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The Oil Caps Drop 2 Crucial Games Over the Weekend

Friday night the Kings took the 7-3 win over the Oil Caps, and Saturday night the Portage Terriers took the 6-1 win over the Oil Caps.

Friday night the scoring started early with the Kings Baron Thompson scoring his 21st of the season at 0:37 to make the score 1-0 early. 

The second period once again kicked off early with the Kings Baron Thompson scoring his 2nd of the game at 0:34 to give Dauphin the 2-0 lead. The Kings gained the 3-0 lead when Carter Sawchuk scored his 18th of the season at 5:42. Kaden Bryant gave Dauphin the 4-0 lead at 7:50 scoring his 4th of the season. At the end of the period the Oil Caps found the back of the net when Kolten Kanaski scored his 25th of the season to make the score 4-1 headed into the third period. 

The third period once again saw an early goal this time by the Oil Caps Jaxon Heeney scoring his 2nd of the season, 1st as an Oil Capitals, on the power play at 1:47 to make the score 4-2. Dauphin took back a goal at 7:37 when Bryson Cecconi scored his 2nd of the season to make the score now 5-2 for the Kings. Virden scored again at 10:52 when Logan Rands scored his second of the season to make the score 5-3 still in favour of Dauphin. Kaden Bryant scored his second of the game at 11:56 to give the Kings a 6-3 lead. The final goal of the game was scored when Kaden Bryant scored his 3rd of the game at 18:42 to make the final score 7-3.

Dauphin’s Levi Mitchell took the win stopping 42 of 45 for a save percentage of 93.3% Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the loss. Kyle Kozma started the game playing 25:42 and stopping 17 of 20 shots for a save percentage of 85%. Ethan Peterson played 34:18 stopping 11 of 15 shots for a save percentage of 73.3%. 

Saturday night kicked off with 2 quick Portage goal in the first. The first scored on the power play by Koby Morrisseau his 8th of the season at 3:17 to make the score early 1-0. The second one was scored by Jacob Piller, his 10th of the season at 3:44 to make the score 2-0. The Terriers Brett Namaka then scored 2 goals, his 18th and 19th of the season the first at 11:14, the second at 13:18 on the power play to make the score 4-0 for Portage.

The second period scoring started when Oil Capitals Owen Blocker scored his 13th of the season at 4:21 on the power play to put a dent in the Terriers lead making the score 4-1. Portage scored a late goal with Carter Barley scoring his 16th of the season at 18:43 on the power play to make the score 5-1.

The Terriers Logan Calder scored his 5th of the season at 14:56 to make the final score of the game 6-1.

Portage’s Noah Giesbrecht stopped 21 of 22 shots taking the win with a save percentage of 95.5%. Virden’s Kyle Kozma stopped just 19 of 25 shots taking the loss for a save percentage of 76%.