The Oil Caps Drop A Tough Road Game To The Red Hot Kings. The games scoring started off with a slow first period with one goal by Virden to give them the 1-0 lead headed into the second period. In the second period Dauphin got a quick power play goal to tie the game 1-1. The second period saw no other scoring so it stayed tied heading into the second period. The third period saw a second goal by the Oil Caps to give them the 2-1 lead. The Kings scored a late power play goal to tie the game at 2-2 and force overtime. Shortly into overtime however Dauphin scored the game winning goal to make the final score 3-2 for the Dauphin Kings.
The first period saw just one goal with Virden’s Kolten Kanaski scoring his nineteenth of the season at 10:57 to give the Oil Caps the 1-0 lead heading into the second period.
The second period saw a quick goal just 0:25 into the period by Dauphin’s Carter Sawchuk who scored his fourteenth on the power play to tie the game 1-1 headed into the third period.
The third period saw the Oil Caps Brett Paddock score his seventh of the season at 10:26 to give the lead back to Virden with a score of 2-1. With just 36 seconds left in the game the Kings Cole DeKoninck scored his thirteenth on the power play to tie the game 2-2 and force OT. Overtime lasted just 44 seconds before Dauphin’s Brendan Arnold scored his fifth to give the Kings the 3-2 win over the Oil Caps.
Dauphin’s Mathias Smith picked up the win saving 30 of 32 shots for a save percentage of 93.8%. Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the overtime loss saving 43 of 46 for a save percentage of 93.5%.