the second. This left the second period score at 3-1. The third period was quiet with only one goal. The Oil Capitals scored late in the third to extend their lead to 3, with the final score being 4-1.
The first period started off with Virden scoring on the power play. Brett Paddock scored his first of regular season at 13:51. Virden continued to gain momentum, with Tanner Andrew scoring his second at 18:58. Closing out the first period with Virden leading 2-0.
The second period Selkirk kicked off the scoring at 15:18, with Brett Namaka scoring his second. It didn’t take long for Virden to get it back, with Tristan Thompson scoring his first at 17:54. Ending the period with the Oil Capitals leading 3-1.
The third period was quiet with a late goal by Virden’s Jack Einarson. Scored at 17:02 the goal was Einarson’s second of regular season. This secured Virden’s win, with the final score being 4-1.
Virden’s Dalton Dosch picked up his second win, stopping 35 of 36 shots. Selkirk’s Levi Mitchell saved 40 of 44 shots, gaining his second loss of the season.
Oil Capitals Head Coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say after last nights game, “I was real happy with the effort from our group tonight. We showed a real improvement in our game away from the puck and I thought we did a much better job defending in our own end of the rink. Our speed was a factor again and our defencemen were very good as group getting to pucks and supporting each other to get pucks up to our forward group. Overall a great weekend and we will get ready for a tough test in Swan Valley on Tuesday!”
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