The Oil Caps drop a close game in Waywayseecappo to the Wolverines

The Oil Caps fought through a tough game against the Wolverines but ultimately couldn’t pull through a victory. The first period kicked off early with a goal by Virden. A few minutes later Wayway scored a goal tying the game at 1-1. Later in the period the Wolverines scored to take the 2-1 lead. The second period kicked off just over a minute in with a Wayway goal to extend their lead to 3-1. The third period saw only one goal, with the Oil Caps scoring a goal to make the score just 3-2 for the Wolverines. With the Oil Caps unable to gain back another goal they end up losing the game with a final score of 3-2.

The first period kicked off with Virden’s Tanner Andrew scoring his fourteenth of the season on the power play, at 6:43, to give the Oil Capitals a 1-0 lead. The Wolverines also capitalized on the power play when Jack Kennedy scored his fifth at 9:31 to tie the game 1-1. At 16:39 Kieran Thiessen scored his first, giving Wayway the lead 2-1.


The second period saw Wayway’s Rayman Bassi score his fifth just 1:10 into the period to extend the Wolverines lead to 3-1. 

The third period saw Virden’s Brett Paddock try to turn around the momentum, scoring his fifth at 6:40 to cut the Wolverines lead to 3-2. Unfortunately they were unable to capitalize on anything else so the final score saw Wayway win with a score of 3-2. 

Wayway’s Thomson Phinney picked up the win stopping 27 of 29 shots for a save percentage of 93.1%. Virden played both their goalies with Riley Wallace taking the loss after play from the start of the game to 4:38 into the second the period where Kyle Kozma took over for the rest of the game. Riley Wallace stopped 12 fo 15 shots for a save percentage of 80.0%. Kyle Kozma stopped 17 of 17 shots for a save percentage of 100.0%